Events

OCTOBER 1 – THE RAVEN FESTIVAL

27Jul

This annual fun run plays on the words “rave” and “raven”, while celebrating our river and lake’s namesake – “Kaweah” was the Native Yokuts’ name for a subtribe in our area and the sound of the raven’s call – while combining the traditions of Hash House Harriers & New Orleans Second Line.

OCTOBER – GENERAL SHERMAN TREE HAUNTED LANTERN TOUR

27Jul

Sequoia National Park once served as home to Native Americans, new territory for Spanish explorers and a land of opportunity for disenchanted laborers in search of riches. Dare to encounter these “ghosts” of Sequoia? Illuminated only by lantern and guided by a historical character who lived in the Giant Forest in the early 1940’s, a 90 minute walking tour to the largest tree on Earth will highlight the unique history of one of the greatest sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada. Meet at Upper Sherman parking lot at 6pm. Admission is free. Warm clothing is recommended. For more information visit www.visitsequoia.com

DECEMBER 4 – TREK TO THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE

27Jul

Visitors and locals have been making the trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree in Kings Canyon National Park every December since 1925 and now it’s your turn to join them! The ceremony will be delivered on the first Sunday of December at the base of the General Grant Tree. Visit www.visitsequoia.com for more information.

AUGUST 13 – BACK IN THE DAY SEQUOIA TALKS

13Aug

Life was very different before the simplicity of paved roads, markets and a visitor center. Wouldn’t it be interesting to walk in Grant Grove with someone who lived there in the old days? This is your chance to talk to and work with an historic grove character. Take a few minutes from your busy day to learn a new skill and listen to stories with an old timer. Co-Sponsored by Wuksachi Lodge.

AUGUST 6 – FIRST SATURDAYS IN THREE RIVERS

06Aug

The artists of Three Rivers have joined together to create a day of food, fun, and fabulous art. Featuring a different theme each time, it is held on the 1st Saturday of every month, and specials are promoted throughout the town – by artists, restaurants, gift shops, galleries and more. You can watch artists painting plein air, eat good food and listen to local musicians or story-tellers. The event runs from 11am to 5pm, but check the flier/map for times – each vendor has individual hours. You can pick up the map and check each vendor’s schedule at the Museum or Anne Lang’s Emporium. For details visit www.1stsaturdaytr.com.