Gateway to Sequoia National Park in Central California
Located in Central California’s beautiful Sequoia Country, Three Rivers is a Fabulous Four-Season Family Destination that offers Festive Events, Art and Entertainment, Outdoor Adventure, and more! For up-to-date event news visit www.ThreeRivers.com.
1st Saturday Three Rivers Art Day: Enjoy 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 artist demonstrations, eat good food and listen to local musicians or entertainers. Info www.1stsaturdaytr.org
Park Programs: Visit SequoiaParksConservancy.org for a list of programs held in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks including naturalist and history talks, astronomy programs, hikes, and more.
11th Annual Three Rivers Hero Appreciation Months: January-March 2017
The 11th Annual Hero Appreciation Months program begins in January, sponsored by the Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce in Three Rivers. By way of this three-month program, which runs annually from Jan. 1- March 31, participating businesses honor our military and our first responders with discounts, individual celebrations and special family-friendly events, as listed below.
Feb. 14, 21, 28: Learn to Square Dance Parties: Every Tuesday night in February, as part of Hero Appreciation Months, a professional caller provides FREE Learn to Square Dance Parties so anyone can learn to dance — with a variety of music and lots of laughter! Light refreshments provided, and there is a pie social to celebrate what we’ve learned on February 28. All dances are 7-9 p.m. at ImagineU Children’s Museum in Visalia.
Feb. 24: Law Enforcement/Peace Officers Celebration: With the Law Enforcement Celebration, we once again have the opportunity to honor local heroes. The honorees tell us stories, and each goes home with a unique piece of art from a local artist. To that we add beer, wine, soup, homemade bread, desserts and we have a party! Free and open to the public.
Mar. 25: Bathtub Race for Charity: A part of Hero Appreciation Months, this free family-friendly annual event is always held on the last Saturday in March at Lake Kaweah’s Kaweah Recreation Area. Teams build boats with only the materials provided, and race across the lake for their favorite charity. The entire event, including the boat building, runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mar. 31: Armed Forces Celebration: With the Armed Forces Celebration, we honor local heroes who have served in the military. They tell us stories, and once again each goes home with a unique piece of art from a local artist. To that we add beer, wine, soup, homemade bread, desserts and have our party! Free and open to the public.
Apr. 7-9: 44th Annual Jazzaffair: Hosted by world-famous High Sierra Jazz Band with performances by the best traditional jazz bands today, will be held at 4 venues throughout Three Rivers, with the traditional kickoff on April 6 which includes a concert by High Sierra along with Community Recognition Night at the Three Rivers Lions Roping Arena.
Apr. 27-30: 67th Annual Three Rivers Lions Team Roping: Held at the Three Rivers Lions Roping Arena. A regular stop on the ACTRA circuit, this event harks back to Three Rivers’ traditional spring roping roots, preserving and celebrating the skills that have helped ranching flourish in the region’s foothills since the mid 1800s. Sunday is Family Day with Cowboy Church, along with barrel racing for the little ones. Live music, vendors, great BBQ.
Apr. 28-30: Earth Jam Festival: A weekend gathering with live music to celebrate our planet while raising awareness of local and global issues. It takes place along the tree-lined shores of Lake Kaweah at the base of the Great Western Divide in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This year’s lineup includes Vokab Kompany, Metalachi, Tropo, Coral Creek, Feral Fauna, Haymarket Squares and more.
May 12-14: Annual Center Stage Strings Music Festival: As always, founder and world-class violinist Danielle Belen will be bringing a slate of wonderful string virtuosos to Three Rivers.
May 13-14: 45th Annual Redbud Arts & Crafts Festival: Presented by the Arts Alliance of Three Rivers.
June 10: High Sierra Jazz Band in Concert: Internationally acclaimed traditional jazz band, High Sierra, performs on Saturday June 10th, at 2 pm, at the Three Rivers Veterans Memorial Building. Doors at 1 pm with your favorite BBQ available for purchase. Music begins at 2 pm with High Sierra and the Reedley River Rats.
July 8: Hot Dog Festival: Hosted by the Three Rivers Historical Museum and the Three Rivers Volunteer Firefighters. Enjoy hot dogs with all the trimmings, along with corn on the cob and root beer floats will be available. Check out the Museum’s newest addition, the Mineral King Room, along with the Museum’s newest exhibits, books, art and gifts. On the Museum grounds, enjoy vendors offering everything from art and leather crafts to homemade preserves and Western antiques.
July 21-23: Dark Sky Festival: Sequoia Parks Conservancy will be hosting the 2017 Dark Sky Festival with events in Three Rivers and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on July 21-23. Details available soon: www.exploresequoiakingscanyon.com.
EVENTS AT WOOD N HORSE TRAINING STABLES, THREE RIVERS:
For more information call Christy Wood, (559) 561-4268 or visit www.WDNHorse.com
April 7- 8: 10th Annual Yard Sale: Fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project
April 10-13: Horse Camp: An introduction to Horses. Open to all ages. Starts at 10am
April 22: Trail Challenge Obstacle Clinic: Open to all riders. Starts at 10am. Silent auction for the Wounded Warrior Project.
May 6: Showmanship/Equitation Clinic: For 4-H, FFA, and open to all riders.
June 26-29: Horse Camp: An introduction to horses. Open to all ages.