Town of Paradise

Gold Nugget Days

Gold Nugget Days celebrate finding a 54 - pound gold nugget in 1859.  The celebration began in 1959 and has continued every year since.  The celebration of the discovery of the Dogtown nugget takes place in late April each year.  

Gold Nugget Days holds a parade with a contest for best entry, as well as a children's costume contest, Melodrama, Sunday at the Museum, Donkey Derby, Highlanders and Miners Ball, and the Miss Gold Nugget Pageant.  

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