Thursday Night Market

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

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 5PM, the rest of the market will open at 6:00pm

Vendor, Entertainment and Sponsor applications to be posted in April, 2019

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, The City of Grass Valley.


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













Vendor Info

2019 Vendor applications will be ready at the end of March, 2019


$50 (all 6 weeks) Business Improvement District Members/ $10 per week
$150 (all six weeks) Non-Profit 501(c)3 / $25 per single night
$180 (all six weeks) Crafter/Home Business/Packaged Food/ $30 per single night

$180 (all six weeks) Certified Farmer 10X20/ additional Additional 10X10 add $150 for all six weeks
$360 (all six weeks) Corporation / $60 per single night
$360 (all six weeks) Food Vendor/ $60 single night
% for Young Entrepreneur (10% sales or $150 max) under 18 years old

You can vend at all 6 weeks or at specific dates.