For the fourth consecutive summer, the fun and free “Time Travel Weekends” historical street theater program will resume in Old Sacramento on Saturday, June 29, and continue on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 25.
To the delight of guests near and far, the lively program takes Old Sacramento visitors on a trip to the 1800s with hilarious street theater, exciting parades, interactive craft activities for children and knee-slapping shows in the Eagle Theatre.
Offered on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the continuing program is designed to bring a lively and theatrical flair to the streets of Old Sacramento, reflecting the exciting atmosphere and character of the early gold mining period.
The spirited and fun “Time Travel Weekends” activities and performances will be focused around different themes that vary by month.
In late June and July, the focus is “Sacramento: Heart of the Union in the West.” In August, the focus is “Fiesta de los Californios: The Music, Dance and Games of California’s Founders.”
In addition to toys, games and “make and take” craft activities for the kids, plus special “meet and greet” opportunities with period-appropriate living history characters from the past, the centerpiece to this free and highly interactive program includes a series of Old West stage shows in the Eagle Theatre — performed by a lively cast of talented actors and actresses in period attire.
These colorfully costumed performers will roam the streets of Old Sacramento throughout the scheduled weekends, putting on spontaneous and often-elaborate skits and performances to sweep visitors back in time to the rollicking 1850s, 1860s and 1870s.
The spirited “Time Travel Weekends” program is also showcased by historic re-enactments complete with wagons, wild characters that include heroes and villains, historic gambling, bowling, juggling, singing, dancing and other forms of musical mastery, military encampments, mining camps, parades, historic events, medicine shows and more.
The “Time Travel Weekends” program first debuted in 2010 and is presented by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) in partnership with the city of Sacramento, California State Parks, Old Sacramento Business Association and participating merchants and businesses.
For a complete and updated performance schedule visit historicoldsac.org/timetravel.