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2015 Events on Placerville's Historic Main Street

2015 will be another event-filled year on Historic Main Street! We will have Third Saturday Placerville ArtWalks, a "Girl's Night Out" event, car shows, great music, beautiful banners, a Brewfest, a craft faire, a motorcycle run for charity, an antique faire, Art & Wine Festival, Halloween and the wonderful holiday events in November and December. We invite you to come and experience Main Street and have fun during these events!

Come and experience Placerville's Historic Main Street in 2015!

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Note: The events shown below are tentative for 2015; more info coming soon!

2015 Events

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Historic Main Street, Placerville
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MONTHLY, Third Saturday, Stagecoach Rides
12PM to 3PM. Historic Downtown Placerville. Free stagecoach rides on Historic Main Street every month except June provided by Davey "Doc" Wiser and his great crew. For information please call (530) 672-3436.

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 (530) 672-3436.

April 2015: Girls Night Out
This fun, Friday night event focuses on activities that appeal to women. Merchants will stay open late to showcase all the great things they have to offer. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. Admission and parking are free.  For info call (530) 672-3436.

MAY 2015: Hangtown Car Show
Sponsored by the Placerville Lions Club. Participation was limited by the number of spaces available. Admission and parking were free for spectators. 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 2015: Wagon Train on Main
Main Street will welcome the Highway 50 Association's 66th Annual Wagon Train with a host of fun activities. The Wagon Train will come down Historic Main Street on its way from the Broadway Village area and proceed on to Placerville Drive. For more information please contact (530) 672-3436.

JUNE – OCTOBER, 2015: Banners on Parade
This community art project will feature 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 the history of this project here!

Wednesday Main Street Farmers Market, 4PM-Dusk 
This event features fresh produce, flowers and other items from local farmers on Historic Main Street around the Bell Tower. For info call (415) 250-5337.

JUNE 27, 2015: Bell Tower Brewfest
This popular Placerville event will be hosted by downtown merchants and includes a street closure for the enjoyment and safety for all patrons. Attendees will be able to sample over 30 different craft brews. There will be great entertainment. Tickets are limited for the brew-tasting and may sell out We always ask folks attending to please be responsible and bring a NON-DRINKING DESIGNATED DRIVER, or make prior arrangements with our local taxi companies. Tickets will be available locally in Placerville. Thank you for supporting Main Street at this big fundraiser! Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info contact (530) 672-3436.

AUGUST 9, 2015: Craft Faire
Main Street closes to host the 18th 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. Please call (530) 672-3436 for more info.

AUGUST 27, 2015: Hangtown Car Show
The Thursday Night car show on Historic Main Street, Placerville, is 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 12, 2015: Kacie's Ride for Hope
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 kaciesrideforhope@sbcglobal.net.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Placerville Oktoberfest
This fun event will feature live music (complete with Chicken Dance and polkas!), Wiener Dog Races, Children's Games, Beer-related Games, Bavarian Dance Demos, a Silent Auction, Hot Dog Eating Contest and (of course) bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, apple strudel, beer and more. Costumes are encouraged! Sponsored by Placerville Downtown Association. Admission is free. For complete event info contact (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. Admission and parking are free. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436. Download the application here.

OCTOBER 17, 2015: Art & Wine Festival
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 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. 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 on Main Street at several locations. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For more info, contact (530) 672-3436.

OCTOBER 31st, 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 27th, 2015: 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 (4-6pm) and the tree-lighting at 6PM at the Courthouse. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info call (530) 672-3436.

NOVEMBER 27th & 28th, 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 6th, 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 or pick up an application at The Mountain Democrat or El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce offices.

DECEMBER 2015: The 12 Days of Christmas
Shoppers will have a chance to enter a drawing for a chance to win $300 worth of Main Street gift certificates. Get your shopping done early and win $300 to spend at Historic Main Street businesses! Thank you for supporting your local independent merchants!

DECEMBER Saturdays, 2015: Visits with Santa
Santa will be arriving in Historic Downtown Placerville to listen to those special wishes. 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. 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.

Stagecoach Rides on Historic Main Street
Guided Tours of Historic Main Street

Plan a Wedding on Main Street
Crafters Paradise

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Past and Events on Main Sponsored by PDA and local groups:

bulletBanners on Parade 2010
bulletBanners on Parade 2011
bulletBanners on Parade 2012
bulletBanners on Parade 2013
bulletBanners on Parade 2014


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