Village Market Day to hit Nevada City streets for second straight year |

Village Market Day to hit Nevada City streets for second straight year

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WHAT: 2nd Annual Nevada City Village Market Day

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Historical Downtown Nevada City

TICKETS: Free to the public


The 2nd annual Village Market Day, returns to historical downtown Nevada City from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This citywide celebration shines a spotlight on the town’s vibrant and creative shopping district along with its burgeoning food, craft beer and wine scene, plus local entertainment and artists. For one day only, visitors can take advantage of restaurant discounts and shopping specials.

Nevada City’s brick-and-mortar shops such as The Earth Store, Shiva Moon, JJ Jackson’s, The Remedy Garden Apothecary, Novak’s, Solstice and many more will be on full display during Village Market Day along with over a dozen street vendors selling vintage and antiques, plus handmade one-of-a-kind items. Shoppers also can take advantage of historic deals with the retirement sales of two local businesses — Judi’s of Nevada City and Belle Lumiere. In addition to liquidating their inventories, they will also have lighting, fixtures, shelving, chandeliers and other items for sale.

Foodies will find discounts on local fare from these participating restaurants Three Forks Bakery and Brewery, The Pizza Joint, Sopa Thai, Bistro 221, Lefty’s Grill, The Stonehouse, Nevada City Classic Café, Purveyors Pantry, Heartwood, and Wheyward Girl Creamery. And those with a sweet tooth will also be treated to discounts at the Truffle Shop, Treats Ice Cream and the Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe.

Art lovers can spend the afternoon exploring local galleries such as Camelot Gallery or LeeAnn Brook Fine Art or history buffs can visit Firehouse Museum #1 located on Main Street.

“Village Market Day is a fun opportunity to see what’s new in downtown Nevada City,” says Eileen Jorgensen, owner of the Magic Carpet and event co-organizer. “There are so many new shops and restaurants, and everyone is offering some kind of deal or discount to encourage folks, both locals and visitors, to come down and see what’s going on.”

Attendees also will find an abundance of live entertainment for the entire family. Stop by Mountain Pastimes for ongoing magic shows happening from noon to 3 p.m. Members of the Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra will perform throughout the day on the North Pine Street Stage. “The New Peace Choir” also will take to the stage to perform inspiring, fun and meaningful songs with a fresh contemporary take.

The California Arts Council recently selected 14 districts to serve as California’s inaugural state-designated Cultural Districts. Nevada County is home to two of them — Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee. These districts highlight some of the thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across California. A map will be provided to lead your way through the fun activities throughout downtown. Pick up a copy at the info booth in front of the NY Hotel, various vendors or at The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce office.

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