Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

4th of july food vendor application 2019/GVDA

TFF Risk Assessment Guide (1)Food Vendor Application 

Parade Application and Waiver Link to Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

4th of July 2019 sponsor package All Levels

Craft Booth Application Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

July 4, 2019

 

Happy Fourth of July!  Here are some details you’ll want to know.

Parade in Grass Valley this year starting at 11:00am.

Fairgrounds Celebration Tickets available in June, 2019

Grass Valley Chamber, 128 East Main Street
Open:  – 10:00 – 2:00
Nevada City Chamber, 132 Main Street

No alcohol, glass, pets, barbeques or personal fireworks are permitted at the fairgrounds.

The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by the Greater Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association.

Tickets will be available at a discounted rate until 2pm on Thursday, July 4 at the Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers and at Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 3rd & 4th.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds charges $5 for parking at the Fairgrounds and parking is limited.  

 

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The Fourth of July parade will be Thursday, July 4th at 11:00am in Downtown Nevada City .

Nevada County will be celebrating USA’s birthday this 4th of July, with the theme of the 2019 Parade & Fireworks Celebration, Hats Off To Nevada County.”  

Continuing a tradition that began 117 years ago, Grass Valley will be hosting this year’s July Fourth parade.  It was in 1902 that an agreement was struck between Nevada City and Grass Valley to alternate the parade between the two communities.  Since then, Grass Valley has hosted the celebration on odd-numbered years and Nevada City on even-numbered years.

Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.

The Nevada County Concert Band performs a curbside pre-parade concert an hour prior to the parade, and continues to provide intermittent music throughout the parade.

NCTV might be broadcasting “Live” the parade locally and internationally on NCTV Channel 11 and NCTV So. County Channel 16 as well as nevadacountytv.org.

Nevada County Fourth of July Celebration

Following the parade in Grass Valley, join us for a traditional family celebration under the pines at the
Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m

Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

No alcohol, glass, pets, barbecues or personal fireworks may be brought onto the fairgrounds.

Tickets available in June

4th of July Parade Applications and Craft and Food Applications available in May, 2019.  Links to come.

NC Chamber will take  craft vendors.

GVDA will take food vendors.

4th of July Parade Application

For more information about July Fourth activities, or to become an entrant in the parade, contact the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

4th of July Craft Vendor Application

The Nevada County Concert Band typically performs on Mill Street prior to and during the parade. A prized student will kick off the parade with The National Anthem followed by a traditional flyover. More than 70 entries, including a fantastic mix floats, horsebacks, cars, marchers & dancers all displaying red, white and blue and waving American flags, will begin the march through historic Grass Valley at 11am.

The celebration continues at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on McCourtney Road in Grass Valley with a family-oriented celebration, the gates open at 3pm. The fireworks won’t blast off until 9:30pm, but there are plenty of fun festivities to keep you entertained all afternoon.

Arrive early to spread out your blankets and chairs on the green of the fairgrounds for fireworks viewing and keep the entire family entertained with musical performances starting at 4pm at the Pine Tree Stage until the fireworks blast off when night falls. Or you can dance on over to the Dance Pad Stage  where the Entertainment will be from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dance Pad entertainment to be announced. The grounds will also host a craft fair, bounce house, face painters and balloons to keep the little ones celebrating all day long!  

Treat Street will be open with local organizations serving food including baked potatoes, hamburgers, corn dogs, chicken, french fries, ice cream and frozen yogurt.   and the Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers of Commerce will be operating a beer & wine booth.

Tickets: Prices TBD are likely $10 in advance & $15 at the gate, so we encourage you to purchase in advance at the Grass Valley or Nevada City Chambers of Commerce or online at www.grassvalleychamber.com.  Tickets will be available at the discounted rate until 2pm on July 4 at the Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers and at Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 3rd & 4th.  Active & retired military and spouses with Military ID’s and kids under 12 are free. The Nevada County Fairgrounds charges $5 for parking at the Fairgrounds and parking is limited.  No alcohol, glass, pets, barbeques or personal fireworks are permitted at the fairgrounds.

Grand Marshal to be announced.

 

If you would like to be a sponsor for 2019, we can send you a kit.

Call 530-272-8315

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE 2018 SPONSORS

Major sponsors include: The Union, KNCO and KVMR, McKnight Chevron, River Valley Community Bank

Fireworks Sponsor: Dignity Health

Event Stage Sponsors: SPD Market, Mill Street Clothing, Mike Bratton State Farm Insurance, Foothill Mercantile, Earnie’s Van & Storage, Economy Pest Control, Hansen Brothers Enterprises

Band Sponsors: Telestream, Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital, Good and Company, Caroline’s Coffee Roasters, Caliber Collision, Tintle Properties, Auburn Ford, All Phase Heating and Air, C&D Contractors, Inc.

Community Partnership Sponsors: Twin Cities Church, Network Real Estate, Les Schwab Tires, Grass Valley Sign

2019 Entertainment Schedule to be announced

2018 Fairgrounds Entertainment Schedule

4th of July Entertainment

Pine Tree Stage

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Cousin Cricket

 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. –  Revolution, Sue Legate’s

Janis Joplin Tribute Band

 

In 2018

Food Vendors: Treat Street will be open with local organizations serving food including baked potatoes, hamburgers, corn dogs, chicken, french fries, ice cream and frozen yogurt. and the Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers of Commerce will be operating a beer & wine booth.  Vendors include: Falafel Kis, Job’s Daughters corn dogs, Lazy Dog Ice Cream, Tropical Sno shaved ice, Knights of Columbus Burgers, Gold Country Kiwanis fried shrimp and chicken, Gold Country Lions caramel corn, Funnel Cakes and deep fried cod, Watt Park Fire Fighters Association selling soft serve ice cream, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce selling burgers and beer and wine, Sierra Concessions selling quesadillas, Culture Shock Yogurt, Knead-A-Doughnut pies and doughnuts, Horn of the Bull Taqueria tacos, Jax Kettle Corn.

 

Craft vendors:

Awesome Party Fun Bounce House, Cheek Thrills Face Painting, Crystal Hunters, Esoterica Made on Earth, Lime Tree Designs, Sierra Jewelers, Balloon Circus & Entertainment, Usborne Books & More, Blial Cabal, Cozy Celtic, Phoenix Obsidian Designs, Whoop!, LD Lights/Miss D Jewelry, Baizaar, West Coast Campaigns, Cobb Roots Jewelry

 

 

The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by the Greater Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association.

Thank you to our 2018 Major Sponsors

 

 

 

 

Event Stage Sponsors