Western Gateway Park Events


Check back here frequently for upcoming events. Select the Month or Agenda view in the calendar below.  Click on an event to get more detail. Links to event websites are included in the descriptions.  You can also Like our Facebook page to get posts of upcoming events at the park.

Some Annual Events:

Free Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday prior to Easter

Arrive by 9am, hunt at 9:30. Prizes and 4000 eggs!  Free arts & crafts by Word-A-Live Church.  Easter Bunny to arrive by Fire Truck.  Coffee, hot chocolate, and other breakfast items will be available for purchase. Bring your own Easter Basket. For more info call Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, 432-1802.

Penn Valley Daffodil Run - mid-April

First race in Gold Country Grand Prix. Family running, or walking, event. Free kid's run, 5k run and walk, 10k run. The race (both walking and running) starts and ends at Western Gateway Park. Race day registration 7am to 8:30 at Buttermakers Cottage at the park. Running/Walking events 8:30 - 11:30. Proceeds shared by sponsors, money given to local schools, purchase Daffodil bulbs for local planting program, Scholarship for graduating senior in Nevada County. For more information: DaffodilRun.com.

Disc Golf Tournament - Almost all year

Usually meet at the covered picnic area to the left of the main entrance. See Disc Golf for links to find tournaments.

Bocce Ball Tournaments - Multiple Dates

Multiple dates during the year. NevadaCountyBocce.com for contacts and more information.

Penn Valley Rodeo Staging - May.

Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association holds an annual parade in conjunction with their rodeo. Parade begins at 3pm on Saturday of the rodeo.

Welcome Home Vets, Motorcycle run - June.

All day event at the covered picnic area to the left of main entrance.

Gourmet Food Truck, Food Festival

Live Music, 24 Gourmet Food Trucks and Vendors, Wine and Beer Garden, Raffles and drawings, games and activities for kids, auction, cash prize for top 3 food vendors.

Praise in the Mountains - September

Free, family oriented, non-denominational event from 1 PM to 9 PM. Six gospel groups performing. Click for more details