Mardi Gras ~ March 1 & 2, 2014

Mardi Gras MaskCelebrate 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.

Mardi Gras ParadeOn 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.



Mardi Gras KidsA 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.

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Akim Aginksy

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, pleased to support the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

Miners Foundry

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball ~ Saturday, February 9, 2013 ~ 8:00 p.m. – Midnight ~ $12.00 Advance / $15.00 at the Door

Holcomb Brothers Band ~ “Folsom Prison Blues”

Mardi Gras weekend activities in Nevada City begin Saturday, February 9, 2013 with a Masquerade Ball, presented by the Chamber of Commerce.  This sell out event will feature live music by the Holcomb Brothers Band, a no host bar, and Cajun food available for purchase.


Mardi Gras costumes are encouraged, but not required.  Beads, masks, and T-shirts will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the party goes until midnight!  Tickets are $12.00 in Advance and $15.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, Briar Patch Co-Op, or at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main Street, Nevada City.  This event is for revelers age 21 or older.

Purchase Tickets


Mardi Gras w/ The Revelers

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00a – 4:00p 

Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Grammy nominated-Louisiana band The Revelers at 8:00pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Join in on Nevada City’s Mardi Gras weekend celebrations, wear your masquerade attire and get ready to dance New Orleans-style to The Revelers!


Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest project which combines Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music straight from southwest Louisiana that’s sure to get you moving. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Walter Mouton, Mamadou Diabate, Dirk Powell, Cedric Watson and Tim O’Brien to name a few. As a group they play with a sense of empathy and depth that can only be fostered after years of making music together. Simply put, The Revelers are the next Louisiana supergroup.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $30 for Advance General Admission (standing / dancing section,) and $35 At The Door, and $45 for Reserved Cabaret seating.  Reserved Cabaret is per ticket and includes a reserved seat at a cabaret table and a complimentary split of champagne.  Cabaret tables seat 1-4 guests. If you’d like to share a table with friends in the Reserved section, please call the Miners Foundry Box Office at (530) 265-5040.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.   Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.