The historic Gold Rush era town of Downieville on Highway 49 offers a perfect opportunity for a weekend get-away with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Yuba Theatre in Downieville April 4-6, 2014.
Tickets will go on sale in mid-February at Brown Paper Tickets and, locally, at Downieville Day Spa.
This charming mountain village situated in a rugged canyon at the confluence of the Downie and North Yuba Rivers, and the comfortable Yuba Theatre itself, provide a memorable setting to see the highest quality films from the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held each fall in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Brought to you by the Sierra County Arts Council, National Geographic and the North Face.
A family day experience! Fish the Yuba and Downie Rivers! Registration starts at 7:30am at Sierra Hardware.
Open to kids ages 14 and younger.
Fish must be measured and weighted by noon at Sierra Hardware Store, prizes awarded at 1:00pm.
First place $75, second place $50, third place $25, and lots of give-a-ways! Join the fun!
Contact Mike Galan at 289-3595 or Jim Johnston at 289-3379.
Parade is ALWAYS on the actual 4th of July at noon! Watch it coming and going up and down Main Street.
All parade entries welcome! Enter your kids, dogs, families, cars; it’s exciting for all ages! Be creative!
The ultimate small town parade ends with the infamous "Downieville Fireless Fireworks"!
Enter the Foot races down Main Street.
All ages welcome-from one to one hundred! Pull up a curb and watch the fun! For information about festivities over the holiday weekend and parade entries, contact Kathy Whitlow 289-3126.
Firemen’s Muster, BBQ Dinner Hosted by the Downieville Volunteer Fire Auxiliary, Free Line Dancing Lessons, and then Dance The Night Away to The Music of Trash Gordon.
Family fun in a traditional small town celebration style!
Contact Kathy Whitlow 289-3126 for more information.
Saturday, July 5th, At the Sierra Skies Community Park.
From 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Join us in the park for great family fun. Carnival games for the kids, dunk tank, sack races and a sunflower seed spittin' contest. Appearances by Dandy the Smokless Dragon and Smokey the Bear make for a fun afternoon.
At 5:00 P.M. a mouth-watering BBQ is prepared by The Old Sierra City Hotel.
"Bugs At Night" begins at dusk. Presented by J.R. Blair of the San Francisco State Field Campus.
A Glow In The Dark Hunt for the kids will follow. Sponsored by The Sierra Country Store.
A great event for your holiday weekend...see you there!
Contact: Sierra Country Store call 530-862-1560
Saturday: Point to Point Cross Country Race from Sierra City to Downieville, California. 29 miles, 4,413' ascent and 5,692' descent.
Lots of entertainment after the race: Stay tuned!
MOUNTAIN BIKE DIRT DEMO Thursday and Friday, all day
BICYCLE EXPO AND STREET FAIR All Weekend
TRAIL SHUTTLES AND GROUP RIDES provided by Yuba Expeditions. call for reservations (530) 289-3010
PARKING AND RACER SHUTTLE
Parking will be available at the "Flats", Kentucky Mine Museum, and north of Sierra City on Highway 49. Be sure that your vehicle is completely off the road surface, otherwise you could be ticketed and towed! A complimentary racer shuttle will be available from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, returning riders and spectators to their cars Sierra City.
Note: If you are being dropped off in Sierra City by a friend, parking in Downieville is limited to the following areas: Highway 49, both north and south of Downieville. The USFS Downieville Ranger Station, located across the bridge from the Pizzeria and behind the Courthouse. Cannon Point, located at the western end of Downieville along Highway 49.
Parking is always a major issue in Downieville. We recommend you use the shuttle services provided, especially on Saturday, as the number of cars outnumber the town's population. Be curteous to the locals and respect all private property.
Special Note:Nothing makes the local CHP happier than writing mountain bikers tickets. Don't give him the pleasure, please be smart about where you park, especially in town, or you will be ticketed and towed!
GETTING TO THE START AT PACKER SADDLE: Racers must get themselves to the race start. Complimentary racer shuttles will return riders to Packer Saddle following the race. Leaving from Downieville it will take you approximately one hour to get to Packer Saddle. Take Hwy 49 heading east through Sierra City to Bassetts. Turn left onto Gold Lake Hwy. Go for 1 mile and turn left heading towards Sardine Lake. Take the first right turn and follow it to Packer Lake. Follow the signs to the saddle.
TRAIL SHUTTLES AND GROUP RIDES
provided by Yuba Expeditions. call for reservations (530) 289-3010
Sierra County Chamber of Commerce hosts Wine In The Woods
Join us for a fun afternoon of delicious wine tasting, food, live music and raffle. Enjoy a stroll down Sierra City's historic Main Street to each of the events locations. Festivities run from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
Buy them in Sierra City at Sorracco's Saloon or Sierra Country Store, or in Downieville at Will Clark's 49 Wines
For more info call (Kathy) 530-862-1560
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Bottles, Insulators, Gold Rush Items, Advertising, Saloon, Mining, Western Related Artifacts and Go-Withs. Early Lookers 8am-10am $10, Show is FREE 10am-3pm
Raffle for some great prizes. Fabulous displays of antique bottles.
For show/dealer information: Rick & Cherry Simi (530) 289-3659 or email: email@example.com.
This event is for kids of all ages (that means adults too!)
Stroll Sierra Cities Main street and visit all the fine establishments
A holiday dining event for all, locals, visitors and families sponsored by the Downieville Lion’s Club, the United Methodist and Assembly of God churches. All donations and contributions benefit the Western Sierra Food Bank.
Dinner served from 1-4pm.
Donations of turkeys, hams, desserts and money are needed and can be given or ordered at Downieville Grocery and the Sierra City Country Store.
Volunteers are needed to help set up, cook turkeys, desserts and all the trimmings, and serve on Thanksgiving Day. Please call Liz Fisher at 289-3632, Ann Hutchison at 862-1052 or Pastor Kopp at 265-9417.