Auburn Road, Grass Valley California 95945
One the slopes of the Sierra Nevada
foothills nestled among aging oaks and pine trees the forest unveils an inspiring beauty-California's most unusual scenic attraction. Alta Sierra is located on an old wagon trail near Grass Valley
used during the The California Gold Rush
has been regarded and now leads to the Bible Gardens.
Once, horse drawn freight wagons and stage coach drivers watered their teams in the nearby stream. Now, visitors can stand solemnly on its banks and view scenes of the life of Christ. Developed in the 1970's. Most of the stone statuary scenes and wooden hand carvings were created and done by John Summer. Tons of sand and cement were packed in by a donkey to create this beautiful and inspiring garden. The Gardens are open from 9:00 a.m. until sunset, year round, weather permitting.
(Grass Valley) Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens
(Camino) Apple Hill
(Oroville) C.F. Lott Historic Home in Sank Park
(Folsom) Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
(Oroville) Lake Oroville
(Grass Valley) Nevada County Fairgrounds
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10/18 Coming to The Grass Valley area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
The Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival Rio Vista CA October11-13 Rio Vista is proud to host the oldest fishing derby on the West Coast. The festival is a three-day derby for bass, catfish and sturgeon. The festival also boasts music, food and fun for fishermen and non-fishing children and adults as well. The events include a carnival, live music and dancing, classic car show, a pancake breakfast, parade and BBQ. A large fireworks display is also featured on Saturday night.