2011 Event Calendar

Featured Events

Please check frequently as events are listed and updated.

McCloud Lower FallsSat-Sun Jan 22-23
Siskiyou Sled Dog Races Canceled due to unsafe/low snow conditions
Come to the mountains of Northern California to view, compete, or volunteer at the 4th Annual Siskiyou Sled Dog Races. Mark your calendars to attend the races! Keeping up the spirit of the famous "Great Race of Mercy", this event qualifies participants for the Iditarod race in Alaska today. Off of Hwy 97, at Deer Mountain/Chuck Best Snowmobile Park just North of Weed. Call 530-598-0466 or 530-467-3009
Weed, CA

Fri-Sun Feb 18-20
Winterwings Festival
Plan to attend the 32nd annual Winter Wings Festival on President's Day Weekend. Home to the largest concentration of wintering Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states in both south central Oregon and northern California, the Klamath Basin is a key stopover on the Pacific Flyway. Hosting 80% of the birds that use the Flyway, a total of six separate nearby refuges comprise the total National Wildlife Refuge complex spanning nearly 200,000 acres. A unique, strong cooperative partnership between farming, water resources, and the refuges provides an abundance of prime habitat that attracts vast numbers of waterfowl and raptors. Expert speakers, photogrpahy workshops, and a unique opportunity to learn all about birds and wildlife.For registration, call 877-541-BIRD or 877-541-2473.
Klamath Falls, OR and Tulelake, CA

Sat-Sun Feb 12-13--12-4pm
Chester Winterfest Annual Sled Dog Races
Sierrra Nevada Dog Drivers will race at the Four Corners--highway 89 & 36--for an exciting winter event open to those who wish to compete, viewers, and volunteers. Call April Wood at 559.593.5475 or the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce at 800-350-4838 for details.
Chester, CA

Sat May 21
Annual Migratory Bird Festival
The Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge will hold the annual Migratory Bird Festival. It will be a fun-filled, family friendly day of free activities and other scheduled events. Some of the scheduled events include morning bird walks, mist netting, bird banding, and trips to view and explain various refuge habitats and identify both migratory and resident bird species. The Tulelake Visitors' Center is located at 4009 Hill Road Tulelake, CA 96134. Phone: 530-667-2231.
Tulelake, CA

Sun-Mon May 29-30
Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair
Annually held in the Chester Park, visitors and residents can enjoy two days of arts and crafts from various artists and vendors. The event is located just off of Main Street in downtown Chester. Call Roy White at 530-585-2430 for more information.
Chester, CA

Sun May 29
Memorial Service at Living Memorial Sculpture Garden
A memorial service will be held at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden in honor of veterans who have died in the line of duty. The service will take place at the Hot LZ Wall where Dr. John B. Runnels will be the Master of Ceremony and Robert Menzies will perform the invocation and benediction. Call 530-938-2218 for details.
Weed, CA

Sun June 5
McCloud Flea Market

Treasures and treats abound at the largest flea market in Siskiyou County. Featuring arts, crafts, antiques, tools, clothing and much more!! Lots of food choices and entertainment too! There is always something you can find that is unique and enjoyable. We welcome local residents and business owners to become vendors. Call McCloud Chamber 530-964-3113
McCloud, CA

Fri-Sun June 10-12
Railroad Days
Come up and enjoy a weekend with the family in beautiful, historic Dunsmuir. With crafts, food booths and live music, come and celebrate Dunsmuir's Heritage. For more information, call Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce.530-235-2177
Dunsmuir, CA

Sat June 18
29th Annual Mile High 100
Start & Finish location for all rides at the Chester Park on the Feather River. Live music, spaghetti feed and massage therapy available. Century Ride-108 miles Metric Century-56 miles, Half Metric Century-33 miles. Call Christine Bradley at 530-258-2426 for details.
Chester, CA

Sat June 25 2011
21st Annual Tribute to the Trees
With the sounds of the Sacramento River in the background, the meadow of the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens will provide the delightful ambience for the 21st Annual "Tribute to the Trees." a concert by the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. This fundraiser for the Botanical Gardens, includes a gourmet supper enjoyed alfresco. For tickets contact Dunsmuir Recreation District at (530) 235-4740 or the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce 532-235-2177.
Dunsmuir, CA

Thur-Sun June 30-July 4
Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy Fireworks, a parade, craft show, BBQ, Burney Basin Days Queen Contest. fireworks on Saturday evening, and lots more. Call Burney Chamber of Commerce at (530) 335-2111
Burney, CA

Sat-Sun July 2
Paul Bunyan Mountain Blues Festival

This event starts on Saturday morning with a scrumptious breakfast hosted by the Westwood Museum at the Westwood community center. Afterwards, enjoy our giant parade that leads everyone to the park where the fun begins! There you will find live Blues music all day featuring popular blues bands. Don't miss the logging show, a rare and exciting sporting event. While you're there, browse the arts & craft vendors and grab lunch. Try your luck at Blue Ox Bingo, where Babe the Blue Ox (or reasonable facsimile) will walk around until a "chip" is dropped. Whoever owns the square where the chip lays wins up to $1250! We have a newly expanded Children's festival with pony rides, a space jump and lots of games and prizes. And don't forget the JR. Logging show! For more information, call the Westwood Chamber 530-256-2456.
Westwood, CA

Sat-Mon July 2-4
Independence Day Celebration
Booths and live music downtown on Mt. Shasta Blvd on July 2nd and July 3rd. On the 4th, join the fun-run/walk at 8:30 am, parade at noon, and fireworks over Lake Siskiyou at dusk. A big celebration for a small town. Call 1-800-926-4865 for details.
Mt. Shasta, CA

Mon July 4
30th Annual Fourth of July Craft Fair
Join us for the 38th Annual Fourth of July Craft Fair, a juried show with arts and crafts from the best in Northern California. Music and BBQ provided by the Lions Club. For more information, call Carol or Rita with the the Lions Club at 530-259-4257 or 530-259-5851.
Chester, CA

Thur-Sun, July 7-10
57th Annual Weed Carnevale
The Weed Carnevale will celebrate summer with food, vendor, craft and vendor booths, live music, bocci ball, a soft ball tournament and carnrival rides for kids and adults alike. Festivities will occur at Bel-Aire Park. A parade will also run through downtown on Main St on Thursday, July 14th to kick off the event. Call the Weed Chamber for event details at 530-938-4624.
Weed, CA

Sat July 30
Shasta Yama Festival
Enjoy the ancient form of Japanese Taiko Drumming at the 7th Annual Shasta Yama Festival at the base of majestic Mt. Shasta. Attracting up to 1,400 participants, this event continues to attract more and more people from around the country. Call 1-800-926-4865 for more details.
Mt. Shasta, CA

Sat August 6, 12pm-9pm
Fall River Valley Wild Rice Festival
The Festival celebrates its agriculture heritage as the largest producer of wild rice in the world. Continuous live music, great food, wild rice cook-offs and many craft exhibitors make this festival exceptional. The event will take place in the Fall River Lions Community Park, 44256 Hwy. 299 East, McArthur, CA. A shuttle bus will be running from the Fort Cook Museum a 1/2 mile West of the hall. Call 530-336-7362 for details.
Fall River Mills, CA

Sun August 7
Summit Century Bike Ride
There's no ride quite like the Mt. Shasta Summit Century. Challenging climbs. Breathtaking views. Lightly trafficked, rural roads. And a cloverleaf route that encourages you to test yourself -- you're never more than a downhill away from home. Four routes await you -- including the Super Century that's tougher than the famed Markleeville Death Ride (it's like a Tour de France mountain stage). Rides of 30, 60 and 100 miles are also available. Rides start at the Mt. Shasta City Park on Nixon Road.
Mt. Shasta, CA

Sat Aug 27
Abner Weed Frontier Days and Rollin' Weed Custom Car and Bike Show
Main Street will shut down for one day only for the Abner Weed Frontier Days and Rollin' Weed Custom Car and Bike Show. The street will be full with an art fair and music stage sponsored by the Weed Arts Council, and an array of commercial vendors, flea market, and of course the "Show and Shine" competition sponsored by the Weed Chamber of Commerce. Call 530-938-4624 for details.
Weed, CA

Thurs-Sun Sept 8-11
Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair
With live music, vendors, contests, this fair has been in existence for over 50 years. The event will take place at 800 South Main Street, Tulelake, CA 96134 - Phone: (530) 667-5312
Tulelake, CA

Sun, October 10--12-4pm
Heritage Days
On the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, the park hosts Heritage Day, featuring demonstrations and recreations of activities and crafts common to people during the late 19th century.
Burney, CA

Sat-Sun, Oct 8-9
Annual Bizz-Johnson Marathon and Run
For those high-performance athletes, a marathon, 1/2 marathon, and 10 kilometer run is scheduled annually at the Bizz-Johnson Trail outside of Westwood and Susanville. The Bizz Johnson Trail begins at Mason Station and travels through scenic Lassen National Forest. The first few miles of the course climb 280 feet through the forest to Westwood Junction, then it’s downhill to the finish at Susanville, with a 1300-foot descent over the final 20 miles. The trail follows the route of the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, built in 1914.z
Chester, CA

For all updated local, monthly events calendars listed on visitors' bureaus and chambers of commerce websites in any of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway Regions, go the following links:

Chester/Lake Almanor

Chester-Lake Almanor Events
Plumas County Events
Shasta Cascade Events
Westwood Chamber of Commerce

Mt. Lassen

Lassen County Events
Plumas County Events
Shasta Cascade Events

Hat Creek Rim

McCloud Events
Burney Events
Lassen County Events
Shasta Cascade Events

Mt. Shasta and Surrounding Areas:

Mt. Shasta Events
Weed Events
McCloud Events
Dunsmuir Events
Siskiyou County Events

Butte Valley and Surrounding Areas:

Butte Valley Events
Weed Events

Tulelake & Lava Beds


Crater Lake


Klamath Falls


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