Music in the Mountains: A sensational SummerFest

“ONE FESTIVAL, A WORLD OF MUSIC,” is the motto for Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest, from June 16 to July 5. For its 34th season, MIM brings contemporary and classical together in a two-week long celebration of community, art and music.
It is an inspiring and exciting lineup, ranging from “dazzling and grand to intimate,” as [...]

Things to do in Grass Valley

“VISIT CALIFORNIA” HAS A celebrity spokesman—actor Rob Lowe, who shares his love for the great outdoors, and the dining, arts and culture scene. As it turns out, Grass Valley has its own informal group of celebrity tourism ambassadors—the famous people who perform at The Center of the Arts and had a great visit.
Besides performing, Joan [...]

A visitor’s guide to downtown Grass Valley

“Take the scenic route to downtown Grass Valley,” reads a new billboard on I-80. Off the beaten path, the Gold Rush-era town is a heritage travel gem. Downtown Grass Valley is livable, walkable and historic. Whether you’re shopping, dining, staying or playing, you’ll find an abundance of options.
Grass Valley’s historic downtown core—about 15 walkable blocks— [...]

Sierra Adventures: Get up and go

Spring in the Sierra is a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors before the summer crowds. Some of our favorite places include:
DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK
A new Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center opens in June. The new visitor center will replace the existing Emigrant Trail Museum and will feature a state of the art [...]

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 annual rodeo also includes a parade, live [...]

Nevada City, Grass Valley and Tahoe for Father’s Day Festivities

NEVADA CITY BICYCLE CLASSIC
One of America’s top cycling events celebrates its 55th anniversary this year, and many of the nation’s top cyclists are going to be on hand.
The 55th Annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic is on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, in historic downtown Nevada City. For the first time, ol’ Republic Brewery, the town’s [...]

Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley: Five years old and thriving

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ARTIST COOPERATIVES are booming, because artists can share costs, share knowledge and enjoy a personal experience with the collector. Nowhere is the success of artist cooperatives more apparent than at Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley, now celebrating its fifth anniversary.
Though it opened amid the great recession, the gallery—in a renovated [...]

Bluegrass in Grass Valley

BLUEGRASS ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL ages are going to be jamming under the pines on June 18-21 as the California Bluegrass Association presents the 40th annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
The four-day festival begins Thursday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon (Father’s Day), with a full slate of main-stage [...]

Nevada County Fairgrounds: Home to signature music festivals

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS in Grass Valley is home to the Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic and the Country Christmas Faire. Situated among hundreds of towering pine trees on nearly 100 acres, the fairgrounds are commonly referred to as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.”
But that’s not all: The fairgrounds is the venue of choice [...]

California WorldFest: July 16-19 in Grass Valley

NESTLED NEAR THE WILD AND scenic South Yuba River and the picturesque towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California WorldFest’s 19-year history at the most beautiful fairgrounds in California is experiencing a rebirth.
The Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts organization with a venue located in downtown Grass Valley, acquired WorldFest from Maple [...]

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