Date posted: 05/14/2012
June Happenings in Amador County
arts & crafts
If you’re staying in lodging in Jackson CA, you’re in luck, as many events are happening in June! Read below for farmer’s markets, parades, art & music!
Amador County Farmer’s Markets
The Jackson Farmer’s Market opens on May 20. It will occupy the Busi Municipal parking lot on Highway 49 every Sunday morning from 10am to 1pm. Sutter Creek’s Farmer’s Market will open on June 9 in the Eureka Street parking lot. It opens Saturdays from 8 to 11am. Pine Grove’s market will open June 13. It will convene in Pine Grove Community Park on Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm. Plymouth’s market will open August 2. McGee Park on Main Street will host this market on Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm. Each market will have local produce, bakery goods, local crafts, live music and entertainment for the whole family.
Italian Picnic and Parade, June 1-3
Nearby Sutter Creek will host the annual Italian picnic and parade for three days. There will be a carnival, live bands and dancing. Friday, June 1 is Kid’s Night – Bocce. Saturday is Bocce for a Buck and Chicken and Ravioli Dinner night for $25 a person. On Sunday, the weekend will end with a Grand Parade at 10:30am and BBQ at 11:30am. A bocce tournament will he held from 8:30am to 6pm. For more information, visit the Amador County Calendar.
Jazzin’ It Up, June 23, 6-9pm
Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson is the biggest art and music event to hit Jackson this year, celebrating the Amador County Arts Council’s 30th anniversary. There will be free music on three different stages on Main Street. Shops and local restaurants will be open to celebrate while blues tunes by Two-Tone Steiny, the Brad Wilson Band and the Speakeasy Jazz Orchestra will play. The bands are sponsored by Jackson Rancheria, Holiday Inn Express and Café de Coco. Commemorative wine glasses for the event are $20 at select entry points on Main Street. You can buy one and drop in at 30 businesses to taste around 30 Amador wines and beer from the garden. “Art by the Inch,” a display organized by Millie Butler, will sell murals painted on heavy paper by local artists and youth. There will also be street entertainment. Admission to the event is free, and free parking is available on the streets. All proceeds will benefit the Arts Education programs of AmadorArts.