July 3 and July 4, 2016 4th of July Weekend
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 following the Sacramento River Cats’ game. Then on July 4, find a perfect spot in Old Sacramento to view the 9:30 pm firework show from across the river at Raley Field.
September 2–September 5, 2016 Gold Rush Days Presented by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation We turn back the clock to the 1850s at the annual heritage festival. 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, 2016 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 to trick or treat on our streets at participating businesses the Saturday before Halloween. Read more
November 24, 2016–December 31, 2016 Theatre of Lights Presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership
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, 2016 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 4, 2017 Mardi Gras Festival Presented by the Old Sacramento Bars
Classic rock ’n’ roll, jazz and Cajun music will fill Old Sacramento’s bars on Saturday, February 4, beginning at 8 p.m. in celebration of Mardi Gras. Join the celebration with drink specials and fun throughout the evening!
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By Car: Take I-5 to Downtown and exit at J St. By Bike:Accessible to miles of scenic trails. By Train: Just a block walk from the Amtrak station. By Bus: RT, Yolo and Placer bus lines all have stops within two blocks. By Boat: Use the public docks on the Old Sacramento waterfront.
Hours of Operation
Old Sacramento is a historic eight-block section of Downtown. Each of our over 100 businesses are independently operated with separate hours of operation. Generally shops open around 10 a.m. and are open until the early evenings. Most restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, and many for after hours entertainment. Check individual businesses for details.