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.

July 3 and July 4, 2014
4th of July
Presented by Old Sacramento Bars and Raley Field
Be the first to celebrate the Fourth by joining us on the Third. Participating bars are offering select American beers for only $3. With 15 bars in two blocks, there are a lot of options to choose from. Also, be sure to catch a glimpse of the fireworks from Front Street. Also, on July 4 you can view the fireworks from the River Cats Stadium in Old Sacramento. Read more

August 30-September 1, 2014
Americana in Old Sacramento
Presented by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau
Country music and vintage vehicles are the highlight of this three-day celebration of the American popular culture and style.  Over forty hours of live music and a hundred classic cars, buses, trains and public safety vehicles will be featured throughout the historic district, in addition to special exhibits at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum and the Artists Collaborative.  Special highlights include the Friday night beer crawl, Saturday night free country western dance party and a Sunday night outdoor movie, “Pale Rider.”  For more information

August 29–September 1, 2014 CANCELLED
Gold Rush Days – replaced with Americana in Old Sacramento
Presented by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation
After exploring and exhausting a variety of options, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau — with the support of the City of Sacramento and other stakeholders in the event — has made the decision to cancel the traditional Gold Rush Days activities this summer due to continuing drought conditions and the enormous amounts of water it takes to put on the heritage event.

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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