A downtown parade and masquerade ball are featured February 18 & 19, 2012 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.
Weekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, featuring a live band, at the historic Miners Foundry. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets will be $12.00 advance, and $15.00 at the door. Advance tickets are recommended and may be obtained through the Chamber of Commerce office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.
On Sunday, the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street, in Historic Downtown Nevada City, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.
For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.