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Ribbon Cutting
Celebration

S&S Tree Service
Thursday, April 9th
5:30 to 6:30 PM
128 E. Main Street
Grass Valley

 Arts & Cultural
Events Calendar

2020 Chamber Mixer Calendar

POSTPONED
Thursday, March 26th

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

NEO Youth Center
139 Joerschke Dr.
Grass Valley

 Lynn Skrukrud
(530) 470-3869

neoyouthcenter.org

Thursday, April 23rd
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Nevada County Media
355 Crown Point Circle
Grass Valley

 Ramona Howard
(530) 272-8862

nevadacountytv.org

Thursday, May 14th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Rotary Clubs
The North Star House
12075 Auburn Road
Grass Valley

 Jonathan Walker
(415) 298-1489

Thursday, June 25th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sierra Gold Parks Foundation
Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E. Empire St.
Grass Valley

 Steve Sanchez
(510) 673-3741

sierragoldparksfoundation.org

Thursday, August 27th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Headshots & Handshakes
Gold Miners Inn
121 Bank Street, Grass Valley

Joy Porter
(530) 913-6045

windingroadimagery.com

Thursday, September 17th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone
Chili Cook-Off!

101 Boulder Street
Nevada City
Mike Bainbridge
(530) 265-5885

www.c21cornerstone.com

Thursday, October
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

ReMax Performance
776 Freeman Lane
Grass Valley
Jennifer Seim
(530) 682-2000

www.go-remax.com

Thursday, November 12th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

River Valley
Community Bank

580 Brunswick Road
Grass Valley
Stacia McCroskey
(530) 798-2690

www.myrvcb.com

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Destination NC

Destination Nevada County features arts & culture, planning events, outdoor recreation, visitor information, and small businesses doing big things in Nevada County. Published by the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Oct
18
Thu
Downtown Grass Valley Farmers’ Market @ North Auburn Street
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A small farmers market will take place on Thursdays August 16th through October 25th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. North Auburn Street starting by Foothills Flowers and heading down towards Richardson Street.

Oct
25
Thu
Downtown Grass Valley Farmers’ Market @ North Auburn Street
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A small farmers market will take place on Thursdays August 16th through October 25th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. North Auburn Street starting by Foothills Flowers and heading down towards Richardson Street.

Nov
10
Sat
Downtown Holiday Market @ Downtown Grass Valley
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Downtown Holiday Market will take place on Saturday, November 10th in 2018

Save the Date!

 

Visit downtown merchants for discounts, deals, snacks, music and more. This is your kickoff to the Holiday shopping season. Shop Local!

Nov
23
Fri
51st Annual Cornish Christmas @ Downtown Grass Valley
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

51st Annual Cornish Christmas

Rain or shine event!

Fridays, 6pm-9pm, Mill and Main Streets, Historic Downtown Grass Valley

November 23rd & 30th, Dec 7th, 14th, and 21st

Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley California during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration.

Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists throughout California are displayed on our historic downtown Grass Valley streets. Delicious food and drink can be purchased from a number of Grass Valley restaurants and specialty food vendors.

   A Grass Valley Cornish Christmas view down Mill Street

The Cornish Christmas celebration is truly an overload of the senses. Stroll down the bustling historic downtown Grass Valley streets as Christmas music fills the air. Hear young and old alike play their rendition your favorite holiday tunes as buildings dressed in Christmas lights sparkle in the December night air. Smell the aroma of your favorite dish while you browse the multitude of gifts and decorations made by some of California’s best crafters and artisans.
The Cornish Carol Choir performing during Grass
Valley’s Cornish Christmas.

Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols. A long-standing Cornish tradition, some members are actually descendants of original Grass Valley Cornish Miners.

Young musicians perform amidst ladies in traditional
garb.

At the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas you’ll see kids and adults dressed in period costumes while you discover one of California’s best kept secrets as you shop the amazing collection of merchants that call downtown Grass Valley their home.

Cecil roasting chestnuts is an annual Grass Valley
Cornish Christmas event.

Dine in one of the many world-class restaurants found in downtown Grass Valley. Sample local wines at one of three wine tasting rooms in downtown Grass Valley or just enjoy the simple pleasures of chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

The Ingersols performing during the Grass
Valley Cornish Christmas.

Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music offered by local Grass Valley musicians amongst the trappings of a historic gold rush town. Imagine life in another era where men and women worked hard, had little, but cherished the simple pleasures of hearty food and drink, a good song, and a warm fire with family and friends.

Click here for the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Parking Map

The Cornish Choir performs at 6:30pm and 7:30pm every Cornish Christmas

at the steps of the historic Union Building, next to 151 Mill Street

http://downtowngrassvalley.com/gvda-events/cornish-christmas/

 

Nov
30
Fri
51st Annual Cornish Christmas @ Downtown Grass Valley
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

51st Annual Cornish Christmas

Rain or shine event!

Fridays, 6pm-9pm, Mill and Main Streets, Historic Downtown Grass Valley

November 23rd & 30th, Dec 7th, 14th, and 21st

Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley California during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration.

Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists throughout California are displayed on our historic downtown Grass Valley streets. Delicious food and drink can be purchased from a number of Grass Valley restaurants and specialty food vendors.

   A Grass Valley Cornish Christmas view down Mill Street

The Cornish Christmas celebration is truly an overload of the senses. Stroll down the bustling historic downtown Grass Valley streets as Christmas music fills the air. Hear young and old alike play their rendition your favorite holiday tunes as buildings dressed in Christmas lights sparkle in the December night air. Smell the aroma of your favorite dish while you browse the multitude of gifts and decorations made by some of California’s best crafters and artisans.
The Cornish Carol Choir performing during Grass
Valley’s Cornish Christmas.

Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols. A long-standing Cornish tradition, some members are actually descendants of original Grass Valley Cornish Miners.

Young musicians perform amidst ladies in traditional
garb.

At the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas you’ll see kids and adults dressed in period costumes while you discover one of California’s best kept secrets as you shop the amazing collection of merchants that call downtown Grass Valley their home.

Cecil roasting chestnuts is an annual Grass Valley
Cornish Christmas event.

Dine in one of the many world-class restaurants found in downtown Grass Valley. Sample local wines at one of three wine tasting rooms in downtown Grass Valley or just enjoy the simple pleasures of chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

The Ingersols performing during the Grass
Valley Cornish Christmas.

Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music offered by local Grass Valley musicians amongst the trappings of a historic gold rush town. Imagine life in another era where men and women worked hard, had little, but cherished the simple pleasures of hearty food and drink, a good song, and a warm fire with family and friends.

Click here for the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Parking Map

The Cornish Choir performs at 6:30pm and 7:30pm every Cornish Christmas

at the steps of the historic Union Building, next to 151 Mill Street

http://downtowngrassvalley.com/gvda-events/cornish-christmas/

 

Dec
1
Sat
Winterfest @ Downtown Grass Valley
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holiday Plaza on Mill Street/ Town Square and Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 1st, MORE DETAILS TO COME! 

Holiday Plaza town square event, which will be a partial street closure on Mill Street

Shop, sip, and stroll!

There will be entertainment featuring local musicians, entertainers, and the Cornish Choir. There will be food vendors, a beer and wine garden, straw bales, Santa Claus and a special book signing by one of America’s premier beer crafters at the BookSeller. Food vendors will be California Gold Kettle Corn and Sweeney’s Weenies.

Join us on Saturday, December 2nd for books and beer! The BookSeller will be hosting Jennifer Talley, who has earned 20 awards from the Great American Beer Festival, who is the author of “Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance” where she will be discussing her new book along with a variety of beer-related topics!

The City of Grass Valley, our Title Sponsor, will bring up a town tree and there will be a tree lighting ceremony on Mill and Main for our new city tree at dusk 6:00. The Cornish Choir will be there to sing while the tree lighting ceremony takes place.

Dec
7
Fri
51st Annual Cornish Christmas @ Downtown Grass Valley
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

51st Annual Cornish Christmas

Rain or shine event!

Fridays, 6pm-9pm, Mill and Main Streets, Historic Downtown Grass Valley

November 23rd & 30th, Dec 7th, 14th, and 21st

Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley California during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration.

Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists throughout California are displayed on our historic downtown Grass Valley streets. Delicious food and drink can be purchased from a number of Grass Valley restaurants and specialty food vendors.

   A Grass Valley Cornish Christmas view down Mill Street

The Cornish Christmas celebration is truly an overload of the senses. Stroll down the bustling historic downtown Grass Valley streets as Christmas music fills the air. Hear young and old alike play their rendition your favorite holiday tunes as buildings dressed in Christmas lights sparkle in the December night air. Smell the aroma of your favorite dish while you browse the multitude of gifts and decorations made by some of California’s best crafters and artisans.
The Cornish Carol Choir performing during Grass
Valley’s Cornish Christmas.

Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols. A long-standing Cornish tradition, some members are actually descendants of original Grass Valley Cornish Miners.

Young musicians perform amidst ladies in traditional
garb.

At the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas you’ll see kids and adults dressed in period costumes while you discover one of California’s best kept secrets as you shop the amazing collection of merchants that call downtown Grass Valley their home.

Cecil roasting chestnuts is an annual Grass Valley
Cornish Christmas event.

Dine in one of the many world-class restaurants found in downtown Grass Valley. Sample local wines at one of three wine tasting rooms in downtown Grass Valley or just enjoy the simple pleasures of chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

The Ingersols performing during the Grass
Valley Cornish Christmas.

Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music offered by local Grass Valley musicians amongst the trappings of a historic gold rush town. Imagine life in another era where men and women worked hard, had little, but cherished the simple pleasures of hearty food and drink, a good song, and a warm fire with family and friends.

Click here for the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Parking Map

The Cornish Choir performs at 6:30pm and 7:30pm every Cornish Christmas

at the steps of the historic Union Building, next to 151 Mill Street

http://downtowngrassvalley.com/gvda-events/cornish-christmas/

 

Dec
14
Fri
51st Annual Cornish Christmas @ Downtown Grass Valley
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

51st Annual Cornish Christmas

Rain or shine event!

Fridays, 6pm-9pm, Mill and Main Streets, Historic Downtown Grass Valley

November 23rd & 30th, Dec 7th, 14th, and 21st

Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley California during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration.

Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists throughout California are displayed on our historic downtown Grass Valley streets. Delicious food and drink can be purchased from a number of Grass Valley restaurants and specialty food vendors.

   A Grass Valley Cornish Christmas view down Mill Street

The Cornish Christmas celebration is truly an overload of the senses. Stroll down the bustling historic downtown Grass Valley streets as Christmas music fills the air. Hear young and old alike play their rendition your favorite holiday tunes as buildings dressed in Christmas lights sparkle in the December night air. Smell the aroma of your favorite dish while you browse the multitude of gifts and decorations made by some of California’s best crafters and artisans.
The Cornish Carol Choir performing during Grass
Valley’s Cornish Christmas.

Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols. A long-standing Cornish tradition, some members are actually descendants of original Grass Valley Cornish Miners.

Young musicians perform amidst ladies in traditional
garb.

At the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas you’ll see kids and adults dressed in period costumes while you discover one of California’s best kept secrets as you shop the amazing collection of merchants that call downtown Grass Valley their home.

Cecil roasting chestnuts is an annual Grass Valley
Cornish Christmas event.

Dine in one of the many world-class restaurants found in downtown Grass Valley. Sample local wines at one of three wine tasting rooms in downtown Grass Valley or just enjoy the simple pleasures of chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

The Ingersols performing during the Grass
Valley Cornish Christmas.

Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music offered by local Grass Valley musicians amongst the trappings of a historic gold rush town. Imagine life in another era where men and women worked hard, had little, but cherished the simple pleasures of hearty food and drink, a good song, and a warm fire with family and friends.

Click here for the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Parking Map

The Cornish Choir performs at 6:30pm and 7:30pm every Cornish Christmas

at the steps of the historic Union Building, next to 151 Mill Street

http://downtowngrassvalley.com/gvda-events/cornish-christmas/

 

Dec
21
Fri
51st Annual Cornish Christmas @ Downtown Grass Valley
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

51st Annual Cornish Christmas

Rain or shine event!

Fridays, 6pm-9pm, Mill and Main Streets, Historic Downtown Grass Valley

November 23rd & 30th, Dec 7th, 14th, and 21st

Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley California during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration.

Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists throughout California are displayed on our historic downtown Grass Valley streets. Delicious food and drink can be purchased from a number of Grass Valley restaurants and specialty food vendors.

   A Grass Valley Cornish Christmas view down Mill Street

The Cornish Christmas celebration is truly an overload of the senses. Stroll down the bustling historic downtown Grass Valley streets as Christmas music fills the air. Hear young and old alike play their rendition your favorite holiday tunes as buildings dressed in Christmas lights sparkle in the December night air. Smell the aroma of your favorite dish while you browse the multitude of gifts and decorations made by some of California’s best crafters and artisans.
The Cornish Carol Choir performing during Grass
Valley’s Cornish Christmas.

Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols. A long-standing Cornish tradition, some members are actually descendants of original Grass Valley Cornish Miners.

Young musicians perform amidst ladies in traditional
garb.

At the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas you’ll see kids and adults dressed in period costumes while you discover one of California’s best kept secrets as you shop the amazing collection of merchants that call downtown Grass Valley their home.

Cecil roasting chestnuts is an annual Grass Valley
Cornish Christmas event.

Dine in one of the many world-class restaurants found in downtown Grass Valley. Sample local wines at one of three wine tasting rooms in downtown Grass Valley or just enjoy the simple pleasures of chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

The Ingersols performing during the Grass
Valley Cornish Christmas.

Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music offered by local Grass Valley musicians amongst the trappings of a historic gold rush town. Imagine life in another era where men and women worked hard, had little, but cherished the simple pleasures of hearty food and drink, a good song, and a warm fire with family and friends.

Click here for the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Parking Map

The Cornish Choir performs at 6:30pm and 7:30pm every Cornish Christmas

at the steps of the historic Union Building, next to 151 Mill Street

http://downtowngrassvalley.com/gvda-events/cornish-christmas/

 

Jul
4
Thu
4th of July Parade and Celebration 2019 @ Downtown Grass Valley
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Fourth of July

July 4, 2019

The Fourth of July parade will be Thursday, July 4th at 11:00 am in Downtown Grass Valley.

Nevada County will be celebrating USA’s birthday this 4th of July, with the theme of the 2019 Parade & Fireworks Celebration, Hats Off To Nevada County.”  

Continuing a tradition that began 117 years ago, Grass Valley will be hosting this year’s July Fourth parade.  It was in 1902 that an agreement was struck between Nevada City and Grass Valley to alternate the parade between the two communities.  Since then, Grass Valley has hosted the celebration on odd-numbered years and Nevada City on even-numbered years.

Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.

The Nevada County Concert Band performs a curbside pre-parade concert an hour prior to the parade, and continues to provide intermittent music throughout the parade.

NCTV might be broadcasting “Live” the parade locally and internationally on NCTV Channel 11 and NCTV So. County Channel 16 as well as nevadacountytv.org.

Nevada County Fourth of July Celebration

Following the parade in Grass Valley, join us for a traditional family celebration under the pines at the
Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m

Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

No alcohol, glass, pets, barbecues or personal fireworks may be brought onto the fairgrounds.

Tickets available in June

4th of July Parade Applications and Craft and Food Applications available in May, 2019.  Links to come.

NC Chamber will take  craft vendors.

GVDA will take food vendors.

For more information about July Fourth activities, or to become an entrant in the parade, contact the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Nevada County Concert Band typically performs on Mill Street prior to and during the parade. A prized student will kick off the parade with The National Anthem followed by a traditional flyover. More than 70 entries, including a fantastic mix floats, horsebacks, cars, marchers & dancers all displaying red, white and blue and waving American flags, will begin the march through historic Grass Valley at 11am.

The celebration continues at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on McCourtney Road in Grass Valley with a family-oriented celebration, the gates open at 3pm. The fireworks won’t blast off until 9:30pm, but there are plenty of fun festivities to keep you entertained all afternoon.

Arrive early to spread out your blankets and chairs on the green of the fairgrounds for fireworks viewing and keep the entire family entertained with musical performances starting at 4pm at the Pine Tree Stage until the fireworks blast off when night falls. Or you can dance on over to the Dance Pad Stage  where the Entertainment will be from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dance Pad entertainment to be announced. The grounds will also host a craft fair, bounce house, face painters and balloons to keep the little ones celebrating all day long!

Treat Street will be open with local organizations serving food including baked potatoes, hamburgers, corn dogs, chicken, french fries, ice cream and frozen yogurt.   and the Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers of Commerce will be operating a beer & wine booth.

Tickets: Prices TBD are likely $10 in advance & $15 at the gate, so we encourage you to purchase in advance at the Grass Valley or Nevada City Chambers of Commerce or online at www.grassvalleychamber.com.  Tickets will be available at the discounted rate until 2pm on July 4 at the Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers and at Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 3rd & 4th.  Active & retired military and spouses with Military ID’s and kids under 12are free. The Nevada County Fairgrounds charges $5 for parking at the Fairgrounds and parking is limited.  No alcohol, glass, pets, barbeques or personal fireworks are permitted at the fairgrounds.

2019 parade application

4th of July Parade Waiver

4th of July Parade Release 1

4th of July 2019 sponsor package All Levels