Sutter Creek 2019 Events

Sutter Creek is well-known for it year-round events. Beginning the new year with an annual Spaghetti Feed that benefits Amador County Historic Cemeteries. And then there is the ever-popular Father & Daughter Dance. There are wine events, music festivals and even a three day Italian Picnic and Parade extravaganza. The holiday season is at its best in Sutter Creek. The Christmas Open House, Las Posadas and mid month Parade of Lights is enjoyed by hundreds of citizens and far away visitors alike.

Check out the 2019 Calendar of Events below, click on each event for expanded information, and plan to join us for our best year yet!

Month Events: Winter into Spring
25th  Spaghetti Feed
 9th  Father Daughter Dance
 10th  Valentine’s Rose Sunday
           23rd  S.C. Lions Club Crab Feed 
2-3rd  Behind The Cellar Door 
          30th  Taste of The Arts
  Daffodil Hill–Mid March to Mid April
6th  49’r Bypass Challenge
           7th  Wildflowers and Wine
          13th  Ladies Night S.C.
          13th AAUW Home Tour
27th 5K Duck Dash
Month Events: Spring into Summer
4th  Amador 4 Fires
          11th  SCCBF Shrimp Feed
   25th   Craft Fair
          26th  Trash To Treasures
May 31
June 1-2 
Italian Picnic – Parade on Sunday.
        15th  Pig Roast on Randolph St.
        28th  TGIF Concert Series
26-29th Amador County Fair
5th  Supper Under the Stars
10,11,12th  Ragtime Festival
           18th  Jug Band Fest
Month Events: Fall into Winter
1st  Sidewalk Sale/Block Party
22-23rd  Sutter Creek Heritage Days
30th  Harvest Festival – Wine on 49
6-7th  Big Crush
6-7th  Quilt Show
14th  Chili Cook-Off & Car Show (postponed to 2019)
13-14th  Craft Fair
10th  Amador Arts Wine Fest
10th  Knight Foundry Tours
18th  Old Sutter Creek Flea Market
23rd  Plaid Friday – Day after Thanksgiving
24-25th  Craft Fair – Thanksgiving weekend
7-8th  Christmas Open House
8th  Los Posadas
8th  Knight Foundry Tours
8-9th Craft Fair  
15th Parade Of Lights
16th   Old Sutter Creek Flea Market

“Sutter Creek is not short on Gold Rush history: Mining wealth built these handsome buildings. But what you feel now is the buzz of the new – first-rate home stores, restaurants that reach beyond the steak-and-whiskey Gold Country staples, and wine-tasting venues that celebrate Amador County’s way with the vine.” – Sunset Magazine


“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.