Children converge on Nevada City’s Pioneer Park for Children’s Festival |

Children converge on Nevada City’s Pioneer Park for Children’s Festival

Kids get a crash course in the art of fencing during Friday's Children's Festival. The festival has returned to Nevada City's Pioneer Park for the 15th year.
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Fencing, mermaids, jugglers, wool spinners, face-painters, a bridge-guarding troll and countless other attractions awaited excited children and adults of all ages during Friday’s Summer Magic: The Children’s Festival at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

This year, the Children’s Festival teamed up with The Center for the Arts.

“Our mission to support children and the arts is so well aligned with the mission of The Center and we also see opportunities for cross-promotion and sharing volunteers,” said Festival Director Karen Nelson in a release.

Nelson said the festival began in 1971 but took time off after 1989 because of a lack of volunteers

“We are hoping that our partnership with The Center will help us get the word out so that we can continue this wonderful event for years to come,” Nelson said.

For more information on the Children’s Festival, go to or email

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