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Annual Sacramento Events, Festivals + More

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When it comes to great music and events, Sacramento is home to some of the Golden State’s golden tickets! Sacramento comes alive throughout the year with a vibrant tapestry of annual events that celebrate the city's rich culture, diversity, and community spirit. From lively festivals showcasing local music, art, and cuisine to iconic parades and sporting events that draw crowds from far and wide, Sacramento's annual calendar is packed with excitement and entertainment for all ages. Whether you're cheering on runners at the California International Marathon, indulging in farm-to-fork delights at the Farm-to-Fork Festival, or marveling at the colorful displays during the Sacramento Pride Parade, these annual events offer unforgettable experiences that capture the essence of this dynamic city. The best part? Kimpton Sawyer is a quick jaunt to all the hotspots, such as Discovery Park, a popular festival grounds in the heart of the city. Whether you’re heading to town specifically for a festival or find yourself overlapping here by happy accident, we hope you’ll check out the lineups that draw visitors from all over. With annual music festivals, foodie-focused celebrations and more, your future memories are waiting here.

Easy Access to Sacramento's Annual Events

Situated in the heart of downtown Sacramento, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel offers the perfect base for attendees of the city's annual events and festivals. With its central location, guests can easily walk to many of the major festival venues, such as Cesar Chavez Plaza for concerts or Capitol Mall for outdoor celebrations. For events farther afield, convenient transportation options, including light rail and rideshare services, make navigating the city a breeze. After a day of festivities, our nearby hotel provides a tranquil retreat where guests can unwind in luxurious accommodations, indulge in delectable dining options, and rejuvenate with spa treatments. With its upscale amenities and prime location, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel ensures a seamless experience for visitors exploring Sacramento's vibrant festival scene.

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Sacramento Kings Season Thrills

October – April

Stay updated on the Sacramento Kings' upcoming games where you'll find the latest match schedule and ticketing information. Dive deeper into player spotlights to learn about the team's key contributors and rising stars. Don't miss out on exclusive promotions and special offers throughout the season, enhancing your experience both on and off the court. For tickets to Sacramento Kings games, click here to secure your seats and be part of the excitement.

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Lice Music in Sacramento Park

Concerts in the Park

May – July

Concerts in the Park, hosted by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, are vibrant outdoor events held every Friday evening during the summer in Cesar Chavez Plaza. These concerts feature diverse musical acts spanning various genres, from local favorites to nationally acclaimed artists, creating an electric atmosphere for attendees of all ages. With food trucks, craft beer vendors, and a lively crowd, Concerts in the Park offer a perfect blend of music, community, and entertainment in the heart of downtown Sacramento.

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Sol Blume

May 3-5, 2024

The SOL BLUME music festival in Sacramento’s Discovery Park offers a special gathering space for fans of R&B, soul, and hip-hop. The focus is on cultivating an intentional experience and community through art, culture, and good vibes.

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Pride Parade

Sacramento Pride Weekend

June 8-9, 2024

Sacramento Pride is a vibrant celebration held every June in Sacramento’s Capitol Mall. Organized by the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, it features a diverse lineup of performers and activities that celebrate LGBTQ+ culture. Events includes a Pride march, various entertainment acts, and numerous booths and food vendors. It aims to support the health, wellness, and equity of the LGBTQ+ community while fostering a culturally rich environment. Join in to celebrate and advocate for equality and justice.

Celebrate Pride

Farm-to-Fork Festival

September 5-21, 2024

Savor the West Coast’s top food and music destination in the heart of Sacramento. With the region’s best wine and dining served up alongside today’s hottest music acts, this fresh food party celebrates the best things in life. Located just steps from the hotel on the Capital Mall, Sawyer is the place to be.

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October 10-13, 2024

For four days, hard rock and heavy metal fans descend on Sacramento’s Discovery Park for the West Coast’s biggest rock festival. With more than 95 bands, including must-see legends, the festival draws attendees from across the globe.

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Golden Sky Festival

October 18-20, 2024

The GoldenSky Country Music Festival is your spot for twang in Sacramento’s Discovery Park. On stage, hear more than 20 of the top names in country music. Off stage, explore “Golden Experiences” from a beer festival to a saloon dance hall. Enjoy programing and activations throughout the weekend at the Sawyer while you re-boot for more music and entertainment.

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Holiday Lights

Tree Lighting Extravaganza Unveiled

November 27, 2024

Experience the magic of the Downtown Sacramento’s Tree Lighting Extravaganza, a cherished annual event that dazzles visitors with its festive ambiance and enchanting atmosphere. Delight in live entertainment, festive performances, and the anticipation as the towering tree comes to life in a spectacular illumination ceremony. Join us in celebrating this special occasion and create lasting memories as you bask in the warmth of holiday cheer.

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Imaginarium Festival of Lights

November - January

Step into a world of wonder at the Sacramento Imaginarium Festival of Lights, where dazzling displays and immersive experiences ignite the imagination. Explore interactive elements that captivate the senses and bring joy to all who attend. Join us at the forefront of the Sacramento Festival of Lights and immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of Imaginarium Sacramento, where magic comes to life through vibrant light displays and unforgettable moments.

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Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink Extravaganza

November – January

Immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of downtown Sacramento's annual Ice Rink Extravaganza, where ice-skating sessions offer wholesome fun for all ages. With themed events sprinkled throughout the season and cozy amenities available, it's the perfect opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit with family and friends. Glide across the ice at this beloved Sacramento ice rink, creating cherished memories in the heart of the city.

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