Thursday Night Market starting date 2020 TBD

Stay tuned for new start date of TNM (Thursday Night Market)

Due to Covid-19 Virus we have had to postpone the start date of TNM.  We don’t know when we can start to have events.

When Stage 4 of reopening is announced for the State and then our County, we will resume planning of events.


Thursday Night Markets were set for

June 25th – July 30th for 2020

June 25th, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

Thursdays from 6-9:00pm on Mill, Main and South Auburn Streets

A certified Farmer’s Market – and arts, crafts, food, and the ever popular FREE Summer Concert Series.

Vendor Application – PDF Version  

Online Version coming shortly!

Entertainment Application – PDF Version




2019 Info:

Other entertainment:

We will have Jody Sweet’s piano students performing in front of Foggy Mountain Music on E Main.

Sol Risers fire dancers at the S Auburn/Main St intersection 8:30-9PM

Nevada County Collective Acro Crew performing at Mill and Neal Street corner 6-7pm

And the Outlaws Roller Derby will be skating around and doing demos too!  They’ll start at S Auburn and Main intersection and be there 6-7 approximately

The bounce house will be on South Auburn St just by the intersection with Main St.


Billy Bensing will perform at the Clocktower 6-8:30pm

And the GVDA will be selling stickers of the Grass Valley mural at our booth by the clock tower at Mill & Main St and having a raffle going!

Beer & Wine Garden by City Hall and Kane’s Restaurant

July 11 Road Test
July 18 Sgnt Funky
July 25 Love Train
Aug 1 Public Safety Band

Thank you to out Title Sponsor

The City of Grass Valley


Thank you to Ready Nevada County – Sponsoring the Beer & Wine Garden!!!




Vendor Applications

Food vendors must submit Permit with Nevada County Environmental Health

Conditions GVDA 11-2018 – FD

Vendor prices (note per week prices)

☐$50 (all five weeks) Business Improvement District Members/ $10 per week

☐$130 (all 5 weeks) Non-Profit 501(c)3 / $26 per single night

☐$160 (all five weeks) Crafter/Home Business/Packaged Food/ $32 per single night

☐$305 (all five weeks) Corporation / $61 per single night

☐$305 (all five weeks) Food Vendor/ $61 single night

☐% for Young Entrepreneur (10% sales or $150 max) under 18 years old



If you are interested in performing, contact us!



Farmers contact Nevada County Certified Growers Market (NCCGM Market Manager) at


Thursday Night Market

GVDA TNM Sponsor 2019 Grass Valley Downtown Association


June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st     
(No Thursday Night Market on 4th of July in lieu of the parade in Grass Valley and the Fairgrounds Celebration)

You can start buying your fruit and vegetables at 5:30PM, the rest of the market will open at 6:00pm


The Grass Valley Thursday Night Market is a wonderful community event that includes a certified Farmer’s Market – and a whole lot more! Things like arts, crafts, food, and the ever popular FREE Summer Concert Series.

It is a celebration of free enterprise and new ideas blended with heritage craftsmanship and art. Items from around the world and up in the hills! There are street performers and entertainment for everyone in the family.

This heritage event in the heart of the Gold Country blends the town and country elements and attitudes of Nevada County into a neighborly snapshot of our community. In this day and age when most commerce is geared to the automobile and satellite malls, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market brings the local and regional community downtown to walk, browse, talk meet your friends and neighbors. All in the shadow of a wonderfully historic and colorful downtown.

This is the real thing, this is authentic character, the face of our community and it reflects the synergy of those who live here and those who visit or would love to live in our town.

Come enjoy warm summer nights in Grass Valley while browsing farm fresh produce, flowers, herbs and other agricultural products.



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Some Grass Valley restaurants offer sidewalk dining



Featuring more than just traditional festival food.

The Historic Downtown Grass Valley Thursday Night Market is once again offering its FREE Summer Concert Series featuring nationally acclaimed local and regional musicians performing on the Main Street Festival Stage. Between the street vendors, local shops, restaurants and entertainment, you’re sure to find something for everyone. So bring the whole family and enjoy a truly spectacular event!


Grass Valley Certified Farmers Market

Every summer thousands of visitors will wind their way through the art, craft and farm fresh produce vendors to select that special grouping of products that only a unique bazaar-style market can offer. Set in historic downtown Grass Valley California amongst gold-rush era buildings, the farmers market is licensed as a California Certified Farmers Market.

Throughout the summer, you can stock up on produce weekly at our Certified Grass Valley Farmers Market where growers represent local and regional farms that offer the freshest of produce, flowers and plants.

Enjoy our unique corner of the Sierra Foothills where locals and tourists alike flock to experience Grass Valley’s enduring charm. Shop the historic Grass Valley retail district where you’ll find distinctive products, competitive prices and friendly shopkeepers eager to help in any way. Sample area wines from one of three downtown Grass Valley wine tasting rooms. And when it’s time to eat, choose from a variety of dining options from our fine Grass Valley restaurants and event food vendors.

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For some farmers, this event is also a fresh flower mart.

In addition to the farm fresh produce, festival food vendors and dining at local restaurants, you’ll find a unique selection of fresh prepared food items as well a locally prepared bottled and dry food products.

Stock up on farm fresh produce, flowers and plants to your hearts delight – but before you leave, be sure to take a few minutes to check out the variety of arts & crafts vendors or stop for a quick massage or health consultation. You can also visit one of several community outreach and public service groups offering relevant information. And if you just didn’t quite get your fill of all there is to do and see, check into one of Grass Valley’s outstanding lodging facilities and get one more day in this incredible Sierra Foothill town.


Photo by Tom Last, 2018
Photo by Tom Last, 2018
Photo by Tom Last, 2018