When it’s summertime we like to head outside for hiking, biking and great music. The Yosemite region is home to many great musicians with a range of musical styles for you to enjoy. If you are staying in the town of Mariposa, be sure to enjoy the Mariposa Evenings Summer Concert Series at the Mariposa Arts Park. This free series features a different band every Friday and Saturday night through August. The Arts Park is conveniently located near many great restaurants including elegant dining and family-style, so you can enjoy a fine meal before heading to the Arts Park or even get a pizza to go and enjoy it on the green listening to great music. See full schedule.
The Yosemite Music Festival, which is the largest outdoor music event of the summer, takes place at the Mariposa Fairgrounds and features more than a dozen bands. This year’s line-up includes the Atomic Sherpas, Green Machine and more. Learn more about this fun summer event.
Whatever your musical style you’ll find great community fun and a perfect way to enjoy a warm summer evening at Yosemite/Mariposa.
Discover the history of the Yosemite Valley Railroad. Between 1905 and 1945 these locomotives allowed many people to visit Yosemite National Park in relative comfort, and their history is preserved in many places throughout Yosemite Mariposa County. Learn more about the history of the railroads and where you can see (and ride) trains today in Yosemite Mariposa County
Who is Ansel Adams? Get to know the iconic Yosemite photographer and environmental conservationist. His story is deeply rooted in Yosemite where members of his family continue to operate The Ansel Adams Gallery to this day.
From the building of essential roads through the rugged Sierra Nevada to bustling Gold Rush-era Chinatowns and a chef whose cuisine was so memorable that they named a mountain after him, their enduring yet virtually unrecognized contributions are as old as the region itself.