Annual Events

Sacrament is an amazing city filled with amazing things to do.   Here is a list of an amazing annual events in our great city that draw visitors from all over. Come share one of these events with us last year. 

Sacramento Museum Day, First Saturday in February More than 30 local museums, including the California State Golden Gates drawbridge in SacramentoRailroad Museum, California Museum and Crocker Art Museum, open their doors with free of charge or heavily discounted admission.

Sacramento Music Festival, Memorial Day Weekend The world-famous Sacramento Music Festival, previously known as the Jazz Jubilee, celebrates several genres of music, from jazz to pop to rock, as it fills the streets of Old Sacramento and local hotel venues with music lovers and more than 100 bands.

Grape Escape, June Featuring more than 100 of the Sacramento Region’s award-winning wineries and restaurants, the annual Grape Escape celebrates the best of Sacramento’s culinary world.


Sacramento Pride, June Sacramento’s LGBT community throws its biggest party of the year with this entertainment-filled parade and celebration.

Juneteenth, Third Weekend in June Juneteenth celebrates the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a full weekend of music, entertainment and family fun.

French Film Festival, June Sacramento puts a little “oh la la” into its summer each year with this two-week celebration of French films and culture.

California State Fair, July Folks come from near and far for the memorable delights of this more than 150-year-old extravaganza that includes exciting exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment and the magnificent Midway.

Gold Rush Days, Labor Day Weekend The Old Sacramento historic district covers its streets with dirt, hides all things modern and transforms into a legitimate Old West town every Labor Day weekend. Costumed re-enactors, gunfights, musicians, buffalo soldiers and Pony Express riders highlight this popular festival.

Farm-to-Fork Celebration, September This annual two-week-long celebration includes events at local farms and at restaurants across the region and is anchored by a major festival (Farm-to-Fork Festival) on Capitol Mall.

California Capital Airshow, October See the best pilots in the world show their stuff as they converge in Sacramento for this thrilling annual show.

California International Marathon, December This popular qualifier for the Boston Marathon stretches from Folsom through Sacramento’s famous tree-lined streets on up to the steps of the California State Capitol. New

Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular Ring in the new year in Old Sacramento with live music, food and drink vendors, street entertainment and two fireworks shows.