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P.O. Box 2156
Placerville, CA 95667
Historic Main Street, Placerville
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MONTHLY, Third Saturday, Stagecoach Rides
12PM – 3PM. Historic Downtown Placerville, at The Bell Tower. Free stagecoach rides on Historic Main Street will be featured every 3rd Saturday of the month (except June & September) and are provided by Davey "Doc" Wiser and his cowboy crew. For information please call (530) 672-3436.
MONTHLY, Third Saturday, Placerville Art Walk
5PM – 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 (530) 672-3436.
May 16, 2015: Girls Night Out
6PM – 9PM. This fun event focuses on activities that appeal to women. The 8th Annual Girls Night Out featured a "ducky" Roaring 20's theme! Merchants stayed open late to showcase all the great things they had to offer. Check in was at the Bell Tower where you could pick up a program and buy a Scavenger Hunt card or "Prohibition Cocktail." Activities included entertainment, games, photo booths, prize drawings, scavenger hunt, health and beauty specials, restaurant specials, dance demos, sales & promotions, chocolate, olive oil samplings, wine & beer specials, man caves, tarot readings, and much more. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.
MAY 17, 2015: Hangtown Car Show
9AM – 3PM on Historic Main Street, Placerville. Sponsored by Placerville Lions Club. Participation is limited by the number of spaces available. Admission and parking are free for spectators. Download Hangtown Car Show poster! For info and pre-registration to show a car please call Mike at (530) 622-1731.
MID-MAY through OCTOBER 2015
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 6, 2015: Wagon Train on Main
12PM – 3PM. Historic Main Street welcomed the Highway 50 Association's 66th Annual Wagon Train with a host of fun activities including Server's Races, Gold-Panning, Corn Hole Tournament (new this year!), Wild West Shoot-outs, Country Music, Children's Games, Historical Displays, Food, Beer & more. The Wagon Train came down Historic Main Street at about 2PM and proceeded to the End of the Trail celebration on Placerville Drive. Events on Main Street were scheduled for 12PM-3PM. For more information on all the family activities in Placerville please contact (530) 672-3436.
JUNE 6 – OCTOBER 14, 2015:
Banners on Parade
This community art project features 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 are on Main Street and will be for sale at a Silent Auction at the October, 2015, Art & Wine Festival. For more info contact (530) 672-3436. Find out how you can help with this effort! Read more information about this project here!
MID-JUNE through MID-OCTOBER 2015
Wednesday Main Street Farmers Market
4PM – Dusk. This event will feature fresh produce, flowers and other items from local farmers. Note – Due to the scheduled RE-PAVING of Main Street this summer (between the courthouse and Sacramento St.), the location of this event is TBA. For updated info, please call (415) 250-5337. .
JUNE 27, 2015: Bell Tower Brewfest
6PM – 9PM on Historic Main St. This popular Placerville event was hosted by downtown merchants and included a street closure for the enjoyment and safety for all patrons.Entertainment featured the Shari Puorto Band, Shauna Lea & the Hired Guns, and Lady & The Tramps who performed live during the festival. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info contact (530) 672-3436.
July 25, 2015: National Dance Day
3PM – 8PM. The biggest dance event of the year! A free festival promoting health and dance in the community. There were performances by local dance studios showcasing different styles of dance. Art and street vendors. Food, beer, and wine were available for purchase. Folks danced the night away to live entertainment from the Tepid Club of Cool! Sponsored by and located at the El Dorado Arts Council in the Historic Fausel House at 772 Pacific Street, Placerville, CA. For more info, contact the El Dorado Arts Council at (530) 295-3496.
AUGUST 23, 2015: Craft Faire
8AM – 3PM in Historic Downtown Placerville.
NOTE- Due to the scheduled RE-PAVING of Main Street this summer (between the courthouse and Sacramento St), the location of this event is TBA (most likely it will move to the east end of Main St). More info to follow. The 18th Annual Craft Faire will feature artisans and their pottery, jewelry, woodwork, quilted and decorating items, dolls, garden items, soaps, candles, food, and much, much more. Admission and parking are free. Click here to download Craft Faire application. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info contact (530) 672-3436.
AUGUST 27, 2015: Hangtown Car Show
5PM – 8PM.
NOTE – LOCATION TBA due to Re-paving of Main Street this summer.
This Thursday Night car show is sponsored by Placerville Lions Club. Participation is limited by the number of spaces available. Admission and parking are free for spectators. See the poster here. For info and pre-registration please call Mike at (530) 622-1731.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015: Kacie's Ride for Hope
8AM – 11AM. 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, see kaciesrideforhope.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Placerville Oktoberfest
3PM – 8PM. This fun event will feature German music (complete with Chicken Dances and polkas!), Wiener Dog Races, Children's Games, Adult/Beer-related Games, Bavarian Dance Demos, and bratwurst, sauerkraut, strudel & beer. See more information here. Sponsored by Placerville Downtown Association. Admission is free. For complete event info (530) 672-3436.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015: Antique Street Faire
The 27th Annual Antique Street Faire closes Main Street to host antiques & collectibles peddlers for this popular event. Food, refreshments, and more. Antique vendors, download the application here. Admission and parking are free. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.
OCTOBER 1 – 31, 2015: Pink in the Night
To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink lights will be featured in the windows on Historic Main Street and on the Bell Tower during the month of October. This project is sponsored by Images of Hope and Marshall Medical Center, and will also be featured at the Placerville Downtown Association's Art & Wine Festival on Oct. 17th on Main St. For more info please contact (530) 672-7050.
OCTOBER 17, 2015: Art & Wine Festival
6PM – 9PM. Over 30 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, the Banners On Parade community art project will be displayed and sold during the silent auction that evening, and the Images of Hope Project will be featured, too. Music at the Bell Tower, art demonstrations & hors d’oeuvres, too. Sample award-winning wines in one convenient location without driving to all the wineries! TICKETS ARE LIMITED for the wine-tasting and will be available in September at Main Street merchants or by visiting this website. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info contact (530) 672-3436.
OCTOBER 31, 2015: Trick or Treat on Main Street
4PM – 6PM in Historic downtown Placerville. Main Street merchants hand out candy (while supplies last) to trick-or-treaters for this great family event. There will be a DJ at the Bell Tower and a Costume Contest (sponsored by the 20-30 Club) at 6PM. Town Hall will also host a Carnival for children 10 and under (sponsored by The Placerville Lions Club). For info call (530 672-3436).
NOVEMBER 27, 2015: 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 (4-6pm) and the tree-lighting at 6PM at the Courthouse. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.
NOVEMBER 27 & 28, 2015: Merchants Open House
Extended Hours. Historic Main Street merchants welcome visitors with coffee, cider and seasonal goodies. Enjoy hometown holiday shopping and hospitality in one convenient setting. Free parking, entertainment, stagecoach rides and more. For more information call (530) 672-3436.
DECEMBER 6, 2015: 37th Annual Christmas Parade
This big Holiday Parade takes place rain or shine and starts at the Broadway Plaza parking lot on upper Broadway in Placerville at 1pm and continues down Main Street. Sponsored by The Mountain Democrat and benefitting Toys 4 Tots in our community (bring a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl). For info call (530) 344-5088.
DECEMBER 2015: The 12 Days of Christmas
(Dates TBA) Shoppers will have a chance to enter a drawing for a chance to win a basket with $250 in Main Street gift certificates from participating merchants. Get your shopping done early and win a great gift from Historic Main Street! Thank you for supporting your local independent businesses!
DECEMBER 12, 2015: Visit with Santa
1PM - 4PM. Santa will be arriving in Historic Downtown Placerville to listen to those special wishes on December 12th at CandyStrike Emporium (398 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 2015: Stagecoach Rides
on Historic Main Street, Placerville (Dates TBA). Davey "Doc" Wiser and his crew will be providing FREE rides (in good weather) at the Bell Tower. For more info call (530) 672-3436.