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February 1, 2012
Mardi Gras festival for families coming to Nevada City

Families will be choosing from a long list of events and activities taking place over Presidents Day Weekend (Feb. 18-19). One don't-miss will be the 20th annual Mardi Gras in Nevada City.

Look for Cajun-themed food and drink, arts and crafts, and live entertainment at the two-day street fair. Headlining the celebration will be a masquerade ball, which sells out quickly, so it's wise to buy tickets ahead of time. The ball will begin at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St.; tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

The Mardi Gras parade will start at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 (wear your most colorful attire), followed by a family-oriented carnival ($5 adults, free for children).

For tickets and more information: (530) 265-2692, www.nevadacitychamber.com., www.miners foundry.org.

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