List of events for Yosemite 150th anniversary

The Fresno BeeMay 31, 2014 

Numerous events are planned to mark the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which will be officially commemorated June 30:


  • Yosemite Celebration: June 24, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa
  • Way Out West in 1864: June 28-29, The Groveland Hotel, Groveland
  • Yosemite Grant 150th activities: June 28-30, Yosemite National Park
  • Yosemite Grant 150th Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28, Oakhurst Community Park, Civic Circle, Oakhurst
  • Mariposa Grove Restoration Ceremony: June 30, Yosemite Conservancy, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park
  • Yosemite Melodrama Series: 7-9 p.m., June 30, Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Highway 41, Oakhurst


  • Yosemite Art Month: July 1-31, Oakdale
  • July 4th Yosemite Festival, Bridgeport
  • Sierra Professional Artists Event, July 5-6, The Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland
  • The Music of Yosemite and Beyond: July 5, The Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland
  • Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree: July 5-6, North Fork Recreation Center, 33507 Road 230, North Fork
  • Mount Sing Pilgrimage — Chinese American Contributions Tours, July 25-28, Wawona, Yosemite


  • Youth in Yosemite Symposium: Aug. 7, Yosemite
  • Native Youth Cultural Exchange: Aug. 9-11, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park
  • National Park Service turns 98: Aug. 25


  • Wilderness Act 50th anniversary: Sept. 3, Yosemite
  • Kiwanis Club of Oakhurst 12th annual Run for the Gold Classic Car Show: Sept. 6, Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst
  • Annual 49er Festival Celebrates Yosemite: Sept. 20, Mary Laveroni Community Park, Groveland
  • John Muir in America: 7:30-9 p.m., Sept. 26-27, Lower River Amphitheater, Yosemite Valley


  • Yosemite National Park turns 124: Oct. 1
  • Oakhurst's Yosemite Fall Festival: Oct. 11-12, Oakhurst Community Park, Oakhurst


  • Jo Mora Exhibit: through June 30. Mariposa County Arts Council Treetop Gallery, 5009 Highway 140, Mariposa
  • Yosemite Rocks — an Artistic Learning Series: 2-4 p.m. 2nd Saturday of the month through September, Timberline Gallery and Yosemite Gallery, 40982 Highway 41, Oakhurst., or (559) 683-3345.
  • "The Tramp and the Roughrider: An Evening at Glacier Point": 7-9 p.m. Fridays through June 27. Yosemite Valley Visitors Center Theater, 9035 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley. Tickets: $8, $4 ages 4-12.
  • "The Tramp and the Roughrider: Last Night of Camping at Bridal Veil Meadow": 7-9 p.m. Saturdays through June 28. Yosemite Valley Visitors Center Theater, 9035 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley. Tickets: $8, $4 ages 4-12.
  • Discover Yosemite's Forgotten Trails Series: 7:30-8:30 p.m. third Saturday of every month through Sept. 13 (second Saturday). Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, 40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst.
  • "Three Generations of Rangers" and "Travels to Yosemite" Exhibits: 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Three Generations of Rangers through June 27 and Travels to Yosemite June 28-30. The Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum.
  • Lure & Lore of Yosemite Exhibit: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 19, Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, 40637 Highway 41, Oakhurst
  • Wild, Wonderful Yosemite lecture series: through Dec. 27 (4th Saturday of each month), King Vintage Museum, Oakhurst
  • Yosemite Workshop and Summer Art Series: 10 a.m.-noon through Sept. 26 (Friday mornings), Mariposa County Arts Council Treetop Gallery, 5009 Highway 140, Mariposa
  • Camp Mather exhibit, Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 31, Oakdale Cowboy Museum, Oakdale
  • Inspiring Generations exhibit, Yosemite Valley: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 6, The Ansel Adams Gallery, 9039 Village Drive, Yosemite
  • Yosemite Grant 150th exhibit: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 18. Opening reception June 2. Museum gallery closes for lunch, Yosemite Museum Gallery, 9039 Village Drive, Yosemite
  • b> "Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit" documentary by Ken Burns: 8-9 p.m. every Tuesday through September at Curry Village or Yosemite Lodge Amphitheaters; 5-6 p.m. Thursdays through October, Evergreen Lodge, 33160 Evergreen Road, Groveland

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