Special Events

May 2-8, 2016
Chocolate Week
Presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership
Satisfy that sweet tooth with the second annual Chocolate Week in Old Sacramento. Chocolate lovers of all ages are invited to visit Old Sacramento to experience a variety of delicious and delectable chocolate-related activities throughout the historic district all week long. Read more

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.

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
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!

March 18, 2017
St. Patrick’s Parade
Presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership
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 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 18, 2016.  Always a free event, the parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from 2nd & I Streets in Old Sacramento and proceeds throughout the national historic landmark. Read more

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