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Events 2016

WineDown Wednesday

4/12 - 5/17 Wednesday's
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Vernon Street Town Square
311 Vernon St.
Roseville, CA 95678
916 774-5200

Wednesdays just got better!  Enjoy live music and wine tastings in partnership with local vintners.

If wine isn't quite enough to change your Wednesday plans, we are throwing live music into the mix too.

Come down and take in the Town Square, listen to great tunes, taste local wines and be sure to bring your friends.

$10 entrance fee good for 5, 1oz tasting tickets.

Bring the 2017 seasonal souvenir glass back to each event for an additional 1oz tasting. 5oz pour of wine also available for $5. 

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.

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.

March 15:

Sierra Joint Consortium for Adult Education

phone: (916) 652-0993
date: March 15, 2017
time: 4 PM to 5:30 PM
location: Holiday Inn 120 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn CA

The public is invited to attend the Sierra Joint Consortium for Adult Education (SJCAE) public meeting on March 15, 2017, from 4 PM to 5:30 PM at the Holiday Inn located at 120 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn CA.

At this public meeting, the consortium will present a report on the 2016-17 budget, project accomplishments and the projected budget for 2017-18. In addition to sharing progress made in the past year and plans for the coming year, there will be time for public comments.

Adult Schools offer classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), General Educational Development (GED) preparation, high school completion, career technical education, civics and citizenship preparation and personal enrichment.  The schools teach skills that increase employability, prepare students to attend Sierra College and help students reach their goals.

The consortium, also known as Sierra ASSETS (Adult Student Support, Education & Training Services), was formed in 2014 to develop a comprehe nsive plan for Adult Education in Placer and Nevada counties. The goal of Sierra ASSETS is to leverage the strengths of members and partners to deliver outstanding adult education programs and services with seamless transitions into the workforce or postsecondary education.

Members of the consortium include the Nevada Union Adult School, Placer School for Adults, Roseville Adult School, Tahoe Truckee Unified Adult Education Programs and Sierra College. The Califo
ia Department of Education provides funding to the consortium through the Adult Education Block Grant Program (AEBG). To help connect services that support adult students in Placer and Nevada counties, the consortium has also formed community partnerships.

For more information, visit the SJCAE website at

March 17:

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar 17, 2017
5:17 p.m.
Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn
Auburn, CA 95603
530 888-8600

Don't miss the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown and Old Town Auburn! The parade starts at 5:17 p.m. rain or shine above Pistol Pete's (140 Harrison Ave.) in Downtown Auburn and ends at the Clock Tower (1039 High St). Anyone is welcome to enter the parade...just line up from 4:45 p.m. until the parade leaves and wear green! For more information call Bob Young at (530) 888-8600 or (530) 305-5400.

March 18:

2017 "on Tour" Wild & Scenic Film Festival In Auburn

Mar 18, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 852-2836

This upcoming March the "On Tour" 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the State Theatre in Auburn with another incredible selection of adventure and environmental films to change your world. Please join PARC on Saturday March 18th for a fun filled evening of films, great food, local beer & wine and American River Canyon News & Updates.

Price: $20 general, $10 student - tix for all sessions. No individual session tix available. 20+ films - No films repeated

March 25th - 26th:

55th Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Mar 25, 2017 to Mar 26, 2017
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All America Blvd.
Roseville, Ca 95678
916 216-1114

Northern California's BIG Gem and Mineral Show!!! A fun family event, with educational activities, over 60 vendors, and many exhibits, throughout the fairgrounds. Join us Easter Weekend! A full day of fun and something intriguing for everyone! *Rain or shine. Hosted by the Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society.

Admission: $6.00, $5.00 Seniors 60+, 12 and under Free with paid adult

Grab a discount coupon on our website:

Free Parking!! –

March 25th:

Red, White & Blue Dance
Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall, 5925 Horseshoe Bar Rd., Loomis CA

The 8th Annual Red, White & Blue Dance will be held on Saturday, March 25 in Loomis. Veterans will be recognized and proceeds go to the Forgotten Soldier Program and Honor Flight Charities. It will be held from 7-10PM at the Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall, 5925 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and available at the Loomis Chamber of Commerce or by calling 916-660-2059. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Funds raised from the dance will be do nated to The Forgotten Solider Program, based in Auburn, CA.

March 31 - April 2:

Tahoe WinterWonderGrass 2017

Mar 31, 2017 to Apr 02, 2017
See website for details.
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

WWG 2017 returns following two sold out years in tahoe. We are thrilled to be back for another gathering Mixing the finest ingredients of the North Lake Tahoe lifestyle and delivering a batch to local music enthusiasts and the global winter audience! Lively national, regional and local bluegrass and acoustic roots music, California craft beers, wines, spirits and warm local food surrounds locals and the Valley's experience seeking guests in a Winter Wonderland.  Squaw Valley and the High Sierra are the glowing backdrop for families and friends to dance, mingle and reconnect!

This community gathering focuses on sustainability, local non profits and support of the arts while planting the seed for long term growth into one of two premier winter bluegrass, roots music & beer festivals in the United States.

April 2:

14th Annual Run Rocklin

Apr 02, 2017
See website for details.
Johnson-Springview Regional Park
5480 5th St.
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 997-1808

Based in the community of Rocklin, California, the annual Run Rocklin event offers a variety of athletic experiences - from the flat 5K to the 'Run the Rock' Half-Marathon. The event has been designed for the the casual walker to the competitive athlete, providing safe courses, activities for the family and top race management. 

April 7 - 8:

Foothill Quilters Guild Proudly Presents 35th Annual Quilt Show

Apr 07, 2017 to Apr 08, 2017
Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parkside Church & ARD Regional Park
3885 Richardson Dr.
Auburn, CA 95603

Over 250 Quilts Country Store, Vendors, Cafe, Prizes, Raffle Baskets and much MORE! Featured Quilter: Beth Foust Admission: $7.00

April 8:

Roller Derby at the Placer County Fairgrounds

Apr 08, 2017
1:00 p.m. doors open at noon
Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All America City Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678

Come watch Flood Water Roller Derby play full contact, female flat track roller derby at the Placer County Fairgrounds. Now in their fourth season, the Flood is making their hometown debut.

Don't miss the action as the Flood takes on Port City Roller Girls.

Beer, food and raffle tickets available to purchase.

Cost: Tickets are $10 each. VIP tickets are $25 and include prime seating, waitress and bout expert to explain the game.

April 22:

2017 Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup Event

Apr 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- Check-in time: 8:30 a.m.
Auburn State Recreation Area
501 El Dorado Street
Auburn, CA 95603

Projects: Install more trail signs and posts and perform trail work throughout the park and                Install at least 4 more Auburn SRA map and interpretive panels at trailhead and access points What to bring: Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, garden gloves, sunglasses, long pants, closed-toe shoes. Meet at the Confluence.

April 22:

Color Fun Fest 5K

Apr 22, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Johnson- Springview Park
5480 5th St.
Rocklin, CA 95677

An epic 5k run full of energetic music and carnival activities, where runners are showered with over 10,000 pounds of color as they navigate the course. Offering a day and night run, proceeds benefit the Just Care More Foundation, providing foster kids and underprivileged youth with endurance and life-altering activities.

April 28 - 29:

String Fling Acoustic Guitar Festival

Apr 28, 2017 To Apr 29, 2017
Friday, April 28 @ 7 P.M.; Saturday, April 29 Beginning At 8:30 A.M.
Auburn, Ca 95603
530 863-4615

Friday, April 28 @ 7 Pm Bethlehem Luthern Church, 1279 High Street, Auburn, Ca 95603 An Incredible Night Featuring Amazing Performers. Workshops: Saturday, April 29 Beginning At 8:30 Am Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, Ca 95603 Workshops Are Offered Four Times During The Day. Outdoor Spaces Will Be Set Aside For Small Groups To Jam. A Guitar And Equipment Will Be Raffled Off. Lunch Is Provided With Your Pre-Registration.

April 29:

Yomen: A Spring Celebration

Apr 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Maidu Museum and Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Drive
Roseville, CA 95661

Celebrate and experience California Indian culture during Yomen: A Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Yomen is Maidu Museum's biggest event of the year! See tribal dancer groups,traditional art and craft demostrations, guided trail tours, native storytelling, children's activites and craft fair. Food available for sale.
FREE Event

April 29 - 30:

Gold Country Pro Rodeo

Apr 29, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
Gold Country Fairgrounds
209 Fairgate Rd.
Auburn, , California 95603

We kick off the Gold Country Pro Rodeo celebration at 6 pm on Wednesday night at Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram with a dummy roping contest, food, and fun. Friday is the official Pre-Party at 6:30 pm at the Auburn Alehouse. The rodeo runs two days – both Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. You won't want to miss the pro bull riding, bronc riding, and team roping, to name just a few of the highlights of the rodeo program. This year we have added even more fun in the Kids Zone too! Eat some delicious grub, drink a brew, buy some new western duds, and dance the night away at the Second Annual Rodeo Street Party on the streets of Old Town Auburn sponsored by Finance of America Mortgage, Cibo7, and hosted by Coors and country radio favorite 101.9 the WOLF. From bull riding to mutton bustin, there is a lot to see and do. So bring your family and friends and have some fun! Tickets available for sale at: For more information call: (916) 726-7404 X 306

May 7th:

I love the 80s Fun Run

May 07, 2017
See website for details.
Vernon Street Town Square
311 Vernon St.
Roseville, CA 95678

Grab your headband, leg warmers, parachute pants and totally rad friends for the most excellent adventure! At the I love the 80's Fun Run & retro party you can run, walk or flashdance your way along the 5k/10k course and cross the finish line in Town Square listening to some totally rad tunes. Earn a totally 80's medal and other awesome prizes. This is a family friendly event-not just for Members Only.

Register on-line NOW! Check out the totally rad orange button on the right to register!

Online registration closes April 30th. Registration after April 30th available at packet pickup.

May 13th - 14th:


May 13, 2017 to May 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All American city blvd.
Roseville, CA 95626
916 787-0101

Celebrating the Harvest of the Strawberry on Mother's Day weekend at the Fairgrounds on Washington Blvd in Roseville, CA.

What makes a happy mom on Mother's Day?  Happy kids! 

So besides loads of strawberry treats, shopping, cooking demonstrations and live bands;
BerryFest is loaded with fun for the kids with Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Princess Pageant, Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest, Amazing Animal World, Nonstop shows on the Kids Caboose Stage, Aerial Assault Extreme Show and a full kid's carnival and fun zone.

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