Arnold area festivals and events take place in this picturesque town at the snow line in the High Sierra. They include plenty of charming, small-town events that make you feel as though you stepped into a Norman Rockwell Painting. Here are some highlights, go to our Arnold Festivals and Events directory to see the full list. You can see what events are happening right now in the county by going to our current events calendar.

Arnold Area Festivals: Concerts in the Park

Take the Cedar Center Summer Music Concert series for instance. Here you’ll find entire families, plus the family dog, enjoying live music provided free on stage while their kids do cartwheels on the lawn in front of the band. And because we’re in wine country here, you can purchase wine from vendors at the concert along with freshly prepared food. Bring your lawn-chairs or blankets and feel free to kick up your heels. This is one casual, friendly event with lots of welcoming locals and thoroughly charmed visitors.

Cedar Center Summer Concert Series

Cedar Center Summer Concerts | Lynn Glocker of Timeless Home Gallery

Arnold Area Events: Big Trees State Park

If you think an event among the giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park would be magical, you’d be right. In the warmer months, stargazing nights, ranger programs, photography classes or a classical music festival celebrating the dogwoods, all take on the magic of the park. Who can resist meeting Smokey the Bear, learning about wild animals and meeting a ranger? And then in the snowy season, their Winter Wonderland event sells out fast for good reason. What could be more magical than riding on a horse-drawn wagon through giant sequoias?

Winter Wonderland

Carriage rides in a snowy year

Arnold Area Festivals: Logging Jamboree

For a well-treed mountain community, logging is usually part of the history and the Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree in White Pines makes a fun festival from traditional logging techniques in the amphitheater at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. It’s a thrilling demonstration of skill and courage by amateurs and professionals, and it’s fabulously fun.

Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree by Cindy Micheli

Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree | Cindy Micheli

Arnold Area Festivals: Spring Peddler’s Faire

The highly popular Spring Peddler’s Faire which takes place over Memorial Day Weekend is one of two a not-to-be-missed celebrations of local artists and craftsmen’s work. The other, the Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival takes place as part of the Independence Day celebrations in Arnold, right after a charming, small-town parade. Both of these fairs have been running in Arnold for over 40 years and only increase in popularity over time.

Arnold Spring Peddler's Faire

The setting for the Peddler’s Faire & Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival

And that’s not all! Get the full list of Arnold Area festivals and events including Christmas tree lightings and parades and classic car shows.

Lodging for these top Arnold events sells out fast, so if you need lodging, be sure to book in plenty of time by using our booking engine above.

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