Local Events in El Dorado County

The American River Festival is one of many family-friendly events in El Dorado County. Held annually, this festival offers competitive kayaking competitions, river-gear swaps, vendors, and many activities for children. The volunteer positions also offer great opportunities to become an active member of the community and spend a weekend by the American River.

The David Girard Vineyards are located on Cold Springs road in Placerville, California. They offer wine clubs, host concerts, and are a popular venue for wedding ceremonies. Click on the picture to visit their official website.

The Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
is another great location in El Dorado County. Guests of the park have the opportunity to pan for gold in the American River, and the park is also a good choice for a hike or a picnic. "Live History Days" and other educational events take place throughout the year. Tours with guides are available for groups and local schools. Click on the picture to visit the official website.

The most popular whitewater rafting resource on the West Coast - the south fork of the American River - is located in El Dorado County. This river lead to James Marshall's gold discovery in 1849, and is currently used by families and friends as a huge part of an incredible vacation experience. Click on the picture for more information.

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