Labor Day Weekend Along the Byway – 2017 – Murphys to Markleeville

Friday, September 1st – BISTRO ESPRESSO CONCERT SERIES | 5:30 pm | Arnold Bistro Espresso Serving BBQ at 5:30pm. Come have some great food and hang out to hear the Jank Tones performing live. Come for dinner, stay for the music.

Friday, September 1st – Grover Hot Springs State Park Activities from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm – 9:30 AM –  Junior Ranger Program “Butterfly Art” (Ages 7-12) Meet at Campfire center in day use area. 3:30 PM –  Junior Ranger Program “Rattlesnakes” (Ages 7-12) Meet at campfire center in day use area 5:00 PM – Guided Evening Nature Walk to the Waterfalls. Look at local Flora & Fauna. Length 1.5-2 hours. Meet at extra vehicle lot by campsite # 35

Saturday, September 2nd – BV Live Presents: Nick Schott – Come join us Saturday, September 2nd for a special performance by Nick Schott! Catch him on Bear Valley Mountain at the Monte Wolfe Saloon at 7 PM. This performance is part of our Summer Music Series, bringing live entertainment to Bear Valley Mountain every Saturday this Summer.

Saturday, September 2nd – GROVER ANDERSON BAND – BRICE STATION HILLTOP CONCERT SERIES, MURPHYS  | Doors Open 5:30 pm I Music 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Brice Station Vineyards $15 admission. Join us for this family friendly event featuring the Grover Anderson Band and Brice Station’s Annual Blending Party.  Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.

Saturday, September 2nd – SIERRA NEVADA LOGGING JAMBOREE |  9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in White Pines (just outside of Arnold) – Catch the action outside with logging competitions including axe throwing, choke setting and hot sawing, then step inside the museum for spectacular displays of the region’s rich timber industry. Children under 12 are free; Adults, $8 each or $15 for two adults.

Saturday, September 2nd –2ND ANNUAL PRIDE IN THE PARK | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Murphys Community Park Free for all ages. Hosted by the Tri-County LGBT Alliance servicing Calaveras, Alpine, Amador, and Tuolumne counties. This family friendly event features a variety of entertainment and educational events for all ages including live music, DJ, photo booth, carriage rides, merchandise, silent auctions, beer & wine booth, food vendors, and more. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.

Saturday, September 2nd – WINE RECEPTION AND FREE FILM SCREENING AT CHATOM TASTING ROOM  | Doors Open 6:00 pm I Film Starts at Sundown (approxinately 7:15 pm) | Chatom Tasting Room, Vallecito | Free admission. Screening the 66 minute film “The Good Mind,” come in for a wine reception at 6pm and stay to watch a great film program when the sun goes down. The evening may be chilly. Bring warm layers and blankets. RSVP to to make sure you have a seat. Space is limited.”The Good Mind” highlights the Onondaga and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) philosophy and way of life. Please visit our online Calaveras calendar of events for more information on the film.

Saturday, Sept. 2nd – GUIDED HIKE – NORTH GROVE CALAVERAS BIG TREES I 1pm I Calaveras Big Trees State Park Visitor Center – Included with admission to the park ($10/vehicle). This family friendly walk is 1.5 to 2 hours, across level terrain. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Bring water and comfortable walking shoes.

Saturday, September 2nd – Grover Hot Springs State Park Activity from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm – 9:00 AM –  Junior Ranger Program “Water Safety” (Ages 7-12) Meet at pool complex with suit and towel. 11:00 AM – “Fire safety with Smokey the Bear and the US Forest Service” Meet at the campfire Center in Day Use Area. 4:30 PM – Junior Ranger Program “Scavenger Hunt” (Ages 7-12) Meet at Campfire Center in day area. 8:00 PM – “Stories of Women in the Sierras” Meet at Campfire Center in day use area.

Saturday, September 2 – Free Fishing Day in California – Get the details here.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 2-3 – 45th ANNUAL LABOR DAY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Next to Bristol’s Ranch House Café Free admission. Arnold’s popular end-of-summer celebration features 55 booths of original art & crafts in all media. Live music, gourmet food and beverage vendors – including local beers served by the Ebbetts Pass Fire Department, games and activities for the whole family.  Well-trained dogs welcome on leash.

Monday, September 4th – CALAVERAS COMMUNITY BAND LABOR DAY CONCERT I 5:00 pm I Murphys Community Park Free admission. Bring friends and family to this end of the summer community band concert in Murphys Park. Please note the earlier time. Bring your folding chairs and a picnic dinner for this family friendly free community band concert. Well-trained dogs are welcome on leash.

Monday, September 4 – Grover Hot Springs State Park Activity from 9:30 am – 9:00 pm – 9:30 AM –  Junior Ranger Program “Rattlesnakes” (Ages 7-12) Meet at Campfire Center in day use area 5:00 PM – Evening Nature Walk “Exploring Nature’s Neighborhoods” Meet at extra vehicle lot by campsite #35 8:00 PM – “The Forest Within” Meet at Campfire Center in day use area.