• Gold Discovery Day — January 21, 2017

    January 21, 2017 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.; January 24th marks the anniversary of James Marshall’s momentous discovery of gold in the tail race of Sutter’s Mill. This event is commemorated every year with living history, interactive period trade demonstrations, music and a Gold Rush Symposium featuring noted authors and scholars on gold rush history. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.

    Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

  • Opening day on the South Fork American River — April 8, 2017

    American Whitewater invites paddlers to the 5th Annual Opening Day of the South Fork American River Celebration organized by California Canoe & Kayak and Jackson Kayak. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 4th for a day full of whitewater clinics, free shuttles and BBQ/Party, complete with a raffle and chance to win some great river gear!

    Join us for Opening Day Saturday, April 8th on the River at the CCK Outpost in Coloma! Special thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous contributions and to all of you for coming out and participating in this fun and memorable whitewater event!

  • ARC’s Wild & Scenic Positive Power Film Festival Saturday, May 13th, 2017 — May 13, 2017

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Every Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action. Viewers are encouraged to transform into activists dedicated to saving our planet. We show short films that illustrate our Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work people are doing to protect it.

    American River Conservancy is hosting the 2017 on-tour festival with a special emphasis on positive stories.  Through their valiant and dedicated actions, average and extraordinary citizens are creating positive environmental change.  You can too.  The purpose of ARC’s Positive Power Film Festival is to inspire every viewer to commit to an environmental project, work undaunted toward positive results, and tell their stories to multiply the power of positive environmental change.

    Negativity is contagious. Positivity is a bug you want to catch!  American River Conservancy is hosting the 2017 on-tour festival focused on positive stories.  Average and extraordinary citizens are creating positive environmental change.  You can too.  Join this festival to boost your positivity.

    For Tickets: http://www.arconservancy.org/wild-scenic

    Saturday, May 13, 2017, Morning & Afternoon Sessions, Full Event is 9:30 to 3:30

    Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667

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  • Coloma Springtime River Festival — June 4, 2017

    Come join ARRA and kick off a great summer on Sunday, June 4th 2017 5:30-10:00pm at Earthtrek’s campground enjoy great Food, Live Music, Silent & Live Auction. Funds raised at this event will support American River Recreation Association a non-profit supporting river advocacy here on the South Fork of the American River. Tickets available online May 2017.

  • The South Fork Film Festival — June 10, 2017

    The South Fork Film Fest will be held June 10th 5 PM to 10 PM at the Gold Trail Grange in Coloma, CA.  The FilmFest celebrates all river recreation paddle sports with headliner films from the National Paddling Film Festival 2017 collection. Opening the FilmFest will be submitted short films and classic films from local community members.

    Tickets are $5, which includes a drink ticket, and from 5 to 6 PM children under 12 are free. There will be food for sale and a variety of beverages. Proceeds will go to maintaining the Grange as a Coloma-Lotus community hall and restoring the Grange riverfront.