Foothills Celebration set for Saturday |

Foothills Celebration set for Saturday

The Foothills Celebration will take place in downtown Grass Valley from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, offering treats and wine, rain or shine.

Howard Levine, director of the Downtown Association, said it will be a “celebratory day no matter what the weather is.” The Grass Valley Downtown Association and Music in the Mountains are co-hosting the fifth annual Foothill Celebration.

Local musicians, artists, 25 restaurants and 25 wineries will combine to produce a celebration “where people can enjoy a cornucopia of delights,” Levine said.

Tickets are $25 in advance at the will call station located at the Center for the Arts. At the door, tickets cost $30, available at the old post office and Grass Valley Courtyard suites.

A ticket earns a wine glass, wristband, and pamphlet and menu to guide participants around the event, which includes unlimited wine, which must be consumed at the venues. Levine said the event was an “incredible value” for the “amount of opportunity.”

“It’s fabulous. We love it,” said Rod Byers, marketing director for Nevada City winery, regarding the Foothill Celebration. Byers said “movement around town” and “going from place to place” are some of the many highlights of the event.

Michael McKnight, co-owner of the Owl Grill and Saloon, said he’s excited about the upcoming event. His restaurant will be donating Billy bleu bread, a house specialty, and opening their bar early at 1 p.m.

Levine said “it’s a great event. Hopefully people will come out and support it.”


To reach staff writer Josh Singer, e-mail or call 477-4234.

• When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Downtown Grass Valley.

• What: Live music, local art, fine food and lots of wine in a fundraising celebration of local delights, for $25 in advance (Center for the Arts) or $30 at the door (the old post office or the Grass Valley Courtyard Suites). Call 272-8315 for more information.

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