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Sample and savor the first Chocolate Week in Old Sac

Sweet, satisfying and sinfully smooth — the first-ever Old Sacramento Chocolate Week happening May 4-10 will feature chocolate. It will be drizzled on fresh and warm mini doughnuts, made into spicy cayenne cocoa bites or even dripping in dark chocolate balsamic vinegar paired with blood orange olive oil. Coordinated by the Old Sacramento Business Association with […]

Old Sacramento offers new experiences

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground holds more interest. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5 with each program offering fun […]

Enlightening family tradition returns in Old Sac

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free Theatre of Lights performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. The 2014 Theatre of Lights is proudly sponsored by Bank of America and […]

Old Sac continues Day of the Dead celebration

In honor of the 40th anniversary of “Day of the Dead” celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present the third annual “Souls of the City” Dia De Los Muertos series of events and activities in Old Sacramento that take place throughout October and culminate on Nov. 1. […]

Fireworks to bring in new year

With exciting new elements and entertainment plans in place, visitors to Old Sacramento will be dazzled and delighted during the 14th annual New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular celebration along the historic waterfront. Produced by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau and sponsored by Sacramento365.com, the free community celebration will include two stunning firework shows at […]

‘Theatre of Lights’ to delight holiday shoppers

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free “Theatre of Lights” performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 27 and continue Thursdays through Sundays throughout the holiday season (except for Thanksgiving Day) with special performances on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Presented by the Old Sacramento Business […]

SacWorldFest celebrates region’s culture

Sacramento celebrates cultural diversity through lively music and dance during the sixth annual SacWorldFest happening in Old Sacramento on saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6. SacWorldFest boasts an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance, a Hip Hop Dance-off, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village, cooking demonstrations and much more. The extravaganza […]

Gold Rush Days brings history alive

Get ready to turn back time to the 1850s. Free to the public and a wildly favorite Sacramento heritage celebration, Gold Rush Days 2013 returns to Old Sacramento over Labor Day weekend running Friday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 2. Nearly 200 tons of dirt will transform the streets of Old Sacramento’s 27-acre historic district […]

See Gold Rush Days

Get ready to turn back the clock to the 1850s. Free to the public and a wildly favorite Sacramento heritage celebration, Gold Rush Days 2012 returns to Old Sacramento over Labor Day weekend, running Friday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 3. Nearly 200 tons of dirt will transform the streets of Sacramento’s 27-acre historic district […]

Sac Railroad Museum to show sketches

The California State Railroad Museum will debut the second set of 26 fascinating, documentary-style sketches beginning on Friday, Aug. 3, as part of the continuing “Wedlock’s Gift: California Railroad Depot Images in Ink” exhibit first displayed in September 2011. Commercial artist Walter J. Wedlock gifted the complete set of 52 drawings and one watercolor to […]

Take a walk through Old Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — In addition to the popular Old Sacramento Underground Tour program, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is adding to the fun with intriguing “above ground” walking tours as well. On weekends beginning Saturday, June 9, and continuing through August, two informative walking tours will be offered that include the following: Sacramento City: California’s Gold […]

I Street Bridge celebrates 100 years

It’s time to celebrate Sacramento-style when the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation presents “Rollin’ on the River” on Thursday evening, June 14. Saluting the 100th birthday of the iconic I Street bridge and honoring Sacramento restauranteur Lina Fat, the festive event begins with a VIP reception at the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St. at 5 […]

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