Mardi Gras Celebration in Nevada City
NEVADA CITY - A downtown parade, Carnevale festivities and a masquerade ball highlight a big weekend Feb. 9-10 as historic downtown Nevada City hosts its annual Mardi Gras celebration. Weekend activities open Saturday night with the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Hours are 8 p.m. to midnight.
The masquerade ball features dancing with the Holcomb Brothers Band, Cajun foods and a no-host bar. Mardi Gras costumes are encouraged but not required. Beads, masks and T-shirts will be available for purchase.
Advance tickets are $12 at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (530-265-2692 ) and $15 at the Miners Foundry Box Office (530-265-5462 or www.minersfoundry.org.). The event is usually a sell-out so advance tickets are strongly advised.
The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.
A Mardi Gras Street Faire will be centered on North Pine Street, featuring food, crafts and Mardi Gras collector items. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A big part of the celebration is Carnevale!, an after-parade family event at Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, in downtown Nevada City. Hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The event includes food, drink, and entertainment including music, dancing, juggling and more. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults are $5; children and under are free.
Local business sponsors of the 21st Annual Mardi Gras Celebration include The Union Newspaper, KNCO Radio, Nor Cal Beverage (Bud Light and Sierra Nevada), The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, Nevada City Winery, Nevada City Advocate Newspaper, Chocolate Shoppe, Shelley's Smart Shopper, SPD Markets, McGee's Annex, Asylum Down, Cafe Mekka, National Hotel, Susan Sotelo of Terra Alta Real Estate, Coopers, Auburn Printers, Party Time, Fashion Sunglasses, Sierra Food/Wine/Art Magazine and Spirithouse Gallery.
For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 530-265-2692 or 800-655-NJOY or see www.nevadacitychamber.com.
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