Sacramento Annual Events, Activities & Shows

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Sacramento Annual Events, Activities & Shows

Serving as the California state capitol and the source of gold fever during the California Gold Rush, Sacramento sits at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California’s vast Central Valley.

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Sacramento comes to life with a variety of annual events throughout the year, all which celebrate some unique part of Sacramento, beginning with the State Fair.

Held annually during July-August at the Cal Expo Center, the California State Fair has been bringing together the best of the state’s industries, agriculture and diversity of its people.

Sacramento Events

Comedian Willie Barcena ("The Tonight Show", Comedy Central) at Tommy T's

at Tommy T's Comedy Club, Rancho Cordova
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 30
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP

A true stand-up comedy veteran, Willie Barcena has two decades of experience and is one of Jay Leno's favorite comedians -- he's appeared on "The Tonight Show" 12 times. Known for his jokes about grow... [more+]

A true stand-up comedy veteran, Willie Barcena has two decades of experience and is one of Jay Leno's favorite comedians -- he's appeared on "The Tonight Show" 12 times. Known for his jokes about growing up poor in East L.A. and working blue-collar jobs to make ends meet, Barcena was chosen as the host of SiTV's "Latino Laugh Festival: The Show", and his hour-long stand-up special "Deal With It!" premiered on Comedy Central in 2009. He just completed a two-year run with "The Morning Show" on KSFM 102.5 in Sacramento, during which "The Morning Show" shot to the number one spot in a highly competitive market. See Barcena's hilarious musings about life, money and relationships live as he headlines four nights at Tommy T's Comedy Club. [less-]

"Last Comic Standing" Champion Josh Blue at the Punch Line

at Punch Line Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 30
FULL PRICE: $22.50
OFFER PRICE: $11.25

Josh Blue headlines the San Francisco Punch Line. The winner of TV's "Last Comic Standing" in 2006, Blue has cerebral palsy and is known for his cleverly self-deprecating humor. In addition to his vic... [more+]

Josh Blue headlines the San Francisco Punch Line. The winner of TV's "Last Comic Standing" in 2006, Blue has cerebral palsy and is known for his cleverly self-deprecating humor. In addition to his victorious season on "Last Comic Standing", Blue was the first comedian to do stand-up on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". He's also appeared on "Live! with Regis and Kelly", "Comics Unleashed", "Mind of Mencia", Fox, CBS, ABC and MSNBC. A former member of the U.S. Paralympic soccer team, Blue has had his own Comedy Central stand-up special, and regularly headlines top clubs and colleges across America. [less-]

"Gourmet on K" Street Culinary Walking Tour

at K Street, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 31
Wed, September 02
Fri, September 11
+ 2 more dates
Mon, August 31
Wed, September 02
Fri, September 11
Wed, September 16
Sat, September 19
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FULL PRICE: $65.00
OFFER PRICE: $34.00

Take a guided tour down Sacramento's original main street to explore both its beautiful architecture and history as well as its gourmet revitalization. In between stops at K Street's historical landma... [more+]

Take a guided tour down Sacramento's original main street to explore both its beautiful architecture and history as well as its gourmet revitalization. In between stops at K Street's historical landmarks, which include Sacramento's largest cathedral, you'll also make up to six food stops along the way to sample the vibrant culinary scene. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson recently named the city the Farm to Fork Capital of America and as such, K Street is seeing an urban revitalization, filling up with fine-dining restaurants and neighborhood bars that showcase locally produced ingredients. Along with stories of the street's past, you'll also learn about the foodie scene from a trained culinary concierge and meet the talented and passionate local chefs that have been instrumental in revitalizing the culinary landscape all along "The Kay." [less-]

Hawaiian Reggae Band Maoli ("No One") Performs Live

at Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Tue, September 01
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

Vocalist Glenn Awong and bassist Kakana Akiu-Corpuz started out as two 14-year-olds who had big dreams and an even bigger passion for music. Turns out, they would later join guitarist Nu'u Sing-Kahale... [more+]

Vocalist Glenn Awong and bassist Kakana Akiu-Corpuz started out as two 14-year-olds who had big dreams and an even bigger passion for music. Turns out, they would later join guitarist Nu'u Sing-Kahalehau and become Hawaii's premiere island-reggae band Maoli. Meaning "native" in Hawaiian, Maoli took the islands by storm with their easy beats and ability to stay true to their cultural roots. Join Maoli at Sacramento's Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub as they play their genre-defying hits such as "No One," "Write Me A Letter," and "So Incredible." [less-]

Sacramento Comedy Showcase: Top Locals & More

at Punch Line Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 02
FULL PRICE: $10.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5.00

Laugh the night away with some of the hottest stand-up stars in town at the Punch Line's Sacramento Comedy Showcase. Top area comedians and up-and-coming pros take the stage, breaking boundaries and s... [more+]

Laugh the night away with some of the hottest stand-up stars in town at the Punch Line's Sacramento Comedy Showcase. Top area comedians and up-and-coming pros take the stage, breaking boundaries and showcasing their best and most original material. Every show is different, featuring various styles, stories and wit, but since there's so much to find funny about Sacto's political culture, you'll most likely be treated to some wry observations about the California capital and its particular tendency towards larger-than-life personalities, like the state's last two governors. [less-]

Sexy Male Exotic Revue at Tommy T's

at Tommy T's Comedy Club, Rancho Cordova
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 02
Wed, September 16
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

It's like the hunks of "Magic Mike XXL" jumped off the screen and onto the stage at Tommy T's Rancho Cordova for this Male Exotic Revue on Wet-N-Wild Wednesdays. With your BFF or as an outing with the... [more+]

It's like the hunks of "Magic Mike XXL" jumped off the screen and onto the stage at Tommy T's Rancho Cordova for this Male Exotic Revue on Wet-N-Wild Wednesdays. With your BFF or as an outing with the girls, for a celebratory party or just because seeing sexy men flaunt their stuff rules, add some excitement to your midweek with a lineup of strapping men who'll give you goosebumps as they strut, synchronize and take solos that'll have your head spinning with delight. [less-]

"Last Comic Standing" Semi-Finalist Mark Normand Does Stand-Up

at Punch Line Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 03
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
+ 1 more dates
Thu, September 03
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
Sat, September 05
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FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.00

As a kid, comedian Mark Normand spent his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Now, Normand shoots whip-smart jokes with deadpan delivery and makes audiences worldwide wet themselves with la... [more+]

As a kid, comedian Mark Normand spent his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Now, Normand shoots whip-smart jokes with deadpan delivery and makes audiences worldwide wet themselves with laughter. As a semi-finalist on the hit comic reality series "Last Comic Standing", Normand's slightly skewed yet hilarious lens on life has earned him numerous television appearances such as "@Midnight", "Conan", "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show", "Inside Amy Schumer" and recently in the upcoming film "Trainwreck". Normand makes his way to Sacramento's Punch Line Comedy Club to pick your brain and funny bone with his biting and smart sense of humor. [less-]

One-Hour Historical Sacramento River Cruise

at Hornblower Yachts Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 03
Thu, September 03
Thu, September 10
+ 31 more dates
Thu, September 03
Thu, September 03
Thu, September 10
Fri, September 11
Sat, September 12
Sun, September 13
Thu, September 17
Fri, September 18
Sat, September 19
Sun, September 20
Thu, September 24
Fri, September 25
Sat, September 26
Sun, September 27
Thu, October 01
Fri, October 02
Sat, October 03
Sun, October 04
Thu, October 08
Fri, October 09
Sat, October 10
Sun, October 11
Mon, October 12
Thu, October 15
Fri, October 16
Sat, October 17
Sun, October 18
Thu, October 22
Fri, October 23
Sat, October 24
Sun, October 25
Thu, October 29
Fri, October 30
Sat, October 31
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Spend a leisurely hour on the Sacramento River learning about the waterway's part in transforming a former trading colony and stockade into the major American city that Sacramento is today. On this in... [more+]

Spend a leisurely hour on the Sacramento River learning about the waterway's part in transforming a former trading colony and stockade into the major American city that Sacramento is today. On this informative Hornblower cruise, you'll sail past Old Sacramento's famous historical sites, including the Delta King, the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge and the Air Force Docks, and hear fascinating stories about the town's history. You'll also see the point where the American and Sacramento Rivers converge, and experience the wildlife and breathtaking natural beauty that this historic and important river has to offer. Every cruise is fully narrated and packed with great sights and interesting information. [less-]

Relive the Gold Rush Days on a 1-Hour River Cruise

at Hornblower Yachts Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
+ 13 more dates
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 05
Sun, September 06
Sun, September 06
Sun, September 06
Sun, September 06
Sun, September 06
Mon, September 07
Mon, September 07
Mon, September 07
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Celebrate Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento with an hour-long cruise along the river. Take in scenic views of the city while hearing narration about the Gold Rush and the history of life along the rive... [more+]

Celebrate Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento with an hour-long cruise along the river. Take in scenic views of the city while hearing narration about the Gold Rush and the history of life along the river. During Gold Rush days, the streets of Old Sacramento are transformed, with costumed performers and activities recreating the 1850s, when fortune-seekers flooded the area hoping to strike it rich. Travel through the heart of the action and get a glimpse of Sacramento's past while the knowledgeable narrator gives you the scoop on what it was like. Kids get Gold Rush-themed activity coloring sheets to keep them busy. If you get hungry, grab a bite from the concession stand on board. [less-]

Sexy Comedian April Macie ("Last Comic Standing")

at Tommy T's Comedy Club, Rancho Cordova
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
Sat, September 05
+ 2 more dates
Fri, September 04
Fri, September 04
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 05
Sun, September 06
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5.00

All roads in April Macie's life lead to comedy. She's had an endless string of crummy jobs -- as a nanny, Hooters waitress, clown's assistant and telemarketer -- and was fired from all of them. She jo... [more+]

All roads in April Macie's life lead to comedy. She's had an endless string of crummy jobs -- as a nanny, Hooters waitress, clown's assistant and telemarketer -- and was fired from all of them. She jokes about her promiscuous past, but also breaks down troubling double standards. The girl from Easton, Penn., has taken her overtly sexual brand of humor on the road, traveling to over 23 countries. She has performed for troops around the world, was a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", has appeared on E! Entertainment and "Access Hollywood" and is a regular guest on "The Howard Stern Show", where in 2008 she was voted the "Funniest and Hottest" comedian in America. Macie's charming knack for collecting everyday stories and translating them into humorous tales has landed her in the documentary "I Am Comic", on the Showtime special "Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster" and in the hosting role for the AVN Awards. Now Macie headlines Tommy T's Comedy Club. [less-]

See Murals While Tasting and Sipping on the "Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour"

at Midtown Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 04
Thu, September 17
Fri, September 18
+ 1 more dates
Fri, September 04
Thu, September 17
Fri, September 18
Thu, September 24
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FULL PRICE: $68.00
OFFER PRICE: $36.00

Sacramento's main streets are great, but there's hidden treasure to be found down its alleyways and tiny one-way streets. On the "Urban Art, Food & Libations Tour", you'll see the local urban art mura... [more+]

Sacramento's main streets are great, but there's hidden treasure to be found down its alleyways and tiny one-way streets. On the "Urban Art, Food & Libations Tour", you'll see the local urban art murals hidden throughout the Midtown area of Sacramento. And you'll also pop in for a sip at a few wine and port tasting rooms, and snack at mom-and-pop eateries and bakeries, while taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of these truly hidden gems of the city. It's the complete recipe for a fun-filled and educational experience. Learn about the artists and how their work came to be, meet the chefs and hear their secrets, and savor tasty sips and bites during the three-and-a-half-hour guided tour. With groups limited to 12 or fewer people, the tour is an interactive and intimate experience. [less-]

"The Magic of Ryan Kane": Magic Champ Conjures Up Daring Show

at Green Valley Theatre, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 04
Sat, September 05
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

The 2012 San Francisco Stage Magic Competition winner and a finalist at the Rooster T. Feather's and Wharf Room Comedy competitions, Ryan Kane will astound and amuse in his show, "Please Enjoy Respons... [more+]

The 2012 San Francisco Stage Magic Competition winner and a finalist at the Rooster T. Feather's and Wharf Room Comedy competitions, Ryan Kane will astound and amuse in his show, "Please Enjoy Responsibly". Kane began honing his craft as a teenager on the streets of Old Sacramento where he attracted audiences with his deft magic and charming personality. In his show, minds are read, whiskey bottles appear out of nowhere and a paintball gun is fired at the man responsible for it all. Sacramento welcomes their hometown magic hero when he returns to Green Valley Theatre. [less-]

"Sleeping Beauty": Fairytale Fun for the Whole Family

at 24th Street Theatre, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 12
+ 1 more dates
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 05
Sat, September 12
Sat, September 12
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FULL PRICE: $6.00 - $8.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5.00

Fairy dust, a cursed princess, mistaken identities and true love: "Sleeping Beauty" is packed with the stuff that have enchanted kids of all ages for generations. The beloved fairytale follows a princ... [more+]

Fairy dust, a cursed princess, mistaken identities and true love: "Sleeping Beauty" is packed with the stuff that have enchanted kids of all ages for generations. The beloved fairytale follows a princess who, as a child, is cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into a deathlike sleep. Your kids (and maybe you, too) will be on the edge of their seats as the good fairies and the princess' true love fight to wake up the princess. Sacramento's 24th Street Theatre is a fun place to play make-believe on a Saturday! [less-]

Comedian Tom Rhodes ("Tonight Show", Comedy Central)

at Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 05
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00 - $7.50

A frequent guest on "The Tonight Show" and star of the '90s NBC sitcom "Mr. Rhodes", Tom Rhodes entertains audiences with what "The New York Times" calls his mix of "dark and absurdly optimistic cynic... [more+]

A frequent guest on "The Tonight Show" and star of the '90s NBC sitcom "Mr. Rhodes", Tom Rhodes entertains audiences with what "The New York Times" calls his mix of "dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism." In addition to two stand-up specials on Comedy Central, he's also known for hosting the Dutch late night talk show "The Kevin Masters Show Starring Tom Rhodes", a gig which resulted in his being dubbed the "David Letterman of the Netherlands." Born in D.C. and raised in Florida, Rhodes has traveled the globe performing comedy, playing top clubs on five continents. He's recorded three stand-up albums, including 2012's "Colossus of Me" and Netflix stand-up special "Light, Sweet, Crude". Now he's ready to make you laugh at Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub in Sacramento. [less-]

Mary Jenson and Beyond Standard Jazz at the Woodland Opera House

at Woodland Opera House, Woodland
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 05
FULL PRICE: $24.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.00

With a band of all-star musicians joining her on stage, vocalist Mary Jenson will knock your socks off at the Woodland Opera House. The winner of Indie Music Channel's 2012 Best Female Jazz Artist awa... [more+]

With a band of all-star musicians joining her on stage, vocalist Mary Jenson will knock your socks off at the Woodland Opera House. The winner of Indie Music Channel's 2012 Best Female Jazz Artist award, Jenson has two albums to her name and an intrepid spirit that brings jazz singing into the modern era. The band is led by celebrated bassist Jeff Chambers who has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz. The group also features Steve Carter on piano, drummer Rob Rhodes, saxophonist Charles McNeal and Marquinho Brasil on percussion. [less-]

Scott Capurro Brings His Brand of Edgy Comedy Back to Sacto

at Punch Line Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 06
FULL PRICE: $17.50
OFFER PRICE: $8.75

Stand-up Scott Capurro, a San Francisco native, is known for his confrontational and controversial yet thought-provoking comedy, which he'll bring to the stage at the Punch Line Sacramento. He won the... [more+]

Stand-up Scott Capurro, a San Francisco native, is known for his confrontational and controversial yet thought-provoking comedy, which he'll bring to the stage at the Punch Line Sacramento. He won the prestigious Perrier Award for his first one-person show, "Risk Gay", at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and he's proven to be quite popular both as a performer and writer across the pond. He's also been seen on Comedy Central, and his act was once described by "San Francisco Weekly" as "stand-up in the very best possible sense -- deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious." [less-]

Get a Taste of Sacramento's Food History on the "Origins of Sacramento" Tour

at Sacramento Neighborhoods, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Tue, September 08
Fri, September 11
Sat, September 12
+ 3 more dates
Tue, September 08
Fri, September 11
Sat, September 12
Tue, September 15
Sat, September 19
Sat, September 26
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FULL PRICE: $62.00
OFFER PRICE: $32.00

Sacramento has a diverse cultural tradition and rich history, which you'll discover as your friendly and knowledgeable guide shows you national landmarks, gorgeous mission-style churches, and famed ar... [more+]

Sacramento has a diverse cultural tradition and rich history, which you'll discover as your friendly and knowledgeable guide shows you national landmarks, gorgeous mission-style churches, and famed architecture throughout period neighborhoods. Explore the culinary traditions of the city from Midtown's colony Nueva Helvecia to East Sacramento's Fabulous Forties, where Ronald Reagan once resided. You'll also make several stops along the way to taste fare from hidden-gem eateries off the beaten path, and get the opportunity to meet talented and passionate chefs while sampling their fresh local-ingredient creations. This fun, informative and filling three-and-a-half-hour tour is great for both visitors and residents alike. [less-]

Circus Vargas: "ArleQuin" -- Over-the-Top Big Top Fun

at Circus Vargas--Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 10
Fri, September 11
Fri, September 11
+ 3 more dates
Thu, September 10
Fri, September 11
Fri, September 11
Sat, September 12
Sun, September 13
Mon, September 14
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FULL PRICE: $25.00 - $35.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $17.50

Circus Vargas, America's favorite traveling big top circus, continues to thrill and enchant with "ArleQuin", their amazing new 2015 show. Steeped in tradition with a modern energy, Circus Vargas prese... [more+]

Circus Vargas, America's favorite traveling big top circus, continues to thrill and enchant with "ArleQuin", their amazing new 2015 show. Steeped in tradition with a modern energy, Circus Vargas presents an array of world-class performers that captivate with aerial feats, acrobatics, clowning and more. Nostalgic Americana engulfs you from the magical moment you enter the big top at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, where you'll thrill to colorful costumes galore, music, singing, comedy and more. Plus, if you arrive 30 minutes before the show, kids can go into the ring and pretend they're the stars of their very own circus. [less-]

Ian Edwards ("Conan", "Def Comedy Jam")

at Punch Line Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 10
Fri, September 11
Fri, September 11
+ 2 more dates
Thu, September 10
Fri, September 11
Fri, September 11
Sat, September 12
Sun, September 13
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FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.00

Known for his deft blend of common sense and outrageous wit, Ian Edwards' brutally honest true stories and outrageous observations are a hit with audiences across the nation. He's appeared on "Conan",... [more+]

Known for his deft blend of common sense and outrageous wit, Ian Edwards' brutally honest true stories and outrageous observations are a hit with audiences across the nation. He's appeared on "Conan", HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", "P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy", and the syndicated hit "Showtime at the Apollo". He's also a hot TV writer in New York and L.A., with credits including "Saturday Night Live", "Black-ish", "Two Broke Girls" and Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite". Edwards also holds the distinction of being the first comic chosen by Conan O'Brien's new record label to release his debut disc, entitled "100% Half Assed". Don't miss his latest stand-up appearance at Punch Line Sacramento. [less-]

Comedian Sheryl Underwood (CBS' "The Talk", BET's "Comic View")

at Tommy T's Comedy Club, Rancho Cordova
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 11
Fri, September 11
Sat, September 12
+ 1 more dates
Fri, September 11
Fri, September 11
Sat, September 12
Sat, September 12
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FULL PRICE: $35.00
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

If there was ever an argument for comedy clubs installing seat belts, it's comic Sheryl Underwood. For this outrageous and straight-talking headliner is "fall-off-your-seat funny," one whose sets leav... [more+]

If there was ever an argument for comedy clubs installing seat belts, it's comic Sheryl Underwood. For this outrageous and straight-talking headliner is "fall-off-your-seat funny," one whose sets leave audiences breathless from laughter. A beloved panelist on the CBS daytime hit "The Talk" and a past host of BET's "Comic View", Underwood has won millions of fans with her unvarnished, straight-from-the-gut truths about family, friends, politics and much more besides. With TV and film credits that include "The Late Late Show" and "Beauty Shop", this military veteran is also a Hollywood vet, too, a favorite on screens big and small. Now see her live when she comes to Tommy T's Comedy Club. [less-]


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