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Discover Our Diversity This Labor Day Weekend

Discover Our Diversity This Labor Day Weekend

It’s no secret we live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in America, and this Labor Day weekend features many events celebrating our colorful Sacramento community! Below are a few noteworthy happenings that you should check out during your extra long weekend.


Time Travel this Weekend:
Americana in Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento; Thurs-Sun Various Times
In lieu of the annual Gold Rush Days (due to drought concerns), this festival celebrates American history with live music, vintage vehicles, museum fun, and so much more. Plus, there’s a beer garden, so how are you going to say no to that?

Mexican-American Music and Fun:

Arena Cam

Arena Cam

This arena cam has a great view of demolition at the Downtown Plaza. Downey Brand Arena Cam link... Read More

Nominate Human Services Heroes

Nominate Human Services Heroes

Nominate individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication, involvement and commitment to human services throughout Sacramento County. 

Demolition on Downtown Plaza Brings New Arena to Fruition

Demolition on Downtown Plaza Brings New Arena to Fruition

By Ashley Atilano

It was just a little over a year ago that Sacramento received the wonderful news that the Kings would be staying and a beautiful new arena would be built Downtown.  We’ve been celebrating ever since…

The new arena aptly named Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center or ESC for short has its own website (sacramentoesc.com) dedicated to keeping us Sacramentans informed.  You can check progress, view pictures and even follow ESC on all social media outlets. (Facebook, Twitter)

 

 

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Sacramento Museums Celebrate & Commemorate With Special Events & Activities in August!

Sacramento Museums Celebrate & Commemorate With Special Events & Activities in August!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its 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 August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring celebratory events and activities, a few of which include the following:

LEO’s Birthday Bash at the Sacramento Children’s Museum -- 8/2!
Get ready for the biggest party of the summer at the Sacramento Children's Museum for a night of family fun celebrating their mascot LEO’s birthday!  Activities include carnival games, face painting, dancing and the very first appearance of LEO himself!  The event raises funds for all of the exhibits, programming and activities for the Children’s Museum.  For more, visit www.sackids.org

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to California’s drought conditions and the enormous amounts of water needed to put on the annual heritage event, the traditional Gold Rush Days activities in Old Sacramento have been cancelled for 2014.  The decision was made by Steve Hammond, President & CEO of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Sacramento and other stakeholders of the event.

Each year, nearly 200 tons of dirt (or decomposed granite) is used to help transform Old Sacramento into a scene out of the 1850s.  In addition to the visual transformation, the dirt also allows for a safe foundation for the horses, wagons and for various skits and performances to take place in the streets. However, it takes up to 3,000 gallons of water per day to keep the dirt dampened and dust down during the event – plus up to 100,000 gallons of water to clean up the dirt at the conclusion of the event.