For a complete listing of Amador County events, please visit the Amador Council of Tourism at


Kennedy Gold Mine Tours: 

The Kennedy Mine is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 10 AM to 3 PM, March through October. FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6. Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year. Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot. Plan a Kennedy Mine Tour now! 


Serbian Christmas -

Celebrated 13 days after Dec. 25th...for over 100 years our Serbian-American population has marked this day with a volley of rifle shots to announce that Christ is born in front of the National Hotel, St. Sava's Church on North Main St., and St. Sava's Mission on Broadway. Know that you are safe and all is well as the rifles are not loaded with live rounds.  It's your neighbor celebrating and keeping alive the rich traditions of the old country, and wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season, with great prosperity and good health in the New Year.


Baker Street Players - Presents a Sherlockian Mystery Play 

Full-length Sherlockian plays, Dinner Mystery Theatre, and a variety of Afternoon Tea events are performed throughout the year at Baker Street West, upstairs at Hein & Co Book Store on Main Street, Jackson. FOR DETAILS & TICKETS, go to For news about upcoming performances, visit and “Like” Baker Street Players on Facebook


Farmers Market -

Every Sunday from June 11th through September 24th at the El Dorado Bank parking lot on Main Street. Farmer Market hours are from 9am to noon.


Show & Shine at Busi Parking Lot

First Tuesday of the Month, April thru October, stop by Busi Parking Lot (behind Mel & Fayes' Diner) between 5pm to 8pm to admire fabulous hot rod, muscle and classic cars and chat with members of the Motherlode Cruisers.


Dandelion Days - March 18-19, 2017 - 8am to 5pm

Downtown Jackson becomes an outdoor bazaar and flea market featuring antiques, relics and collectibles, arts and crafts, food, street entertainers and a 5K run.

  • Bunsen to Beakers 5K, Saturday morning,  8 am start
  • Carnival rides for kids at corner of Water St. and Broadway
  • Live music at Petkovich Park and at the Beer and Wine Garden next to National Hotel), 10 am – 7 pm Saturday, 10 am - 5pm Sunday
  • All food booths operated by local non-profit groups
  • Free Shuttle Bus service to free parking at the corner of So Hwy 49 and Broadway and the new County Admin building – click here for bus schedule
  • Paid parking (including overnight for campers) in the Grocery Outlet parking lot, on Hwy 49.

Please visit the  Jackson Lion's Club website for further information.The event will take place rain or shine.

While you're enjoying Dandelion Days, visit the JBCA office on Main St.


Kit Carson Mt. Men Days of 49 -  April 27-30, 2017

An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons will pull into Jackson after a three-day journey through Amador County, with stops at the Amador County Fairgrounds (Plymouth), Italian Picnic Grounds (Sutter Creek) and Kennedy Gold Mine (Jackson). Bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson for a Wagon Train Parade on Sunday. Enjoy music, Gold Rush-era activities and much more family fun at the Kennedy Mine in Jackson. Details and schedule at or call Amador Council of Tourism, 209-267-9249. All events free. 


Annual Motherlode Cruise Car Show

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - In Historic Downtown Jackson, California on Main Street.

It's the Motherlode Cruise on Main Street, Jackson, Saturday, May 20, 10 am to 3 pm. 
The Motherlode Cruise car show will take you back in time with 150 vintage cars, from Model Ts to muscle cars. Stroll down Main Street to enjoy the cars, fine arts and crafts for sale by local artists and Main Street’s unique shops and eateries.  It’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!  More information and entry form.


Main Street Theatre Works is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson:

Doublewide, Texas runs Fridays & Saturdays, 6/23 -7/22

Kicking off MSTW’s Summer Season is the hilarious and fast-paced comedy, Doublewide, Texas. The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.  The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale.


The Crucible runs Fridays and Saturdays, 8 /11 - 9/9

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: When the girls of this small, devout town, under the malign spell of their ringleader Abigail Williams, accuse countless decent people of witchcraft, fear, anger and injustice rip apart the village. Arthur Miller’s explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s, and remains one of his most enduring classics. 


Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre gates open at 6:30 pm for picnicking. Show at 8pm. (More info at

Suggested items to bring: picnic dinner, wine, jacket (for cool summer evenings), blanket, low-back chair, and mosquito repellent.

​Tickets available on line at, at Hein & Co. in Jackson, or at the gate. Only cash & checks accepted at the gate.

Here's the link to more on this season's plays:


Gem & Craft Show at Kennedy Mine

This event is held the first weekend in May at Kennedy Mine off Hwys 49/88 in Jackson, CA.  10am-4pm
Rocks, Slabs, Hand Crafted jewelry, Beads, Gemstones and other hand crafted items. FREE admission, Tour of Historic Kennedy Mine for a small fee.
Event presented by Amador Gem & Mineral Society [Website]


3rd of July Celebration -

Annual celebration of our nation's birthday, sponsored by the Jackson Lion's Club. The event takes place on the 3rd of July each year and is held at the Jackson Junior High School field.



Detert Park, Jackson. Annually, Last Saturday of September, 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Registration Begins at 8:00 am

Mutt Strut Begins at 9:00 am

 There will be a Mutt Strut, dog games, Sheriff K-9 demo, speed zone, vendors, food and more! Bring your dog and join in the fun! Advance registration $20 Day of event $25 Seniors & military members $18. All proceeds benefit A-PAL adoption, spay and neuter programs. (209)223-0410


Scarecrows, On Main Street -

Wild and wacky scarecrows on display up and down Main Street, in October.


Trick or Treat -

Presented by the Jackson Business and Community Assn..every year on October 31st.


Halloween Parade -

A kids parade down Main Street presented by the Jackson Lion's Club annually on October 31st.


Veteran's Day Parade -

JOIN THE VETERAN"S DAY PARADE! Be sure to sign up and join the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, 10 am on Main Street Jackson. More information: Charline Buckley, 296-4438.  Watch for more information.


Plaid Friday - Skip black Friday this year and join us in downtown Jackson for Plaid Friday. 

Remember when Christmas shopping was fun? Jackson is bringing back the fun and joy of holiday shopping and you’re invited. Foothill shoppers can skip the long lines and hassle of Black Friday at the mall and, instead, enjoy discounts and a personalized experience in Jackson’s Plaid Friday on November 27. The day after Thanksgiving, dozens of retailers and eateries offer “plaid only” promotions -- discounts and gift with purchase for shoppers who wear something plaid to show they support small business. Download your free 2015 Shopping Guide at Home



Christmas Delights -

Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, 6 - 9 pm. Santa will light the town Christmas Tree, 6 pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse, then join Santa for photos at the National Hotel. Mrs. Santa Claus will be at Heins Books on Saturday. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season while strolling Main Street -- free horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, activities for kids and treats for all at the downtown merchants. Hosted by Jackson Business and Community Assn.