Reserve May 16th on your calendars for the 6th Annual John Muir Festival and the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park, when Coulterville celebrates John Muir’s historic walk to Yosemite in 1868 & 1869 before Yosemite became a National Park. Family fun can be had at multiple venues within Main Street area of Coulterville, including John Muir Geotourism Center, Coulter Café, and. in Coulterville Park. Enjoy the historic Yosemite Tapestries exhibit, created by Miriam McNitt, commissioned by Yosemite National Park in 1967, and displayed in the Park for over 40 years. These tapestries depict the natural history of Yosemite as well as panoramic views of the Park’s wonders.
The event is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, and admission is FREE. For more Information, please call the John Muir Geotourism Center at 209-878-3501.
The day’s activities will include:
- Live music in the park and on the Coulter Cafe Patio.
- Meet the JMGC board members and volunteers, 10:00 AM on the Coulter Cafe patio for coffee, tea, coffee cake or danish rolls.
- Fun filled family activities.
- Vendors in the park with food and drink, local organic fruit, vegetables, jams, jellies, honey, jewels, and more!
- Silent auction on the patio.
- The Garden Club is giving tours of historic home gardens in and around Coulterville and Greeley Hill.
- Self guided tour of Coulterville heritage roses.
- Visit the native drought tolerant plant garden by our Master Gardeners.
- Have a conversation with a John Muir reenactor.
- Anniversary cake and ice cream will be served around 2:00 PM.
- Take part in the out door environmental education program and games lead by experienced hikers, biologist and even a film maker!
- Instructors from Nature Kids Institute.
- Experience nature first hand, hike with a guide along Bean Creek, (AM or PM)