2017 Labor Day Weekend Events

As we head into the end-of-summer, the Calaveras County calendar of events for Labor Day Weekend 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. Read on for our picks of what to do and where.

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Instagrammer @suziq.1977 celebrating Earth Day with friends and family at Utica Park.

2017 Labor Day Weekend in Angels Camp

ANGELS CAMP FRESH FRIDAY FARMER’S MARKET
Friday, Sept. 1st | 5:00pm to Dusk | Utica Park
Free admission. Set in the well-shaded and lush Utica Park, the Angels Camp Farmers Market features live music and a different highlighted winery attending each week. Including over 30 vendors, from produce and crafts, to food from local restaurants, and wood-fired pizza. This family friendly event welcomes well-behaved dogs on leash.

CALAVERAS COMMUNITY BAND PERFORMANCE – NEW MELONES PROGRAM
Saturday, Sept. 2nd | 6:15pm | New Melones
Free admission. Come celebrate the end of summer! The Calaveras Community Band will be playing all your favorites until the sun goes down. Get up and dance, clap, and sing or just sit back and enjoy the music. Bring the family and enjoy one last summer night! Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

ANGELS CAMP MUSEUM LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING
Sunday, Sept. 3rd | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Angels Camp Museum

Cost: free for museum members, $10 non-members. Exploring livestock branding in the old west provides an intimate look into the lives of local family heritage and emigration, success, and failures.Light refreshments served at 1:30pm. Lecture beings at 2 pm, followed by book signing at 3 pm. Explore the brands that shaped Calaveras during this lecture and book signing at the multiple-acre Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House. “Brands of Calaveras County California 1854-1880” by local journalist and writer, Sal Manna and county archivist/Columbia College faculty member, Shannon Van Zant.

Staying for the weekend? Find lodging in Angels Camp

 


Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree

Labor Day Weekend Event: Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree | Cindy Micheli

 

2017 Labor Day Weekend in Arnold & White Pines

BISTRO ESPRESSO CONCERT SERIES
Friday, Sept. 1st |  5:30 pm | Arnold Bistro Espresso
Serving BBQ at 5:30pm. Come have some great food and hang out to hear the Jank Tones performing live. Cover for dinner, stay for music. 

SIERRA NEVADA LOGGING JAMBOREE
Saturday, Sept. 2nd |  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.

45th ANNUAL LABOR DAY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 2-3 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Next to Bristol’s Ranch House Café
Free admission. Arnold’s popular end-of-summer celebration features 55 booths of original art & crafts in all media. Live music, gourmet food and beverage vendors – including local beers served by the Ebbetts Pass Fire Department, games and activities for the whole family.  Well-trained dogs welcome on leash.

GUIDED HIKE – NORTH GROVE CALAVERAS BIG TREES
Saturday, Sept. 2nd I 1pm I Calaveras Big Trees State Park Visitor Center

Included with admission to the park ($10/vehicle). This family friendly walk is 1.5 to 2 hours, across level terrain. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Bring water and comfortable walking shoes.

Staying for the weekend? Find lodging in Arnold.

Copperopolis Town square Concert

The Concert Venue at Copper Town Square | Charity Maness

2017 Labor Day Weekend in Copperopolis

COPPER TOWN SQUARE CONCERT SERIES
Saturday, Sept. 2 | 7:00pm | Copper Town Square 
Free admission. Join the first Copper Town Square Concert of the season, running Saturdays through September. Explore the shops and restaurants of Copperopolis, before settling in to enjoy live Fuse Box (A High Voltage Tribute to ACDC) in the charming Copperopolis Town Square.

FARMERS MARKET
Sunday, Sept. 4 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Copper Town Square
Free admission. Sundays from June through October 1st. Copper Town Square Farmers Markets are your place for fresh produce, live music, kid friendly fun, gourmet food and artisan crafts. This family friendly event welcomes well-behaved dogs on leash.

Staying for the weekend? Find lodging in Copperopolis.

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2017 Labor Day Weekend in Mokelumne Hill

BACKYARD BLUES & BBQ
Sunday, Sept. 4  | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Hotel Leger
If BBQ or blues is your thing you do NOT want to miss the final Backyard Blues & BBQ event of the summer season at Hotel Léger Restaurant & Saloon! Enjoy awesome house-made BBQ, sides, and desserts, tasty drinks at our full bar, and live blues music! Entry fee is $5 (free for children 12 and under) and includes pool access and two complimentary raffle tickets. 

Staying the weekend? Find lodging in Mokelumne Hill.

 


Instagrammer @amysoldschool having a great time exploring the grounds at Brice Station Vineyards. 

2017 Labor Day Weekend in Murphys

FIRST FRIDAYS IN THE PARK
Friday, Sept. 1st | Dinner from 4:00 pm | Concert at 5:30 pm | Murphys Community Park
Admission is free, all catered dinners are $10. The final First Friday concert of the season features Dymusica, covering a mixture of classic rock hits. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.  Wine, beer, sodas, water and ice cream products are available for purchase from Helen’s Hut.  All proceeds from the sale of food and beverages go toward the ongoing maintenance and improvement of Murphys Park.

2ND ANNUAL PRIDE IN THE PARK
Saturday, Sept. 2nd | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Murphys Community Park
Free for all ages. Hosted by the Tri-County LGBT Alliance servicing Calaveras, Alpine, Amador, and Tuolumne counties. This family friendly event features a variety of entertainment and educational events for all ages including live music, DJ, photo booth, carriage rides, merchandise, silent auctions, beer & wine booth, food vendors, and more. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.

WINE RECEPTION AND FREE FILM SCREENING AT CHATOM TASTING ROOM
Saturday, Sept. 2nd | Doors Open 6:00 pm I Film Starts at Sundown (apx 7:15 pm) | Chatom Tasting Room
Free admission. Screening the 66 minute film “The Good Mind,” come in for a wine reception at 6pm and stay to watch a great film program when the sun goes down. Evening may be chilly. Bring warm layers and blankets. RSVP to [email protected] to make sure you have a seat. Space is limited.”The Good Mind” highlights the Onondaga and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) philosophy and way of life. Please visit our on-line Calaveras calendar of events for more information on the film.

HILLTOP CONCERT SERIES
Saturday, Sept. 3rd | Doors Open 5:30 pm I Music 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Brice Station Vineyards
Grover Anderson Band and Brice Station’s Annual Blending Party. Admission to this family friendly event is $15. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash. 

CALAVERAS COMMUNITY BAND LABOR DAY CONCERT
Monday, Sept. 4th I 5:00 pm I Murphys Community Park
Free admission. Bring friends and family to this end of the summer community band concert in Murphys Park. Please note the earlier time. Bring your folding chairs and a picnic dinner for this family friendly free community band concert. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.

Staying the weekend? Find lodging in Murphys.

 


Scroll through Instagrammer @inspyredeyes sneak peek at Mountain Ranch Summer Sessions of yore. 

2017 Labor Day Weekend in Mountain Ranch 

MOUNTAIN RANCH COMMUNITY MARKET
Friday, Sept. 1st I 5:00 pm – Dusk I Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance and Resource Center
Free admission. Meet the locals and shop fresh local fruits, vegetables, crafts, handmade gifts, and hot, fresh, homemade tamales at the final Mountain Ranch Community Market of the season. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.

MOUNTAIN RANCH SUMMER SESSIONS
Friday, Sept. 1st | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance and Resource Center
$10 admission. Fundraiser for the Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance and Resource Center. Featuring music, live art, beer, wine, food, local vendors, friends and family this is one family friendly events you won’t want to miss. Fundraiser for the Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance and Resource Center. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.

Staying the weekend? Find lodging near Mountain Ranch.

2017 Labor Day Weekend Music & Wine Tasting 

MUSIC & WINE TASTING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; Sept. 1 – 4 | Various venues – Check calendar for details

From an open mic at Vino Metate in historic downtown Angels Camp, guided tours at Ironstone Vineyards, to live music at Alchemy restaurant, Calaveras is rich with live music and wine events at our many restaurants and tasting rooms.


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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 wild cave expeditions and thrilling zip lines. Call ahead, reservations are required for some activities.
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 century 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.

 

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