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Events 2015

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

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.

Through - September 8, TUESDAYS

Bluesdays at Squaw

Jun 16, 2015 to Sep 08, 2015
The Village at Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

This popular and free outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab and go food offerings from Village restaurants and a Blues bar with beer, wine & spirits available in the Events Plaza. During the summer Bluesdays series get discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages, food and drink specials, and lodging sales every Tuesday.

Through - August 7, FRIDAYS (excluding July 3)

Music on the Beach

Every Friday June 19-August 7 (excluding July 3)
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
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 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights, June 19th August 7th, featuring local and regional acts that are family friendly. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, wine, water and soda. The bar is open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Food will be available for sale at the venue.


7/31/2015 - Achilles Wheel
8/7/2015 - The Wrinkle

July 22 - August 2

Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree

Jul 22, 2015 to Aug 02, 2015
See website for trip schedule details.
Main Street
Georgetown, CA 95634
530 333-4771

Load your Jeep and come to the heart of the Sierra Nevada's to celebrate the one and only "Jeepers Jamboree." This year's events will be featuring some of the most breath taking scenery while traveling on the infamous Rubicon Trail; the "Grand Daddy" of all trails. Jeepers Jamboree provides full support with experienced trail guides and mechanics to conquer this legendary trail.

63rd Annual Jeepers Jamboree
4 Day July 23-26, 2015
3 Day July 24-26, 2015

34th Annual Jeep Jamboree
3 Day July 31-August 2, 2015

Jeepers Jamboree Outdoor Expo
July 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Main Street in Georgetown, CA

July 31

An Evening With Gladding, McBean

Jul 31, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
High Hand Nursery
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA 95650
916 652-2065

Presented By High Hand Nursery

This is a fundraiser for the Art League of Lincoln. Tickets are very limited. They can be purchased online or at High Hand Nursery and are $50 each. Seating is limited. It will be an evening you will remember and there will be a surprise!

August 1 - 2

Grape Days of Summer

Aug 01, 2015 to Aug 02, 2015
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 1 & 2
Hours: 11 AM to 5 pm
Cost: $30 Advance / $40 at the door
Where: 19 Wineries on the Placer Wine Trail
Activities: Learn About Wine & Wine Making Live Music Food at Every Winery Barrel Tastings Vineyard Tours Vertical Tastings . . . and more!

August 1

In Concert: Rob Bonner, Christine Bonner, Joe Craven

Aug 01, 2015
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

Bring your family and friends for an enjoyable evening of acoustic music, featuring Christine Bonner, Joe Craven, Rob Bonner, and friends. Saturday, August 1st at 7:30 p.m.

August 1

The Thief of Bagdad

Aug 01, 2015
1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Auburn Library (Beecher Room)
350 Nevada Street
Auburn, CA 95603

Presented by Silver Screen Classic Movies

Abracadabra! In this Arabian Nights Technicolor extravaganza, anything is possible: flying carpets and flying horses, wizards and gigantic genies. With the help of magic and spells, clever beggar Abu helps deposed King Ahmad triumph over the evil usurper Jaffar. "One of the great entertainments. It lifts up the heart... one of the greatest of fantasy films."--Roger Ebert. 1940

August 1

The Tevis Cup

Aug 01, 2015
A Portion of the Western States Trail from Truckee to Auburn
Truckee to Auburn, CA 95603

The Western States Trail Ride, popularly called the Tevis Cup Ride, is the oldest modern day endurance ride, having been held annually since 1955. As such, it has been the inspiration and model for the most challenging endurance rides worldwide.

August 5 - 9

Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance

Aug 05, 2015 to Aug 09, 2015
Obexer's Boat Company
5300 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141
775 851-4444

Lake Tahoe's Concours d'Elegance is now in its 45th 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 5th 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 6

The Wrecking Crew

Aug 06, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156
Sponsored by Patrice Taylor & Dean Prigmore

"The Wrecking Crew" was a nickname coined by drummer Hal Blaine for a group of studio and session musicians that played anonymously on many records in Los Angeles, California during the 1960s. The crew backed dozens of popular singers, and were one of the most successful groups of studio musicians in music history. They were occasionally featured on productions by Phil Spector under the name The Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra.

August 8 - 9

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest

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 40 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 10

Miracle in the Andes with Nando Parrado
Aug 10, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Sand Harbor State Park
Incline Village, NV 214 906-5454

You may not know his name, but you will never forget his story. Internationally acclaimed speaker and author, Nando Parrado, will make a return appearance to Lake Tahoe to present a Keynote Address at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village, NV. This fund-raising event for Tahoe Family Solutions will be begin at 7:30 p.m.

August 13

Hot Motown Nights With J Ross Parrelli

Aug 13, 2015
8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

An evening of Classic Motown hits like Marvin Gaye enriched with the sweet sounds of Hip Hop. J Ross will get you off your seat dancing, singing and reminiscing about the good old days.

General Admission; VIP Tickets include premium seating.

August 13

Auburn Art Walk 2015

Aug 13, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Streets of Old Town and Auburn
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-5670

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. Afree shuttleis available for those who prefer not to walk the route.
Refreshments are served at many of the venues. 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.

For A Free Map:

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

August 14

Colfax Art Walk

Aug 14, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Historic Downtown Colfax
Main and Depot Streets
Colfax, CA 95713
530 885-5670

The Colfax Art Walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those simply looking for pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue (merchants and/or eateries), clearly marked by red "Colfax Art Walk" signs, during the reception hours to view the artwork. The artists are on hand to discuss their works. Most venues and artists work together to provide free refreshments as well. It is sure to provide an enjoyable experience for people of all ages and tastes. It is free to the public. Artwork remains in place for approximately two months following each art walk reception and can be viewed at no cost during the normal business hours of each participating venue.

August 14 - 16

Tahoe City Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, 1st Weekend

Aug 14, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 7th annual 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, this free event takes place Friday through Sunday, August14th through 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Tahoe City Boatworks Mall is a marvelous host to our back-to-back August Festivals held on the lawn area beside the indoor Boatworks Mall with a stunning view of the lake and adjacent to Tahoe City Marina and customer parking right off Highway 28 (N. Lake Blvd.).

August 14 - 15

4th Annual Ukelele Festival

Aug 14, 2015 to Aug 15, 2015
See website for schedule details.
Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0611

Concert August 14th at the State Theater!
985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
7:00 p.m.
This will be an incredible night featuring Paul Hemmings,
Fred Sokolow, and Dani Joy's Band.

Workshops will be held August 15th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at
Canyon View Community Center.
471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, CA
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 14 - 16

Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival

Aug 14, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015
See website for complete schedule of events.
Kings Beach State Park
Kings Beach, CA 96143

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 15 - 16

Heritage Trail 2015

Aug 15, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
20 Placer County Museums
See website for locations.
Roseville to Tahoe, CA 530 889-6500

Placer County Museums Tour--20 Museums in 2 Days

Throw it in gear and follow the trail to any of the 20 museums from Roseville to Tahoe!

September 10-13, 2015

date: September 10-13, 2015
time: Thurs. 4pm-11pm, Friday 4pm-Midnight, Saturday 11am-Midnight, Sunday 11am- 10pm
location: Gold Country Fairgrounds
fee: Thursday: $10 for 2 people Friday: $5 for everyone Saturday & Sunday: $10 Adults $8 Seniors *Kids 12 and under and Military, Law Enforcement, & Fire Fighters in Uniform get in Free every day.

As American as Apple Pie!

The Gold Country Fair takes place Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 13th in the beautiful Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, CA. The event is a 52 year old tradition, is 4 days long and is jam-packed full of family activities everyone can enjoy!

Just 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 Destruction Derby, unique crafters and a variety of commercial and local exhibits.

October 25, 2015

Sunday, October 25 Reception


Center of the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley

The Pioneer Arts Club of Grass Valley, CA is having their 32nd Northern Mines Art Exhibit & Sale from October 19 - November 11, 2015. Artists from northern and central California will be showing their work. All art lovers are welcome to join us!
More information can be downloaded from our website:

November 14-15, 2015

Pioneer Quilt Guild
Nov. 14-15, 2015
Sat. 10-5, Sun 10-4
location: Roseville Sports Center  Mahany Regional Park 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville, Ca.
fee: Adults $7.00, Under 12 Free

Quilt Show and sale. Quilts displayed; locally-made quilts for sale; boutique of high-quality, handmade items; vendors; door prizes; basket raffle; refreshments and lunch available. Admission $7, free parking

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