Living History Days
2nd Saturday of each month
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.Learn More
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash Concert
April 21, 2018
Gold Trail Grange is excited to bring this outstanding band back to Coloma. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure Americana heart and soul”, The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. The historic Grange hall has a long tradition of hosting Americana, Blue Grass and Alt-Country music and is an outstanding venue for dancing on its polished wood floors. Snacks, beer, wine and spirits will be available for purchase. Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8. Tickets ($15 advance/$20 at the door) are on sale at Sierra Rizing or online at the link below.Buy Tickets
Dangermuffin in Concert
May 19, 2018
Dangermuffin is returning to the Gold Trail Grange. This eclectic quartet weaves lyrical themes of sea, sun, and spiritual connection with Americana, Island influenced, Folk and Jam grooves. The band’s live show swims between tasty acoustic, and rockin’ electric sounds. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Cost is $15.00. Get your tickets at Sierra Rizing, or online at the link below.Buy Tickets
South Fork FilmFest
June 2, 2018
The second 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.Learn More
Art On the Divide Gallery
Art on The Divide celebrates its 8th anniversary of the gallery’s opening with David Yapp, Watercolors and Oil Paintings, on display June 1- July 1. The public is invited to the Garden Party and Reception on June 10th from 1-5 p.m. Visit the gallery at 2pm, on Saturday, June 16 for a plein air painting demonstration by David he will explain the processes and techniques used to capture California’s beautiful mountain scenery in oils.
6295 Main Street, Georgetown.Learn More
For information, call 333-2787 or visit the website at http://www.artonthedivide.com
July 24th, 2018
Bridgefest will be a festive gathering to celebrate the completion of the Highway 49 Bridge and the wonderful communities of Coloma and Lotus. Join us at Earthtrek Campground from 6-10 PM for good food, beer, wine, music and company!
Funds raised from Bridgefest will go toward the Community Art Work Project that will be installed on the new retaining wall at Lotus Road and Hwy 49. Come see the preliminary design ideas and help support an exciting art sculpture partially made out of rebar from the old bridge.
Returning favorites from The American River Music Fest “The Mandy Fer and Dave McGraw Band” will be providing us with some wonderful tunes. You can see more about this great band HERE
National Night Out
August 7th, 2018
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP will be hosting National Night Out this year on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at the North Beach parking area from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The goal of National Night Out is for the local communities to come out and meet their local agencies, businesses, and public officers so that we all know what resources are available to us in emergencies. The focus is also on health and safety and being connected as a community.
For more information on this event please contact Marshall Gold Discovery State Park at 530-622-3470Learn More
Stargazing at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
August 12th, 2018
Come join us at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP as we take in the Perseid Meteor Shower! The Park is inviting visitors to join them on the field next to Park Headquarters building during the evening, to watch the meteors blaze across the sky. Feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, binoculars, telescopes and a picnic. This will be a very relaxed atmospher. Parking after 7pm free at the museum parking lot & the sawmill parking lot for this event.Learn More
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park at 530-622-3470
Coloma Gold Rush Live
October 12-14, 2018
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) 622-3470Learn More
Historic Holiday Houses
December 8-9, 2018
Visit the historic buildings in Coloma and hear its history told by costumed docents. Talk with Santa, play in the snow, and make a wreath for your door. For ticket information for the house tours, call the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park museum at (530) 622-3470.Learn More
Gold Discovery Day
January 26, 2019
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 26th 2019 -Time: 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.Learn More
Springtime Poppy Walk
With glowing orange fields overlooking the crystal water of the South Fork of the American River, the stunning contrasts and vibrant poppies are a sight few have the fortune of witnessing. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! The river trail is steep in places but has a good flat bed. Hiking to the flowers takes about 15-20 minutes. The river trail also has views of some of the earliest land that ARC protected around Triple Threat Rapid. Healthy snacks and punch will await your return to the house. Cost: $25 per person. Time: 2-5pm. Contact the American River Conservancy (ARC) for meeting location and to sign up. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224. Donations aid the Bill Center Memorial Fund supporting river frontage and trails.
Easter Egg Hunt
April 20, 2019
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.