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August Calendar: August is National Clown Month

August 3rd

Cirque du Soleil Corteo. Get ready for a night of wonder as Mauro, a clown, envisions his death taking place amid a carnival atmosphere. The performance will include silly, tragic, and comedic performances meant to showcase the clown’s representation of humanity’s flaws, kindness, and knowledge. Expect amazing acrobatic talents, music, and poetry starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Golden 1 Center.
(THRU 6)

Cirque du Soleil Corteo


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 Island of Black & White (August 3), Kalimba (August 10), Stevie Ray Visited (August 24), and the Folsom Lake Symphony (August 31). Concerts begin at 7 p.m.
(ALSO 10, 24, & 31)

JBF Folsom. The region’s largest pop-up children’s resale shop, Just Between Friends—which sells gently loved clothes, toys, books, baby gear, and more—is hosting a sale at Folsom’s Andy Morin Sports Complex. The Thursday presale goes from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., public shopping on Friday is from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, with a special discount day on Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. Admission is free.
(THRU 6)

JBF Folsom


August 4th

Matilda. Watch as Roald Dahl’s award-winning novel comes to life at McLaughlin Theatre in Loomis. Performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this endearing and comedic musical follows young Matilda, who must endure a new school and neglectful parents while dreaming of a better life. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s at 2 p.m.
(THRU 6)

National Night Out. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District and El Dorado County Sheriff's Office are hosting this community-building event from 5:30-8 p.m. at El Dorado Hills Community Park. Enjoy complimentary BBQ, live music, kids’ activities, K-9 and CPR demonstrations, and more.

August 5th

Community Picnic. Bring your family and friends to Roseville’s Royer Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for local music, food trucks, and kid-friendly activities. Picnic blankets and chairs are encouraged. Admission is free.

20 Mile Taste. Enjoy a picnic dinner by John Sanders of Old Town Grill, live music from Red Dirt Ruckus, local wine and dessert pairings, and a silent auction from 4-7 p.m. at Rainbow Orchards. Proceeds benefit Ag in the Classroom and their mission to provide high-quality educational programs to increase awareness about the importance of agriculture.

20 Mile Taste


August 6th

Hello Gorgeous. Celebrate the legend of Barbara Streisand with tribute artist Rebecca Clark, who has performed at Legends in Las Vegas, Stars in Concert in Berlin, and more. Expect songs from Funny Girl, A Star is Born, along with hit songs like “The Way We Were” and “Memories.” The performance begins at 3 p.m. at the Harris Center.

Peach Festival. Savor all things peaches at this annual festival in the Folsom Historic District from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music, chef demonstrations, a peach-eating contest, raffles, food trucks, artisans, and more.

August 11th

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.

August 12th

Meet the Trojans. From 4-6 p.m. at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Steven Young Amphitheater, meet and greet the Oak Ridge High School football team as they prepare to kick off their 2023 season. After the players are introduced and the cheer and dance teams perform, there will be a hot dog eating contest between players and coaches.

All American Rib Cook-Off. At this annual event from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Auburn’s Regional Park, 20 competing teams will fight for “People’s Choice,” “Best Judged Ribs,” and trophies. Attendees will enjoy craft beer, a full bar, live music, a kids’ zone, and more. Admission is free, but a rib-tasting experience and VIP experience can be purchased. Proceeds benefit several nonprofits.

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.

Folsom Art Hop


August 13th

Relay for Life Breakfast. Head to Auburn’s Recreation Park at 7 a.m. to help support cancer survivors and those battling chronic diseases at this Jeep relay race, courtesy of the Auburn Jeep Club.

August 15th

Whose Live Anyway? Get ready for two nights of laughs and improv with cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray. The live show at the Harris Center will rely heavily on audience inclusion, so be prepared to participate! Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
(ALSO 16)

August 18th

Park Pulse. Spend a fun evening celebrating local talent while enjoying family-friendly, interactive games, delicious food truck fare, and tunes from area musicians. The fun goes from 5-9 p.m. at Rocklin’s Johnson-Springview Park. Admission is free.

Park Pulse


August 19th

Sips & Suds. Explore the 38-acre Gold Hill Gardens estate from 5-9 p.m. while meeting local winemakers and brewers and partaking in tastings. The event, hosted by the Placer Wine & Ale Trail, also includes a catered BBQ, games, and local vendor booths.

Sips & Suds


Concerts on the Square. Rock out with Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, Skynnyn Lynnyrd, 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.

Midsummer Fairytale. Don’t miss this highly anticipated event at the Amador County Fairgrounds that celebrates the enchanting realms of Celtic and folk music alongside an immersive and diverse marketplace featuring unique artisan products. Saturday’s event goes from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday’s from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
(ALSO 20)

Midsummer Fairytale


Farm-to-Fork Dinner. Head to Delfino Farms for an evening of food, drinks, and good company from 6-10 p.m. The fun kicks off with a cocktail hour of local hard ciders, wines, and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a five-course meal, and dessert smorgasbord. A portion of proceeds will benefit Raley’s Food for Families.

Festival Latino. Honor the culture, music, food, and art of the Latino community from noon-10 p.m. at Saureel Vineyards. Enjoy food, cold beer, wine, art, live music, an auto show, and more. Kids 11 and under are free.

Ho’ike. Celebrate the beautiful art form of hula and Hawaiian culture at this spectacular event that brings the islands closer to home. The show begins at 6 p.m. at the Harris Center.

August 20th

REAL Conversations. Partake in a candid afternoon with Folsom local, Julia Nicholson, whose personal journey marks the coexistence of terrible loss and incredible joy. The best-selling author of Move Forward Stronger: A Dynamic Framework to Process Change, Loss, and Grief, Nicholson has also been featured in various publications, including Forbes and Newsweek. Her audience-engaged conversation begins at 2 p.m.

Lucky Find Market. Enjoy the fruits of summer—literally—at Loomis’ Blue Goose Event Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. by savoring all things blackberry (wine, jam, pies, and more) and listening to live music.

August 25th

One of These Nights. Visit the Harris Center at 7:30 p.m. to see Eagles tribute band, One of These Nights, perform hit songs from the beloved, classic rock band. Originally from Folsom, the group recreates the harmonic sound of the Eagles by blending five-part harmonies and three guitars.

Dry Diggings Fest. Get ready for a weekend of music and fun for the whole family at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds & Event Center. Headliners include Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, and Pepper. Event hours are 2-11:30 p.m.
(THRU 27)

Dry Diggings Fest


An Evening with Jake's Journey Home. Help provide services for veterans and community members experiencing homelessness at this fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center. Attendees will enjoy live music, drinks, a buffet courtesy of Sutter Street Taqueria, raffles, live and silent auctions, and more.

August 27th

Good Dog-Dirty Dog Race. Expect scenic views at this 5K or 10K for people and their canine companions. Athletes will receive a custom waterproof gear bag, plus a bandana for their furry friend. The 10K begins at 8 a.m., and the 5K at 8:05 a.m. at Granite Beach in Folsom.


Have Mercy. Bring a picnic and your family, friends, and neighbors for a free concert by Have Mercy—a local band that plays popular cover songs—at Folsom City Lions Park. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. 

by Bella Nolen

National Night Out photo by El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Clown photo ©Alexander Raths - Cirque du Soleil Corteo photo courtesy of Golden 1 Center. JBF Folsom photo by Bendel Photography. 20 Mile Taste photo by El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom. Folsom Art Hop photo by Katherine Costa. Sips & Suds photo by Placer County Vintners Association. Dry Diggings Fest photo by Joe Wilson of Bulldog Media. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.