• Living History Days
    2nd Saturday of each month

    girl learning to make rope at Marshall Park, Coloma

    Marshall Gold Discovery State Park presents a Living History Program on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This hands-on history day features many historical interpreters who come out to demonstrate different aspects of pioneer life during the Gold Rush. Visitors can experience candle dipping, meet the Mountain Men, chat with ladies doing their sewing or spinning, make some rope, help the carpenters saw a log, and ask the cooks “What’s fer lunch”. Each program also has a cultural or historic theme. For more information about the Living History days, please contact Marshall Gold Discovery State Park at 530-622-3470 or visit their website.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt
    April 20, 2019

    Easter Egg Hunt

    This year marks the 20th annual Coloma-Lotus Community Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic. The egg hunt starts at 11 AM in the meadow at the Sawmill 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 Business Council, Gold Trail Grange #452, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, local business and families.

  • South Fork FilmFest
    June 1, 2019

    South Fork Filmfest

    The 3rd annual South Fork film festival will again feature the best of river paddlesports from the Sierra Nevada to the East Coast to exotic international locales. Showcasing work from local amateur filmmakers and accomplished professionals from around the world, South Fork FilmFest will highlight the thrill and joy of whitewater paddling. See our FilmFest trailer on YouTube for an advance look!

    FilmFest runs from 5 PM to 10 PM at the Gold Trail Grange in Coloma, CA. 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 go to maintaining the Grange as a Coloma-Lotus community hall and restoring the Grange riverfront.

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  • SFA - Chili Bar Section River Clean Up
    August 8th, 2019

    SFA River Cleanup (Chili Bar Run- Upper)

    It’s finally time! American River Conservancy and the ED County Parks Division are hosting two cleanup events along the South Fork American River this summer!
    Mother Nature has done her part in washing down natural and unnatural debris from the shores of the South Fork American River; now it’s our turn to remove the trash! Raft some exciting Class III rapids and volunteer for one (or all!) of this year’s River Cleanups. Due to the nature of the South Fork American River cleanups, we ask that only volunteers with previous boating experience participate. BYO-PFD: Please bring your own personal flotation device! You must have a life jacket or equivalent to participate with on river activities. Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the events.

    The corridor along the South Fork American River is very diverse, both in habitat types and wildlife species. 117 different bird species use this area throughout the year and plastic and sharp metal debris can hurt them, along with the fish and other aquatic wildlife in the river itself! Please help us keep our rivers clean so they can be a recreation center recreational resource for many more years to come.

    Note: If you and the family would like to help us keep our rivers pristine but do not have boating experience, please check out the Great Sierra River Clean Up and sign up today!

    Thursday, August 8th – Upper South Fork

    (Chili Bar Run) 8 am to 3 pm
    Meet at 8 am at Marshal Gold Discovery State Park for the shuttle up to Chili Bar

    Please contact Taylor Faye: Stewardship@ARConservancy.org  or (530) 621-1224 to RSVP for these cleanups– Spaces on rafts are limited! Please let us know if you are willing and able to bring your own raft or watercraft.

  • SFA Low Water Clean Up
    September 4th, 2019

    SFA Low Water Wednesday River Cleanup (Marshall Gold to Mother Lode)

    It’s finally time! American River Conservancy and the ED County Parks Division are hosting two cleanup events along the South Fork American River this summer!
    Mother Nature has done her part in washing down natural and unnatural debris from the shores of the South Fork American River; now it’s our turn to remove the trash! Raft some exciting Class III rapids and volunteer for one (or all!) of this year’s River Cleanups. Due to the nature of the South Fork American River cleanups, we ask that only volunteers with previous boating experience participate in the river. BYO-PFD: Please bring your own personal flotation device! You must have a life jacket or equivalent to participate with on river activities. Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the events.

    The corridor along the South Fork American River is very diverse, both in habitat types and wildlife species. 117 different bird species use this area throughout the year and plastic and sharp metal debris can hurt them, along with the fish and other aquatic wildlife in the river itself! Please help us keep our rivers clean so they can be a recreation center recreational resource for many more years to come.

    Wednesday, September 4th (early afternoon) – Low Water Wednesday

    (Coloma to Mother Lode) Family-friendly, no experience required! 
    If you join us on the water either from Marshal Gold down to Henningsen Lotus Park(HLP), or HLP down to Mother Lode in a kayak, inner tube or snorkel, and wet suit, please be at HLP at 1 pm. For those of you that would like to walk/wade/swim over from HLP up to the Coloma-Lotus bridge and back, please join us at 3 pm.

    Please contact Taylor Faye: Stewardship@ARConservancy.org  or (530) 621-1224 to RSVP for these cleanups– Spaces on rafts are limited! Please let us know if you are willing and able to bring your own raft or watercraft. Walking and wading space not-limited. Please contact us if you are not able to participate in the cleanup but would like to join our community potluck/BBQ- you are welcome!

  • Coloma Lotus Community Celebration
    September 14th, 2019

    Come celebrate our river and our community with Cali Collective on September 14 at the Nugget Campground! Festivities include – family rafting trips and downriver races on the South Fork American, music by Boot Juice Jams, games for kids, food, camping and live performances by local artists! Costumes highly encouraged. Prizes by Kokatat, Immersion Research, Astral, Sweet, Yeti, Werner and more! Proceeds to benefit the CWWC Community Outreach Project. More info at https://www.cwwcollective.com/community-celebration

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  • Coloma Gold Rush Live
    October 11-13, 2019

    Come visit a living history encampment of the Gold Rush era. Pan for gold, listen to music of the miners, and hear the re-enactors tell stories of the days of old. Call the museum at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park for more. (530) 622-3470

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  • Pumpkins on the Bridge
    October 30, 2019

    It was once said that Pumpkins on the bridge started as a way to get rid of the evidence of trickery. A family woke up to lots of pumpkins placed in their yard one day. They decided to move them to the bridge. As so the legacy began and is still strong today.

    Come join in the fun, bring your carved pumpkin(s) and candles to the bridge after dusk on October 30th. Come back the next night & replace your candle with a fresh one for Halloweens eve.

    Good Times are Had By All. This is a free event and is family friendly.

    Clean up crew please report to the bridge on Nov 1st at 8am

    If you have animals that eat pumpkin please on 11/1 by 9am come help yourself to them.

     

  • Coloma Lotus Christmas Tree Lighting
    December 1st, 2019

    Please join us on the beach at Earthtrek to light up the Christmas Tree and ring in the holiday season.

    Hang out around the campfire, do some Christmas Caroling and who knows maybe Santa will show up…….

    Sunday, December 1st, 2019

    6:00-7:30 pm

    This is a family friendly event.

    Parking available up top by Squally’s, walk down the dirt road between the bridge & Squally’s to access the lower lot.

  • Christmas in Coloma & Historic Holiday Houses
    December 14-15, 2019

    Christmas in Coloma is back! Join us for this traditional family holiday event.

    Live Music, Wreath Making, Games and Crafts, Carriage Rides, Campfire, Refreshments, and more. Historic Holiday House Tours: Visit 13 historic park buildings decorated for the holidays. Docents in period attire provide the history of each building and its inhabitants.

    Parking $8. House tour $5 per person (age 5 and under free).

    Don’t miss the Holiday Bazaar at the Historic Gold Trail Grange.

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  • Holiday Bazaar
    December 14-15, 2019

    Holiday Bazaar:
    At the Gold Trail Grange Located in beautiful downtown Coloma CA
    December 14th & 15th, 2019.
    Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

    Come find that perfect one of a kind Christmas gift at the Gold Trail Grange annual Holiday Bazaar.

    Vendor space available for the bazaar. Contact Teal at sierrarizing@yahoo.com

  • Gold Discovery Day
    January 25, 2020

    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. Join us in celebration on Saturday, January 25th 2020 -Time: 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.

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