2024 Event Schedule

April 6-7

Opening Weekend (excursion train ride season starts)
Excursion train rides run every weekend.

April 20-21

Mother Lode History Train

May 11

National train day

May 12

Mother's Day

May 18

Armed Forces Day

May 26-27

Mother Lode History Train

June 5 to August 14

Excursion trains every Wednesday at 10:30 and 12:00

June 12, 15, 16

State Parks Week activities celebrating the 1950s

June 16

Father's Day

July 4

Star-Spangled Limited train rides at 10:30 and 12:00

July 5

Free "hay rides" from 10:00 to 3:00 with paid park admission

Aug. 3, 4

Aloha Express trains.
To celebrate the hot August weather we encourage visitors to dress in Hawaiian outfits.

Sept. 14, 21

Volunteer recruiting for Polar Express

Sept. 27-28

Tales of the Roundhouse

Oct. 19, 26

Skeleton Starlight

Oct. 27

Last regular operating day
final excursion train ride of the season)


Polar Express


* Events are subject to change and cancellation. Please contact the park for more information.


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