Gold Rush Days Returning to Historic Downtown Yreka this Week!

Brought to you by Discover Siskiyou

The town of Yreka, sitting in the beautiful Siskiyou County, is one of the best towns in California at preserving its history. That history will be on full display this week during the Yreka Gold Rush Days.

Yreka, California was a Gold Rush boomtown in the 1850’s, conveniently sitting along the Siskiyou Trail, which was a crucial trade line between California and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. On June 17th & 18th, 2022, the town will once again transform into a mecca of Gold Rush fever for anyone looking to experience the history of the region.

The event starts on the evening of June 17, which includes 23 stops for the “Gold Rush Nights” Sip and Shop downtown– including the Country concert in the Tri Counties Bank Parking Lot from 7pm-10pm. On June 18, a jam-packed schedule of events will hit the streets of downtown Yreka with modern country shows, gold panning, historic tours, and much more!

Here is a full schedule of events for the historic weekend in Yreka:

Friday, June 17th at 7 pm

Scott & Sabrina Country Concert – Tri Counties parking will transform into a charming concert venue. (7-10pm)

Sip & Shop – Miner & Broadway shops open late. (5-7pm)

Speakeasy at The Rex ClubThe Rex Club will offer a Speakeasy through closing

Must SeeThe Wine Bar & Bistro on Broadway

Saturday, June 18th

8:00-11:00 AM

Firehall Pancake breakfast (8am-11am)

Museum Shuttle 10:30am

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Celtic Cats on the Main Stage- 11:00am

Third Street Historic Wagon Tour-11:00am

Museum Shuttle- 11:30am

Museum Shuttle- 12:30pm

Jalapeno Eating Contest- 12:15pm

Watermelon Eating Contest- 12:30pm

1:00-3:00 PM

Scott and Sabrina on the Main Stage- 1-3:00pm

Third Street Historic Wagon Tour- 12:30pm

Third Street Historic Wagon Tour- 2:00pm


Franco American Hotel Tours

Gold Panning

Kids Gold Rush The Thoughtful Nest & Bella Arts

Stick Horse Races

Face Painting

Walking Magic- 11:00am-2pm

Amazing Balloon Animals- 11:00am-2pm

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