Special Events

September 4–September 7, 2015 
Gold Rush Days 
Presented by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation
We turn back the clock to the 1860s as the annual heritage festival returns this year.  Live street theatre, wagon rides, music, gold panning and more bring the Gold Rush back to life in Old Sacramento. Read more

October 1-31, 2015
Halloween
From your one-stop shop for costumes and candy to a variety of Halloween and Fall themed activities, Old Sacramento becomes the perfect Halloween destination. Ride the Spookmotive train or take a spooky cruise along the river before stopping into our candy shops to prep for that big night of trick or treating. Little ones are even invited on Halloween to trick or treat on our streets at participating businesses. Read more

November 25, 2015–December 31, 2015
Theatre of Lights
Presented by Old Sacramento Business Association.
Thursdays through Sundays at 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. on K Street between Front and 2nd. Special performances on Christmas Eve at 6:15 p.m. and New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Read More

December 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular

Presented by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Firework shows over the Sacramento River and Tower Bridge at 9 p.m. and midnight. Read more

February 6, 2016
Mardi Gras Festival
Presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association
Classic rock ’n’ roll, jazz and Cajun music will fill Old Sacramento’s bars restaurants and clubs on Saturday, February 6, beginning at 5 p.m. in celebration of Mardi Gras. The event, presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association offers revelers an opportunity to get VIP access to the diversity of evening entertainment establishment’s in the region’s historic business district. Tickets will be available beginning in January.

March 12, 2016
St. Patrick’s Parade
Presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association
Hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, along with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors and a variety of cultural organizations, will all join together to be a part of the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 12, 2015.  Always a free event, the parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from 2nd & L Streets in Old Sacramento and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark.

July 3 and July 4, 2016
4th of July
Presented by Old Sacramento Bars and Raley Field
Be the first to celebrate the Fourth by joining us on the Third for Red, White & Brews. Participating bars are offering select American beers for only $3 with tons of live entertainment to make this the biggest 3rd of July party in Sacramento. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the fireworks from Front Street. Then on July 4, find a perfect spot in Old Sacramento to view the fireworks from across the river at the River Cats Stadium.


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