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"Ladyfest is an all-day festival to showcase local female artists and celebrate female creativity in all its forms.

There are workshops all day long, with something for every Lady: Self-Defense, Clothing Design, Greening Your Life and Your Home, Event Planning, Acting, Creative Writing, Dance (Modern! Belly! African!), Seasonal Cooking with Local Food, Aromatherapy, Lotion-Making, Breast Cancer Prevention, and a Multi-Media Panel with women broadcasters, journalists and filmmakers.

At night there is a concert featuring the best of our local and regional Ladies: Agent Ribbons, Ricky Berger, Sasha and the Shamrocks, BEESHARQ, Coal Beautiere, MaMuse, and Catherine Scholz.

Ladyfest aims to provide a platform for a variety of arts disciplines while creating a space for the women in our community to meet, network, and explore ideas on how to work together on one another’s projects and strengthen our community.

Ladyfest is a benefit to a variety of local Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Support organizations.

The first ever Ladyfest was organized in Olympia, Washington in August 2000 with over 2000 people attending. Since then, the event has branched out into other urban centers such as Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, London, Dublin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Madrid, San Francisco, Toronto, Melbourne and more. Each festival is organized primarily by local volunteers and independent of other Ladyfest events in other states or countries. Most proceeds raised from each festival are donated to non-profit organizations." (


Nevada County, CA
United States
39° 15' 12.69" N, 121° 1' 11.6292" W