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Whether you prefer ultramarathons to rodeo, water sports to bike races, Folsom’s got you covered with these popular annual events.

Can’t-Miss Events in Folsom

Salmon Falls 50-Mile Endurance Run

Held every February, this point-to-point running race begins near Coloma and ends near Folsom Lake, with a scenic and decidedly challenging course.

American River 50-Mile Endurance Run

The second-largest 50-mile race in the United States, the American River 50 starts and ends in Folsom, making it an excellent option for both veteran and novice ultrarunners. There's also a 25-mile race.

California Jazz Championships Historic Folsom

The state’s best young musicians compete for top honors at this annual event. Enjoy live jazz music from top high school and college jazz talent in the Historic Folsom District.

Hangtown Motocross Classic

You’ve not seen motocross until you’ve watched Hangtown MX! It’s where top amateur and pro racers compete at Prairie City OHV, in a classic motocross race that's been around for over 50 years.

Mother Lode Epic Mountain Bike Race

Not your mother’s mountain bike race, the Mother Lode puts the fun in suffer fest, with an exciting course and even a boat shuttle mid-way through the race!

Folsom Pro Rodeo

Over 60 years of family-friendly fun, the Folsom Pro Rodeo features thrilling action and a patriotic celebration in the heart of Folsom over the July 4th weekend.

California International Marathon

Marathoners looking for a fast-qualifying time know this race is the one to enter. It's a point-to-point race with a net downhill, and always fun to watch.

PaddleSplash Water Festival

Enjoy stand-up paddleboard races, demos, educational sessions, giveaways, beach and water activities, and more on beautiful Lake Natoma during this popular summer event.

Rio Del Lago 100-Mile Endurance Run

A qualifier for the famous Western States 100, this popular endurance race starts in Folsom and takes runners along (and up) trails to Auburn. There’s also a 50K race option.