California Days at Calico Ghost Town Regional Park

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Parks and Recreation (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

California Days at Calico Ghost Town Regional Park is a part of San Bernardino County’s Special Event program and was held February 19-20, 2022, in Yermo, California. The event was sponsored by San Bernardino County and several local mining companies. The purposes of the special event program are to provide activities and experiences that submerse park patrons into the history of Calico Ghost Town. For California Days the purpose was expanded to include California’s history in celebration of National California Day. To achieve this purpose activities were added that focused on mining, the Pony Express, California State Flag, and the Butterfield-Overland Trail. These themes could be seen throughout the park in the form of displays, exhibits, activities, and reenactors. This event drew in more than 4300 visitors in addition to the 217 reservations that were secured in the campgrounds, for an estimated 1302 additional attendees each day.