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GRASS VALLEY PARADES, MARKETS, FESTIVALS E V E N T S See pages 14-15 for a map of Nevada County. Must Do! Fourth of July: Colorful, old fashioned parade downtown at 10:00 am, pre- parade band concert. Also a family celebration at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on McCourtney Road, which includes music, food, fire- works. Gates open at 3:00 pm. Thursday Night Market: June 29–August 3, 5:30–9:00 pm. Certified farmer’s market, Summer Concert Series at Festival Stage, street performers, art and entertainment for the whole family, including teens. downtowngrassvalley.com Kid Friendly Events YOUNG EAGLE DAY: June 17, 9:00 am–12:00 pm. Free airplane rides for youths age 8–17. Nevada County Airport, off Loma Rica Drive. EAA1175.org AIRFEST: July 8. Pancake breakfast, youth activities, classic cars, warbirds, experimental and vintage aircraft, flybys and displays. NC Airport. ncairfest.com PUMPKIN PATCH/FALL FESTIVAL: Every day in October. Monday–Friday, 12:00–5:00 pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Apple cider, farm animals, children’s play area, and food weekends. Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit, off Hwy. 174. (530) 477-5992; bierwagensfarm.com NEVADA COUNTY CERTIFIED GROWERS MARKET: Saturdays through November 18, 8:00 am–12:30 pm. Farmers, crafters, bak- ers, music, children’s art projects twice a month, tours of historic house (see previous page). North Star House, 12075 Old Auburn Rd., off McCourtney. (530) 265-5551; TheGrowersMarket.com CORNISH CHRISTMAS: Friday nights, November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22. Sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas including the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, jugglers, musicians and Santa. downtowngrassvalley.com FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION: March 3, 2018. Wine and food tasting (see page 110). CAR SHOW: First Saturday in May. Food, music, family fun (see page 76). ST. PIRAN’S DAY: March 10, 2018. Honor Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage with a flag raising ceremony followed by the “Pasty Olympics”, a series of games and contests involving this Cornish dinner staple. Check 2018 Dates at (530) 272-8315 or downtowngrassvalley.com. More Things To Do Pages 68-83 N E VA D A C O U N T Y G O L D . c o m 23 Airfest