Gold Discovery Day — January 24, 2013
(Check with the Park for details on which day we will be celebrating the gold discovery. If the official date does not fall on a weekend, we often move the celebration date.) 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. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Hwy 49 in Coloma. For more information call (530) 295- 2162 or (530) 622-3470. event website
Coloma Gold Rush Live — September 30, 2013
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. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. (530) 295-2170
Christmas in Coloma — November 30, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our annual old-fashioned Christmas Celebration features period crafts, music, strolling musicians, historic trade demonstrations, 19th-century children’s games, wreath making, and vendors featuring hand-made crafts and foods for sale. A visit from Santa Claus is a colorful highlight of the day. Snow pile if weather permits. The park’s historic buildings will also be open for visitors’ enjoyment. For more information call Marshall Gold Discovery State Park at (530) 295-2173 or see our Christmas in Coloma page.