- Every Day
-- Black Chasm Natural Landmark Tours
Recreation: This tour consists of a descent of about 60 feet, down five flights of stairs into the large Colossal Chamber. Well-lit stalactites, stalagmites, long helictites, draperies, flowstones, columns and giant keystone bridges lodged high in the walls can be seen. Pioneer-Volcano Road. Call for directions and seasonal hours.
Fee: $14.25 Adults /$7.15 Ages 3-12 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone Number: (866) 762.2837
- May 8 - 29
-- "Music on the Ridge"
Live Music: Our summer "Music on the Ridge" concert & BBQ events is in its second season and is filled with an exceptional lineup of entertainment. May 8 - Brad Wilson, May 14 - Crystal Image, May 28 - Joe Bellamy & Barry Duncan of the Sub Tri Tones, May 29 - Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra. 14110 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek
Fee: Call for information and tickets Time: Varies Phone Number: (209) 267.1316
- Every Tuesday
-- Winemaker's Night at Alchemy
Wine Education: Join us for Winemaker's Nights and enjoy featured wines, live music on the patio and an innovative menu featuring fresh fish and housemade desserts. Please call for reservations. 191 Main Street, Murphys
Fee: $5 per glass of wine Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 728.0700
- Every Friday
-- Free Music Fridays at Alchemy
Live Music: Alchemy features jazz standards by Matt Cullen on our patio. Matt will play with an "enhanced rhythm" section and will sometimes be joined by guests. The music is free, but all we ask is you call for reservations and eat some dinner. Feel free to dance if the mood strikes you. 191 Main Street, Murphys
Fee: Free Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 728.0700
- Saturdays, May - October
-- Placerville Farmers Market
Market: Placerville's bounty is on parade every Saturday at Main Street and Cedar Ravine, as local farmers sell their fresh produce.
Fee: Free Time: 8 a.m. - Noon Phone Number: (530) 622.1900
-- Twain Harte a la Carte: Food & Wine
Celebration, Benefit: More than 30 local markets and restaurants as well as many local wineries will be on hand for you to sample their offerings. Live music, raffles, silent and live auctions. Call for tickets, which include a wine glass and plate for tasting. Proceeds benefit local charities. Meadow Lane Plaza, Twain Harte
Fee: $35 Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 928.1616
-- A Taste of Gold 2011
Fifth Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser featuring wines of the Sierra Foothills. Featuring live music, raffle and silent auction, art exhibit, local restaurants, and hot rods and classic car shows. Amador County Fairgrounds.
Fee: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 209-223-1485
-- El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire
Celebration, Over 150 artists are expected to display at the 2011 show. In addition, 15-20 El Dorado wineries will be on-site for tastings throughout the weekend and live entertainment will be featured both days at the Town Center Amphitheater and intermixed within the festival grounds. Net proceeds benefit Arts in Education programs, Friends of Youth programs, community outreach programs and El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.
Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (916) 802.6924
-- Madera Wine Trail's Spring Wine Trail Adventure
Food & Wine Education: Sample our fabulous local wines complemented by indulgent food pairings, local art and live music. Celebrate Spring on the Madera Wine Trail. 9400 Road 36, Madera
Fee: $25 Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (800) 613.0709
-- Deaver Vineyards Memorial Day BBQ
Celebration: Joint Venture Band returns to provide great entertainment while Keith's Sierra Smoker BBQ's up some mouth-watering food that pairs perfectly with Deaver wines. Contact 209-245-4099 for more info. 12455 Steiner Road, Plymouth
Fee: Call for information Time: Call for information Phone Number: 209-245-4099
-- Sierra Vintners Wine Trail
Wine Education: Join us to experience what makes Nevada County an exquisite wine destination. Enjoy exquisite small lot wines and hors d'oeuvres from 15 distinctive wineries. Discover new wineries and new found favorites as you travel through the beautiful Nevada County countryside. Purchase tickets in advance on our website. Nevada County CA
Fee: $40 Advance/$50 Day of Event Time: Sat 12p.m.-5p.m./Sun 12p.m.-4p.m. Phone Number: (530) 205.3016
-- Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
Fair, Family Fun: You don't want to miss this fun and historic event that highlights Calaveras County's rich history. Enjoy the Frog Jump International Competition, carnival rides, livestock, big name entertainment and much more! Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Hwy 49, Angels Camp
Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: (209) 736.2561
-- Hot Copper Car Show
Celebration: Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host the “Hot Copper Car Show”, bringing together the most exotic cars, motorcycles and trucks from the Copper Valley.
Fee: Free for spectators Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: 866-276-4235
-- Annual Garden Tour
Garden Education: Sponsored by Soroptimist of the Sierra Foothills. All garden lovers will be delighted by the variety of garden designs found at each of the seven privately owned homes.
Fee: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 273.7989
-- Fair Play Wine & Poker Run
Celebration: Visit 5 wineries, receive 5 bottles of wine and 5 cards to make a poker hand and enjoy a sit down dinner with an awards ceremony at the end of the day! Call for tickets and more information.
Fee: $89.50 per person Time: Varies Phone Number: (530) 620.5175
-- Rubber Chicken Roast at Twisted Oak Winery
Celebration, Benefit: Join us for BBQ "Smart" Chicken and all the fixins at our Annual Rubber Chicken Roast! Proceeds from this event benefit the Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Rubber Chicken National Forest. Call for tickets. Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Hwy 4, Vallecito
Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 736.9080
-- Madera Air Show
Celebration: Line-up includes world class performers & aircraft. The air show will feature several top performers such as Bill Cornick, John Collver, Spencer Suderman, the Silver Wings Wing walking Team, Doug Jardine, Tim Decker, Dr D's Old-time aerobatics, Carl Liepold, and many current military aircraft & helicopters.
Fee: $10 Time: All Day Phone Number: (559) 683.4636
-- Mother's Day Maifest at Perry Creek Winery
Celebration: Dance to the music of the great German/Austrian Al Gruber Band and enjoy German sausages, homemade Sauerkraut and pastries. Have fun participating in the jodeling and stein holding contest to win great prizes. We are excited and looking forward to honoring our Mothers at this special event again. Invite your mom, family and friends and have a fabulous time dancing, yodeling and laughing! RSVP. 7400 Perry Creek Road, Fair Play
Fee: $20/$10 Club Members/$10 Ages 11-20/$25 Day of Event Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 620.5175
-- Memorial Day Weekend at Perry Creek Winery
Celebration: Would you like to enjoy Memorial Day away from the hustle and bustle of a typical vacation destination but still looking for a special time? How about a relaxing day at Perry Creek Winery? Our deli case awaits you with fantastic artisan cheeses, cured meats and freshly baked Il Fornaio bread. We will be having specials on certain wines that weekend in honor of Memorial day so that you can stock your cellars for all those fabulous summer parties you will be having! 7400 Perry Creek Road, Fair Play
Fee: Free, RSVP after May 23rd: $10 Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 620.5175
-- Sierra Festival of the Arts
Festival, Live Music: Enjoy the ambience of beautiful historic downtown Grass Valley at this annual street faire featuring fine art and crafts by California artists whose diverse talents make this occasion a cultural destination. Great food and entertainment by local musicians. Mill Street, Grass Valley
Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 272.8315