Special Events

February 7, 2015
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 7, 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 14, 2015
St. Patrick’s Parade
Sponsored by Hornblower Cruises and Events
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 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 14, 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. For more information click here.

May 4-10, 2015
Old Sacramento Chocolate Week
Presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association
Sweet, satisfying and sinfully smooth.  Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways — drizzled on fresh and warm mini donuts, made into spicy cayenne cocoa bites or even dripping in dark chocolate balsamic vinegar paired with blood orange olive oil, and of course the historic district’s delightful chocolate shops and decadent deserts at our restaurants.  Chocolate lovers of all ages are invited to visit Old Sacramento to experience a variety of delicious and delectable chocolate-related activities all week long.

May 22–25, 2015
Sacramento Music Festival
Presented by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
Now in its 42th 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.

More info at www.sacmusicfest.com

July 3 and July 4, 2015
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

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.

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


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