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Cultural Events & Entertainment in Placer County

Visitors will be enthralled, delighted and enriched by the variety of entertainment and cultural amenities Placer County offers.

The Placer County area has many perfect venues to attract artists who work in every discipline: Photography, painting, sculpture, poetry, not to mention the performing arts - acting, dancing, music, designing.

Placer County offers a wide variety of arts, culture, fun and entertainment for the entire family. Begin your journey at the California Welcome Center, 1103 High Street, Auburn or check out our events calendar on this website for the latest information on current events and entertainment.

A local taste of entertainment may include an evening with the symphony or theatre, live music in a local bar or restaurant, casino fun, or dancing to your favorite type of jazz, ballroom, country or tango music.

Family entertainment is never ending with outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, skiing, snow fun, whitewater rafting, story telling at the local libraries, forest ranger activities in the National Park, Donner Memorial State Park museum, gold panning, art galleries, outdoor concerts, fairs, rodeos, festivals, farmers markets, car shows and many more ongoing and seasonal recreational activities.

The Auburn Art Walks, held in April, June, August, and October of the year, highlight creations by artists who work in clay, glass, wood, fabric, metals, photography, all forms of paint and mixed media. Open studio tours in the spring and autumn afford visitors a personal and experiential view of working artisans. The annual Fests of Clay presentation and exhibition in Lincoln have gained a noted and deserved international reputation. The 3rd Saturday Art Tour in Roseville plays a prominent role in the area’s artistic community. Events such as Auburn's Library Garden Theatre Summer Series of varied concerts, Rocklin's Evening in the Park Summer Concert Series,  and numerous other local community activities attract patrons of all ages. The Auburn Symphony plays to houses packed with music enthusiasts. Squaw Valley is noted for its state-of-the-art facilities for art and musical productions.

One of the hottest entertainment scenes in the area are the lounges and stages of the Thunder Valley Casino & Resort, where you will find Vegas-style entertainment and activities to suit everyone's fancy.  Several restaurants and buffets serve up high quality meals.

Beautiful and serene, North Lake Tahoe is the inspiration for and home to all forms of artistic expression:  Music, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Dance and Performance.  The North Lake Tahoe Arts Center acts as a catalyst and home base to support the arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee communities.  Through exposure, education and participation, the lives of residents and visitors alike are enriched.

Please check our extensive Calendar of Events to find the dates and times for special exhibits, shows, concerts and other artistic programs that you may enjoy in all the areas of Placer County.

The Valley

Concerts at Quarry Park

Quarry Park
4000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 625-5232

Concerts perform April through September. Tickets:

Fests of Clay

Presented by: Art League of Lincoln
580 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
916 209-3499

"Feats of Clay" art show and competition is held in Lincoln, CA. The show will be celebrating the rich history of clay competition that was held at Gladding McBean Clay Manufacturing Company in Lincoln, CA. The show has traditionally had entries from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Asia.

Rocklin CommunityTheatre

Presented by the City of Rocklin Theatre & Arts Program
Finnish Temperance Hall
4090 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 740-6229

Enjoy classic Broadway musicals and Shakespeare plays produced by the Rocklin Theatre and Arts Program. Four Broadway productions are staged throughout the year at Rocklin's historic Finnish Temperance Hall. Productions include the likes of "Guys & Dolls" and "Scrooge." Rocklin's popular Shakespeare in the Park returns each summer to entertain audiences of all ages at Johnson-Springview Park.

Roseville’s Music in the Park

Royer Park
190 Park Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
916 786-7380

The Performing Arts of Roseville sponsors Music in the Park in Royer Park during the months of June through September.

Thunder Valley Casino & Resort

1200 Athens Avenue
Lincoln, CA 95648
916 408-7777 or 877 468-8777

There's always a concert or spectacular musical event taking place on one of the stages at Thunder Valley. Check their schedule.

The Gold Country

Auburn Symphony

985 Lincoln Way, Suite 102
Auburn, CA 95603
530 823-6683

Musicians, composers and audience share enriching experiences when Maestro Peter Jaffe conducts the Auburn Symphony's concert series. This includes three different venues: the full Symphony Orchestra, Kinder Konzert and Music on the Green. The season runs from July through June.

Music and More

3116 Olympic Way, Suite B
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0594 or 530 305-6806

Music and More is a performing arts school offering both private and group lessons for young people in vocal, instrumental, acting, dance and theatre. They produce public performances at the Music and More Theatre. Call for detailed information.

The High Sierras

North Lake Tahoe Snowfest

Tahoe City, CA 96145
530 583-7167

The North Lake Tahoe Snowfest is held annually late February through early March. It is ten fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. All the favorites will be back this year. There will be snow related activities everywhere as well as concerts, parades, races, parties and theatre events. And, of course, there will be plenty of wining and dining. Come and celebrate the fun and frolic of winter!