Sacramento Convention And Visitors Center

Gold Rush Days is back in Old Sac

It’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days returns to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend — Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7. The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety of family-friendly special activities that take place throughout the historical district to help […]

WorldFest moves to Sac State

SacWorldFest — the celebration of cultural diversity through music and dance — and California State University, Sacramento, announce a dynamic new partnership that will move the annual fall festival to the Sac State campus. Festival organizers are putting the finishing touches on the lineup of performances, vendors and demonstrations for their seventh annual festival, which […]

Gold Rush Days activities cancelled this year

Due to California’s drought conditions and the enormous amounts of water needed to put on the annual heritage event, the traditional Gold Rush Days activities in Old Sacramento have been cancelled for 2014. The decision was made by Steve Hammond, president and CEO of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the city of […]

History behind annual Juneteenth Festival

SACRAMENTO — This summer marks Sacramento’s 12th annual Juneteenth Festival scheduled for Thursday, June 14 to Saturday, June 16 in William Land Park. The Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation signed in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln declaring all those enslaved were freed. Produced by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB), […]

Old Sac to bring in the new year

Following a popular tradition 13 years in the making, visitors to Old Sacramento will be treated to a free New Year’s Eve celebration along the historic waterfront. Prior to the two dazzling firework shows scheduled to light up the night sky at 9 p.m. and midnight, the festive community event also features live music, food […]

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