Area Activities

Events 2013

Every Saturday at 10am:

For the Docent-led Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn, meet at 10am each Saturday – rain or shine, at the Courthouse Museum, 101 Maple Street (in the Courthouse at Lincoln Way & Maple St). The tour takes approximately one hour, depending on the interests of the participants. Organized group tours are available upon request. For more information, contact the Museums Division of Placer County at (530) 889-6500 or visit their website for more information.


Fast Fridays Speedway Motorcycle Racing

Open 6:30 p.m. Racing at 8 p.m.

Gold Country Fairgrounds

1273 High Street

Auburn, CA 95603

530 878-7223

Fast Fridays. Enjoy motorcycle racing every Friday night starting may 10, thru October 11, 2013 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. See and feel the thrill of the race! Activities for children. Check website for dates, times and prices.

Second Fridays through Sept. 13:

Auburn Cruise Night Once A Month, Second Friday

May 10, 2013 to Sep 13, 2013

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Upper Lincoln Way

Auburn, CA 95603

530 878-7936

Auburn cruise night. 2nd Friday each month. Cars will be lined up along lincoln way in the late afternoon and early evening. Lovingly restored and proudly exhibited. Food will be available. A family event to be enjoyed by all!

June 13, 2013:

Auburn Art Walk

Jun 13, 2013

6-9 p.m.

30 Venues in Old Town & Downtown Auburn

Auburn, CA 95603

530 885-5670

Showcases Art Works ofover 40 artists Photography, Paintings, Ceramics, Clay, Mixed Media Old Town & Downtown Auburn venues range from Art Galleries, Restaurants, Styling Salons to Offices & Specialty Shops Ride the FREE shuttle bus between venues (Sponsored by the Downtown Business Assoc. & the Old Town Business Assoc.) Refreshments and Street Entertainment. Pick up Brochure & Map at Placer County Visitors Ctr & PlacerArts or other Downtown & Old Town Auburn shops. For more information, call 530 885-5670.

June 14, 2013:

Colfax Art Walk

Jun 14, 2013

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Downtown Colfax

Main Street and Depot Street

Colfax, CA 530 346-8888

Colfax Art Walk is held every 2nd Friday from May to October. Each venue is clearly marked by the “Red Art Walk” Signs. Free to the Public 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Main and Depot Streets.

June 15, 2013: 

Fire & Steel Festival

Jun 15, 2013

Noon to 2 a.m.

Historic Downtown Colfax

Colfax, CA 95713

916 521-4489

4 Live Bands – 6 DJ’s – 12 Art Cars “Mischief Labs” Fire Effects Art Car & Burner Parade through Historic Colfax and more. Family Friendly Event. Children Welcome! (After 11 PM Adult Recommended) Admission: $15 in “Burner Wear” or costume or $20 in “Average Street Clothes”

June 15, 2013:

Let’s Go Expo

Jun 15, 2013

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gold Country Fairgrounds

High Street

Auburn, CA 95603

530 852-0278

A Fun Day for the Whole Family. Classic Cars. Talent Show. Great Food. Drinks. Live Music. Touch-a-Truck. Bounce Houses. Petting Zoo. Demonstrations. Shopping. Snag Golf. U.S. Army. and much more. Tickets $5 adult / $1 kids Kids 5 and under Free For tickets call: Linda at 530 852-0278 or

June 20, 2013:

Tahoe City Solstice Festival

Jun 20, 2013 to Jun 23, 2013

See website

Various Locations

Tahoe City, CA 530 583-3348

This signature event includes events over the course of four days, all of which tout Tahoe City’s distinct qualities and character: instant access to Lake Tahoe, artisan food and wine, acclaimed musicians and artists and celebrated collection of shops, restaurants and galleries.

Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m.

Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show

Friday, June 21, 7 p.m.

Bridgetender Fireworks Fundraiser Street Dance

Friday, June 21-Sunday June 30

Adventure Sports Week

Saturday, June 22, 12 – 4 p.m.

Tahoe City Wine Walk

Sunday, June 23, 3-7 p.m.

Concerts at Commons Beach

June 20, 2013:

Placer County Fair

Jun 20, 2013 to Jun 23, 2013

Placer County Fairgrounds

700 All America Boulevard

Roseville, CA 916 786-2023

Bring the whole family and enjoy a county fair. Carnival rides, farm animals a Junior Livestock Auction, arts and crafts displays, plus many vendors displaying their wares and groups distributing information about their activities and services Adults $6, Seniors and Military $3 Children $3.

June 21, 2013:

Family Fun Under the Stars

Jun 21, 2013

7 to 9 p.m.

Johnson-Springview Park

5480 Fifth St.

Rocklin, CA 95677

916 624-2548

Evening in the Park – Summer Concert Series Family Fun Under the Stars 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays: June 21, July 12, July 26, August 9, Johnson-Springview Park, Rocklin. Bring the family to Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin for a Friday evening of Fun, Music, Assorted Vendors, Food and Raffle Prizes!

June 21, 2013: 

Auburn’s Party in the Park

Jun 21, 2013

Begins at 5 p.m.

Regional Park

377 Richardson Drive off Hiway 49

Auburn, CA 95602

530 885-8461

Auburn Park and Recreation District presents PARTY IN THE PARK. Free and Fun Family Event! Enjoy the Music: One Drop Redemption Band Food Court – Beer Garden – Face Painting – Pony Rides – Crafts Large Collection of Inflatables for Kids (small charge for these).

July 4, 2013:

Many July 4th celebrations, see Placer County Calendar of Events


September 7 – 8, 2013:

Art hikes depart every 15 minutes from 10am to 12:30pm


PCT, Donner Summit (near Boreal)

Fee:$30 adult, $10 child

Trails & Vistas unites live music, dance, storytelling, sculpture and painting with the natural environment to create one of a kind art hikes in the Sierra Nevada. On Sept. 7 & 8, 2013 attendees from around the country will hike along the Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit in the Tahoe National Forest for Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary. The theme for the art hikes is “Reflections.” In addition to the art hikes, Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary concert will take place at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheatre from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Visit


November 2, 2013:

13th Annual Toast of the Town

4pm – 9 pm

Rocklin Event Center 2650 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin, Ca. 95677

$50 /person

This is the 13th Wine Tasting / Community Dinner and Art Show for the Rocklin School District. Over 25 Wineries will be pouring their wine. After which over 30 Chefs such as: the Members of the City Council, the School Board, the Fire Chief and the Police Chief will have prepared your dinner. Then a Dessert Room is opened with desserts from over 10 Restaurants. All the proceeds go to the Schools in the Rocklin School District. We would appreciate your support and look forward to your attendance