• Gold Discovery Day — January 24, 2014

    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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  • Easter Egg Hunt — April 19, 2014

    Community Easter Egg HuntThis year marks the 15th annual Coloma-Lotus Community Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic. The egg hunt starts at noon 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 10, 2014

    This annual scenic bicycling event features three options to choose from, a mild 28, a challenging 64 and wild 100-mile routes. There will be SAG support, meals, snacks and a riverside post-ride BBQ served along the American River. This ride helps support the American River Conservancy and El Dorado Trail. event website

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  • 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.

    2014 is the American River Conservancy’s 25th anniversary, which makes this a particularly special year for us. TrailFest donations will help fund several projects in 2014 and 2015. One such project is the completion of a trailhead and trail connection at Salmon Falls Ranch, another is the creation of a connector trail between Henningsen Lotus Park and Monroe Ridge Trail in partnership with Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and El Dorado County. The third major project is ongoing maintenance of existing trails that are part of the SFAR trail system. ARC has retained ownership to 3 parcels of land that provide trail connectivity between BLM-owned parcels.

    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.
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  • River Tunes — July 27 - 31, 2014

    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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  • 33rd Annual American River Festival — September, 2014

    slalom kayaker in American River Festival 2012The American River Festival is one of the longest running whitewater festivals in the country. See the ARF website for registration and detailed schedules.
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  • Lobster on the River — September 6, 2014

    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.

  • 8th Annual American River Music Festival — September 12 - 14, 2014

    Roy Rogers, headliner for American River Music Festival, Coloma

    Bringing you the finest in roots music, the 2014 festival will present over 25 performances in 10 locations throughout our friendly river town.   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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  • Coloma Gold Rush Live — October 9 - 12, 2014

    tent city at Coloma Gold Rush LiveExperience life as it was during the 1850 California Gold Rush era. Enjoy live music, live history tent encampments, historic trade demonstrations, and a merchants market. There is gold panning for kids and adults, as well as sawmill demonstrations and historic reenactments —you will feel like you are rubbing shoulders with the adventurers and historical figures who helped create the worldwide rush to California.
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  • Historic Holiday Houses — November 29, 2014

    Enjoy the magic of the holidays combined with the rich history of the Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park for this great Seasonal event. The State park and the Gold Discovery Park Association have revived this classic event to get us in the holiday mood! It is a $5 fee to walk through the historic homes all decorated with Christmas cheer. The homes are open from 1-5 p.m.
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