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Mariposa Events 2016-2017

APRIL 2016

April 2
Spring Fiesta Dinner/Dance
Presented by Soroptimist International of Mariposa
(209) 742-4680/742-7780

April 2
Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Pancake Breakfast
Location TBA. Free breakfast for cancer survivors.
(209) 966-8447

April 9 & 10
Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Highway 49 South (1.8 miles from town). Presented by California State Mining and Mineral Museum.
(209) 742-7625

Date TBD
Mariposa Symphony Orchestra “Welcome Spring” Concert

Mariposa County High School & National Park Service Auditorium in Yosemite. Sponsored by the Mariposa Arts Council
(209) 966-3155

April 16 & 17
Las Mariposas Civil War Days

Long’s Ranch (off Yaqui Gulch). Family-friendly event featuring Sutler’s Village, encampments, food vendors. Pets are not allowed.
(209) 769-1451

April 24
Mariposa Butterfly Festival presents the Little Miss Butterfly and Captain Caterpiller contest
Bootjack Stompers Hall. Open to boys and girls ages 2 to 10.
(209) 966-3232/742-4933

April 29
Annual Taste of Mariposa and Hat Contest

Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Ln. Kick-off event for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival.
(209) 966-3232/966-6380

April 30 & May 1
Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival – a smoke-free event

Mariposa Art Park, Highway 140 & 4th Street, and surrounding areas. Music, food, vendors, butterfly releases, children’s activities, skateboard contest at Skateboard Park.
(209) 966-3232/742-4933

April 30
Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival parade

10 a.m. along Hwy. 140; steps off at Coakley Circle, ends downtown at Fourth Street. For entries or information: or (209) 966-3232. After parade butterfly releases on Fifth Street near creek. Releases continue throughout the weekend.
(209) 966-3232/742-4933

April 30
Skateboard Competition at Mariposa County Park
skateboard area

4998 County Park Rd. Registration, 8 a.m. Free entry; open to the public.
Call Tony (209) 275-4226

April 30
Quilt Show

Mariposa Museum & History Center, 5119 Jessie St.
(209) 966-2924

MAY 2016
First weekend in May

Annual Mariposa County Library Book Sale
Date TBA

May 7 & 8
Annual POW-WOW

Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Traditional Native American celebration featuring music, dance, food and activities.

Date TBA
Annual Master Gardner Plant Sale

Mariposa County Fairgrounds
(209) 966-7078

May 21 & 22
Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Walk

9 a.m. May 21 to 9 a.m. May 22, Mariposa County High School upper track field.
(209) 966-8447

Memorial Day Weekend through August
Cousin Jack’s Free Concert Series

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Mariposa Art Park, Highway 140 & 4th Street. Bring blankets or chairs. Sponsored by the Mariposa Arts Council.
(209) 966-3155

May 28
Annual Rotary Art & Wine Festival

Mariposa County Courthouse
Call Karen Smith: (209) 769-8198

JUNE 2016
June 2
Sierra Foothills Charter School Open House

4952 School House Rd., Catheys Valley
(209) 742-6222

June 25
Annual Sausage and Suds Sampler

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Bldg. A.
Sponsored by Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds.
(209) 742-4680

JULY 2016
Date TBA
Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Independence Day
Spectacular Concert

7 p.m., Mariposa County Park Amphitheater, 4998 County Park Rd. Sponsored by Mariposa Arts Council
(209) 966-3155

July 2
Rotary Presents Mother Lode Outhouse Races

Mariposa County Courthouse.
Call Karen Smith: (209)769-8198

July 4
Deep Pit BBQ

Coulterville Park, Coulterville. Fundraiser for Coulterville Fire Brigade.
(209) 878-3227

All Month Long
“Photography Fest”

Sierra Artist Gallery, corner of Highway 140 & 6th Street, Mariposa. Exhibition featuring local artists.
(209) 966-2284

August 2016
August 13
Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Contest

Meet the candidates and watch them compete.
(209) 966-8150

August 20
Western Saddle Mount & Gymkhana – Adults & Juniors

Mariposa County Fairgrounds.
(209) 966-2432

September 2016
Sept. 2-5
Annual Mariposa County Fair & Homecoming

Mariposa County Fairgrounds. FFA and 4-H showmanship and auctions, carnival, Destruction Derby, rodeo, Western saddle events, crowning of Rodeo Queen and Princesses, exhibits, food and vendors.
(209) 966-2432

Sept. 24
Mariposa County Farms and Ranches Tour

Visit locations throughout the county, talk with producers, enjoy art, history, lunch and workshops.
(209) 377-8203

Sept. 24
Annual Coyote Howl

Coulterville (Highway 49 South & Highway 132). Live music, petting zoo, children’s activities, vendors, food and annual Coyote Howling Contest. Sponsored by Northern Mariposa County History Center.
(209) 878-3015

First weekend in October

Annual Mariposa County Library Book Sale

Oct. 1
Friends of Fairgrounds Annual Flea Market

Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Vendors welcome.
(209) 742-4680

Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Outdoor Home and Garden Show

Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Vendors needed.

Date TBA
Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Seasons Opening Concert

Fiester Auditorium, Mariposa County High School. Sponsored by Mariposa Arts Council.
(209) 966-3155

Gold Rush Art Show

Sierra Artists Gallery, corner of Highway 140 & 6th, featuring local artists.
(209) 966-2284

November 2016
Nov. 2
Annual Hornitos Candle Lighting Ceremony

Traditional All Souls Day candle lighting ceremony to honor the souls of the dead.

Nov. 5
Annual Black & White Ball

Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Fundraiser for J.C. Fremont Hospital Foundation.
(209) 966-3631 x173

Nov. 5-6
Tri Valley Youth Football League Superbowl

Finals for all age groups. Everyone welcome. Sponsors and volunteers needed.
(209) 966-5894

December 2016
Date TBA
Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

7 p.m., Fiester Auditorium, Mariposa County High School. Sponsored by Mariposa Arts Council
(209) 966-3155

Dec. 2 & 3
Annual Soroptimist Christmas Craft Fair

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Buildings A & B. More than 70 vendors, professional hand-crafted items food, photos with Santa.
(209) 742-4680

Dec. 10
Soroptimist Christmas Home Show

Visit beautifully decorated homes in Mariposa County.
(209) 966-4680

Dec. 10
Lions Club Sponsors Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mariposa County Courthouse. A Mariposa tradition featuring Santa’s arrival on a firetruck and free hot dogs and beverages.
Call Earl: (209) 966-6852

Dec. 10
Coulterville Children visit with Santa

Coulterville County Park.
(209) 878-3227

Annual Prom Fair Tea and Fashion Show

Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Rd. Presented by Soroptimist International of Mariposa.
(209) 742-7780

Annual Lions Club Crab Feed

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Bldg. A
Call Earl: (209) 966-6852, Matt: (209) 966-5444 or Chris: (209) 966-3314

Sierra Foothill Charter School Sweetheart Dinner
4952 School House Rd., Catheys Valley.
(209) 742-6222

Annual Young Master Art Competition & Exhibition
Throughout February. Treetop Gallery, Highway 140 & 4th Street. Sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council.
(209) 966-3155

Mariposa County 4-H
Pancake Breakfast

(209) 966-4829

Republican Central Committee of Mariposa County Annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner
Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Bldg. A
(209) 742-4680

MARCH 2017
Hornitos Annual Enchilada Dinner

Stag Hall, 2884 Bear Valley Rd., Hornitos. Sponsored by Hornitos Patrons Club.
(209) 376-2320

Annual Storytelling Festival
Mariposa County High School and National Park Service Auditorium in Yosemite. Sponsored by The Mariposa Arts Council.
(209) 966-3155

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