In addition to the fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long.
In April, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring events and activities that celebrate spring.
Saturday, April 12, the gardens of the Historic City Cemetery will be in full bloom during the annual Open Garden event. The fragrance of the old roses of the award-winning Historic Rose Garden will fill the air as 500 roses clamber up trees, cover archways and bloom on big shrubs in this unique 19th century setting. For more information visit cemeteryrose.org.
The Easter Bonnet Promenade and Spring Ball in Old Sacramento takes place on Saturday, April 19. The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation invites one and all to dress up in their favorite Easter finery — or other historic apparel — to celebrate in high style during the 19th annual “Living History” Easter Bonnet Promenade. Year after year, visitors of all ages come from near and far to take a leisurely one-hour stroll through the historic boardwalks and cobblestone streets of Old Sacramento. “Promenading” guests are also invited to enjoy a special Spring Ball featuring 19th century ballroom and period music. For more information visit historicoldsac.org.
The Earth Festival, on Saturday, April 26, takes place at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. Everyone is welcome at this free family event, sponsored by the Whole Foods Market in Roseville. Join us for a day of tasty food, live music, local green vendors, family entertainment and more. For more information visit roseville.ca.us/earthday.
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