The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, March 18, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Bunsen to Beaker 5K Race

Bunsen to Beaker 5K Race

3rd Saturday in March
The Annual Bunsen 2 Beaker 5K Race & Fun Run for education!
Gather up your friends and support educational programs in Amador County. The annual Bunsen to Beaker 5K race benefits Amador High Cross Country Team and Jackson Junior High Science. For years now the B2B has been one of the most competitive races in town , but you don't need to be a running star to participate. Bring your family and friends out to run, walk or jog, then enjoy Jackson's Annual Dandelion Days Celebration.
All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt.  The registration fee is tax-deductible. Group rates available.
Online registration is now open!   Price increases on day of race registration for all participants.
For more information contact Erica Pophal, (209)642-1293,
Detert Park
Highway 49/88
(Next to Jackson City Pool)
Jackson, CA  95642
03/18/2017 - 7:30am to 12:00pm
Dandelion Days

Dandelion Days

Saturday & Sunday
3rd Weekend
in March
8:00am-5:00pm FREE SHUTTLE
The Annual Dandelion Days Celebration is a family-oriented event known for its rich local community flavor. Folks come from outside the county every year to join the fun!.

Details on Dandelion Days below. I.

Dandelion Days, Sat/Sun, March 18 - 19

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 and Summit Streets

-- 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. Beer and Wine Garden sponsored by Jackson Rancheria and the National Hotel.

--  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 County Administration building on Court Street

Historic Downtown Main Street 
Jackson, CA  95642


03/18/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Docent Tours of 221B Baker Street West

Docent Tours of 221B Baker Street West

Wonder what it would be like to view The Great Detective's flat, 221B Baker Street, from the eyes of a character in one of the stories? Your opportunity is here at Baker Street West.

  • Imagine being secretly ushered into the flat by Silas Brown, horse trainer, from The Adventure of Silver Blaze. “Secret” you ask? Well, Mr. Brown has a bone to pick with Mr. Holmes, and he does his tours on the sly.
  • Fortunate you would be to see 221B from the viewpoint of Irene Adler, “The Woman,” from the story A Scandal in Bohemia. She is proud to be the object of Mr. Holmes' admiration, as she is the only woman to “best” Sherlock Holmes.
  • Eliza Barrymore has come all the way from Baskerville Hall of Dartmoor to 221B to retell her part in this sinister story of a supernatural hound, the moor, and mayhem.
  • Miss Burnet, from The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, will relate on her tour of 221B how she toiled undercover to trap the “Tiger of San Pedro,” a brutal dictator from Central America.
  • Examine 221B with Hilda Adair, who lost her brother by way of a murderous act perpetrated by Colonel Sebastian Moran. Her tale takes place after The Great Hiatus, when the errant Mr. Holmes returns to Baker Street and to The Adventure of The Empty House.
  • Mary Maberley is one of Mr. Holmes' newest clients.  An unknown party has asked to buy her house, The Three Gables, contents and all of her personal effects. Should she be suspicious? Perhaps you can advise her.


A donation of $5/person suggested, but please donate within your comfort level.


Hein & Co.Used and Rare Books
204 N. Main Street
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-2215
03/18/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill

Mid-March to Mid-April, weather permitting
10am-4pm, 7 days a week
Opening and closing dates vary every year, depending on the weather. Call (209) 296-7048 for current information BEFORE you make the trip to ensure the Hill is open that day. The recorded message is updated daily.
There is no charge for parking or admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.
Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it in picnic area.
There is a snack shack with hot food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
No pets allowed on the hill. (However, pets are allowed in the parking lot)
18310 Rams Horn Grade
Volcano, CA  95689
(209) 296-7048
03/18/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

March thru October
Tours of the Kennedy Mine will be offered every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays through October.
Admission includes a FREE guided tour - an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds, about 1.5 hours.  A self-guided tour book is also available.
Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA  95642
(209) 223-9542
03/18/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
St Patrick's Day Weekend at Imperial Hotel

St Patrick's Day Weekend at Imperial Hotel

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Imperial Hotel

It will be St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long at the Imperial Hotel in Amador City.

Corned beef and cabbage along with the regular dinner menu will be available starting at 5pm followed by an evening of authentic Irish music presented by local musicians.

Reservations recommended: (209)267-9172

Visit for details on special room and dinner package!

Imperial Hotel Restaurant & Saloon
14202 Old Hwy 49, Amador City, CA  95601
Phone:  (209)267-9172
03/18/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
St Patrick's Dance Party

St Patrick's Dance Party

Sat. March 18, 2017
8:00pm to whenever


Come to our St. Patrick's Dance Party!

Down Beat 8:00 to whenever. Must be 21  

Gold Country Lounge
81 W. Ridge Rd.
Sutter Creek CA 95685
209 223-3334
03/18/2017 - 8:00pm to 11:30pm