Sacramento Greek Festival (Sept. 2-4)
The Sacramento Greek Festival is celebrating its 53rd anniversary of festival culture, food, and tradition in 2016. It features celebrity chefs and authentic Greek food from all corners of the Greek Mediterranean. The authentic village-style atmosphere perfectly represents the historical and epic Greek passion for life, food, drink, and dance. Come and join in this Labor Day weekend for this family-friendly festival experience — opa!
Children (Under Age 12) Free
*Free admission 11am-3pm on Fri (9/3).
Phone: (916) 808-5291
Gold Rush Days (Sept. 3-5)
Clocks will be turned back in Old Sacramento’s historic district this weekend, transforming into a scene straight out of the 1850s. Hundreds of costumed performers will bring history to life, while bluegrass pickers and old-timey musicians perform on several stages, evoking the vivid tunes of the times.
One special feature is Tent City. It’s a re-creation of early town life that includes a saloon, a gambling tent, a doctor, a dentist, and even an undertaker. Tent City also offers a variety of tasty treats available for purchase. Kids can take part in gold panning and trade their findings for Gold Rush currency.
There will be performances daily, including historic reenactments of Sacramento’s legendary history, at the Eagle Theatre and on multiple stages around Old Sacramento.
Admission is free.
River Cats vs. Fresno Grizzlies (Sept. 2-5)
Sacramento’s minor league baseball team, the River Cats, play host to the Fresno Grizzlies. Games are Sept. 2-5.
400 Ballpark Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Yolo Brewfest (Sept. 3)
The Luna Vista Rotary club presents the 4th annual Brewfest. Covering several city blocks, the event features breweries lining the streets so you can sample their finest craft beers. Local restaurants are also serving up yummy food-to-fork delectables. There will be an intimate VIP hour to start the event as well as bands performing throughout the afternoon.
Rhythm and Blues Festival (Sept. 3)
Sacramento has the blues this weekend! The Rhythm and Blues Festival takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Sacramento’s Miller Park. This all-day family event features the musical talents of some of the city’s local R&B, gospel and jazz artists.
Children Under 12: FREE
Ages 13–17: $5
Ages 18+: $10
VIP Tickets: $30
Family of 5 Members: $40
Chalk It Up! (Sept. 3-5)
Celebrate the talents of hundreds of local artists and musicians at this family-friendly festival. It raises money for grants programs to fund youth arts education programs in all disciplines in local schools and in the community. Chalk It Up to Sacramento was first established in 1991 as an annual Art & Music Festival. It has been held every Labor Day weekend in Sacramento’s Fremont Park since 1992.
1515 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
The event is self-dubbed “Pop Culture with an Anime Twist!”
Sacramento Convention Center
Pre-registration is closed but you can still buy tickets at the door.
Friday Only: $30
Saturday Only: $45
Sunday Only: $30
Sunday Exhibitor Room Only: $20
Full Weekend: $50
Kids 8 and under: Free