© photo: Broad Street Inn, Nevada City
The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 12, 19, and 26, 2017 in this colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.
During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Three Wednesday nights in July — the best FREE entertainment for the whole family!
Spend your hot summer nights on the streets of Nevada City celebrating the 27th annual Summer Nights. Wednesday evenings in July are a vacation for the entire family, with bands playing on special stages while children whoop it up on a Bounce House. With free nightly events throughout our downtown historic district, attendees are certain to find something to entertain and delight them.
Summer Nights visitors can enjoy a meal at one of our many and varied restaurants, unwind with some live music or just relax with a leisurely stroll around our stores and the top class craftsmen selling their wares on the street. “Summer Nights is a Nevada City tradition – the whole town comes alive,” says Cathy Whittlesey, Director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce which sponsors and produces the events. “It’s the must-attend event of the summer season — a real community party, showing off the best of Nevada City.” Here are our recommendations for the best ways to make the most of Nevada City’s Summer Nights:
Fabulous Music! Put on your dancing shoes and come on out. Don’t miss these great free concerts!
Kid Friendly Fun! Summer Nights is for everyone. There are bounce houses, face-painting and more to make sure that kids will have a great time at this family affair.
Eat and Drink with Friends and Family! Enjoy a meal at one of Nevada City’s fine restaurants, ice cream from our local stores, delicious treats from our Food Court or just hang out at our beer and wine garden listening to great live bands. There’s food for all tastes and pocketbooks at Summer Nights.
Crafts and Art! Town will be filled with arts and crafts booths featuring cool, one-of-a-kind gifts designed and produced by local artists and crafters as well as hand-picked out-of-town vendors. If you’re looking for summer gifts, Summer Nights is the perfect place to come.
Special Additions! A Classic Car Show every week. And don’t miss the exotic music and dance of Troupe Al Ama Belly dancers!
Nevada City is located at the 2,500-foot elevation on the forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Summer days and evenings are cooler than in the Sacramento Valley.
From Sacramento, take eastbound Interstate 80 to Auburn and Highway 49 north to Nevada City. It’s a one-hour drive from the capital. From Marysville and the north valley, take eastbound Highway 20. From Reno and Lake Tahoe, take westbound I-80 and state route 20.
The Summer Nights celebration is sponsored by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. For information, call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.
A Celebration Of Wine And Food With A Historic Flavor
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners present:
Nevada City Uncorked August 26, 2017 1-4:00 p.m.
Nevada City Uncorked is a food and wine event that celebrates the agricultural bounty of Nevada County. Uncorked is a walk-about-town style format that includes 17 different venues throughout downtown. Each venue, whether it is a historic location, B&B, retail shop, restaurant, or tasting room, will include wine tasting and food sampling.
Nevada City’s small-town Victorian charm is the perfect backdrop to showcase Nevada City Uncorked. This unique event opens the doors to quaint, historic, and unusual spots around town, as well as providing a fabulous tasting experience celebrating wine and food.
Uncorked showcases the agricultural bounty of our northern Sierra Foothills region. Whether it’s grapes from local vineyards or basil from local farms, Uncorked is a celebration of food and wine.
The Uncorked Wine Store: featuring many of the wines poured around town that day, including some new releases that many have never been available before. Buy wines from participating wineries. Then pick the wines up at the Uncorked Wine Store located in The Nevada City Veteran’s Building after the event. It is the same location as the check-in. The Uncorked store will be open until 4:30.
Uncorked is a collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and The Sierra Vintner’s Winery Association. Purchase tickets online at www.sierravintners.com. Tickets are $35 in advance, (click here for online tickets) $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries (get discount code from your specific wine club winery) and $45 on the day of the event. Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine tasting, and five food tickets. More food tickets available for purchase during Uncorked. For information or to purchase in-person tickets contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 530.265.2692
This is a rain or shine event. No cancellations will be given.
Thanks to our Sponsors
Nevada City Winery
Nevada City Winery “Award Winning Wines since 1980”
This full production winery is located in historic downtown Nevada City. Winemaker Mark Foster has continued the tradition of producing flavorful, award-winning wines from Sierra Foothill grapes. Relax and enjoy a taste, glass, or bottle of wine on the deck or in the Gallery. Nevada City Winery is open daily at 321 Spring Street. Follow us on Facebook.
We would like to thank both our media sponsors, The Union Newspaper and KVMR Community Radio. Thank-you for helping to support Nevada City Uncorked.