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
Coloma Gold Rush Live — October 9 - 12, 2014
Experience 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.
Historic Holiday Houses — November 29 - 30, 2014
Enjoy the magic of the holidays combined with the rich history of the Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park for this great Seasonal event. Take a tour of Coloma’s historic homes all dressed up for Christmas on Saturday November 29, and Sunday November 30. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and the Gold Discovery Park Association have teamed up to revive this classic event and get us in the holiday mood!
Your whole family can enjoy music, a campfire, wreath making, wagon rides, crafts and a visit with Santa. The entry fee of $8 per car gives you admission to the Park, museum, shops and vendors. (State Park annual passes are also accepted.) Additional fees may apply to some activities.
For an additional $7 you can purchase a wristband that allows you to tour inside the Historic Holiday Houses. For a group of 4 people the price drops to $25.00. For each additional person (beyond 4) the price is $3.50 per person. The homes are open from 10 AM to 4 PM.
This year the Gold Trail Grange #452 is hosting a “Holiday Market” to compliment “Historic Holiday Houses”. From 10-4 they will have over 16 quality local vendors, food and beverages. Working in conjunction with the other local businesses, like the Argonaut Cafe, the Grange is helping to revive the spirit of Christmas in Coloma!