Nevada City Mardi Gras ~ February 14 & 15, 2015

A Downtown Parade, Masquerade Ball, and Carnevale are featured February 14 & 15, 2015 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Nevada City Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball ~ Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mardi Gras MaskWeekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 8pm to midnight, featuring a live band playing in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber office in mid-January 2015.  Or you can purchase tickets at the door if still available.  21 and over only.

Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY (6569).

Mardi Gras Parade, Street Faire, and Carnevale ~ Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mardi Gras ParadeOn 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 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 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.


Mardi Gras KidsAnd join us for a festive after-the-parade Carnevale for the whole family at the Miners Foundry from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Enjoy New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream & desserts, soft drinks & specialty coffees.

Also featuring a full bar for the adults serving Hurricanes, plus a special Bloody Mary bar. Delight in Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, a bounce house, and more!  Tickets at the door only.  Kids are FREE!


For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.



Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

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.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.


1 reply
  1. Alice Blandy
    Alice Blandy says:

    Hi I would like to know if I will be permitted to do face painting free [ tips only ] ,
    at the Mardi Gras Ball. I did the face painting for Halloween & New Years Eve last year with decorations.

    Also, I wish to know the cost of a jewelry craft booth at the Indoor Carnaval
    at the Miners Foundry Feb 15th.
    I have been a volunteer several times at the Foundry and enjoy doing events there & decorating my booth area,

    Also ,may I have info about the N.Pine St Craft booths and if there is a canope which I may borrow or rent.from the Foundry’s members.


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