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Friends of Folsom Flower Fest Comes to Orangevale

All Day Reggae Music Event Calling all reggae lovers! Get ready for an all day festival of non-stop music coming to Orangevale. Original scheduled for Folsom, the Flower Festival had to be moved to Orangevale, but the heart of the event stays the same. This all-day event promises sunshine-soaked reggae beats, delicious food, and a

Folsom Comes Alive with Music this Weekend

Jazz, Blues, Latin, and More Tap Spring is here, a time when Folsom comes alive with music. Here’s a rundown: The annual Folsom Wine and Jazz is Friday April 6, from 6 to 9pm at the Zittel Amphitheater in Folsom’s Historic District. Folsom High School’s fantastic, award-winning Jazz Band is among those scheduled to perform.

Spring Wine Events the Foothills: Enjoy Wine, Food, Music and Beautiful Views

Grab your tickets to some of the best Wine Events in the Region Spring is a great time to visit the foothill wineries! Buds are breaking, flowers blooming, the weather is warming up, and you can sip great wine while looking over across hillsides and valley vineyards. There are about 200 wineries near Folsom or

Highlights from Folsom Mayor Kozlowski’s State of the City

Lots of promise ahead, but there are concerns Folsom Mayor Mike Kozlowski delivered his State of the City address before a packed house, at an event hosted by Choose Folsom (Folsom Chamber of Commerce), on January 25th. Serving his first term as Mayor Kozlowski highlighted some of Folsom’s recent accomplishments, gave a realistic look at

Steve and Manny’s MyFolsom Football Madness Pool: We have a winner!

Touchdown! Kathy McBride Captures Grand Prize in Free Football Pool! The final whistle has blown on Steve and Manny’s MyFolsom Football Madness Pool, and what a season it was! 103 gridiron gurus entered the fray, each week predicting the victors of every NFL clash. With $50 Amazon gift cards awarded to 18 weekly winners, the

Beyond Interest Rates: Major Housing Stories to Watch in 2024

ADUs, Corporate Ownership, New Construction and More We all know that interest rates can affect affordability, and the lack of affordability leads to fewer buyers, and fewer buyers means lower prices…usually. What’s unusual today is that although we have fewer buyers, we also have fewer sellers. According to renowned housing market expert Ryan Lundquist of

Back by Popular Demand – Derek Rolando and the Latin Pop Revue at Powerhouse Saturday

With Special Guests Adam Aldama and Veronica Ballejos Powerhouse Pub kicks off it’s 2024 Saturday Afternoon Dance Party Series with the return of Derek Rolando and the Latin Pop Revue. Throughout his career, percussionist Derek Rolando has played, recorded and toured with some of the best musicians in Northern California. He’s shared the stage with

Check out Folsom’s Holiday Lights Contest Entries

Folsom Holiday Lights Contest

Spectacular, Creative Light Displays all over Town The 3rd annual Folsom Holiday Lights Contest is in full swing. With over $3000 in prizes and bragging rights up for grabs, Folsom residents and businesses are going all-out on this fun contest.  Categories include, Holly Jolly Residence, the Clark Griswold, Hollywood Christmas, Merry and Bright Business, and

Holiday Events in Folsom

Historic Folsom Ice Rink

Deck the Halls with Festive Activities Folsom transforms into a magical wonderland during the holiday season. From twinkling lights, to special events and parties, here are some great holiday events in Folsom to choose from. Light Up the Season: For some old time charm, check out the Historic Folsom Christmas Tree Lighting (Dec 1st): Witness

Folsom Housing Numbers October 2023

Slow but Steady The Folsom October home sales numbers are in, and one thing is clear; sales remain soft, but prices are rising, as limited inventory means the buyers who can afford to, are stepping up, and prices are rising.  Experts are predicting that the recent trend toward lower rates will continue in 2024. While

Get MyFolsom’s 50% Discount on Foothill Wine Fest Tickets!

Don’t miss the event of the year! Attention all wine lovers! Get ready to sip, savor, and celebrate with a 50% discount on couples tickets to the highly anticipated 2023 Foothill Wine Festival, returning to The Palladio on November 11th. MyFolsom has a special treat just for you – a remarkable 50% DISCOUNT on COUPLES

Finally Feeling Like Fall in Folsom

Local Events Offer Something for Everyone It’s Fall in Folsom. Well, officially, it’s been fall for weeks, but with temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s, it’s felt more like summer. With the recent sprinkling of rain, the chill of the morning air, and forecasts for cooler weather, it finally feels like fall. In addition,

Folsom Housing Rebounds…. Sort of

Folsom, like the rest of the nation, saw prices fall dramatically after interest rates doubled early in 2022, dropping 15% by the end of the year. Now it seems, Folsom housing prices are on the rebound… sort of. Why? Pretty simple; willing buyers and a lack of inventory. Many potential sellers are enjoying low interest

PowerHouse to Host Benefit for Maui

A Day of Hawaiian Music, Food and Culture Powerhouse Pub is hosting a fundraising benefit for the victims of the Maui fire. Enjoy food and drink specials, raffles, Hula performances by the Aloha Dancers , as well as the music of Dominator, Billy Raney, Steve and Francesca Homan, and Maui’s own father-son duo of Andrew and

I Fell for an Online Rent-to-Own Scam (so you don’t have to)

Desperate Times, Desperate People That’s right. I fell for a rent-to-own scam. On purpose. Interest rates are up, inventory is down, and rents have actually risen in most markets. Nationwide, housing affordability is near an all-time low, yet the demand continues to grow, and people are getting desperate. Some feel the market has passed them

A Great Father’s Day in Folsom’s Historic District

Hey Folsomites and visitors, here are a few quick suggestions for having a great Father’s Day in Folsom’s Historic District. Grab a bite  The Historic District has lots of great dining options. I can’t cover them all, but would recommend… for breakfast, Q’bole, which has, in addition to Mexican food, favorites from the menu of

Heartbeat of Folsom Public Art Project Unveiling

Be the First to See these Incredible Pieces Leadership Folsom, in collaboration with Choose Folsom, invites you to the unveiling of The Heartbeat of Folsom community art exhibit.  The Heartbeat of Folsom is an art installation that celebrates all that we love about our great city while raising funds to improve the lives of the

GUEST FEATURE: VISTA DEL LAGO STUDENTS ON SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANTS, Part 2

SMUD YOUTH ENERGY SUMMIT PROJECT ‘Team Plastiglomerate’, a group of Vista del Lago students participating SMUD’s YES (Youth Energy Summit), presents part 2 of their feature on ‘sustainable’ business practices in local restaurants.  Previously highlighting Sociology Coffee, they then turned their attention to Dos Coyotes. Take a look: Dos Coyotes Border Cafe is the perfect

Guest Feature: Vista del Lago Students on Sustainable Restaurants

A SMUD Youth Energy Summit Project A group of Vista del Lago students participating SMUD’s YES (Youth Energy Summit), and going by the name ‘Team Plastiglomerate’ was tasked with researching and identifying ‘sustainable’ business practices in local restaurants.  They selected Sociology Coffee Bar. Here’s what Team Plastiglomerate had to say about it: Located in downtown

Folsom Spring Fair, Kayak Cleanup, Great Music and Wine this Weekend

Spring is arguably the most beautiful time of year in Folsom and the surrounding area.  Green rolling hills, wildflowers blooming, trees filling out, and the lakes are at healthy levels. It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the great weather, and have take part in some fun.  Here are some great things to

Sippin’ and Strollin’, Dancin’ and Ballin’ Saturday

For some fun stuff to do this Saturday, Folsom’s got you covered.  Check out the annual Sutter Street Sip and Stroll  featuring local wineries stationed at various locations throughout the Historic District. Online tickets are sold out, but they do have some available for walk-ups on a first-com first-served basis.  For more wine, cocktails, and

Folsom Chamber Honors Community Leaders

Folsom community and business leaders gathered March 25 to honor this year’s recipients of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce’ ‘Choose Folsom‘ Community Awards Each year, outstanding businesses, entrepreneurs, volunteers and others are recognized to their contributions for the City of Folsom.  Recipients were presented with awards sponsored by various Folsom businesses, and were given certificates

Hopping Things to Do In Folsom This Weekend!

Looking for things to do in Folsom Easter weekend? We’ve got the scoop. Here are a few goodies for ya: Photos with the Easter Bunny! Bring your kiddos to the Palladio Friday or Saturday for a special visit and photos with the Easter bunny. Reservations are strongly recommended; walk-ins allowed as schedule permits but cannot

Folsom Chamber of Commerce Appoints Steve Heard as Chairman

The Folsom Chamber of Commerce  has announce the appointment of Steve Heard, as their new Chairman of Board of Directors.  Mr. Heard brings a wealth of experience in business management, entrepreneurship, and community engagement to his new role. He has been an active member of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce for over a decade, serving

Folsom Approves Lake Natoma Development Plan

Finally Getting Something Done down There   Folsom City council held a special closed door meeting this morning, after which they announced a unanimous vote to approve the controversial ‘Natoma Vista’ housing and retail development project.  The sprawling complex overlooking Lake Natoma had been delayed by protestors who claimed the lake was still home to

Cycling, Tacos, Community Awards, Wine, Jazz and more!

  It’s the first week of spring, and there are lots of great things to do in Folsom, inside and out.  Hacienda Reborn Kicking it off is the first official day of business for the all new Hacienda Real Mexican Grill and Cantina opening Tuesday at 4pm. Hacienda Real, formerly Hacienda del Rio, has been

Hacienda Del Rio Returns & Rebrands as Hacienda Real Mexican Grill and Cantina

When Sutter Street’s Hacienda del Rio, a Folsom institution for 37 years, shut down at the end of 2022, Michael Sanson went to work. Rebranding it as Hacienda Real Mexican Grill and Cantina, Sanson has given the restaurant a fresh new look and menu.  With a theme that might be described as ‘Dia de Los

Shamrockin’ Shenanigans for St. Patrick’s Day around Folsom

Get Your Green On Yes, it’s that time of year. An excuse to put on something gaudy and green, then go out and rock your sham.   Here, for your partying pleasure, are the top 5 things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Folsom:  Powerhouse Pub Folsom’s favorite night spot, Powerhouse Pub will be rockin’

Ranch America, Locally Produced Show to Air on the Outdoor Channel

Spotlight on the Small, Family Ranch Ranch America, a show about real-life ranches across America, debuts tonight on the Outdoor Channel.  Hosted by rancher, chef and cowboy River Klass, the series provides a fresh and contemporary perspective on the ranching industry. Klass and Ranch America help celebrate American horse and cattle ranches, the cowboy and cowgirl

Call for Artists and Sponsors for new Folsom Public Art Project

ARTISTS and SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR FOLSOM PUBLIC ART PROJECT The Leadership Folsom Class of 2022/23 has issued a call for artists and sponsors for a new Folsom public art project, “Heartbeat of Folsom”. “Our vision is a city-wide public art exhibit displaying beautifully designed and painted heart sculptures, each featuring different themes celebrating everything we

Pre-Valentine’s Day Fun in Folsom

There are lots of fun things to do in Folsom this pre-Valentine’s Day. Here are a few… Folsom Farmer’s Market. It’s more than a farmer’s market. It’s an event. Every Saturday around the Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in Folsom’s beautiful Historic District. With over 40 vendors offering a selection of organic produce,baked goods, meat,