Artisans Festival is November 28-29 at Miners Foundry

THIS YEAR MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Artisans Festival, November 28-29 on Thanksgiving weekend, at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. The ‘70s saw an arts and cultural renaissance in Nevada City, and the Artisans Festival at the Miners Foundry was at the center of it.

This is one of the longest running holiday [...]

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states.
EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in Reno, [...]

Nevada City Film Festival is September 4-7

The 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 4-7, 2014 in historic Nevada City, CA. Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills. The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent [...]

Miners Foundry presents The Wailers on July 16

WHO: The Wailers Celebrate 30th Anniversary of “Legend”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, All-Ages
WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
TICKETS: Tickets are $25.00 Advance, $30.00 Door. Tickets are available online at, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
The [...]

Sierra Stages presents Peter Pan on July 10-August 2

Ignite your imagination and rediscover one of the great adventures of all time, a spectacular journey into the world of childhood that will capture the hearts and imaginations of all ages, as Sierra Stages presents J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan from July 10 through August 2 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
Peter Pan was [...]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 9-12

EACH JANUARY, THE FOOTHILLS HOSTS one of the nation’s premier environmental film festivals. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by the South Yuba River Citizens League, draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists and world adventurers to Nevada City and Grass Valley.
The 12th annual festival takes place Thurs.-Sun., January 9-12, largely at historic venues in [...]

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair at Miners Foundry on December 15

WHAT: Nevada City Winter Craft Fair
WHEN: Sunday, December 15, 2013
WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
The Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns Sunday, December 15, 2013 to the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in downtown Nevada City, CA. The bi-annual independently, juried craft fair showcases Northern California’s top Etsy [...]

Thanksgiving weekend events in Grass Valley and Nevada City

Grass Valley Events
Country Christmas Faire
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$4 admission. Age 12 and under Free
(530) 273-6217
Cornish Christmas
Friday of Thanksgiving Weekend
Opening night of Cornish Christmas
Downtown Grass Valley. Hours: 6-9 p.m.
(530) 272-8315
Holidays at the Empire Mine
Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E. Empire Street
Fri & Sat [...]

Miners Foundry in Nevada City: Where History, Arts & Culture Flourish

NEVADA COUNTY IS HOME to some of our state’s most famous achievements: the Bridgeport covered bridge in Penn Valley, the Empire Mine in Grass Valley and the first transcontinental railroad line in Truckee.
But few have played a more pivotal role—for industry or regional arts and culture—than the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.
Located in [...]

Fall Colors Getaways in Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee-Tahoe

WITH GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY AS A BASE, visitors can view fall colors in historic towns and along the “roads less traveled” — Hwys. 49, 174 & 20. Enjoy the splendor of fall, along with food & wine, arts & culture, history, shopping and recreation.
Check into a B&B, inn or motel: the Broad [...]

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