Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

 

Congratulations! What a great day of celebrations!

Fourth of July Parade awards
Grass Valley 2019

Sweepstakes
1st: Curious Forge
2nd: Union Hill Marching Band
3. Kiwanis Gold Country

Best Individual Entry
1st: Lucky Mulligan
2nd: Heather Haddock, National Anthem
3rd: Lou Contor

Best Auto
1st: Gra-Neva A’s
2nd: The Great Race
3rd: The Roamin’ Angels

Best Overall Fire Department
1st: Frank B. David 1948 Fire Engine
2nd: Nevada City City Council
3rd: Grass Valley City Council/ Grass Valley Fire Department

Best Band
Rewind Press Play

Best Junior Group:
1st: NEO
2nd: Gold Country Gymnastics & Gold Country Elite Cheer
3rd: Goldmine Wrestling Club

Best Commercial Group:
1st: RE/MAX Real Estate
2nd: Home Smart ICare Realty
3rd: Nevada County Fairgrounds

Best Marching Group
1st: Union Hill Marching Band
2nd: Grass Valley Jazzercize
3rd: The Famous Marching Presidents

Best Service Group:
1st: Kiwanis Club of the Gold Country
2nd: The Foothill Lions Club
3rd: E Clampus Vitus

Honorable Mention Ribbons
Gold Country Trails Council
Gold Country German American Club
Golden Empire Flying Association
Daughters of the American Revolution, The Captain John Oldham Chapter
Rewind Press Play

Thank you to our judges:
Steve Sanchez, Valerie Costa, Teresa Poston
Announcers: Carol Scofield, Jay Cooper

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association were proud to put on the community event
Awards can be picked up at the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce during business hours starting on Saturday, July 6th

Go to:
Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
128 East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-4667
Winter Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Link to the Parade Map below!

parade map

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.

Nevada County Concert Band will play at the corner of Neal and Mill at the Wells Fargo Parking lot starting at 10am and playing after the parade ends at noon.

Fairgrounds Celebration Tickets available in June, 2019

@Grass Valley Chamber, 128 East Main Street
@Nevada City Chamber, 132 Main Street

Day of 4th of July sales both Chambers of Commerce Open:  – 10:00 – 2:00

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.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds charges $6 for parking at the Fairgrounds and parking is limited.  

 

fourth july grass valley

 

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

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

KNCO will also be live broadcasting!

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: Jason Fouyer.

2019 Entertainment Schedule

Arrive early to spread out your blankets and chairs on the greens of the fairgrounds for fireworks viewing and keep the entire family entertained with musical performances starting at 4:00 p.m. on the Pine Tree Stage.

4:00pm Rewind Press Play will kick off the afternoon with their lively rock and roll show, followed by the musical stylings of Vicki Fortini.

4:00pm Or you can boogie on over to the Dance Pad to stomp around with the Tommyknocker Cloggers

6:30pm Keep your dancing shoes on to get down with DJ Jamal Walker

7:30pm Get ready for Elvis, as Rewind returns to the Pine Tree Stage with their Elvis Show! They play until the fireworks blast off when night falls.

The grounds will also host a craft fair, bounce house, face painters and balloons to keep the little ones celebrating all day long!

 

 

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.  

Craft vendors:

To be announced!

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 2019 Major Sponsors

 

 

 

 

Event Stage Sponsors