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July Calendar: July is National Ice Cream Month

July 1st

Free Outdoor Yoga. Bring a mat and partake in a morning of complimentary yoga at the Palladio’s piazza every Saturday through October from 9-10 a.m.
(ALSO 8, 15, 22, & 29)

Cars & Coffee. Hang out with fellow car and motorcycle enthusiasts while enjoying coffee and donuts at the El Dorado Hills Town Center every first and second Saturday from 7-9:30 a.m. (third, fourth, and sometimes fifth Saturday festivities are at the Palladio in Folsom).
(ALSO 8, 15, 22, & 29)

Folsom Pro Rodeo. Celebrate the heritage of our nation's birthday at the 60th annual, family-friendly Folsom Pro Rodeo. Festivities include live music, wild rodeo action, motocross, the Painted Ladies horse team, fireworks, and more.

Folsom Pro Rodeo


July 3rd

Fireworks & Freedom Concert. Commemorate Independence Day at the El Dorado Hills Town Center with live music, food trucks, vendor booths, a kids’ zone (complete with face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses, and a DJ), and more. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with the “Freedom Concert” beginning at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks.

July 4th

4th of July Parade. Ring in the Fourth of July with a festive parade starting at the intersection of Vernon Street, Riverside Avenue, and Douglas Boulevard and continuing down Vernon Street at 9 a.m. After the parade, head to Royer Park for live music and games from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. At 4 p.m., bring a low-back chair or blanket to the Grounds for concessions, kids’ activities, and fireworks (9:15 p.m.).

4th of July Family Blast. Bring a cooler, propane BBQ, games, and your dancing shoes to the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center at 4 p.m. (gates open at 3 p.m.) for live music (6 p.m.), food and beverage vendors, and fireworks (9:30 p.m.). Admission prices vary; cash only.

4th of July Family Blast


Run Crime Out of Roseville. Race against the Roseville Police Department at this annual 5K and ¼-mile fun run (for kids 10 and under). All proceeds benefit community education, phone call and anonymous tip software, and high school scholarships for students going into the first responder field. The event takes place at the Vernon Street Town Square; check-in is at 6:30 a.m.

July 6th

Twilight Concert Series. Bring your family and a low-back chair or blanket to Historic Folsom’s Zittel Family Amphitheater for an evening of free live music every Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. This month’s performers include the Golden Cadillacs (July 6), FBI (July 13), Old Mule (July 20), and AKA Band (July 27).
(ALSO 13, 20, & 27)

Twilight Concert Series


July 8th

Descendants: The Musical. Watch as the children of four famed Disney villains are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes in this lively, song-filled performance by the El Dorado Musical Theatre. Shows are at the Harris Center and times vary.

Folsom Art Hop. Meet local artists and enjoy their unique work in various galleries, merchant locations, and up and down Historic Folsom’s Sutter Street from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free.

July 9th

Late Nite Catechism. Don’t miss this hilarious performance—that’s part catechism class, part stand-up routine—where the actress playing the nun is the only person on stage, and members of the audience become members of the nun's school class. The show begins at 3 p.m. at the Harris Center.

July 11th

Downtown Tuesday Nights. Bring the family to Downtown Roseville every Tuesday night from 5:30-9 p.m. for live music from local bands along with multiple food and beverage vendors and a kids’ zone.
(ALSO 18 & 25)

July 13th

Live on the Boulevard. Get ready to boogie on Thursday nights at the El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Steven Young Amphitheater with free live music. This month’s lineup includes Forejour, a Foreigner and Journey tribute band (July 13); Joy & Madness, an eight-piece soul and funk explosion (July 20), and the nation’s premier Maroon 5 tribute band, Maroon Vibes (July 27). Concerts begin at 7 p.m.
(ALSO 20 & 27)

July 14th

CA State Fair & Food Festival. Don’t miss Fitz & the Tantrums, Boyz II Men, Ashanti, Scotty McCreery, and other beloved bands (free with fair admission), plus rides, midway games, horse races, cooking competitions, a food festival, and more at this year’s state fair. Main gate hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday; admission prices and packages vary.

CA State Fair & Food Festival


Summer of Music. Dust off your cowboy boots and attend this free Friday evening concert series at Folsom City Lions Park from 7-9 p.m. The Ariel Jean Band, a country music sister-trio known for their three-part harmony and unique sound, kicks things off July 14, followed by the award-winning Fryed Brothers Band on July 28. Bring a picnic or purchase food from a rotating selection of food trucks.
(ALSO 28)

Auburn Cruise Nite. Head to Lincoln Way (between Elm Avenue and High Street) for this free event that draws over 300 classic cars (1972 or older) on the second Friday of each month through September. Live music and food vendors will also be available. Admission is free.

Movies in the Park. Grab some food truck grub and watch Jumanji with friends and family at Rocklin’s Twin Oaks Park at 7 p.m. Make sure to bring chairs or a blanket. Admission is free.

July 15th

Mumbo Gumbo. Grab the kiddos and head to the Mother Goose Stage at Fairytale Town to jam out with one of Northern California’s top groups, Mumbo Gumbo—a seven-piece band that combines elements of soul, zydeco, folk, blues, cajun, and more. All proceeds will benefit Fairytale Town’s educational programs and park improvements.

Mumbo Gumbo


Great American Triathlon. Challenge yourself by competing in a 5.95-mile run, 12.5-mile bike ride, and 6.1-paddle—all along the scenic American River Parkway. Race proceeds will go toward preserving, supporting, and publicizing the American River Parkway, along with select children’s charities.

Great American Triathlon


Concerts on the Square. Rock out with Fan Halen, a Van Halen tribute band, at the Vernon Street Town Square beginning at 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.). Food trucks, a beer garden, and cabana rentals are also available.

July 19th

Summer Concert Series. Jam out with hip party band, The Freshmakers, at the Palladio’s free summer concert series at 7 p.m.

Summer Concert Series


July 23rd

Sunday Markets. Shop from a curated variety of locally sourced, handcrafted items (apothecary, artwork, ceramics, florals, clothing, jewelry, sweets, and more) on Old Town Auburn’s Commercial Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

July 27th

Thursday Night Kickback. Grab your friends and dance the night away with a live DJ at the Palladio’s piazza beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

July 28th

Park Pulse! Join the community by celebrating local talents from around the region while partaking in interactive games, enjoying delicious food truck fare, and listening to live music. The fun goes from 5-9 p.m. at Johnson-Springview Park. Admission is free.

July 30th

Lonestar. Enjoy a night of live music from acclaimed band Lonestar beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Center. Known for hits like “Amazed,” "Come Cryin' to Me," and “Everything’s Changed,” the group has won numerous top honors and sold more than 10.5 million records since their formation. 



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by Bella Nolen
Ice-cream photo © yusuf - Folsom Pro Rodeo photo by Jacob Cantu with Voyage Creative. 4th of July Family Blast photo by fair staff. Twilight Concert Series photo by Folsom Historic District Association. Folsom Art Hop photo courtesy of Folsom Historic District. CA State Fair photo courtesy of CA State Fair.  Mumbo Gumbo photo by Fairytale Town. Great American Triathlon photo by Bill Clough from Captivating Photos. Summer Concert Series photo by City of Folsom. Lonestar photo courtesy of the Harris Center.