Events Calendar: Spring 2018

SPRING CALENDAR Nevada City April Springtime at Ananda The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 16,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village near Nevada City. CrystalHermitage.org Railbus Journeys Ride the completely restored historic Railbus 97 on a 35-minute trip […]

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, […]

‘Tis the season

Cornish Christmas Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-9 p.m. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events. Mill and West Main […]

Kodo Arts’ Japanese antique sale is Oct. 8-16 in Nevada City

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques is holding its annual 9-day only fall show and sale from October 8-16 at its spacious antique warehouse in Nevada City, CA. Celebrating its 10th year, Kodo Arts will have a “Kansha Gratefulness Sale” with huge markdowns. Located off Hwy 20/49, one hour east of Sacramento and 1 hour west of […]

Photo exhibit celebrating Nevada City’s Constitution Day parade opens at City Hall

A photo exhibit celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Nevada City’s Constitution Day Parade is now open in the foyer of Nevada City Hall. The display includes 35 photos of scenes from the very first parade through last year’s event. The parade was founded in 1967 by the late Col. Bill Lambert, a Nevada City resident […]

Sierra Stages’ “Little Shop of Horrors” is a “must see” show this summer

If you’re looking for a break from sobering TV and newspaper headlines and surreal national politics, go see Sierra Stages’ presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City for some comic relief. It is funny, sweet, melodic and carries a cautionary tale (“Don’t feed the plant”). And the voice of […]

Visit Nevada City for an endless summer

NEVADA CITY IS AN “ENDLESS SUMMER” destination. Located at 2,500-foot elevation, the days and evenings are cooler than in the Sacramento Valley. The Gold Rush-era town is home to the South Yuba River, known for its pristine swimming holes; Scotts Flat Reservoir, named one of the nation’s top spots for paddle boarding; and it is […]

Sierra Stages presents “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Sierra Stages continues its 2016 season with the devilishly delightful hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City this summer from July 14 through August 6, as well as the beguiling comedy “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley from September 29 through October […]

Springtime in Nevada City

SPRING IS A GLORIOUS TIME TO visit the Gold Rush towns in the foothills, and few are more picturesque and enjoyable than Nevada City. Wildflowers are in full bloom on surrounding hillsides and alongside the wild and scenic South Yuba River. The 56th annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic is on Father’s Day, June 19. It […]

Nevada City in running for Outside magazine’s “best towns” list

“Picking the contestants for our sixth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn’t easy,” according to Outside magazine.” We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, […]

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