Sacramento Events

Sacramento EventsAs the capitol of the state of California, the city of Sacramento plays hosts to a number of quality events, festivals and fairs. Several major theater venues exist in Sacramento, and its collection of community theaters is one of the largest in the state. Live performance aficionados can always find several theater selections to choose from on any given weekend as well as on most weeknights. The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival takes place annually in William Land Park.

Because the state of California represents car culture at its finest, it's only fitting that Cars Under the Stars takes place in the state's capitol. The California Automobile Museum stays open until 9 p.m. on every third Thursday of the month and offers guest free hot chocolate, free coffee, one-half price off admission and free tours of classic cars. Live bands, food trucks and special guest speakers are often featured on these evenings. The Automobile Museum also hosts an event during the month of February called "Beer & Car Lovers Unite" which features craft beer, live music and antique and classic car shows.

The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee is held every Memorial Day weekend and has the honor of being the largest jazz festival in the country. Featuring top jazz performers from all parts of the world, this festival has been occurring annually for over 40 years.

French cinema lovers can enjoy classic masterpieces and premieres of French films every July at the Sacramento French Film Festival. Sacramento also plays host to the Trash Film Orgy, which is an annual celebration of B-movies and various campy films. Horror fans will love the Sacramento Horror Film Festival for its theatrical and musical performances as well as full-length feature films and short horror flicks.

Because Sacramento is situated in the middle of a large agricultural valley, locally sourced food is abundant. The Grape and Gourmet festival celebrates area food and wine every summer at the California Expo Center. Craft beer lovers can choose from over 400 separate events during Sacramento Beer Week. Sacramento Beer Culture is well-represented during the last week of February through the first week of March.

As the state capitol, Sacramento naturally plays host to the 17-day California State Fair. Taking place during the month of July, the fair celebrates the industries, agriculture and people of the state of California. Entertainment, education and fun are all provided in abundance at this event.

Sacramento enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and a wet season that lasts from October through April. Snowfall is rare in this city.