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Tours of Columbia

July 4 - 5

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Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Danielle Gerhart: 532-7386

July 4, 2015
July 5, 2015
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Celebrate our nation’s birthday the old-fashioned way! Come to Columbia State Historic Park on the 4th of July and participate in the many activities the 49ers enjoyed way back when, including a glorious parade up Main Street at noon. Folks in Columbia began the 4th of July parade tradition in 1852. After the parade, listen to the Great Mother Lode Brass & Reed Band concert, dance in the street, and try your skill at the many contests popular in the early days of Columbia. The kids will enjoy trying to climb the greased pole, and participating in the bucket brigade and the cake walk. Other contests for kids of all ages include nail pounding, watermelon and pie eating, egg relay race and egg toss, and a five-way tug-of-war. The parade and concert are free, and entering the contests only costs a buck. A pulled pork  lunch will be served following the parade (fundraiser for Columbia Chamber). Lunch tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 10. Come early for the best parking and bring lawn chairs. The festivities will begin with a flag raising and firing of the muskets at 11 am. This year’s Grand Marshal is David Kelley from Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor Number 258 and our Goddess of Liberty is Cheryl Nelson proprietor at Ebler’s Leather and Saddle Emporium. Sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 209-536-1672.

July 4, 2015
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Our new Certified Farmer’s Market is on Main Street in Columbia State Historic Park. The market runs every Thursday through October from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm outdoors, rain or shine. Expect to find organic products, vendors with hand-crafted items, unique foods, antiques, activities for children, docents in costumes and music. Park staff will keep the park exhibits and the museum open on Thursdays during the Farmers Market. For more information or to be a vendor, contact Angela Matulich at 858-220-9352 or Heather Doyle at 499-8273, or email columbiafarmersmarket@yahoo.com

July 9, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Danielle Gerhart: 532-7386

July 11, 2015
July 12, 2015
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Gold Rush Days  occur the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4pm. Many special exhibits are open and hands-on activities are led by volunteers in period attire throughout the afternoon. Call 209-588-9128 for details.

July 11, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Have you heard that there are ghosts in Columbia? Join us on the tour to find out where they lurk and the stories behind those who lived in Columbia during the Gold Rush. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.

July 11, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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The Columbia Chamber of Commerce meets monthly to discuss current events in Historic Old Town Columbia and the needs of our membership. They are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm. Meetings are normally held at Eagle Cotage in Columbia (subject to change monthly, so contact us to confirm) and there is no meeting in December.  We encourage all members and anyone interested in becoming a member to attend our next meeting.

July 15, 2015
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Our new Certified Farmer’s Market is on Main Street in Columbia State Historic Park. The market runs every Thursday through October from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm outdoors, rain or shine. Expect to find organic products, vendors with hand-crafted items, unique foods, antiques, activities for children, docents in costumes and music. Park staff will keep the park exhibits and the museum open on Thursdays during the Farmers Market. For more information or to be a vendor, contact Angela Matulich at 858-220-9352 or Heather Doyle at 499-8273, or email columbiafarmersmarket@yahoo.com

July 16, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Danielle Gerhart: 532-7386

July 18, 2015
July 19, 2015
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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Step back into the 1940s and put on your dancing shoes to boogie down to the music of Rod Harris and his orchestra. This free event is sponsored by Friends of Columbia State Historic Park. Call 209-532-3184 for information.

July 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free
Columbia State Historic Park
Main St. & State St, Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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