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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.

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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.

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Nevada City Chinese New Year Parade and Festival ~ Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chinese New YearDue to rain in the forecast, the Nevada City Chinese New Year Parade and Festival has announced a modification for the festivities on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  In the event of light rain, drizzle, or sunshine, the Parade will still be held at 12:00 p.m. down Commercial Street in Nevada City.  All other activities will be held at the Miners Foundry immediately following the parade.  The Parade will begin at Robinson Plaza by the Pelton Wheel and proceed up Commercial Street, with Lion Dancers blessing the Chinese Monument and other structures as they process.

In the event of a downpour, an indoor parade will commence at the Miners Foundry at 12:00 p.m.  Lion Dancers from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento will open the entertainment at the Foundry after the parade.  The Festival features Asian food available for purchase and exhibit booths.  The festival will conclude at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Jeannie Wood, CATS Executive Director, at info@catsweb.org.

CATS LogoThe Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), a 501c(3) public benefits charitable corporation, promotes diversity through the arts through multicultural theater, events and workshops.

Journey to the WestCATS uses multicultural theater, events, and workshops to achieve its mission of promoting cultural diversity. Through these avenues, CATS has enriched the area’s cultural and artistic climate with works on Asian-based themes.  Its mission is educational and artistic. CATS has, through the years, partnered with local schools to expand the study of multiculturalism by providing affordable student matinees to our annual productions and to be a resource on Asian culture and history.

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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, please to support local theatrical and cultural organizations such as CATS.

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

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Events

Mardi Gras Carnevale

A Downtown Parade, Costume Ball, and Carnevale are featured February 13 & 14, 2016 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.

Mardi Gras Kids

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 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.

And 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.  $5 Admission.  Kids 12 & under FREE!

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

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