Wakamatsu Colony Festival — May, 2014
Enjoy Taiko drummers, sword demonstrations, Japanese folk music and dancing, traditional Japanese arts and crafts, history, and hay wagon tours. Sake, wine and sushi tasting. This fundraiser supports and honors the site of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, the first known Japanese colony in North America. At the Graner House, Cold Springs Road, Gold Hill.
American River Trailfest — June 8, 2014
Enjoy live performances, great food, local wines & beers, silent and live auctions, and activities for kids to help generate funds for the South Fork American River Trail at this benefit for the American River Conservancy. This year’s event will take place at EarthTrek’s Camp in River Park Village located on Hwy 49 in Lotus. For more information call (530) 621-1224.
33nd Annual American River Festival — September 12 - 14, 2014
7th Annual American River Music Festival — September 12 - 14, 2014
Bringing you the finest in American roots music, the 2012 festival presented over 25 performances, including Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Dangermuffin Tony Furtado, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Tom Russell, Wheeler Brothers, Ray Bonneville with Nina Gerber, the Joe Craven Trio, Birds of Chicago, Rita Hosking, Cousin Jack and more. Music will be at the riverfront main stage in Henningsen Lotus Park and at three riverfront campgrounds. Enjoy kids’ activities, art vendors, live art, music jams, dancing, a Friday night showcase, freshly prepared food, local beverages and much more. Several different ticket packages are available. For more information, call (530) 622-6044.