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Events 2016

Denny's Cruise Night

May - October - First Thursday of every month.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
681 Newcastle Road
Newcastle, CA 916 663-2179

May - October - Denny's Cruise Night - sponsored by Newcastle Golden Spike Lion's Club

First Thursday of every month.

Music on the Beach
Every Friday June 17-September 2 (excluding July 1 & Aug. 12)
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
8401 N. Lake Blvd
Kings Beach, CA 96143
530 546-9000

Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Concerts take place at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and start at approximately 6:30pm (6:00pm on Aug. 19, Aug. 26 & Sept. 2). Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, 14 Hands wine, and soda will be available for purchase from 6-9pm. There will be food available for purchase. Please no outside alcohol or pets.

2016 Music on the Beach Lineup June 17 - The Blues Monsters June 24 - The Wrinkle July 8 - Coburn Station July 15 - Sneaky Creatures July 22 - Abalone Grey July 29 - Buddy Emmer Blues Band August 5 - Paul David and the Drivers August 19 - Miss Lonely Hearts August 26 - Forget the Roses September 2 - Achilles Wheel

California and the Civil War History Exhibit

Open every day except holidays
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free admission
Placer County Museum
Auburn Courthouse
101 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 889-6500

Part Two of California and the Civil War open now at the Placer County Courthouse Museum in Auburn.

Illustrated panels created by guest curators Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins focus on stories of daring Rebels and determined Unionists who vied for California's allegiance.

Downtown Tuesday Nights (Roseville):
Every Tuesday Night
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Roseville
Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916 726-7404

This family friendly community event is free and open to everyone! Every Tuesday night in July we close down much of Vernon Street to bring in over 100 vendors, live entertainment, great bands, a kids fun zone, a wonderful farmer's market, delicious foods, Classic Car Show, a beer garden and much more. Downtown Tuesday Nights has won numerous awards and is frequently voted the most popular community activity of the year, bringing in thousands of visitors each week. There is something for everyone and many of our merchants stay open late to accommodate the crowds!

Every Saturday at 10am:
For the Docent-led Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn, meet at 10am each Saturday - rain or shine, at the Courthouse Museum, 101 Maple Street (in the Courthouse at Lincoln Way & Maple St).  The tour takes approximately one hour, depending on the interests of the participants.  Organized group tours are available upon request.  For more information, contact the Museums Division of Placer County at (530) 889-6500 or visit their website for more information.

Farmers' Market at The Fountains in Roseville

Every Tuesday Year-Round!
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fountains at Roseville
Roseville Parkway and Galleria Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678

Farmers' Market in Old Town Auburn

Every Saturday Year-Round!
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn Folsom Road at Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603 530 823-6183

Wednesdays January 13 - Dec. 28:
Mel's Diner Weekly Classic Car Cruise Night

Jan 13, 2016 to Dec 28, 2016
Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mel's Diner
1730 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA 95603

Pre-1976 classic cars and special edition cars welcome.
Bring your classic car and get 20 percent off meal inside Mel's.

4th Sunday, every month:
Hand Pickin Emporium host every 4th Sunday of the month our OUTDOOR PICKERS MARKET.  We are packed with Antique, Vintage, Upcycle, Food and Fun.  Come see what everyone has been talking about. 7:00am - 3:00 pm. 4155 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA 95677

Info: 916-626-0367.

June 18 - 26:

Alpenglow Mountain Festival

Jun 18, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
See website for schedule of events!
Tahoe City, CA
530 583-6917

The Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a bi-annual, ten day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, film and more.

Exploring some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer, the event is the only mountain lifestyle event in North America that is mostly free and community-centric.

Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival has been designed to inspire participants to enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe's playground with friends and family.

June 23 - 26:

Placer County Fair

Jun 23, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
See website for complete schedule of events.
Placer County Fair & Event Center
800 All America City Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
916 786-2023

The Placer County Fair and Events Center has a long history of tradition, family fun, and community-oriented spirit. Each year, the fair brings families back to a fun place unlike any other with carnival games and rides, tasty and unique foods, and entertainment for all ages.

June 24:

Loomis Friday Family Fest

Summer Friday evenings
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Loomis Train Depot Parking Lot
5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd.
Loomis, CA
View Map
The NEW Friday Family Fest dates are June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. 6-9p.m.
Outdoor Movie Nights
Live Music
Great Food & Drinks
Kids Activities & Bounce Houses

June 25:

Treasures & Trailers

Jun 25, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-5030

Third annual vintage market and trailer show presented by Vintage Redeemed!

June 25 - 26:

Western States Endurance 100-Mile Race

Jun 25, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
See website for details.
Squaw Valley to Auburn, CA

The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world's oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and ending 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California, Western States, in the decades since its inception in 1974, has come to represent one of the ultimate endurance tests in the world.

June 26:

time: '10:00am-4:00pm'
location: 'Gatekeeper's Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA'
fee: 'free'

Do you have any historical photographs or visual materials of the Tahoe area? If you do, or if you'd just like to learn more about the archival resources that document this community's rich history, come visit the North Lake Tahoe Digitization Day this summer. This one-day event offers a chance for community members and visitors to bring in historical visual materials documenting the region and have those materials digitized according to professional archival standards. In return, participants will have the option to donate a digital copy of these materials for inclusion in the NLTHS's database, providing public access to anyone interested in researching North Lake Tahoe's cultural history. In addition to the digitization services, the program will offer presentations by historian Carol Jensen, photographer Peter Goin, and photograph archivists Kimberly Roberts and Katrina Windon.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and the University of Nevada, Reno's Photography Program are excited to collaborate on this venture. The NLTHS has proudly served the North Lake Tahoe community for 35 years, and is offering a slate of programming centered around photography in the Tahoe basin throughout the year. This event offers an opportunity for community members to contribute to the NLTHS's collections and become more involved in the process of preserving and promoting the region's rich history. This collaborative event has been made possible in part by a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please see

June 28 - July 4:

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Nicolaus Shopping Center
Fireworks for Sale

Kiwanis Club of Lincoln Foothills
TNT Fireworks Stand
June 28-July 4,2016 - 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
"Serving The Children of Lincoln"
Huge selection of awesome Fireworks Fountains and Assortments!
Guaranteed to bring tons of fun and excitement to any 4th of July celebration!
Nicolaus Shopping Center
2270 Nicolaus Road, Lincoln, CA
Between Joiner Parkway & Nelson Lane

July 3:

Colfax 3rd Of July Independence Day Celebration

Jul 03, 2016
Noon - 10 P.M.
Main Street
Colfax, Ca 95713

-10am Vendor Check In
-Noon Event Starts!
-4pm Little Patriots Parade (Put On By The Mommy Mash-Up Group)
-5pm Main Parade (Put On By The Lions Club)
-After Dark Fireworks!

July 3:

July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party

Jul 03, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
North Tahoe Event Center & Kings Beach State Recreation Area
8318 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
530 546-9000

The 2016 July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party will take place at the North Tahoe Event Center right on the beach at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The event will include food trucks & vendors, a beer/wine and mixed drink garden, free watermelon eating, sand castle building and patriotic costume contests, games, music, fireworks glow toys, souvenirs and more! Admission to the Beach Party is FREE! We hope you will join us on Sunday for a fun day of festivities. For more information about the event and festivities, please visit Preferred seating for Fireworks will be available soon.

Foresthill's Independence Day Parade & Celebration
Jul 04, 2016
10 a.m.
Downtown Foresthill
Main Street
Foresthill, CA

Celebration kicks off with a parade up Main Street at 10 am followed by festivities at Memorial Park including food, fun, games, music and more. Don't miss out on this Old Fashioned - Family Fun Event!


Auburn Fourth of July

Jul 04, 2016
Starts at 7 a.m.
Streets of Old Town Auburn
Auburn, CA 95603
530 888-1585

Independence Day in Old Town Auburn !

Start off by chowing down pancakes lovingly prepared by the Auburn Fire Department.
Their Annual Pancake Breakfast is served from 7am to 11am in the Bootlegger's parking lot.
Cost is $7 for pancakes, bacon and eggs and juice.

Then get the kids ready to burn off some of those carbs with our traditional old fashion kid's games from 9am to noon.
Get ready to rumble with foot races, gunny sack race, shoe race, barrel hoop roll, watermelon eating contest, Tug O' War, piñatas, and water balloon toss.
And of course, we can't forget our now famous Greased Pole climb!
The money is at the top!
Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the game winners.
And Sno-cones will be available to cool you down from that inevitable 4th of July heat.
This is a good, old fashioned family event in Old Town Auburn.
Bring your family, a chair or blanket and sunscreen and enjoy a full-filled morning!
Hosted by Uncle Sam.

Roseville Fourth of July Celebration

Jul 04, 2016
Placer County Fair & Events Center
800 All America City Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678

Last year was our first official year going all out for 4th of July, with a live band, concessionaires, mechanical bull, pony rides, air jumpers and, of course, a spectacular fireworks show to conclude the evening!! This year we are looking to grow and expand our Annual Fourth of July Celebration so we can continue this wonderful family, friendly event for many more years to come.


Auburn Family 4th

Jul 04, 2016
See website for a detailed schedule of events.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 888-7100

Celebrate! Dance to the music! It's time once again to commemorate our nation's birthday. And once again the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting Independence Day festivities. We join Americans across the country in exalting the personal freedoms we enjoy and honoring the dedication and sacrifice of the many who made those freedoms possible.

Thousands will come together at the Gold Country Fairgrounds to enjoy the only July 4th fireworks in the area with festivities including a parade, live entertainment, food, drinks, and activities!

The parade starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. See website for a map of the parade route. Fireworks are at the Gold Country Fairgrounds at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Check out the schedule to learn what other activities the event has to offer!!


4th of July at Dutch Flat

Jul 04, 2016
Parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
Dutch Flat Community Center
933 Stockton Street
Dutch Flat, CA 95714
530 389-8310

8:00 a.m.
2nd annual 5K Fun Run-Walk
(7:00 registration opens at Dutch Flat Community Center, $20 pre-registration, $25 day of race)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Independence Day parade

11:30 a.m.
Salad Luncheon


Lincoln Annual 4th of July Parade

Jul 04, 2016
See website for schedule of events.
Downtown Lincoln
Lincoln, CA 95648
Pancake Breakfast

Start your Independence Day off right with a Pancake Breakfast at McBean Park, brought to you by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West. Adults - $8.00
Children 6-12 - $5.00
Children 5 and under - Free

Located at the McBean Park BBQ area.


Begins at 9:00 a.m. in Downtown Lincoln at 5th and F Street. The Grand Marshall of this year's parade is Col. Bud Anderson! Followed by fun and fireworks at McBean Park!

Third Annual Horseshoe Tournament

12:00 p.m. check in and 1:00 p.m. start at the McBean Park Horseshoe Pits....sign up early because space is limited! Call Tom at 916 645-1644.


Tahoe City's 71st Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show

Jul 04, 2016
See website for details.
Commons Beach
Commons Beach Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145
530 583-3348

Don't miss Tahoe City's Fireworks Show and Funky Family Beach Day!! 2016 marks the 71th year and promises to be the BIGGEST show yet!

November 12 - 13:

Pioneer Quilters Guild. We will have Quilts~ Vendors~ Boutique~ Quilts for Sale~ Door Prizes~ Raffle Baskets~ Refreshments and lunch available.

Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Roseville Sports Center~1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747
$7; Children under 12 admitted free

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