Thanks to our photographer Penny Collins for these images of Nevada City’s 4th of July Parade. After a two-year hiatus, the festivities returned to Broad Street.

The event was preceded by a street fair on North Pine with food and craft vendors. The Nevada County Concert Band provided a pre-parade concert curbside on Broad Street.  

Large crowds lined Broad Street, cheering and waving on parade participants, including honorary guest and WW2 Navy veteran Rudy Thompson, Grand Marshal Bill Falconi, Nevada City’s City Engineer and living memory of all things infrastructure, service members of the U.S. military, and many community volunteers and leaders.