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
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.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. 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.
South Fork Fest
June 2nd, 2020
Join South Fork Arts and Recreation for our 4th annual fundraiser, featuring Joe Craven & The Sometimers. South Fork Fest will be a festive gathering to celebrate the wonderful communities of Coloma and Lotus. Join us at Earthtrek Campground from 5:30-10 PM for good food, beer, wine, music and company!
Tickets go on sale March 1, 2020. $15.00 per person 13 and over. 12 & under are free with adult admission.
Please no dogs.Learn MoreBuy Tickets
FREE Community Yoga Classes
Saturdays in July & August
Join Cali Collective for yoga on the river every Saturday throughout July & August at 5:30 pm at Camp Lotus, 5461 Bassi Rd. Check-in at the camp store for site #. Parking $4. (530)426-2820 or email@example.com for more info.
Coloma Lotus Community Celebration
September 12th, 2020
Come celebrate our river and our community!Event Website
Date: September 12-13, 2020
Venue: 7900 S Fork Rd, Placerville, CA 95667 | South Fork American River
More info: https://www.cwwcollective.com/community-celebration
● Downriver fun races
● Live music by Boot Juice
● Games & activities for kids
● Food by Sierra Rizing with cold refreshments
● Camping on the river
Proceeds to benefit our Community Outreach Project
For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coloma Gold Rush Live
October 9-11, 2020
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
Pumpkins on the Bridge
October 30, 2020
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, 2020
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…….
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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 12-13, 2020
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.