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Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

 Thursday, August 23rd
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Roadrunner Automotive
1020 Whispering Pines Lane, Suite J, Grass Valley
(530) 272-8692
 Thursday, August 30th
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Welcome Home Vets
255 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley
(530) 272-3300

 Arts & Cultural
Events Calendar


2018 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Stay Tuned! Moving the FUN to a NEW DATE!

Monday, July 16th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nevada County Concert Band
 “A Little Night Music with the Nevada County Concert Band.”
Pioneer Park, Nevada City
James Kopf
(530) 272-6228

Thursday, September 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Lake Wildwood Association
11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley
Bob Mariani
(530) 432-1152


Thursday, September 20th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
Mike Bainbridge
(530) 265-5885


Thursday, October 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Byers Enterprises
115 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley
Penny Silva
(916) 717-2905


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Bounty of the County – A Culinary Revival @ Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bounty of the County – A Culinary Revival

Nevada County Grown is bringing together our local farmers, chefs, ranchers, restaurants, winemakers & brewmasters for an evening of exquisite flavors. By sourcing seasonal ingredients our county’s top chefs will draw on their talents to create delicacies for the evening.

Enjoy new tastes from your old favorites and discover new favorites as we welcome fresh restaurant arrivals to our community.

Here are a few sneak preview snippets of the tasting dishes attendees will enjoy at the sixth annual Bounty of the County next Thursday
without giving it all away, tastes will include:
roasted smoked pepper soup with corn and herbs
summer harvest pasties
Zucchini  basil pancakes with heirloom tomatoes
Mixed beet arugula salad with goat cheese
summer vegetable enchiladas
zucchini cashew dill tart
summer peach crisp
shredded baby lamb white bean puree and arugula
chickpea pancakes with heirloom tomato coulis
all made with seasonal fruits and vegetables from 20 local Nevada County farms.

Chefs from these local favorites will be cooking!

  • Briar Patch Coop
  • Diego’s
  • Durga’s Divine Cafe
  • Emily’s Catering and Cakes
  • Heartwood Eatery
  • Lake Wildwood Club House
  • MeZe Eatery
  • The Stone House
  • Summer Thyme Bakery & Deli
  • Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille
  • Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Co.
  • Wild Eye Pub
  • Brew Bakers Cafe

All proceeds go towards the Nevada County Grown, supporting locally grown food from awesome community of farmers and ranchers.

Picnic Pops Concert #4 @ Pioneer Park
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pioneer Park Picnic & Pops Concert #4

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Picnic Pops Concert #4 at Pioneer Park, theme “Episode 8: The Phantom Mayhem”, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Every year, the Nevada County Concert Band (NCCBand) brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion.  Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills’ gold country of Grass Valley and Nevada City, the NCCBand performs free concerts at public parks and local events.

In the summer, enjoy the 4-part Picnic Pops Concert Series, or wave a flag at the curbside with the band at the Independence Day Parade, or enjoy an indoor concert in the winter and spring.  Our local volunteer musicians will entertain you with a fine selection of family-friendly music.

If you are seeking a true small-town experience, join the hundreds of loyal NCCBand fans at any of the variety of concerts listed at this website. Once you experience the music and fun with the Nevada County Concert Band, you’ll understand another reason why we believe that the Gold Country is so special.

United Way of Nevada County Presents: Grills ‘N’ Grilles @ Western Gateway Park
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

United Way of Nevada County Presents

October 13th, 2018 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

United Way of Nevada County’s 12th annual BBQ Competition and Car Show “Grills ‘n’ Grilles” is one big event of food, autos, live music, and fun. The event will take place on October 13th, 2018 at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, just minutes from the historic gold towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City nestled in the Sierra foothills. This is an exciting event for the entire community and runs in conjunction with the third Annual Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament.

      • KCBS BBQ Teams will compete in four meat categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork roast and beef brisket.
      • Backyard BBQ Teams will compete for a People’s Choice and Critic’s Choice award.
      • Cars of all makes and models will be on display for viewing.
      • A Gold Country Disc Golf Association Derek Sorensen Memorial Tournament will be played before the event.
      • Community members will have the chance to come out and try some great barbecue, vote for the top griller and their favorite vehicle.
      • There will be disc golf exhibitions, vendors, music, food, beer and wine, and a kid’s area . . . fun for the whole community.

Come out and enjoy some great food while listening to music in the beautiful Western Gateway Park. There will be vendors, wine and beer, raffles and a children’s area. The proceeds go to United Way of Nevada County’s Community Impact Fund. If you would like to register a BBQ team or a vehicle for competition, be a sponsor or vendor contact 274-8111 or admin@uwnc.org.

Check out this aerial view from a past Grills ‘n’ Grilles event!

We hope you join us. We’re sure you will find this a fun, enjoyable event whether you’re there to show off your own vehicle or looking to demonstrate your cooking prowess or just to enjoy some fine barbeque and vote for your favorite. Check out the great cars, learn about disc golf and listen to some great bands while sampling California’s best barbeque, all in an enjoyable park setting.

Lodging  Need a place to stay? Here are some suggestions.

Directions  Need directions to the park? Get them here.

Events  Want to know what else is happening in Nevada County? Look here.

All the proceeds from this event will go to the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund. United Way of Nevada County commits funds to three critical areas: Education, Income, and Health. To learn more about the United Way of Nevada County and our partners, please see our Web site at www.uwnc.org