The 4th annual Village Market Day celebration will return to Nevada City on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 11am-5pm. This downtown celebration shines a spotlight on the area’s vibrant shopping district along with its burgeoning food, beer and wine scene–plus local entertainment. For one day only, downtown business will head to the streets for a sidewalk sale where visitors can take advantage of blowout shopping specials.

This is no ordinary sidewalk sale, in addition to dozens of brick-and-mortar shops there will also be eclectic vendors, nonprofits, street performers, kid’s activities and more. Nevada City’s shops and vendors will feature everything from vintage items, handmade and local homewares, clothing, jewelry, and world goods to musical instruments, garden treasures, rare books, and more.  Foodies will find delicious offerings such as Farm to Table, pub faire, artisan chocolates and ice cream. Art lovers can explore local galleries. History buffs can visit restored Victorians homes in our neighborhoods.

Village Market Day in Nevada City in 2021
Village Market Day in Nevada City in 2021

The highly revered and cutting-edge dance school, Universe City of Street Dance, led by Tzoul Chuen, will perform. Chuen believes that partner dancing when taught correctly can be extremely beneficial to one’s mental and emotional health and aims to bring those benefits to Nevada City with his performance. The mysterious Hobo Diva Psychic Poet will be typing up fortunes all day in front of the New York Hotel Building. The Hobo Diva is a psychic poet who teaches about the medicine found in nature and in ourselves through typing on the spot poems with her typewriter. Additionally, there will be live music throughout town.

“Village Market Day is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to head into town, catch up with one another, and enjoy the good weather,” says Eileen Jorgensen, owner of the Magic Carpet and event co-organizer. “It’s a reminder of the importance of celebrating community.” Crush Roller Shop will be hosting tie-dying from 1-4pm. For $20 anyone can tie-dye a Crush t-shirt, available in both youth and adult sizes. Kids can have their faces painted on lower Commercial Street all day long. Mountain Pastimes will host ongoing magic shows for kids from 12-4pm. Tarot artist and reader, Jessica Henry, will be providing readings on lower Commercial Street all day. We encourage the whole community to come out to join this wonderful celebration.

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About the Nevada City Chamber

Quaint, scenic & historic – Nevada City is an exuberant Victorian era city amid mountains, rivers, and forest. Known as the “Queen of the Mining Towns,” Nevada City is a true gem who lives up to her reputation, by brimming with beauty, culture, and history.  The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization formed in 1937 to support small businesses in Nevada City and the surrounding region by providing technical, business, and tourism support.