• 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • 9th Annual American River Music Festival — September 18 - 21, 2015

    American River FestivalThe 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.

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  • 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.
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  • Coloma Gold Rush Live — October 10 - 11, 2015

    tent city at Coloma Gold Rush LiveCome 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
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  • 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.
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