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It’s time for Friday Market and Fourth of July parade

The seasonal Grass Valley Friday Market returns weekly to Mill and Main streets in downtown Grass Valley from July 2 to Sept. 3.

The Friday Market includes art and craft vendors, a health fair, food booths and entertainment.

Music from the blues, world music to bluegrass will be represented by acts such as the Craig Horton Blues Band, Bodhi Busick & the Whirled Leaders, Tempest, Junqueyard Gypsies, Spark & Cinder, Saul Rayo & Cocina del Mundo, and Mountain Laurel.



The free market runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each Friday.

Call 265-9495 or 272-8315 for more information.




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The Fourth of July parade, which alternates between Grass Valley and Nevada City, will be at the latter’s downtown area this year.

With a theme of “United We Stand,” the parade proceeds down Broad Street at 2 p.m. with more than 100 entries including marching bands, antique vehicles, fire engines, floats, equestrians, performers, clowns and politicians.

Following the parade will be the annual day-long family celebration at the Nevada County Fairgrounds with live music, entertainment, children’s activities, a craft show and food, concluding with a fireworks show.

The parade is free. Admission to the fairgrounds’ celebration is $8 for adults and free for children 12-and-under.

The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is cosponsored by the Nevada City and Grass Valley/Nevada County chambers of commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association. Call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 265-2692 for any questions.


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