On June 21st and 22nd the Grass Valley Downtown Association and downtown merchants invite you to, “Take a step back in time to the 1850's where gold was king in Grass Valley and Nevada County.” The city’s annual Gold Rush Days celebration sees beautiful downtown Grass Valley transported to the heyday of the California Gold Rush. The streets of Grass Valley come alive with life in the 1850’s gold mining town. Children and adults alike can learn about the rich history of the California Gold Rush from performers in authentic period costumes, a gold panning experience, and other historical re-enactments. Or they can stop at the True Grit Photo Parlor and step in to the past with their own old-timey photograph.
It’s that time of year again, the last vestiges of the summer heat are slowly fading away and the days are getting shorter. In Nevada County that means it’s time for the hills and mountains to spring to life with vibrant shades of oranges, yellows, and reds. Weather conditions at 2,500 feet in the Sierra Nevada foothills are perfect for the formation of the brilliant colors the area has become known for. As temperatures begin to drop and the days shorten chlorophyll production is slowed in plant life. For many trees and plants this means that colors other than green can become visible. For residents and visitors of Nevada County it means a lively celebration of the colors of fall painting the hillsides and decorating the streets.
The Nevada County Italian Festival is back! It takes place this Saturday and Sunday September 14th and 15th.
Poised amongst the bucolic splendor of the 87 acre Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, visitors of the festival will find no shortage of fun activities, fine wines, and gourmet foods. Run by a volunteer staff, the Italian Festival organizers’ goal is to share the three thousand year old culture and traditions of the Italian peninsula with the residents of Nevada County.
The Nevada County Italian Festival will feature over 20 of the finest Italian food, wine and artisan vendors from the area. Here you'll be able to sample and buy a variety of delicious goods including fresh pizza and pasta, sausage, gelato, and baked goods. You'll also find a
Nevada County is an area that is particularly well-known for hosting a wide variety of community events throughout the year. Well, it’s time again for Nevada County’s piece de resistance, voted the Best Local Event in Nevada County 12 years in row by the Sacramento Union newspaper, The Nevada County Fair.
The Nevada County Fair opens tomorrow August 7, 2013 for five fun-filled days of animals, rides, contests, and food for the whole family to enjoy. The theme this year is “Under the Big Top” so attendees can expect to see many circus themed attractions mixed in with the usual fare.
Be sure to take the kids down to Cirucs Imagination, where children become instant stars by stepping out of the audience, putting on costumes, and stepping on to the stage
Sacramento Mobile Foods (SactoMoFo) hosts monthly Food Truck Mania in Roseville. This eclectic culinary event occurs every 2nd Thursday at the corner of Washington and Vernon in the recently revitalized Downtown Vernon Street Shopping District. The next event will be Thursday, July 11th. As Roseville continues to encourage new and exciting community events it will ensure the city maintains its reputation in the region as a destination for entertainment, shopping, and modern culture.
Roseville Embraces the Food Truck Revolution
Food trucks are California’s answer to the wildly popular street food vendors found throughout the busiest streets in Manhattan. The success of mobile food trucks was aided by social media as the forerunners of this craze