Enjoy fun family friendly events throughout Trinity County in four seasons.
History comes alive with the Chinese New Year Celebration in February at the Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park. The colorful Lion Dance is one of China’s oldest and unique cultural performance arts. Chinese believe “the lion will preserve peace and tranquility in the community and prevail over all evil to bring joy and happiness in the New Year.”
Weaverville rolls back to the clock to the 1850s with Frontier Days in May. The day opens in celebration of Trinity’s first people, the Nor-Rel Muk Wintu Nation who share their culture through ceremony, dance, food, and the arts. Businesses and townies show off our Gold Rush history with music, hands-on activities, and demonstrations of life in the “rustic good ole days.”
Spring brings garden sales and events. Music events can be found year round, with visiting artists, bi-yearly presentations by the local chorus and orchestra; some indoors, some in one of the four beautiful and serene outdoor park venues.
Summer brings a variety of themed arts and crafts fairs, featuring the wealth of artists and craftspeople in this area rich with creativity in all mediums. The Lewiston Peddlers’ Fair in June packs the historic section of Lewiston with vendors selling hundreds of antiques, collectibles, and crafts as well as wine tasting, music, and a Car Show. The Trinity Art in the Alps; Forged by Fire festival provides hands-on opportunities to experience throwing clay on the wheel, glazing and firing ceramics in RAKU, painting fabric art with Batik, and learning about many forms of glass art, ceramics and more. At the weekly Farmer’s Market from May into October you will find fresh local produce and shop for healing oils, local honey, plant starts and visit a number of colorful artisan booths while enjoying some rollicking local live music.
The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race fills a June weekend with cyclists from Nation-wide. The event opens with a parade of racers down Weaverville’s Main Street then cyclists take to the public trails where hikers can see world-class athletes navigate the Weaver Basin Trail.
The Historic Weaverville Car Show fills the Trinity Alps Golf Course with rust-bucket relics to beautifully restored classics, in June.
Fall Festivals include the Harvest Festival, the Salmon Festival along with an artisan street fair, a huge downtown Weaverville Halloween candy giveaway and events leading up to the Winter Holiday Season, which is capped by Mountain Magic Christmas, celebrated by Galleries and Specialty shops in Weaverville and Lewiston’s Bridge Lighting Crafts Fair.
The Hmong New Year is a celebration of colors as the third largest ethnic group in Laos embrace their biggest festival of the year. The Hmong community of Hayfork graciously invites all people to share in cultural dance, spectacular food, and ceremony as they showcase their fascinating culture and history in December.
Through-out the year, live performance in the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, world class rock, blues, and reggae concerts enliven the communities in Hayfork, Junction City, Trinity Center, Lewiston, Weaverville and Big Flat. At most events you can sample locally made culinary delights, including a chili cookoff and a Dutch Oven contest, some with adult beverages. All venues are accessible for all with handicap accommodations. Check out the Trinity Calendar of Events for up-to-date listings.