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Cultural Activities

Updated: Mar 28, 2019

A List of Places, Events, Activities around the Area

The North Star House - A Mine Managers house built by Julia Morgan, of Hearst Castle fame.

Empire Mine - California's largest producing gold mine in the 19th and 20th Century.

Center for the Arts- A performing arts center with national and international performers.

Miners Foundry - An event center and historical part of the gold mining era.

Nevada City Theater- The Nevada Theater has been a staple location in Nevada City for 150 years.


Fathers Day Blue Grass- A legendary bluegrass, old time, and gospel music festival. Thursday - Sunday, June 13-16, 2019.

World Festival - At this four-day festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley you can sway to new sounds, discover a whole new culture through music, and dance the night away to one of your favorite music groups.

Nevada County Fair - One of California's premier outdoor County Fairs, with Ag, Cars, Horses, rides and Arts

Music in the Mountains - a non-profit corporation, is a unique organization that marries world-class performance with a deep commitment to music education.  For two weeks in June, SummerFest is a thriving performing arts festival in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills that celebrates music, community, art and culture.

Cultural Arts Dist/Nevada County Arts Council - The historic twin cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City merge in the Sierra Foothills amidst pristine rivers and picturesque forests deep within California’s Gold Country. Home to the Nisenan, the area’s oldest indigenous peoples, the district is rich in cultural histories and the arts, and has an exciting emerging wine culture. The twin cities boast outstanding year-round programming in music, theater and dance; a density of artists and makers; and a festival culture

to die for.

Celtic Festival - First founded in 1996, the KVMR Celtic Festival includes eleven performance areas including five musical and six demonstration stages and a weekend-long youth arts instruction that has included Celtic music, magic, dance and songwriting.

Grass Valley Downtown Association - Plan your next trip to downtown Grass Valley, California to coincide with one of special showcase downtown Grass Valley events that have become a favorite of people both locally and abroad. Events like Foothills Celebration, Car Show, Thursday Night Marketplace, and Cornish Christmas.

Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce - Listing of Cultural Events in the Grass Valley area

Story Telling Festival - One Festival. Three Days. A World of Stories. Join us for the world's premier storytelling event! October 4-6, 2019.

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