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 Nevada City 4th of July

4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show July 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Grass Valley Parade at 11 a.m. with approx. 75 entries makes its way down the historic district downtown. Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.


Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m. Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Admission rates: Adults $10 advance/$15 gate; Children 12 and under Free; Military Free with ID.

Nevada City and Grass Valley are located at the 2,500-foot elevation, off state routes 49 and 20, a one-hour drive northeast of Sacramento. From the capital city (60 miles), take eastbound Interstate 80 to Auburn and Highway 49 north. From Marysville (35 miles) and the north valley, take eastbound Highway 20. From Reno (80 miles), take westbound I-80 and westbound Highway 20.

The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is often co-sponsored by the Grass Valley/Nevada County and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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