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 the 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
Coloma Lotus Community Celebration
October 2, 2021Community CelebrationCome celebrate our river and our community with California Watersport Collective – October 2-3, 2021 on the South Fork American. The event schedule includes downriver fun races, music, food, camping, and kids’ activities. Awards for best costumes. Prizes by Pyranha, Kokatat, YETI, Immersion Research, Sweet Protection, Werner & more!More info:.Event Website
Coloma Gold Rush Live
October 8-10, 2021
Coloma Gold Rush Live 2021: October 8-10
Coloma Gold Rush Live is back in 2021! Join us for the rebirth of this 3-day event and take a walk back in time. Explore our re-creation of an 1850 tent town and visit a mining camp, assay/claims office, gambling hall, general store, blacksmith, carpentry shop, laundry, bakery, and more!
At Coloma Gold Rush Live, visitors will be taken back in time to learn about incredible journeys, discoveries, and disappointments. You’ll be able to register your claim at the Assay/Claims Office, procure supplies at the General Store, or find a place to bunk down and eat at the Boarding House. If you’ve just come in from the mines, head on over to the Barber/Bath House to clean up, then pick up a fresh shirt at the Laundry before heading over to the Saloon.
Coloma Gold Rush Live is made possible thanks to our partnership with the Gold Discovery Park Association. Admission to the event is free, but parking is $15 per vehicle. For more information, call (530) 622-3470.Learn More
Pumpkins on the Bridge
October 30, 2021
Please bring and wear a mask and respect social distancing during this event.
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 8:30 am
If you have animals that eat pumpkin please on the bridge by 9:30 am on 11/1/2020 come help yourself to them.
Coloma Lotus Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1st, 2021
Please join us on the bridge to light up the Christmas Tree at 6 pm. Due to Covid-19, this will be a very low-key event.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2021
Parking is available up top by Whitewater Pizza, walk out on the bridge, and watch it all come to light.
Please remember to keep social distancing & wear your face mask to help prevent the spread of Covid-19
Christmas in Coloma & Historic Holiday Houses
December 11-12, 2021
Christmas in Coloma is back! Join us for this traditional family holiday event.
Live Music, Wreath Making, Games and Crafts, Carriage Rides, campfires, Refreshments, and more. Historic Holiday House Tours: Visit 12 historic park buildings decorated for the holidays. Docents in period attire provide the history of each building and its inhabitants.
Parking is $10. House tour $5 per person (age 5 and under free).