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Be sure to book your rooms in advance. In addition to hotels, motels and B&B’s there are also several local accommodations available on VRBo.com and Airbnb.com. This year’s Lodging Hosts are Outside Inn, Broad Street Inn, and Inn Town Campground.
For more information about lodging, dining, and recreation in Nevada County please visit the following sites:
Nevada City, CA is located between Sacramento and Truckee. The nearest airports are Reno, NV and Sacramento, CA. We are 2 hours West of Reno and 1.5 hours North East of Sacramento.
Take I-80 east to Auburn. Exit in Auburn at Hwy 49 towards Grass Valley & Nevada City. Follow 49 about 26 miles to Grass Valley & Nevada City. Go past Grass Valley and into Nevada City. Exit Broad Street and turn left over the freeway.
Take I-80 past Truckee. Past Donner Summit WHERE I-80 and Hwy 20 meet, exit on Hwy 20 towards Nevada City. Follow down into Nevada City. Exit Coyote Street and turn left. Follow down past post office, to 2nd stop sign. Turn right on Broad Street.
Follow Hwy 20 from I-5 through Yuba City and Maysville and into Grass Valley. Merge onto Hwy 20/49 towards Nevada City. In Nevada City, exit Broad Street and turn left over the freeway.
For decades the beautiful gold rush-era town of Nevada City, California has been home to a host of world-renowned musicians, poets, and visual artists, and makes for a welcoming and lively setting for this showcase of creative independent filmmaking.
In 2017, the California Arts Council selected 14 districts to serve as California’s inaugural state-designated Cultural Districts. Nevada County was bestowed the great honor of being home to 2 of the 14 districts – Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee. Click for more on our cultural districts.
Between them, Grass Valley and Nevada City are home to the Nevada Theatre, the oldest theater in California, and over 100 arts-related organizations producing upwards of a thousand events a year, scores of annual festivals, street fairs, art walks and studio tours, and a generous base of artists and makers.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered to be among the best-preserved towns of the West.
All Nevada City Film Festival venues are within walking distance or a short drive with separate parking lots.
You’re going to love it. The meters are 25c for 2 hours and there’s parking at all the venues. If it’s crowded you may have to park on a side street and walk 3 minutes to your venue… See?