Summer events in the foothills and Sierra

Nevada County Fair Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fair is August 9-13. Lakes, rivers, oceans and beaches are being featured, a fitting theme thanks to a wet winter that has revived our area’s drought-ravaged lakes. The fair is the perfect opportunity to listen to musical entertainment, […]

Nevada County events for summer 2015

APRIL 11-12 and 18-19 Springtime at Ananda The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 15,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village outside Nevada City. CrystalHermitage.org MAY 15-17 Penn Valley Rodeo & Rodeo Parade Now in its 58th year, the […]

Exclusive: Fourth of July parade in Grass Valley names Grand Marshals

Sandy Woods, who is retiring as CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, and John Hart, a photographer for The Union newspaper in Grass Valley who is retiring after 51 years, are the Grand Marshals of the Fourth of July parade in western Nevada County, our magazine has learned. This colorful Fourth of July parade alternates […]

Watch Nevada City’s Fourth of July parade and Evan Strong on You Tube

This month’s Fourth of July parade in Nevada City — the 112th in western Nevada County — featured Paralympic gold medalist Evan Strong as the Grand Marshal. Evan is a resident of Nevada City. The theme: “Nevada County: Explore the Outdoors.” Now you can watch it on You Tube:

Scoop: Paralympic gold medalist Evan Strong is Grand Marshal in Fourth of July Parade in Nevada City

Snowboard cross champion Evan Strong made history after an inspiring performance in Sochi this winter, taking home gold and becoming the first elite para-athlete to appear on the iconic Wheaties box. Now Strong is going to be the Grand Marshal in the Fourth of July parade in Nevada City, our magazine has learned. The parade […]