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Destination Nevada County

Premium visitors magazine for Nevada County produced by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Photo courtesy of Nevada County Historical Society Nevada City Celebration of Art & Culture By Steve Cottrell Former Nevada City Mayor No matter what time of year you plan a visit to Nevada City, you will likely encounter a street fair, parade, film festival, art show or some other event. Celebrations of all sorts have been a significant part of community life since the Gold Rush. Nevada City’s historic downtown business district is illuminated by real gaslights, offering the perfect setting for the annual Victorian Christmas street fair. Held on the Wednesdays and Sundays following Thanksgiving, Victorian Christmas was featured on a Home & Garden TV special “Christmas in Small-Town America” and draws thousands of visitors each year. Downtown is also where the Father’s Day bicycle race is conducted. The Nevada City Classic has been held annually since 1961 with names of Olympians, Tour de France winners, and other world-class cyclists engraved on the winner’s cup. Nevada City holds Independence Day parades on evennumbered years while Grass Valley hosts the big patriotic event in odd-numbered years. Then, following July 4th, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce hosts Summer Nights—three Wednesday evening street fairs. And in September, the town even has a parade to celebrate the 1787 signing of the Constitution of the United States. Two film festivals are held annually. The internationally acclaimed Wild & Scenic Film Festival is held at various venues each January, and in September it’s the Nevada City Film Festival, named by Moviemakers Magazine as one of the few such festivals worth the entry fee. A colorful, fun-filled Mardi Gras parade is held each year, along with free concerts in the city park, a downtown farmers market and so much more—including a proliferation of fall colors from trees planted by pioneers. For more information about these events—as well as the town’s past, present, and future—visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website, nevadacitychamber.com or call them at (530) 265-2692. 110 DESTINATION Nevada County

MAIDU AVE. PIONEER CEMETERY Map of Nevada City LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE HWY 49 BECKMAN DOWNIEVILLE & SIERRA CITY ALEXANDER ONE WAY NIVENS HWY 20 ORCHARD WEST BROAD ST. SCHOOL STREET MAIN STREET N SPRING ST. BENNETT ST. MILL ST. NORTH PINE COTTAGE ST. SPRING COMMERCIAL ST. BROAD STREET YORK WINTER ST. COURT ST. WASHINGTON ST. CHURCH ST. UNION COYOTE ST. HIGH ST. WASHINGTON ST. NEVADA ST. GROVE ST. DEER CREEK BOULDER ST. FACTORY PARK AVE. NIMROD ST. BRIDGE TRIBULATION TRAIL SOUTH PINE WALKING PATH SACRAMENTO ST. PROSPECT ST. PIONEER PARK RAILROAD AVE. HISTORICAL DISTRICT CHINESE QUARTER ZION ST. SEARLS AVE. 7-HILLS BUSINESS DISTRICT ARGALL WAY BOST AVE. GOLD FLAT RD. DESTINATION Nevada County 111