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
American River Legacy Celebration
October 27, 2018
An Evening to Benefit the American River Conservancy & Friends of the River
6:00 – 9:30
Gold Trail Grange Ballroom
319 Highway 49
Coloma, CA 95613
Join us at the Gold Trail Grange Ballroom for an evening to benefit two organizations vital to preserving the South Fork of the American River that flows through the Coloma Valley – the American River Conservancy and Friends of the River.
The evening will kick off with the multi-platinum music of Nancy Cassidy with special guests Ed Tree and Jim Klotz. The festivities will continue with the local premiere of Patagonia’s film “Blue Heart”; the battle to preserve the free-flowing rivers of the Balkans. Beer and wine will be available in the Mirror Room Bar and delicious snacks and desserts will be available for sale.
Children 12 and under Free.
Pumpkins on the Bridge
October 30, 2018
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.
With the completion of the new Hwy 49 Bridge and it grand rails the community is looking to place a new record of pumpkins on the bridge. We have reach the mid 300’s in the past. This year our goal is 400+.
Come join in the fun, bring your carved pumpkin(s) and candles to the bridge after dusk on Tuesday, October 30th. Come back the next night & replace your candle with a fresh one for Halloweens eve.
Sierra Rizing Bakery will be ope and serving up dinner, pumpkin carving & a doggie costume contest.
At the Gold Trail Grange on Sunday, Oct 28th at the monthly potluck, kids are encouraged to bring their pumpkins to work on their carving.
Good Times are Had By All. This is a free event and is family friendly.
Clean up crew please report to the bridge on Thursday, Nov 1st 9am
If you have animals that eat pumpkin please on 11/1 come help yourself to them.
Art On the Divide Gallery
If Walls Could Talk.
Art On the Divide Gallery features mixed media art of Peggy Depue, Guest Artist for October. Visit AODC during October, Friday-Sunday between 10 and 5. The public is invited to a “meet the artist” reception and garden party on October 7th 1 to 4pm.
6295 Main Street, Georgetown.Learn More
For information, call 333-2787 or visit the website at http://www.artonthedivide.com
Coloma Lotus Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1st, 2018
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…….
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
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.
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.
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) 622-3470Learn More