Events 2018-03-21T04:50:24+00:00

Sutter Creek 2018 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 2018 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
JANUARY  
26th  Spaghetti Feed
FEBRUARY  
 17th  Father Daughter Dance
           24th  S.C. Lions Club Crab Feed 
MARCH  
3-4th  Behind The Cellar Door 
           10th  Taste of The Arts
  Daffodil Hill–Mid March to Mid April
APRIL  
7th  49’r Bypass Challenge
           8th  Wildflowers and Wine
          14th  Ladies Night S.C.
          21st  AAUW Home Tour
28th 5K Duck Dash
Month Events: Spring into Summer
MAY  
5th  Amador 4 Fires
11th Savor Amador
          12th  SCCBF Shrimp Feed
          13th  Mother’s Day Carriage Rides
          26th  Trash To Treasures
JUNE  
1-2-3rd  Italian Picnic – Parade on Sunday.
        TBA TGIF Friday – Amador Arts
JULY  
26-29th Amador County Fair
AUGUST  
5th  Supper Under the Stars
10,11,12th  Ragtime Festival
           18th  Jug Band Fest
Month Events: Fall into Winter
SEPTEMBER  
1st  Sidewalk Sale/Block Party
15-16th Open Studios Art Show
22-23rd  Sutter Creek Heritage Days
30th  Harvest Festival – Wine on 49
OCTOBER  
6-7th  Big Crush
6-7th  Quilt Show
14th  Chili Cook-Off & Car Show 
13-14th  Craft Fair
NOVEMBER  
10th  Amador Arts Wine Fest
23rd  Plaid Friday – Day after Thanksgiving
24-25th  Craft Fair – Thanksgiving weekend
DECEMBER  
7-8th  Christmas Open House
8th  Los Posadas
8-9th  Craft Fair  
15th  Parade Of Lights

“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

SUTTER CREEK CALIFORNIA

“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.