Grass Valley Downtown Association cancels Gold Rush Days for 2015 |

Grass Valley Downtown Association cancels Gold Rush Days for 2015

Grass Valley’s Gold Rush Days event has been canceled for 2015, according to a news release from the Grass Valley Downtown Association.

Recently hired GVDA Executive Director Diane Raymond announced the cancelation of the event, which had been planned for its third annual celebration on Oct. 10-11.

“It is with great disappointment that I write this email is to let you know that Gold Rush Days will be cancelled this year,” Raymond stated in the release. “After much heartfelt and detailed discussion we made the difficult decision to cancel the event. Our hope is to spend time exploring concepts for an improved model for Gold Rush Days. A model that will promote our rich history while expanding new components to include the arts and hopefully attract a much broader demographic. Looking forward to working together to achieve a truly memorable new event.”

The event had been held in June in both 2013 and 2014, various mining-based events and exhibits that featured living history, blacksmiths, gold-panning and mining equipment from Grass Valley’s gold rush history.

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