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Penn Valley is located in Northern California, with easy access to State Highways 20 and 49. Penn Valley is 100 miles of northeast San Francisco and 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. Visitors and residents enjoy the experience of local gold panning, nature photography, or river trail hiking. Nearby lakes and rivers offer fishing, boating, and water skiing. Hiking trails, mountain bike trails and campgrounds are located near the City of Penn Valley.

Penn Valley is also located near the towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. These communities offer diverse cultural opportunities, including classical music festivals, concerts, and stage productions.

Less than an hour away are some of the finest world class downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding resorts in California. Among them are Alpine Meadows, Soda Springs, Squaw Valley, and Sugar Bowl.

Penn Valley is located east of Marysville on Highway 20.

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11/19 Coming to The 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.