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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author Archive: Placerville Downtown Association

Downtown Placerville seeks new tagline

The Placerville Downtown Association is inviting the community and visitors to help define Main Street’s brand, character, style and personality with a tagline promotion. Cities all over the U.S. have created a unique tagline or motto to help identify their municipality. Well-known examples include Las Vegas —  ”What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” and […]

Time to submit Banners on Parade applications

Banners on Parade, the community art project, succeeded in enhancing the views on Placerville’s Main Street last year. Plans are underway for this annual public art display to again hang from light poles from late May to mid October. Artists, craftsmen, designers, architects and art students — either individually or as a group — are invited to submit […]

Participating wineries at the fest

Many foothill wineries are pouring their award-winning vintages at the Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Placerville Downtown Association event is on Main Street. Amador Cellars Beemer’s Winery Boa Vista Vineyards Bray Vineyards Bumgarner Winery Charles B. Mitchell Winery Chateau Davell Winery Colibri Ridge Winery Crystal Basin Cellars […]

The dogs are returning to Placerville’s Oktoberfest

The Placerville Downtown Association is working hard to make the third Annual Placerville Oktoberfest another “doggone success.” The event will take place on Main Street and promises to have fun activities for the whole family. Modeled after the largest folk festival in the world, the Placerville Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21 from […]

Cool music in the cool courtyard

Music in the Courtyard, Fountain Plaza Courtyard at 312 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting MRQ on Saturday, Aug. 10. The free concert in the courtyard behind the Historic Cary House Hotel is from 1 to 4 p.m. MRQ plays a mix of jazz, blues and Americana originals and some cover favorites. The audience will […]

Music is part of the Brewfest scene

Entertainment is part of the Bell Tower Brewfest and this year a great line up of musicians are scheduled to perform on Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Main Street in Placerville. Shari Puorto Blues Band is playing blues at the Bell Tower from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Lauren Murphy is by […]

2013 Brewfest breweries

Alaskan Brewing Co. American River Brewing Co. Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Black Diamond Brewing Co. Blue Moon Brewing Co. Bridgeport Brewing Co. Carlsberg Cielo Brewery Crabbie’s Ginger Beer Drake’s Brewing Co. Erdinger Brewing Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Fox Barrel & Crispin Cider Full Sail Brewing Co. Gold Hill Brewery Green Flash High Sierra Brewing Co. […]

Santa comes to town

Santa is very busy this time of year but he loves to visit with children in El Dorado County. He will be at Kiddlywinks Toy Store, 262 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15 he will be at the Candy […]

Stagecoach rides deliver Christmas cheer

Davey “Doc” Wiser and his crew are giving stagecoach rides on the Wiser Overland Express throughout the holiday season. Wiser and the gang donate the rides on the stagecoach departing from the Belltower and heading down Main Street in Placerville during good weather. This year the rides continue on Saturday, Dec. 1; Saturday, Dec. 8; […]

Twelve Days of Christmas Prize Drawings

Shoppers will have a chance to enter a drawing for a chance to win one of 12 Main Street gift baskets valued at $100 each, plus one Grand Prize, during the Twelve Days of Christmas Prize Drawings Nov. 23 through Dec. 14. The Grand Prize winner will receive a large, beautiful basket full of Main […]

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa has cleared his busy schedule to visit with the lucky children in our area on several dates during this year’s holiday season. First, Santa is expected to visit during the Festival of Lights on Nov. 23 from around 6:15 to about 7:30 p.m. at River City Bank at 348 Main Street in Placerville. Then, […]

Christmas Parade Dec. 2

The 35th annual Hangtown Christmas Parade will commence on Dec. 2, rain or shine, will start at 1 p.m. at Upper Broadway in Placerville and will proceed down Main Street. This year’s theme is “Let the Bells of Freedom Ring.” For more information on the Christmas Parade, presented by Jim and Cathy McIntire, please call the […]

Festival of Lights brings Christmas to Main Street

One of the best traditions in Placerville and all of El Dorado County is bringing the whole family down to the Festival of Lights on Historic Main Street the Friday after Thanksgiving. And it’s a great way to show off your new hat, scarf and gloves, too! The Placerville Downtown Association’s Festival of Lights will be held […]

Merchants’ Open House Nov. 23-24

Historic Main Street merchants will welcome visitors with coffee, cider and seasonal goodies at this year’s Merchants’ Open House on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24. Enjoy holiday shopping, extended hours, festive decorations, delightful window displays, the 12 Days of Christmas shopping program (at participating merchants) and hometown hospitality in one convenient setting. Free […]

Holiday entertainment at Belltower

Entertainment sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association will be provided most weekends in December at the Bell Tower and will include holiday favorites from local musicians or from DJ Norm with Hammonds Hits (weather permitting). For more information visit or call 530-672-3436.

Time to taste the best

More than 32 foothill wineries will offer samples of their award-winning wines inside merchant locations on Main Street in Placerville during the annual Art and Wine Fest on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. While sipping the wine enjoy the works of many local artists and check out the merchandise at the shops […]

Aftershock to rock

The popular band Aftershock will have the crowd at the Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 dancing on Main Street in Placerville. The nine-piece jazz-rock and R&B band features a four-horn section and powerful vocal harmonies. The band was conceived in the late ’90s. “Philly’ Joe Littel and Gerry Jonutz started what they […]

Banners go up for bid at the Art and Wine fest

Banners on Parade is a self-supporting, community art project that promotes the arts in Placerville. Every year, a new exhibit of beautifully painted banners is installed on the light poles on Main Street. After the exhibit, the banners are sold during a silent auction at the Placerville Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 […]

Find treasures at antique fair

The Placerville Downtown Association is having its annual Antique Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street in Placerville. In its 24th year, the street fair is a wonderful event to find a great selection of antique furniture, lamps, vintage linens, jewelry, dolls, kitchenware, glass, porcelain, sports memorabilia, antique […]

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