River Tunes — July 24 - 28, 2016
Enjoy three and a half days of acoustic music instruction from instructors who come here from all over the United States. (707) 678-1351.
Mother Lode Century — September 10, 2016
September 10, 2017 Motherlode Century Fall Classic
Rolling through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards the 6th Annual Motherlode Century fulfills what avid cyclists search for. The 35 mile (2,824’ of climbing) loop provides a sampling of all the good elements of riding in the Gold Country, while the 66 mile (6,430′ gain), 82 mile, and 95 mile (9,177′ gain) routes add a remote canyon with two rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. Attentive SAG support ensures riders a comfortable experience, and everyone will enjoy well stocked aid stations, a big lunch (66 – 95 mile riders), and a delicious riverside dinner welcomes you at the finish. Post ride soak in the cool river, hot showers, massage, craft beers and local wines.
This ride helps support the Friends of El Dorado Trails, building trails throughout the County.
Our host venue American River Resort offers $10 camping, tent cabins, RV spaces and cabins to serve all your lodging needs; or try some of the other hotel and B&B’s. Other valley attractions include rafting, hiking in the State Park, and more wineries and breweries than you can visit in a weekend.
More information: Rob Swain 530-545-0698 motherlodecentury.com
10th Annual American River Music Festival — September 16 - 19, 2016
The American River Music Festival brings to the Coloma-Lotus Valley some of the best Roots Music performing artists in their field. Music will be at the riverfront main stage at Henningsen Lotus Park, in our three sponsoring riverfront campgrounds, on our river walk, our river trip, and Coloma hotspots. Enjoy fun kids’ activities, cool art vendors, live art, music jams, dance, a Friday night showcase, freshly prepared food and beverages and much more. Several different ticket packages are available. For more information, call (530) 622-6044.
Coloma Gold Rush Live — September 17 - 18, 2016
Come visit a living history encampment of the Gold Rush era. Pan for gold, listen to music of the miners, and hear the reenactors tell stories of the days of old. Call the museum at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park for more. (530) 622-3470
Historic Holiday Houses — November 25 - 26, 2016
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.
American River Festival — June 0 - 0, 2017
Sorry, folks, the 2015 American River Festival has been cancelled. There is talk of a spring 2017 revival but nothing is yet definite. Check the American River Festival website for updates. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with future festivals, contact the Coloma Lotus Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org