Calaveras

Festivals & Events

Concours d’Elegance

Ironstone's Concours d'Elegance is an antique and classic car show which takes place at the beautiful Ironstone Vineyards located just outside of downtown Murphys.

  • Murphys
Concours d'Elegance

Copperopolis Road Race

The Copperopolis Road Race is a Velo Promo bicycle race. The circuit is just under 21 miles long, begins in Milton at its westernmost point,…

  • Copperopolis
Copperopolis Road Race

Day of the Dead

Murphys Day of the Dead includes traditional art, food, sugar skulls, face painting and live music, as well as displaying ofrendas (altars) celebrating the lives…

  • Murphys
Day of the Dead

Dorrington Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Dorrington Christmas Tree Lighting is held at the Dorrington Hotel at about 7 PM.  Bring the kids to see Santa arriving in a fire…

  • Arnold Area
Dorrington Christmas Tree Lighting

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Celebration

Celebrate the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway's designation with live music, food and fun in the beautiful Hermit Valley Campground 5 miles east of Highway…

  • Arnold Area
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Celebration

Elephant Grape Stomp

Elephant Grape Stomp History Scroll down for event details. The first Elephant Grape Stomp was held in 2004 to celebrate the arrival of five elephants:…

  • San Andreas Area
Elephant Grape Stomp

Fireworks Over New Hogan Lake

Fireworks over New Hogan Lake makes Independence Day celebrations even more magical. Here, you’ll gather on the shore or on a boat to enjoy beautiful…

  • Valley Springs
Fireworks Over New Hogan Lake

First Fridays in the Park

First Fridays in the Park is one of the magical community events that makes you wish you lived in Murphys.

  • Murphys
First Fridays in the Park

Freeheel Race Series

The Bear Valley Freeheel Race Series is three separate ski mountaineering events which tackle a different course for each race, organized by Mountain Adventure Seminars.…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Freeheel Race Series

Gold Rush Writer’s Conference

The Gold Rush Writer’s Conference is a weekend long retreat at the lovely Hotel Léger in Mokelumne Hill. Founded in 2005 by a dedicated group…

  • Mokelumne Hill
Gold Rush Writer's Conference

Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Copperopolis Town Square’s Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch offers fun activities for the entire family. Enjoy live music, a pumpkin patch, face painting, horse-drawn carriage…

  • Copperopolis
Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Hermitfest

Celebrate "Hermitfest," the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway's designation with live music, food and fun in the beautiful Hermit Valley Campground 5 miles east of…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Hermitfest

Hilltop Concert Series

Winner of the Calaveras Innovations in Tourism Award for 2015 and 2016, Brice Station Vineyards is the home to the Hilltop Concert series, which takes…

  • Murphys
Hilltop Concert Series

Holiday Festival of Wines

Murphys' Holiday Festival of Wines is a holiday kick-off event of wine tasting, small bites and big sales.

  • Murphys
Holiday Festival of Wines

Hot Copper Car Show

Car enthusiasts love the Hot Copper Car Show, a fundraising event for the Lake Tulloch Lions Club, which takes place on the first Saturday in…

  • Copperopolis
Hot Copper Car Show

Ironstone Summer Concert Series

The Ironstone Summer Concert Series attracts international, big name bands both classic and contemporary and takes places in their beautiful vineyard's amphitheatre.

  • Murphys
Ironstone Summer Concert Series

Lumberjack Day

The annual Lumberjack Day in nearby West Point takes place annually on the first Saturday of October, and is hugely popular with locals and visitors…

  • Mokelumne Hill
Lumberjack Day

Mark Twain Wild West Fest

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest is a free, full day of entertainment with historical re-enactors, live music and storytelling, and fun, family-friendly activities, celebrating…

  • Angels Camp
Mark Twain Wild West Fest

Moke Hill July 4th Parade

The Moke Hill July 4th Parade is a quintessential small-town-America Independence Day celebration, in the charming historic downtown of Mokelumne Hill. The fun starts with…

  • Mokelumne Hill
Moke Hill July 4th Parade