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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.

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

The NEW Friday Family Fest dates are July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. 6-9p.m.
Outdoor Movie Nights
Live Music
Great Food & Drinks
Kids Activities & Bounce Houses

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.

July 8 - August 21:

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Jul 08, 2016 to Aug 21, 2016
See website for schedule of events
Warren Edward Trepp Stage
Sand Harbor State Park
2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, Neveda 89451

Come and see "The Comedy of Errors", "Forever Plaid", and other performances in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Tickets are available on the website.

August 13:

Peach Festival, Sunrise Mall

Aug 13, 2016

FREE Event for the Whole Family!
Best Peach Dessert Contest
Raffle Prizes
Family-Friendly Crafts & Games
Peach-Inspired Chef Demos
Peach Eating Contest
Peach-Inspired Specialty Foods

Through August 21:

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Jul 08, 2016 to Aug 21, 2016
See website for schedule of events
Warren Edward Trepp Stage
Sand Harbor State Park
2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, Neveda 89451

Come and see "The Comedy of Errors", "Forever Plaid", and other performances in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Tickets are available on the website.

August 5:

Auburn Art Walk 2016

Aug 05, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Streets of Old Town and Auburn
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-5670

Placer Arts presents the second Auburn Art Walk of 2016 on Friday, August 5, 2016!

The Auburn Art Walk is moving to the first Friday of April, June, August and October 2016.

Enjoy a showcase of original artworks displayed in dozens of Downtown and Old Town Auburn venues. Hop from venue to venue, meet the artists and let art, music and a sense of place fill you.

The Auburn Art Walk is a great way to become acquainted with local businesses and the arts community! Artworks remain on display for two months.

The 2016 Art Walk will have several new activities to enhance the event. Entertainment is planned at multiple locations throughout the Downtown and Old Town corridor of the event, such as musicians, dance, theatre, and other entertainment along the route. Hands-on kids art activities are planned each evening. Several wineries will be providing tastings and sales in selected businesses. Interactive art opportunities for those on the Art Walk will be added on selected nights. Plus other enhancements to make the events more fun, interactive and varied.


Maps available at The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way, or any Art Walk venue, marked by a red sign.

August 6 - 7:

Grape Days Of Summer

Aug 06, 2016 To Aug 07, 2016
11:00 A.M. To 5:00 P.M.
19 Wineries On The Placer County Wine Trail
Placer County, Ca

Experience . . . The Grape Days Of Summer And This Year's Theme - Celebrate Placergrown. Tour Wineries And Enjoy Music, Food & Wine Tasting. Learn About Local Agriculture And Wine Making With A Unique And Educational Experience At Each Stop On The Placer County Wine Trail.

When: August 6 & 7
Hours: 11 Am To 5 Pm
Cost: Weekend Pass - $35/Person Early Bird (Before 7/23), $45.00 (After 7/23 Or At The Door)
Sunday Only - $25.00/Person
Designated Driver - $10.00/Person
Where: 19 Wineries On The Placer Wine Trail
Activities: Learn About Wine & Wine Making - Live Music At Some Locations - Food At Every Winery - Barrel Tastings - Vineyard Tours - Vertical Tastings - . . . And More!

August 6 - 8:

Auburn Airport Antique Aircraft

Aug 06, 2016 to Aug 08, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 p.m.
Mach 5 Aviation
2409 Rickenbacker Way
Auburn, CA 95602

Aircraft more than 35 years old will be on display. Walk around the airport and check out the displays.

August 6:

Sierra Crest Ultra Run

Aug 06, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tahoe Donner Adventure Center to ASC Training Center
19865 Boreal Ridge Rd
Soda Springs, CA 95728

Welcome to the Sierra Crest 30k and 50k, point-to-point trail runs taking advantage of the best single track dirt trails between Truckee & Donner Summit! The courses offer scenic views of some of the Northern Sierra's most stunning terrain, including Euer Valley, Frog Lake Cliffs, Summit Lake, Castle Peak, and other incredible peaks of the Sierra Crest. The 30k and 50k courses start off on Tahoe Donner's extensive trail system, head up and over to the Donner Lake Rim Trail, and finally end on the Auburn Ski Club trails, literally crossing over the crest of the Sierra Nevada. These point-to-point trails offer runners a fun, and challenging but manageable route, with plenty of dirt, rock, forest and elevation change; 4,660 ft gain, 4,125 ft loss for the 50k; and 3,493 ft gain and 2,948 ft loss for the 30k. The runs start at Tahoe Donner's new Adventure Center/Cross Country Ski Area (TDAC/XC), and finishes at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASCTC), at the far western end of the Boreal Mountain Resort parking lot. An early morning shuttle ride ($15 per person) from ASCTC to TDAC/XC can help runners keep the logistics easy. Be prepared for any weather condition, because at this high elevation in August it may be hot, or perfect, or cool, or rainy.

August 7:

Matt Schofield

Aug 07, 2016
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

British Blues Hall of Famer Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six-string wunderkinds. Schofield is lauded as the British blues guitarist of current times. Vintage Guitar magazine said, "The best of his generation's European blues players. His feel for the music is incredible. His playing is so interesting that latching onto his records will reward any guitarist."

Matt Schofield was rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine alongside such icons as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. His prowess as a blues guitarist has seen him trade licks with iconic guitarists like Buddy Guy and Robben Ford, and brought him high praise.

Price: $24 Advance, $28 Day of Show

August 8:

Fifth Annual Golfing for NICU Babies Charity Tournament

Aug 08, 2016
Registration: 7:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 9:00 a.m.
Catta Verdera Country Club
1111 Catta Verdera Dr.
Lincoln, CA 95648
916 251-1285

Come join the Aly & Izy Foundation for our Fifth Annual Golfing for NICU Babies Charity Tournament on August 8, at the beautiful Catta Verdera Country Club. Registration is $150 and 100% of the proceeds goes towards providing services to families with babies in local NICUs.

August 10 - 14:

Nevada County Fair

Aug 10, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016
Shuttle service begins at 8:30 a.m. The last bus leaves the Fairgrounds at 11:30 p.m.
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 530-273-6217

"Kick It Up!" at the Nevada County Fair! Join us for 5 days of food, rides, animals, exhibits and more!

Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 11 pm
Exhibit buildings 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday until 9 pm
Carnival opens at 11 am daily
Worship Services: 9 - 10 am on Sunday in the Special Events Tent

Advance Sale Ticket Prices
Advance Special Admission Ticket $6
5-Day Fair Pass $30. Allows unlimited gate entry for all 5 days.
Event Parking Pass $25. Allows unlimited parking entry for all 5 days.
"Be A Kid Again" Adult Admission $4 (Thursday only)
Carnival wristband $23 "Pay One Price". Good any one day.
Arena Events (below): Advance tickets available (Fair admission is also required in order to attend any arena event.)

Regular priced tickets will be available at the Gate during the fair.

August 12 - 14:

Homewood Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, 4th weekend

Aug 12, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Homewood Mountain Resort
5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141

This free event brings together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of media including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography and much more.

August 12:

Town of Loomis Summer Concert Series - River City After Party

Aug 12, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Loomis Depot Building
5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd.
Loomis, CA
View Map
River City After Party
Danceable Rock

August 12 - 13:

Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance

Aug 12, 2016 to Aug 13, 2016
See website for a complete schedule of events.
Obexer's Boat Company
5300 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141
775 851-4444

Lake Tahoe's Concours d'Elegance is now in its 44th year. This event, presented by Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, Inc., has become the most prestigious vintage boat show in the United States, offering the opportunity for the public and collectors alike to appreciate these classic treasures.
Many of the 75-plus vessels in the marina for show at Obexer's Boat Company, Homewood California, date back to the early 1900s, designed for the elite who had a taste for the finer things in life. Today, they range in value from $25,000 to several million dollars.

The Lake Tahoe Concours is the heart of wooden boat week which begins on August 12th with a variety of activities including opening night dinner/dance, men's grill, ladies' luncheon, wine tasting, Sponsor's Dinner, Woody Over the Bottom, and Mahogany Magic.

August 12 - 13:

Ukulele Festival

Aug 12, 2016 to Aug 13, 2016
See website for schedule details.
Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0611

Concert August 12th at the State Theater!
985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
7:00 p.m.

An incredible night featuring
- Sarah Maisel & Craig Cheee - Dani Joy & the Boys - Dani's Kids with Halau Hula O Moana.

August 13 beginning at 9:00 am
Workshops are offered several times during the day on the hour and open mic is available much of the day.
Outdoor spaces will be set aside for small groups to jam.
Vendors will be present with the very latest in ukulele paraphernalia.
Lunch is provided with your registration. The food vendor will also be present for breakfast, snacks and beverages.

August 12 - 14:

Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival

Aug 12, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016

Kings Beach State Park

Join us at this year's Ta-Hoe NALU Paddle Festival at Kings Beach State Park, Kings Beach, CA! The Ta-hoe NALU is the oldest SUP event in the world and the first paddle festival to take standup paddle-boarding inland! Ta-Hoe NALU started the flat water movement and helped to create the inland market that is thriving today. The Ta-Hoe NALU Paddle Festival was also voted the Best SUP event in the country by Outdoor magazine.

"Take the most beautiful lake in the world, gather the best SUP athletes on the planet, mix in a little Aloha, and you have the perfect recipe for an event known as the Ta-Hoe NALU."

August 12:

Colfax Art Walk

Aug 12, 2016
4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Historic Downtown Colfax
Main And Depot Streets
Colfax, Ca 95713
530 885-5670

The Art Walk In Colfax Is Back For Another Great Year! Great Evening Out And About In Historic Colfax With Wonderful Art, Music, Entertainment And Refreshments. 4 - 8 P.M. Free And Open To All Ages!

August 13 - 14:

Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest

Aug 13, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016
See website for a detailed schedule of events.
The Village at Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
800 403-0206

The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will once again return to Squaw Valley. Festival-goers can sip on a wide array of tasty beers from 35 different breweries, as well as enjoy an incredible line-up of music both days. All proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

August 14:

8th Annual Cruise The Gold Country

Aug 14, 2016
11:00 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.
Foresthill Memorial Park
24601 Harrison Street
Foresthill, Ca 95631
530 367-2474
Classic Car Show & Poker Run

Scenic Drive Poker Run Up The Foresthill Divide
Show-N-Shine In Shaded Foresthill Memorial Park
Music And Friends, 50/50 Drawing
Raffle/Great Prizes
People's Choice Awards For Entrants
Dash Plaques And Goody Bags For First 100 Entries
Nostalgia Dragster Nitro Cackle Fest!!!

August 16 - 21:

Lake Tahoe Music Festival 2016

Aug 16, 2016 to Aug 21, 2016
See website for schedule of events.
Various Locations at Lake Tahoe and Truckee
Various Locations at Lake Tahoe and Truckee, CA 530 583-3101

Outdoor classical music in spectacular settings around the Lake and in Truckee.

The Lake Tahoe Music Festival 20-Piece Academy Orchestra presents 5 concerts. Beautiful music at lake-front and intimate settings on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City and Truckee. Bring your picnic, chair and wine for a wonderful evening of beautiful music.

August 19:

Auburn Food Truck Fiesta

Aug 19, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Recreation Park
123 Recreation Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-8461

The 2016 annual event takes place Friday, August 19th at Recreation Park. Last year over 1,000 people turned out for this first time event.

This year there will be more food trucks, more beer and more fun!
There will be a Beer Garden sponsored by Auburn AleHouse and a Wine Bar!

Your purchases at the Food Truck Festa will go towards supporting the wonderful Auburn Bike Park

Live Music will be performed by: "Island of Black & White"

August 20:

Seniors First ~ 21st Annual Wine & Brew Fest

Aug 20, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Blue Goose Event Center
3550 Taylor Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650

Seniors First's annual Wine and Brew Fest is our largest fundraiser of the year and an opportunity for more than 300 community members to come together and celebrate keeping Placer County seniors independent and thriving! Delicious food, craft brews, fine wine and music will all come together for a very special evening. Join us for an evening to remember!

August 26 - 28:

Woofstock 2016

Aug 26, 2016 to Aug 28, 2016
See website for details.
Johnson Springview Park
5460 5th St.
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 625-5200

2016 will be the 9th year for Woofstock! Look for more of the same this year, as the "Adopt a Rubber Ducky Doggy", Woofstock Grateful Dog Rescue Run, Obstacle Course, Weiner Dog Races, 60's Costume Contest, over 130 Vendors, Entertainment, 20+ Dog Rescue Groups, Meetup Groups, and much more returns, plus you know we have a few surprises in store for you!

August 26 - 28:

Tahoe City Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, 2nd Weekend

Aug 26, 2016 to Aug 28, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boatworks Mall
760 N. Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Tahoe City , CA 96145
209 267-4394

Set on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the 8th annual back-to-back Tahoe City Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will give visitors a special opportunity to meet with more than 45 artisans and craftspeople showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Providing a unique venue for patrons to view original handmade creations while enjoying the outdoors.

August 27:

Peaks and Paws

Aug 27, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is paying tribute to man–and woman's–best friend with the 7th Annual Peaks and Paws Festival. Dogs and their Masters can enjoy live music, delicious food, and wine and beer tasting (people only!) amid Squaw's stunning mountain setting. The all-day event also has a dog-friendly guided hike up the mountain. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

September 8 - 11:

The Gold Country Fair takes place during the first week of September every year in the beautiful Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, CA. The event is a 53 year old tradition, is 4 days long and is jam-packed full of family activities everyone can enjoy!

Some of the wonderful things you'll enjoy at the fair is our friendly atmosphere, new and traditional competitive livestock exhibits, hands-on kid activities, a large carnival of exciting rides, delicious specialty foods, multiple stages of amazing entertainment, fun contests, strolling entertainers, blockbuster concerts, a fabulously fun Demolition Derby, unique crafters and a variety of commercial and local exhibits.

time: Thurs. 4pm-11pm, Friday 4pm-Midnight, Saturday 11am-Midnight, Sunday 11am- 10pm
location: The Gold Country Fairgrounds 1273 High St. Auburn, CA 95603
fee: $10, Children 12 and under are free, Seniors $8

September 13:

UDW Office 4220 Rocklin Road, Suite 3, Rocklin, Ca 95677

This Town Hall event is being organized to help educate, inform and engage seniors and our families on the important issues on the November ballot, and to introduce you to some of the candidates running for local, state, and national office. You don't want to miss it! And the best part is, it costs only $10 and includes continental breakfast, box lunch, materials and more.

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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