If you haven’t noticed, there’s always something going down in Sac-town, from weddings, to dance, to snakes, to food and wine. Here’s a list of some of the best conventions coming to your town.
Best Of Sacramento Party
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-5181

Benefiting the March of Dimes, this one night only event (November 12, 2015) features food, wine and live music from local acts: Hip Service, Blackburn Bullet, Nunchuck Taylor and Apple Z. Sacto’s “Best of” party is one of the biggest in the nation, and considering all the food, wine and establishments that serve said delights, why wouldn’t it be? Tickets are set at advanced prices of $80 – available the day of for $110.
Contact the Community Center Box Office for more details.

Sacramento Harvest Festival 2015
Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
(800) 346-1212

Start this holiday season off right and get inspired at the 2015 Sacramento Harvest Festival. Running from November 20 through November 22, the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Shows is a smorgasbord of artisans, crafts people and shopping. With 24,000 handmade and embellished American art & crafts, hundreds of booths, all day entertainment and even a kids’ activity center, your holiday heart will burst with the joy of the season. Hundreds of artisans exhibit American handmade items, like jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and so much more. Admission starts at $9, with Seniors ages 62 and over being $7, kids $4 and children 12 and under admitting for free. Bring a non-perishable food item and get $2 off admission.

The California Entertainment Festival-Con
RC Event Center
2561 Mercantile Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 400-4129

In early November, take the whole family to the California Entertainment Festival-Con, and literally forge lifelong memories. You can be in a Marvel Comics biographical movie, win some of the $100,000+ in prizes in a live game show, take part in a live world record show and learn all about film from Sacramento Film Works Live. Hit up the beer and wine garden, vendor booths and the kids’ play area, while rubbing elbows with celebrities like Petri Hawkins Byrd of the Judge Judy show. It all happens on November 9th, starting at 11 a.m. Admission is $5.

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Sacramento Couture Bridal Party
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-1215

So, you’re getting married. Well, it’s never too early to start planning. This display of beauty is set at the equally beautiful setting of the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. Enjoy eats and drinks from the award winning people at Classique Catering. There’s a runway show, a chance to win an exquisite gown from Miosa Couture and more. The festivities are set for January 8th, 2016. General admission is $20 with V.I.P. set at $75. V.I.P. tickets will get you a complimentary venue rental at the Memorial auditorium. Part of the proceeds serve the Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.

Crocker Holiday Artisan Market
Scottish Rite Center
6151 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-2604
(916) 616-7969

Sponsored by the Sacramento Creative Arts League in association with the Crocker Art Museum, the Crocker Holiday Artisan Market brings together a plethora of vendors showcasing an array of materials. Glass works, textiles, ceramics, paper, painting, sculptures, jewelry, fiber arts, metallurgy, woodworking and more will be available for perusing and buying during the 3 day festival (November 27 to November 29, 2015). Enjoy the gift of fine art this holiday season. And it’s all free – admission, parking and beauty.

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Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on Examiner.com. He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.