Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and join Music in the Mountains for Patriotic Pops on July 3 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The MIM Chorus and 65-piece Orchestra all come together in this patriotic program to perform famous works of patriotic music. In addition to the music, this popular community event includes patriotic festivities such the Marine Color Guard, a fly over from planes from Beale Air Force Base, picnicking, food trucks, colorful outfits and decorations, and a few other surprises. Tickets are available at the gate or at musicinthemountains.org. Photo by Kial James.