Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour Coloma — January 30 - 31, 2016
The 2nd Annual Wild and Scenic On Tour Coloma is happening Saturday January 30th and 31st 2106 at the Coloma Grange from noon to 8pm each day. This film festival includes kids films, workshops and forums, open house with live music from Tamra Godey, Native American Storytelling by Cosumnes Culture and Waterway’s Kim Petree and 150 minutes of films from a selection of 2015 films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City. For a list of featured films, more information and to buy tickets please visit www.arconservancy.org/
Mother Lode Century — April 30, 2016Motherlode Century Spring Classic
Rolling through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards the 5th Annual Motherlode Century fulfills what avid cyclists search for. The 35 mile (2,824’ of climbing) loop provides a sampling of all the good elements of riding in the Gold Country, while the 66 mile (6,430′ gain), 82 mile, and 95 mile (9,177′ gain) routes add a remote canyon with two rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. Attentive SAG support ensures riders a comfortable experience, and everyone will enjoy well stocked aid stations, a big lunch (66 – 97 mile riders), and delicious riverside dinner with live music. Post ride soak in the cool river, hot showers, massage, craft beers and local wines welcome you at the finish.Our host venue offers $10 camping, tent cabins, RV spaces and cabins to serve all your lodging needs; or try some of the local hotels and B&B’s. Other valley attractions include rafting, hiking in the State Park, and more wineries and breweries than you can visit in a weekend.This ride helps support the Friends of El Dorado Trails, and we welcome groups with discounts and trip planning services.More information: 530-545-0698;
River Tunes — July 24 - 28, 2016
Enjoy three and a half days of acoustic music instruction from instructors who come here from all over the United States. (707) 678-1351.
Lobster on the River — September, 2016
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.
10th Annual American River Music Festival — September 16 - 19, 2016
The American River Music Festival brings to the Coloma-Lotus Valley some of the best Roots Music performing artists in their field. 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.
Coloma Gold Rush Live — September 17 - 18, 2016
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