As we head into the big end-of-summer weekend, the Calaveras County calendar of events is chock full of fun things to do and it can be a little hard to choose. So we decided to round up a few ideas, based on where in the county you find yourself this Labor Day weekend. Read on for our picks of what to do where.
Labor Day Weekend in Mokelumne Hill
Friday, Sept. 2 (and the first Friday of every month) | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Hotel Leger
BACKYARD BLUES & BBQ
Sunday, Sept. 4 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Hotel Leger
Featuring the Delta Wires; $5 entry fee includes pool pass and raffle drawing.
Labor Day Weekend in San Andreas
FOUNDERS DAY & RUMBLE
Saturday, Sept. 3 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas
Classic Car Festival. The day will begin with The Rumble held at the Calaveras Government Center from 9:00 – 1:00. Followed by Founder’s Day on Historic Main Street from 1:00 – 5:00. For more information, including entering your classic car, call 209.754.0127.
Labor Day Weekend in Copperopolis
COPPER TOWN SQUARE CONCERT SERIES
Saturday, Sept. 3 | 7:00pm | Copper Town Square
Local singer songwriter Grover Anderson takes the stage, followed by Johnny Cash tribute act James Garner. Admission is free with lawn seating, feel free to bring your own chair.
Sunday, Sept. 4 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Copper Town Square
Sundays, your place for fresh produce, food and crafts is at the Market at the Square.
Labor Day Weekend in Murphys
IRONSTONE CONCERT SERIES
Sunday, Sept. 4 | Dinner from 5:30 pm | Concert at 7:30 pm | Ironstone Vineyards
Featuring classic rock band Bad Company with Lou Gramm at one of the best venues in Murphys–Ironstone’s outdoor ampitheater is not to be missed. View the menu here.The second to last concert of the summer season, impress your sweetie or a couple of friends with BUY ONE GET ONE FREE tickets using the promo code GOCAL at checkout here.
FIRST FRIDAYS IN THE PARK
Friday, Sept. 2 | Dinner from 4:00 pm | Concert at 5:30 pm | Murphys Community Park
The final First Friday concert of the season features Plan B, covering a mixture of classic rock hits. Admission is free as always, dinner will be catered by Pipin’ Hot BBQ for $12, and local wines available
INAUGURAL PRIDE IN THE PARK
Saturday, Sept. 3 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm | Murphys Community Park
Free for all ages. Hosted by the Tri-County LGBT Alliance servicing Calaveras, Alpine, Amador, and Tuolumne counties, they invite all friends, family, community allies, and LGBT members to Murphys community park. Dressing in bright colors to show your support for the LGBT Community is encouraged. Festivities include a DJ and live music throughout the event as well as guest speakers, informational booths, other LGBTQ organizations, a photo booth, beer and wine (provided by a local charitable organization), local food vendors, a scavenger hunt, silent auction, games, and more!
HILLTOP CONCERT SERIES
Saturday, Sept. 3 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Brice Station Vineyards
Edge of the West is a rock and roots jam band that plays fun danceable music with a lot of heart. Admission to the show is $15.
WINE TASTING & MUSIC
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 2 – 4 | Various wineries – Check calendar for details
Murphys is also abundant in wine events at our many tasting rooms.
Labor Day Weekend in Arnold & White Pines
SIERRA NEVADA LOGGING JAMBOREE
Saturday, Sept. 3 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
Catch the action outside with logging competitions including axe throwing, choke setting and hot sawing, then step inside the museum for spectacular displays of the region’s rich timber industry. Children under 12 are free; Adults, $8 each or $15 for two adults.
44th ANNUAL LABOR DAY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 3-4 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Next to Bristol’s Ranch House Café
Arnold’s popular end-of-summer celebration features 55 booths of original art & crafts in all media. Live music, food and beverage vendors – including local beers served by the Ebbetts Pass Fire Department, games and activities for the whole family. Free admission and parking.
Labor Day Weekend in Bear Valley
BV LIVE PRESENTS: THE FUSS, PLUS
Sunday, Sept. 4 | 7:00 pm onwards | Bear Valley Lodge
The Fuss plays favorite covers from 60’s through current. AC/DC to ZZ Top; classic, dancy, edgy, cool.
More Activities to Round Out your Calaveras Getaway
If you’re looking for some adventure this Labor Day Weekend, check out a couple of our top picks here:
CAVES: With 3 caves in the county, Calaveras offers fun guided tours as well as rope rappels, wild cave expeditions (reservations required) and thrilling zip lines.
SEAPLANE TOURS: Get a beautiful view of some of our prettiest lakes with Foothill Aviation.
MUSEUMS: Learn about the history of the California Gold Rush, logging industry, the Miwok people who pre-date western settlers, see a 19th courthouse, classic schoolhouse or the largest crystalline gold nugget pulled out of the Mother Lode at one of our many museums.
HIKE or BIKE: With multiple beautiful trail systems, there’s no limit to your hiking or biking adventures in Calaveras County.
Get the full picture of all there is to see and do on your Calaveras Getaway by using our handy digital Calaveras Experience Guide.