Nevada City Film Festival

Nevada City, CA, is home to the “Sundance of the Sierra” also known to locals as the Nevada City Film Festival! From September 8-15, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to this beautiful historic town in the Sierra Foothills.  The week-long celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, includes film screeningsworkshops, a VR and multi-media pavilion, music concerts, live comedy with Eric Wareheim, after parties, and more!  Who’s excited about seeing Bill Nye, the Science Guy?

Spend your days swimming in one of Nevada County’s many gorgeous lakes or at the mighty Yuba River; mountain biking or hiking along miles of scenic trails; shopping local boutiques for unique handmade items; or enjoying local craft beer and wine at one of our downtown restaurants. And in the evenings enjoy world class films and entertainment in a truly festive setting.

Other happenings during film festival weekend include the 51st annual Constitution Day Parade featuring the world famous Marching Presidents, in addition to the Revolutionary War Living History at Pioneer Park, the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek, and a free Nevada County Concert Band outdoor concert in the downtown historic district. 

Want to win a stay and play package?  The Nevada City Film Festival and the Inn Town Campground have teamed up to bring you a package that includes: 2 night’s camping at the Inn Town Campground and 2 Festival Passes to the 17th Annual Nevada City Film Festival, a total value of $300.  Package is only good September 7-16, 2017.  Post a comment on the Outside Inn’s blog for your chance to win, winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 6th.  And for those who are interested in the stay and play package, there’s currently a special on the Inn Town Campground’s reservation system, get 2 nights of camping and 2 Nevada City Film Festival passes for $160.  Click here to book your tent camping reservation now.  Or if you just want individual tickets or a festival pass, click here.  *Edited to say the winner is Wes.

© 2017 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Kial James Photography, Erin Thiem and Zach Haller

15 replies
  1. Rhonda Apicella
    Rhonda Apicella says:

    I’d love to win a stay and play for the NC Film Festival! It”s marvelous, and I obviously love the Inn Town Campground 🙂

  2. Susan Bernstein
    Susan Bernstein says:

    Thanks for the reminder about the film festival! You guys are so gracious about sharing what’s happening in the area. From the first time that I stayed with you — hmm, 2-3 years ago – I’ve always found your staff a wealth of knowledge about what’s happening in and around Nevada City! I’d be so honored to try out your new campground and win tickets for the film festival! Drove by the last time I stayed with you and the campground is well located and super clean and friendly. Thanks for all you do, with spunk and warmth, too!

  3. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    Oh my, this sounds like so much fun and my kind of stay and play!

    With closing the books, preparing for the Single Audit and auditors all summer long at work, I have not had the time to take anytime off work this summer to have a few days of fun and recharge.

  4. Katie Apicella
    Katie Apicella says:

    I have been staying at the Outside Inn since I was a little girl, and now that I’m a freshman in college, I could use a film festival/Inn Town Campground getaway for me and my Mom.


  5. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    I really do think that this would be a wonderful gift for my birthday, so I’m going to leave this comment and hope that I will so that I can share my love of this festival with my hubs.

  6. JT Teerlink
    JT Teerlink says:

    Camping and films! What a great giveaway! The weather should be perfect for some Yuba swimming and mountain biking too!

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