Celebrate Mardi Gras the Nevada City way with a full weekend of fun. Weekend activities open Saturday night with the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on March 1, 2014 at the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the evening features a live band and Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber Office for $12.00 or at the door for $15.00. The Masquerade Ball is ages 21 and over only.
On Sunday, March 2, 2014 the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street in historic downtown Nevada City from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. The Street Faire and Parade are rain or shine events. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies promenade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles, and more. Festive Mardi Gras attire is encouraged.
A festive Carnevale for the whole family will take place after the parade. Carnevale will be held at the Miners Foundry from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream, desserts, soft drinks, and specialty coffees. A full bar offering Hurricanes and Bloody Marys will be available for adults. Delight in Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, a bounce house, and more. Tickets are $5.00 at the door for adults. Kids are Free.
For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692.
The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.
The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.