July 20, 2017

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4th of July Fireworks and More

Fireworks over New Hogan Lake; Photographer Chris Gray-Garcia (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District)

Your Guide to (More than a Week of) 4th of July Fun!   Here in Calaveras, we take our independence very seriously. That’s why we start our Independence day celebrations early–on the last weekend in June to be exact. Read on to find all of the best parades and place..

Calaveras Outdoor Music Series: Hotel Leger’s Backyard Blues and BBQ

Instagrammer @louchebonvivant poolside at Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill

Backyard Blues and BBQ – Historic Hotel Leger Find the line up for Mokelumne Hill’s Backyard Blues and BBQ here. Blues? Check. Finger-licking good barbecue? Check. Enviably hidden venue? Check. Folks, if you like to be the first among your friends to find the next “It” thing, now’s your chance. Imagine..

Calaveras Outdoor Concert Season 2017

Ironstone Amphitheater - Courtesy of the Richter Entertainment Group

Outdoor summer concert series abound in Calaveras County. Be in the know with our 2017 Calaveras Outdoor Music Scene Roundup. From epic vineyard amphitheaters with household names (such as ZZ Top and the Goo Goo Dolls), to multiple Grammy award winning folk artists, to poolside blues or intimate park-side venues featuring indie..

Behind the Scenes – Rob on the Road in Calaveras County

Official Instagram @robontheroadpbs at Murphys Historic Hotel

 Ever wonder what goes into filming  a PBS special? Go behind the scenes with PBS’s very own Rob on the Road as they create a virtual tour of some of the many sites, tastes, and quirky experiences to be had throughout Calaveras County. A post shared by Rob Stewart – Rob on..

5 Favorite Calaveras Farmers Markets

Outer Aisle Photographer Nancy Page

Live Like a Local – 5 Favorite Calaveras Farmers Markets Did you know you can find organic, farm-fresh produce seven days a week in Calaveras County? Let’s take a tour, one day at a time. The second Thursday of each month, we’ll kick off with Calaveras Grown in San Andreas. Friday..

Where to Camp & Play – Memorial Weekend 2017

Vallecito Flea Market 2017 - Kaedence Eaton

From upscale silent film showings to grammy award winning live music–there is a lot going on this Memorial Weekend. While some of our classic outdoor Memorial Weekend  go-to’s are closed for the 2017 season, (such as Utica, Union, and Spicer) with the wild and crazy 2016-2017 winter, wildflowers are going off..

Let’s Eat! 7 Family Friendly Restaurants in Angels Camp

Kid Friendly Restaurants in Angels Camp for Frog Jump Weekend

Finding food can be a challenge on rural road trips–unless of course you’re visiting historic Angels Camp! Whether foodie-inclined or towing picky eaters, we’ve got you covered! Read on for the low down on where to get family friendly food throughout the quaint little town of Angels Camp this Memorial weekend!   1. Angels..

Frog Jump fun: Top 5 don’t-miss activities

Rosie the Ribbeter at the Calaveras Frog Jumping Jubilee in Frogtown

The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee kicks off this Thursday, May 17 and runs thru the weekend. You’re not going to want to miss these top five don’t-miss activities that make the Fair so darn unique.

UPDATED: Open for 2017 – Calaveras Swimming Holes and Lakes

Arnold Rim Trail via Instagrammer @vaaleriiieee

6.27.2017 UPDATE: Spicer Road leading to Utica, Union, and Spicer Reservoirs is now open. Road repair is not complete, drive with caution–slowly and defensively. With Stanisluas National Forest road closures leading to many popular destinations (including McKay’s Dam, Candy Rock,  and Slick Rock), we’d like to give a shout to the bounty of Calaveras by..

Memories to be Made in Calaveras

Fishing on the North Fork of the Stanislaus

So often our best memories of a place are from some unexpected discovery we made while visiting. Did you come to Calaveras County for a quiet mountain getaway and discover a robust music and arts scene? Perhaps you came for the Big Trees and discovered a top-notch wine industry. Traveling..

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