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.

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

Punch Line Comedy Club's "New Faces" Showcase

at Punch Line Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Wed, April 01
FULL PRICE: $5.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Sacramento's Punch Line Comedy Club hosts its monthly New Faces Showcase, bringing you a revolving slate of the area's hottest stand-up stars on the rise. Every show is different, featuring various ap... [more+]

Sacramento's Punch Line Comedy Club hosts its monthly New Faces Showcase, bringing you a revolving slate of the area's hottest stand-up stars on the rise. Every show is different, featuring various approaches to cracking you up -- from the wild and physical to the subtle and witty. Hosted by master of comedic ceremonies Raj Dutta, you'll get a sneak peek at the jokers who may someday be dominating the sitcom scene or starring in Hollywood's summer blockbusters. At the very least, you'll come away from the burgeoning talent showcase with a hilarious punchline to tweet, or a great gag to re-tell over cocktails. [less-]

Comedian Kabir Singh, Kevin Camia and Friends

at Punch Line Sacramento, Sacramento
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Thu, April 02
Fri, April 03
Fri, April 03
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Fri, April 03
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Sat, April 04
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FULL PRICE: $13.00 - $19.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $9.50

Fresh off his sold out six-city tour of the U.K. and his Comedy Central CD recording, Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh is one of the fastest-rising comedians in the nation, known for having an abundance of energ... [more+]

Fresh off his sold out six-city tour of the U.K. and his Comedy Central CD recording, Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh is one of the fastest-rising comedians in the nation, known for having an abundance of energy, an in-your-face attitude and clever material. A NorCal native, he often hosts comedy shows in the area with his funny friends and has been seen on Comedy Central's "Standup Revolution". This time, Kevin Camia (who appeared on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham") joins Kabeezy with his strange ruminations on life, work and relationships coupled with a creepy-guy-meets-slacker style of delivery. Also appearing are DJ Sandhu, Dash Kwiatkowski and Kristee Ono. [less-]

Comedian Robert Powell III at Tommy T's Rancho Cordova

at Tommy T's Comedy Club, Rancho Cordova
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 02
Fri, April 03
Fri, April 03
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FULL PRICE: $10.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

Comedian Robert Powell III first took the stage on a dare a decade ago, and he's been making audiences laugh ever since. RP3 has performed alongside some of the best comedians in the business, includi... [more+]

Comedian Robert Powell III first took the stage on a dare a decade ago, and he's been making audiences laugh ever since. RP3 has performed alongside some of the best comedians in the business, including Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Kevin James. He went on the road with Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam, not to mention his own Robert Powell and Friends tour. See Robert Powell III when he comes to Tommy T's Comedy Club in Rancho Cordova to headline an evening of stand-up. [less-]

"I Dreamed a Dream": Cabaret Featuring Songs From "Les Misérables" & "Miss Saigon"

at Sacramento Theatre Company - Cabaret Stage, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 02
Sat, April 04
Sat, April 04
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FULL PRICE: $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.00 - $15.00

Step into the intimate, relaxed atmosphere of the Sacramento Theatre Company's Cabaret Stage for the latest in their celebrated series of professionally produced cabarets -- this one featuring iconic ... [more+]

Step into the intimate, relaxed atmosphere of the Sacramento Theatre Company's Cabaret Stage for the latest in their celebrated series of professionally produced cabarets -- this one featuring iconic musical numbers from megahit shows like "Les Misérables" and "Miss Saigon". "I Dreamed a Dream" celebrates the work of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, whose musical work, in addition to the aforementioned shows, includes hidden gems like "Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen" and "Marguerite". So grab a seat at a candlelit table and enjoy the musical mastery of two renowned dramatists as brought to life by the Sacramento Theatre Company's talented singers and musicians. [less-]

One-Hour Historical Sacramento River Cruise

at Hornblower Yachts Sacramento, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 02
Fri, April 03
Thu, April 09
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Thu, April 02
Fri, April 03
Thu, April 09
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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-]

Titanic Survivor Musical: "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"

at 24th Street Theatre, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Sun, April 05
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.00

Margaret "Molly" Brown's "unsinkable" nickname was well deserved. Escaping from a life of poverty in the backwoods of Missouri, Molly married a prospector, entered Monte Carlo high society, survived t... [more+]

Margaret "Molly" Brown's "unsinkable" nickname was well deserved. Escaping from a life of poverty in the backwoods of Missouri, Molly married a prospector, entered Monte Carlo high society, survived the sinking of the Titanic and earned the approval of the "beautiful people of Denver." Follow Molly on her adventures in this spunky musical by Richard Morris ("Thoroughly Modern Millie"), with a score by Meredith Wilson ("The Music Man"). The musical, which ran for more than 500 performances on Broadway, contains such songs as "My Own Brass Bed" and "I Ain't Down Yet," and spawned a movie with Debbie Reynolds in the title role. See this Runaway Stage Productions' version of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" at the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento. [less-]

The Wonder Bread 5: Unstoppable International Party Band

at Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

If you think about it, it's pretty hard "not" to have fun when listening to five guys in giant Afro wigs and stars-and-stripes tuxedos cover Whitesnake. Especially when the guys in question are the Wo... [more+]

If you think about it, it's pretty hard "not" to have fun when listening to five guys in giant Afro wigs and stars-and-stripes tuxedos cover Whitesnake. Especially when the guys in question are the Wonder Bread 5, which is basically a roving party disguised as a rock 'n' roll cover band. Despite the name, there's nothing bland, boring or bleached about this quintet of seasoned musicians from the Bay Area. First mastering the back catalogue of both the Jackson 5 and the King of Pop, the group has since expanded their set-list to include everything from "Motown to Bean-Town and back again." Now, no matter the crowd or venue, this group knows exactly what song to play to get people up and screaming, "Hey, that's my song!" Come join in the fun when the Wonder Bread 5 headlines Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub. [less-]

Beloved Novel "Bridge to Terabithia" Comes to Life on Stage

at Victory Life Church, Folsom
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Sun, April 05
FULL PRICE: $16.00
OFFER PRICE: $8.00

FreeFall Stage brings to life this powerful adaptation of Katherine Paterson's Newbery Award-winning novel, "Bridge to Terabithia", a heartwarming adventure story of friendship, family and the power o... [more+]

FreeFall Stage brings to life this powerful adaptation of Katherine Paterson's Newbery Award-winning novel, "Bridge to Terabithia", a heartwarming adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination. Jesse, alienated from his family and rural Virginia culture, retreats into drawing and dreams of better things. Leslie, the new girl from the city and the ultimate outsider, opens up a whole new world of imagination, art and literature for him. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they find a much-needed haven away from the judging eyes of those who don't understand them. Their friendship grows as Jesse's world expands. Then tragedy strikes, and the strength he gained in Terabithia propels Jesse forward and helps him share the magic of his dreams. [less-]

"Nunsense": The Zany Hit Musical Comedy

at Downtown Theatre, Fairfield
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Sat, April 04
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FULL PRICE: $22.00
OFFER PRICE: $11.00

One of the most successful off-Broadway productions of all time, Dan Goggin's "Nunsense" has delighted fans of different religious persuasions around the world for years. The irreverent story revolves... [more+]

One of the most successful off-Broadway productions of all time, Dan Goggin's "Nunsense" has delighted fans of different religious persuasions around the world for years. The irreverent story revolves around the Little Sisters of Hoboken after their cook, Sister Julia, accidentally poisons and kills 52 of them. The five surviving nuns -- including the forgetful Sister Mary Amnesia (whose memory has been on the fritz ever since a crucifix fell on her head) and the streetwise Brooklynite Sister Robert Anne -- decide to step up and stage a variety show to raise funds for the burials. Led by their Mother Superior, a former circus performer itching to retake the spotlight, the ensuing show features dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprises galore. This Downtown Theatre production of the madcap international hit will delight both newcomers and those for whom the show's become, well ... a habit. [less-]

"Rapture, Blister, Burn": Sharp Comedy From "House of Cards" Writer

at Capital Stage, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Sat, April 04
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FULL PRICE: $30.00 - $38.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00 - $19.00

Heated discussion and hearty laughter are sure to result from "Rapture, Blister, Burn" -- Gina Gionfriddo's white-hot play, which "The New York Times" called "intensely smart and immensely funny." Twi... [more+]

Heated discussion and hearty laughter are sure to result from "Rapture, Blister, Burn" -- Gina Gionfriddo's white-hot play, which "The New York Times" called "intensely smart and immensely funny." Twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Gionfriddo -- whose recent TV work includes writing for the Emmy-nominated Netflix series "House of Cards" -- has crafted a play that makes audiences howl and critics swoon. "Rapture, Blister, Burn" centers on Catherine, a rockstar feminist academic, who returns home to take care of her elderly mother. There, she encounters an old flame and an "ex" best friend, both of whom seem to be excelling at the kind of conventional life Catherine rejected. But first impressions can be very deceiving. This Capital Stage Company production explores how the lives of women have (and have not) changed, presenting a twisted view of feminism ... or feminism with a new twist. [less-]

"The Whipping Man": Charged Post-Civil War Drama

at Sacramento Theatre Company - Pollock Stage, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Sat, April 04
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Sat, April 04
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Thu, April 09
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FULL PRICE: $34.00 - $38.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.00 - $15.00

In Richmond, Virginia, in the chaotic aftermath of the bloody Civil War, two newly freed slaves and a Jewish Confederate soldier -- the son of their former master -- reunite to celebrate Passover. As ... [more+]

In Richmond, Virginia, in the chaotic aftermath of the bloody Civil War, two newly freed slaves and a Jewish Confederate soldier -- the son of their former master -- reunite to celebrate Passover. As the three men gather in the burnt-out remains of the Confederate soldier's home on the eve of a new chapter in the country's history, they uncover a web of dangerous secrets from the past that threatens to destroy their bond. This provocative play, called "haunting, striking and powerful" by "The New York Times", examines what it really means to be free. "The Whipping Man" makes its Sacramento debut on the Pollock Stage in this suspenseful Sacramento Theatre Company production. [less-]

"Best of Enemies": The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship

at Celebration Arts, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Fri, April 10
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Sat, April 04
Fri, April 10
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FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Hailed as "one of the most important historical plays about America to ever reach the stage" by "The New York Times", playwright Mark St. Germain's powerful drama reveals a universal truth: that all p... [more+]

Hailed as "one of the most important historical plays about America to ever reach the stage" by "The New York Times", playwright Mark St. Germain's powerful drama reveals a universal truth: that all people, no matter their differences, are capable of change. Amidst their incendiary words of prejudice and fear, Ann, a civil rights activist, and C.P., an Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, forge an unlikely friendship based in mutual respect and trust in North Carolina circa 1971. Inspired by Osha Gray Davidson's acclaimed 2007 book of the same name and based on a remarkable true story, "The Best of Enemies" in a modern-day parable of transformation and triumph for civil rights. James Wheatley directs this Celebration Arts production of the potent play about school desegregation and unexpected solidarity. [less-]

"Gourmet on K" Street Culinary Walking Tour

at K Street, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
Wed, April 15
Sat, April 18
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Wed, April 15
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FULL PRICE: $62.00
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-]

"Saved by the '90s": Nostalgia Overload With Cover Band The Bayside Tigers

at Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

Pile on the scrunchies, button up those Z. Cavaricci pants and get jiggy with every hit song that was "all that" in the '90s. New York City's "Saved by the Bell"-inspired party band The Bayside Tigers... [more+]

Pile on the scrunchies, button up those Z. Cavaricci pants and get jiggy with every hit song that was "all that" in the '90s. New York City's "Saved by the Bell"-inspired party band The Bayside Tigers hits Harlow's in Sacramento to revive your favorite tracks, whether you danced to C+C Music Factory, or raged against the machine. They'll crank up the nostalgia, playing the best of the boy bands, some grunge gems and the flyest in hip-hop. This time machine ride will transport you right back to the Clinton era, with its economic boom, flannel shirts and "Boy Meets World". [less-]

Eric Clapton Tribute Show -- Iconic Guitar Riffs in an Intimate Environment

at Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

Sometimes seeing a tribute band can be better than watching the original artist perform. You can get right up close to the stage. You're only going to hear the hits. You won't spend all your money. It... [more+]

Sometimes seeing a tribute band can be better than watching the original artist perform. You can get right up close to the stage. You're only going to hear the hits. You won't spend all your money. It's almost like you're seeing the musician back before he got famous, and for someone like Eric Clapton, that would've been a very long time ago. When Kevin Russell brings his Cream of Clapton show to Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub in Sacramento, you can jam out in an intimate environment to the hits that made the British rocker a guitar icon. [less-]

"The Shorties": Clean, Fast-Paced Improv From Blacktop Comedy

at The Showdown Theater, Rocklin
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.00

Blacktop Comedy, voted Sacramento's Best Comedy Club by the KCRA A-List, presents the short-form, family friendly improv show "The Shorties". This squeaky clean comedy showcase is a great way to intro... [more+]

Blacktop Comedy, voted Sacramento's Best Comedy Club by the KCRA A-List, presents the short-form, family friendly improv show "The Shorties". This squeaky clean comedy showcase is a great way to introduce young fans to the fun that is improv. This fast and interactive night of laughs is full of spontaneity, quick wit and improv games. The talented cast takes audience suggestions and turns them into hilarious, totally off-the-cuff sketches, so no two editions are ever alike. But no worries, they'll never try to rope you into participating. You're welcome to sit back, relax and just enjoy the festivities. Bring the whole family for "The Shorties" clean version and get ready to laugh! [less-]

Old Sacramento Ghost Tour: Laughs & Frights on a "Hysterical Walk of the Dead"

at Hysterical Walks Meet Up, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
Sat, May 02
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

"There's ghosts in them thar hills!" Old Sacramento was once a booming Gold Rush town, but these days its biggest claim to fame is as one of the most haunted places in the country. Now the seriously f... [more+]

"There's ghosts in them thar hills!" Old Sacramento was once a booming Gold Rush town, but these days its biggest claim to fame is as one of the most haunted places in the country. Now the seriously funny folks of Hysterical Walks & Rides are offering more than their usual comedy-filled tours of Old Sacramento -- mixing funny banter, historical facts and even a few scares -- in their "Hysterical Walk of the Dead". This frightfully funny guided tour provides plenty of spine-tingling supernatural tales as you check out some of the spookier haunts and back alleys of this historic town. Your guide will lead you on this terrifying tour for all ages, which has been known for its face-to-face encounters with the unknown. [less-]

Improvised Western Comedy "Dead or Alive"

at The Showdown Theater, Rocklin
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.00

Saddle up, pardner, and dig your heels into a rambunctious night of laughs when Blacktop Comedy targets the Western movie genre for a night of improvised comedy. In the spirit of "Blazing Saddles" and... [more+]

Saddle up, pardner, and dig your heels into a rambunctious night of laughs when Blacktop Comedy targets the Western movie genre for a night of improvised comedy. In the spirit of "Blazing Saddles" and "Three Amigos", "Dead or Alive" tests Blacktop's actors quick-draw comedy skills for a night of shootin' and fightin' at the Showdown Theater in Rocklin. Audiences will help pick the themes for each bit and then the comedian-actors will do their best to hang on to their britches and keep up with the action. [less-]

DJs Steve Aoki, Gareth Emery, Chuckie, Nervo and More Perform at Pop the Dream Concert

at Oracle Arena, Oakland
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
FULL PRICE: $75.00
OFFER PRICE: $50.00

Pop the Dream is back to make you move all night with another year of music from your favorite EDM DJs. Infamous American DJ Steve Aoki headlines this night of mind-blowing sets at Oracle Arena in Oak... [more+]

Pop the Dream is back to make you move all night with another year of music from your favorite EDM DJs. Infamous American DJ Steve Aoki headlines this night of mind-blowing sets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, which will be transformed by flashing lights, elaborate stage shows and heart-thumping beats into a dreamscape built for dancing. Before Aoki's set, you'll be treated to a superstar lineup of DJs from around the world, including some of the top names in EDM today, like England's Gareth Emery, Surinam's Chuckie and the ubiquitous blonde Australian twins of Nervo, who have written songs for everyone from Ke$ha to Ashley Tisdale and The Pussycat Dolls. [less-]

A Husband & Wife Divided by the English-Irish Conflict in "The Clearing"

at Ovation Stage at the Wilkerson Theatre, Sacramento
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
Sun, April 05
Fri, April 10
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Sat, April 04
Sun, April 05
Fri, April 10
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.00

It's 17th-century Ireland, and Oliver Cromwell is bringing down the hammer on Irish and Scottish Catholics. With neighbor pitted against neighbor, English landowner Robert Preston suddenly finds himse... [more+]

It's 17th-century Ireland, and Oliver Cromwell is bringing down the hammer on Irish and Scottish Catholics. With neighbor pitted against neighbor, English landowner Robert Preston suddenly finds himself standing in opposition to his beloved Irish wife, Madeleine. Determined to save an Irish serving girl who's been snatched to be sold into slavery in America, Madeleine sets out on her own, abandoned to her fate by the man she loves, who's caught between the comforts of his position as a landowner and his love for his family. Presented at Sacramento's Ovation Stage, "The Clearing" is a story of romance, passion and treachery that cleverly tackles issues of morality -- as well as the historical roots of the Troubles and modern-day ethnic cleansing -- within the context of a gripping family drama. [less-]



For 160 years, the fair has been the yearly culmination of entertainment, fascinating exhibits, popular livestock venues, over-the-top thrill rides and calorie-packed food.

Also held at the Cal Expo fairgrounds are the annual Sacramento Independence Day and Oktoberfest Celebrations.

Highlighted by the largest-scale pyrotechnics display the state, the Independence Day Celebration is a family oriented collection of activities focused around our Nation’s birthday, while Oktoberfest features authentic German food, contests, games, live music and dancing, and Volkz Brau — a custom-brewed ale made specifically for this event.

Other ethnicities are also celebrated around Sacramento during the annual Ukrainian Festival, and Brazilian Independence Day, which is an amazing free festival demonstrating Brazil’s colorful culture.

For those interested in the arts, Sacramento has plenty of events scattered throughout the year, starting with the Chalk It Up! to Sacramento Art & Music Festival.

Held over Labor Day Weekend at Fremont Park, the three-day event draws over an average of 30,000 and features more than 200 artists creating chalk art on the sidewalks of downtown Sacramento. There is also live music, hands-on art activities for children and more.

Also held downtown and just shortly after Labor Day, is the annual Capital Artists’ Studio Tour at Verge Center for the Arts. The tour is one of the only times when artists open their studios to the public, offering a unique experience to all.

The first weekend of the event features open studios in Downtown, Midtown, Land Park and West Sac, followed on the second weekend by the studios in East Sac, Arden, Tahoe Park, Carmichael and Fair Oaks.

Good food and drink are enjoyed by all, and there are several annual events celebrating Sacramento’s farming and food tradition, including the Farm-to-Fork Festival and Capitol Beer Fest.

Designed to demonstrate where our food and drinks come from, the Farm-to-Fork Festival is a free event where attendees will find food, wine and beer from regional eateries, as well as live music, cooking demonstrations, a kids’ zone, interactive booths from local grocers, farms and ranches and more.

The Capitol Beer Fest is held each March, and closes out Sacramento Beer Week at downtown’s beautiful Capitol Mall. This annual event in features over 100 craft breweries, serving over 300 different varieties of high quality craft beer, including Sacramento-area breweries.

Finally, visitors should get ready to turn back time to the 1850s, during the Sacramento’s Gold Rush Days over Labor Day Weekend.

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