NEWS and EVENTS:
Certificate of special congressional recognition presented to the Historic Cary House Hotel in recognition of "Achievement in Tourism". We thank the customers and our employees, as well as the Placerville and El Dorado County Chambers and Visitor's Bureau for their continued support.
Synapse Wine Tasting room open!: Synapse Wines is an award-winning, private microwinery in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. It is owned and operated by two practicing California neuroradiologists, Bruce Ginier and Randy Knutzon and their families. They handcraft their wines to highest standards using centuries-old techniques in combination with cutting edge technology.will soon be opening their wine tasting room at the Historic Cary House Hotel.
The Light Touch therapeutic massage center now open!: The Light Touch for over 20 years has provided therapeutic massages and now is located in the Courtyard at the Historic Cary House Hotel.
MONTHLY, Third Saturday, Placerville Art Walk, 5PM to 9PM. Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street galleries and merchants host changing art shows and late night shopping every third Saturday of the month. Demonstrations, refreshments, music and more. For information please call PDA at (530) 672-3436.
May 4th, Girls' Night Out
6PM to 9PM. This fun, Friday night event focuses on activities that appeal to women. Historic Main Street merchants stay open late for shopping, entertainment, scavenger hunt, games, crafting demos, prize drawings, health and beauty demos, massage, restaurant specials, dance instruction, music, food, chocolate, olive oil samplings, and much more. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.
May 20th, Hangtown Car Show
9AM to 3PM on Historic Main Street, Placerville. Sponsored by the Placerville Lions Club. Participation is limited by the number of spaces available. Admission and parking are free for spectators. For info and pre-registration to show a car please call Mike at (530) 622-1731.
Mid-May through October
Saturday Farmers Market, 8AM-Noon
This event will feature fresh produce, flowers and other items from local farmers. On Historic Main Street in the Ivy House lot near Cedar Ravine. For info call (530) 622-1900.
June 13th through September 26th
Wednesday Main Street Farmers Market, 5PM-Dusk
This event will feature fresh produce, flowers and other items from local farmers. On Historic Main Street around the Bell Tower. For info call (415) 250-5337.
June through October
Saturdays, Music in the Courtyard, 3PM-6PM
at the Fountain Plaza Courtyard on Historic Main Street. Come tap your toes to some great jazz or blues music with a new featured band each time. Admission is free. This year’s dates are: June 2, June 23, July 14, July 28, Aug 11, Aug 25, Sep 15, Sep 29, Oct 13 and Oct 27. For specific info call (530) 622-4900.
June 9th - October 12th, Banners on Parade
This community art project will feature over 30 artistically decorated banners on light poles along Main Street in Placerville. This is a collaborative effort of artists, businesses, organizations, individuals and city government that promotes the arts in historic downtown Placerville. These beautiful banners will be seen on Main Street will be for sale at a Silent Auction at the October 20th Art & Wine Festival, as well. For more info contact (530) 672-3436. Find out how you can help with this effort!
June 9th, Wagon Train & BBQ RibCook-Off
12PM-6PM – Main Street will welcome the Highway 50 Association's 63rd Annual Wagon Train with a BBQ Rib Cook-Off (with sampling), Server's Races, Studebaker Wheelbarrow Demos, kids' games, country-western music, a staged, western style shoot-out and more. The Wagon Train will come down historic Main Street at about 2pm on its way from the Broadway Village events in the morning to the closing events on Placerville Drive. Events on Main Street are scheduled for 12pm-6pm. For more information on all the family activities in Placerville please contact (530) 672-3436. Download Rib Cook-Off application and rules here.
June 30th, Bell Tower Brewfest
6PM to 9PM.This popular Placerville event will be hosted again by downtown merchants and will include a street closure for the enjoyment and safety for all patrons. If you are interested in sampling over 35 different craft brews, tickets will need to be purchased for patrons over 21 years of age. Entertainment will feature several bands performing live during the festival. TICKETS ARE LIMITED for the brew-tasting and expected to sell out, so plan on getting them early. Available in Placerville at River City Bank, Tony Matthews, Placerville Brewing Co and Brick Oven Pub. Help support Main Street at this big fundraiser! Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association and Powell's Steamer Co. & Pub. For info contact (530) 672-3436.
August 12th, Craft Faire
8AM - 3PM in Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street closes to host the 16th Annual Craft Faire with over 100 artisans from all over the West featuring pottery, jewelry, woodwork, quilted and decorating items, dolls, garden items, soaps, candles, food and much, much more. Admission and parking are free. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. Artisans wanting to sell their work at the Faire can download the "Early Bird" application here. For info call (530) 672-3436.
August 23rd, Hangtown Car Show
5PM - 8PM. Back by popular demand is the Thursday Night car show on Historic Main Street, Placerville. Sponsored by the Placerville Lions Club. Participation is limited by the number of spaces available. Admission and parking are free for spectators. For info and pre-registration to show a car please call Mike at (530) 622-1731.
September 8th, Kacie's Ride for Hope
8AM - 11AM in Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street closes to host this important Motorcycle Run that raises awareness and funds for the fight against domestic violence. Funds raised help support The Center for Violence Free Relationships. For info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 22nd, Oktoberfest
3PM - 8PM. This fun, new event will feature music (complete with Chicken Dance and polkas!), Wiener Dog Races, Server's Races, Costume Contest, Children's Games, Beer-related Games, Bavarian Dance Demos, a Silent Auction and (of course) sausages, sauerkraut, strudel & beer. Sponsored by Placerville Downtown Association. Admission is free. See more info on the Placerville Oktoberfest Facebook page. For complete event info contact (530) 672-3436.
Setember 30th, Antique Street Faire
8AM - 3PM in Historic Downtown Placerville. The 24th Annual Antique Street Faire closes Main Street to host antiques & collectibles peddlers for this popular event. Food, refreshments, and more. Admission and parking are free. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.
October 20th, Art & Wine Festival
6PM - 9PM. Over 35 foothill wineries will offer samples of their wines inside merchant locations on Historic Main Street in Placerville. In addition, the works of many local artists will be featured in the galleries and the "Banners On Parade" community art project will be displayed on Main Street and sold during the silent auction that evening. Music at the Bell Tower, art demonstrations & hors d'oeuvres too. TICKETS ARE LIMITED for the wine-tasting and will be available for $30 each in September at Main Street merchants or by visiting this website. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.
October 31st, Trick or Treat on Main Street
4PM - 6PM in Historic downtown Placerville. Merchants on Historic Main Street will provide goodies to trick-or-treaters (while supplies last) in a safe and convenient environment. Sponsored by Historic Main Street merchants. Other activities will include a costume contest and carnival and are sponsored by Placerville Parks & Recreation, Placerville 20/30 Club and Placerville Lions Club. For info call (530 672-3436).
November 23rd, Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights 5:30PM – 8PM on Historic Main Street in Placerville. The old-fashioned festivities will close Historic Main Street and begin around 5:30PM at various locations up and down Main Street with music, entertainment, visits with Santa, stagecoach rides and the tree-lighting at 6PM at the Courthouse. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.
December 2nd, 35th Annual Christmas Parade
1PM on Historic Main Street. This big parade takes place rain or shine and starts at the Mountain Democrat parking lot on upper Broadway in Placerville and continues down Main Street. This year's theme is TBA at a later date. Sponsored by Jim & Cathy McIntire and The City of Placerville. For info call (530) 621-5885.
December Saturdays, Visits with Santa
Santa will be arriving in Historic Downtown Placerville to listen to those special wishes on the following dates: December 1st at Kiddlywinks (262 Main) from 11AM-2PM; December 8th and December 15th at Annieberries (360 Main) from 1-4PM. Photos will be available for purchase, but are not required to visit with Santa. For more info, call (530) 672-3436.
December Weekends, Stagecoach Rides
On Historic Main Street, Placerville, Davey "Doc" Wiser and his crew will be providing FREE rides (in good weather) at the Bell Tower on these dates: November 23rd (4-6:30PM); November 24th (12-4PM); December 8th & 9th (12-4PM); December 15th & 16th (12-4PM). For more info, call (530) 672-3436.