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Thank You Cal-Waste

Thank you to Cal Waste for once again being the event sponsor for Hermitfest.  Cal Waste provides trash and recycling at the event and a generous monetary donation that, along with donations by our other supporters, allows us to put … Read More

State Route 89 Road Closure Due to Wildfire – September 5th Press Release

For those of you traveling to Hermitfest from the south east please be aware of the fire and the road closures; download the advisory at 17-09-2 ALP 89 Highway Closure- Wildfire:

Hermitfest 2017

The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association (EPSBA) will be hosting our 11th Annual Scenic Celebration on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 11am until 7pm.  We invite you to “Come Play on the Pass” with us and enjoy one of the … Read More

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. … Read More

New Fire Restrictions in the Forest

Stanislaus National Forest enacts temporary fire restrictions in Moderate Hazard Areas Sonora, Calif.– Due to high fire danger, the Stanislaus National Forest enacted temporary fire restrictions in Moderate Hazard Areas on Aug. 26, effective through the end of the official … Read More

Continued Road Construction Around Big Trees State Park

CALAVERAS COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from Upper Moran Road to Calaveras Big Trees State Park entrance for construction activities. Work begins at 6:00 a.m. … Read More

This Weekend on the Pass – August 19-20, 2017

August 19, 2017 – The Ebbetts Pass Century Ride – The 10th Annual Ebbetts Pass Century Ride (EPC), with four route lengths to challenge a variety of cyclists.  All rides start and finish in the small alpine village of Bear Valley, California … Read More

A Day in the Park at Big Trees State Park and Lots More Summer Fun

A Day in the Park, August 19, 2017 Calaveras Big Trees Association Presents “A Day in the Park” on August 19, 10am – 3pm.  Bring your family and friends to a fun-filled afternoon of music by the Magnolia Rhythm Trio.  … Read More

Summer Music Scene – This Weekend – Willie Nelson, Jill & the Giants, Daniel Kushnir and More

 Ironstone Amphitheater: August 18 – Willie Nelson & Family with Kacey Musgraves September 9 – George Benson and Kenny G Saturdays at Cedar Center in Arnold: August 19 – Jill & The Giants First Fridays in Murphys Community Park: September … Read More

Bear Valley Music Festival

There’s still a lot to see and hear!  Visit for all the details. And don’t forget to check the events list at to see what else is happening in Bear Valley this summer. July 26 – Motown Night July … Read More