Special Events

March 1, 2014
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, March 1, 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.  Advance tickets are only $10 ($15 on the night of the event) and will be available shortly. For more information click here.

March 15, 2014
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 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 15, 2014.  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.  For more information click here.

May 18, 2014
Pacific Rim Street Festival
Presented by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
The Sacramento region reflects the growing diverse Asian Pacific population of California. To honor and celebrate that cultural richness and ethnic diversity, Restaurateur Frank Fat and community leaders created the Pacific Rim Street Fest in 1993. The street fest is planned and staged by volunteers from more than 15 Asian Pacific community groups. Their goals are to broaden the awareness and understanding of the Asian Pacific heritage, to showcase the many positive contributions to the community at large, and to lend support to cultural endeavors in the form of grants and scholarships.
More at www.pacificrimstreetfest.com

May 23–26, 2014
Sacramento Music Festival
Presented by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
Now in its 40th year, the Festival has a new name and many new styles of music. Presented by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, SacMusicFest still is the home to great Dixieland and other forms of jazz, but also, swing, blues, zydeco, rockabilly, bluegrass, Latin and more.

August 29–September 1, 2014
Gold Rush Days
Presented by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau
and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation
The 14th annual Labor Day weekend event transports you back to the days of Gold and Glory.  More than 200 tons of dirt will pave the streets, as Old Sacramento “turns back the clock,” transforming the historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s.

November 26, 2014–December 31, 2014
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, 2014
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 >

 


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