Gold Discovery Day — January 24, 2015
Celebrate Marshall Gold Discovery State Park with historic demonstrations, tours, speakers, and Gold Rush music at this annual commemoration of the discovery of gold in the tailrace of Sutter’s Mill at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Hwy 49 in Coloma. event website
Easter Egg Hunt — April 4, 2015
This year marks the 16th annual Coloma-Lotus Community Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic. The egg hunt starts at 11 AM in the meadow behind Back Street in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. It’s open to local children ages 10 and under. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon in the Park. Sponsored by the Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce, Gold Trail Grange #452, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and local families.
Mother Lode Century — May 9, 2015
Rolling through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards the Motherlode Century guides you through Northern California’s most beautiful landscapes. The 34 mile (2,691’ of climbing) loop provides a sampling of all the good elements of riding in the Gold Country, while the 63 mile (6,036′ gain), 77 mile, 83 mile, and 97 mile (9,630′ gain) routes add a remote canyon with rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. Post ride soak in the cool river, hot showers, massage, craft beers and local wines await. SAG support ensures riders a comfortable experience and everyone will enjoy well stocked aid stations, a big lunch and delicious riverside dinner with live music following the ride. This ride helps support the Friends of El Dorado Trails. event website
River Tunes — July 26 - 30, 2015
Enjoy three and a half days of acoustic music instruction from instructors who come here from all over the United States. (707) 678-1351.
9th Annual American River Music Festival — September 18 - 21, 2015
The American River Music Festival brings to the Coloma-Lotus Valley some of the best Roots Music performing artists in their field. The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Dangermuffin, Shook Twins, David Luning and Songs of the Fall are just a few who will be appearing here in 2015. Music will be at the riverfront main stage at Henningsen Lotus Park, in our three sponsoring riverfront campgrounds, on our river walk, our river trip, and Coloma hotspots. Enjoy fun kids’ activities, cool art vendors, live art, music jams, dance, a Friday night showcase, freshly prepared food and beverages and much more. Several different ticket packages are available. For more information, call (530) 622-6044.
Lobster on the River — September 19, 2015
Each year Coloma Resort hosts “Lobster on the River.” Proceeds from this well-attended event benefit local projects, students, and organizations through the Placerville Rotary Club and the Placerville Soroptimist. Come enjoy live music and dancing under the stars set in a romantic setting right next to the river! Generous portions of lobster tails and or tender filet mignon with appetizers, clam chowder, fresh veggies and dessert are on the menu. For more information on this local charitable event call 530-621-2267.
Coloma Gold Rush Live — October 10 - 11, 2015
Come visit a living history encampment of the Gold Rush era. Pan for gold, listen to music of the miners, and hear the reenactors tell stories of the days of old. Call the museum at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park for more. (530) 622-3470
Historic Holiday Houses — November 27 - 28, 2015
Visit the historic buildings in Coloma and hear its history told by costumed docents. Talk with Santa, play in the snow, and make a wreath for your door. For ticket information for the house tours, call the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park museum at (530) 622-3470.
Springtime in Coloma - A 49er Extravaganza — May, 2016
Coloma and Marshall Gold Discovery Park are never more beautiful than in the spring. You’re invited to bring the family to the Park this Mother’s Day weekend to explore, picnic, and enjoy a variety of fun events. We’ll have wagon rides all weekend and a 49er tent town where you can step back in time and visit the Saloon or get your photo taken at The Portrait Studio.
This year marks the 125th Anniversary of Marshall’s Monument so there will be a ceremony hosted by the Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, at the monument on Saturday at 11:00 with a plaque dedication attended by many representatives from both organizations.
On Sunday you can treat your mom, your sweetheart or yourself to a Victorian Tea & Brunch for in the park at 11:00 am. Space is limited, so reserve your table online. We’ll have other great ways to treat your favorite people – pick up a bouquet of flowers in our Flower Shoppe or step into The Sweet Shoppe.
You’re also invited to an old-fashioned church service with hymns and a sermon offered by Reverend Cool at 10:00 on Sunday at the historic Emmanuel Church. The Living History mini Tent City will be part of the event both days from 10:00 – 4:00. For more information, call (530) 344-1895 or (530) 622-3470.