Summertime means longer days, warmer nights, and time to play. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate summer in El Dorado County, check out some of these events.


El Dorado County Fair

Summer and the county fair go together like funnel cakes and Ferris wheels. El Dorado’s annual county fair features all the traditions you’ve come to expect, along with a few new ones. Bring the family and enjoy food, rides, agricultural competitions, children’s activities, jugglers, clowns, live music, a variety show, a fun zone, and yes, mutton-bustin’.

Lavender Blue Festival

This exciting, new, Apple Hill Growers event will span the last two weekends in June and celebrate Summer with activities and offerings at various Apple Hill Growers that feature lavender, blueberries, strawberries, wine, flowers, hard cider, olive oil, baked goods, jams, treats and more! It also features craft vendors, workshops, train rides, duck races, and more.

Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival

Love to mountain bike? You won’t want to miss this annual celebration of mountain biking at Lake Tahoe. The two-day event features the famed Triple Crown Ride on Saturday (30 miles, 5,200 feet of elevation gain) along with a festival with food, brews, vendors, a raffle, and live music. On Sunday, riders can get a lift up the road and test drive a new set of wheels down Corral Trail.