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Friday, February 1, 2013

Nevada City News & Events Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Nevada City Feb 9 & 10!

A Masquerade Ball, Downtown Parade, and Carnevale are featured February 9 & 10, 2013 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City!

Mardi Gras is coming to Nevada City, are you ready? Activities for the whole family, the celebrations start on Saturday, February 9th with the Masquerade Ball at the Miners Foundry. Come check out the Holcomb Brothers, doors open at 8pm, advanced tickets $12 and available at the Nevada City Chamber.
The colorful downtown parade starts at 2pm, come cheer on your favorite local organization, musical group or merchant. After the parade between 3-6pm head over to the Miners Foundry for the Carnevale. Special Cajun food and drinks available, plus entertainment for the kids. Tickets are $5 at the door and children are free.
So grab your beads, it’s time to celebrate Mardi Gras Nevada City style!

Saturday Night – Masquerade Ball at Miners Foundry
Weekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 8pm to midnight, featuring a live band, in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets be are $12 in advance/$15 at the door. 21 and over only
Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased for $12 at the Chamber office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY to purchase by phone.

Sunday – Parade on Broad Street, Street Fair & Carnevale
On Sunday, the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street, in Historic Downtown Nevada City, from 11am to 4pm. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2pm 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.

Join us for a festive after-the-parade Carnevale for the whole family at the Miners Foundry from 3pm to 6pm! 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 for adults – Kids are FREE!

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