California Festivals


YREKA Gold Rush Days

June 10-11, 2023, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Miner St., Broadway Lane and 4th St.
Yereka, CA

2023 Entertainment

  • Outdoor saloon outside  Tri Counties Bank
  • Mechanical bull
  • Old West Photos
  • Magician
  • Balloon Artist
  • Antique Appraiser
  • Historic Carriage Rides
  • Vendor booths
  • Township, The Main Street Band, Joe and Martina and The Cripple Creek Band on Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Manzanita, Jessie Leigh at 12 p.m. Sunday
  • Corn hole tournament
  • Pancake breakfast at the Yreka Volunteer Fire Department

If you've never heard of Yreka, California, much less considered visiting, that's OK. One of the friendliest places among top 100 Best Small Towns doesn't get all excited if it's not on your radar. Locals don't require validation– they have three sets of mountains to gaze at on a daily basis! Located 22 miles south of the California-Oregon border next to Interstate 5, the gold rush era town features over 70 well-preserved pre-1900 houses listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Gold Rush Days activities in sthe past have included:

  • Miner Man Arm Slam
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Street Theatre and Stage Performances
  • Vendor Booths & Farmers Market
  • Children's Activities: (Three legged races, etc.)
  • Horseshoe Competition
  • Street Dance

Merchants, vendors, music and food are all on display throughout the day. Yreka Gold Rush Days even re- enacts the famous fights of the Old West with street theater gun fights by the Cowboy Action Shooters. Yreka transforms historical downtown into a step back in time festival honoring our Gold Rush heritage. Enjoy Old Time reenactments in front of the historic Franco American Hotel, gold mining, vendors, food, activities for kids, historical hayrides, pony rides and more! Location: Historic Downtown Yreka.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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