Signature Events

As the epicenter of the region’s most exciting events, Downtown Sac serves as the city’s hub for eating, drinking, and exploring. With more than 200 days of event programming a year, these signature events activate a vibrant and attractive downtown. The following Downtown Sacramento Partnership-produced events attract nearly 500,000 people to the urban core year after year.

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Dine Downtown

Highlighting the best fare on the grid with 3-course meals, the award-winning Dine Downtown Restaurant Week allows you to experience our city’s gourmet foodie scene for a price you can’t beat.


State of Downtown

The annual breakfast previews downtown revitalization initiatives and projects while serving as a stimulus for exchanging ideas and prioritizing goals for the central business district.


St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

If it’s the Luck of the Irish you’re looking for, come find it at Old Sacramento Waterfront in March! Enjoy a free event, complete with a parade, vendor village, and leprechaun hunt.


Concerts in the Park

The FREE summer music series is a true festival experience, with a full lineup of musicians, food trucks, boutiques, live art performances and more on Fridays from May 5 - July 28.


Farmers’ Markets

The downtown farmers market offers an opportunity to shop for the freshest California-grown seasonal favorites, from fruits and vegetables to baked goods, flowers, herbs, and cheeses!


Movies Under the Stars

Experience Movies Under the Stars every Thursday night in October with four Halloween-themed movies hosted outside at the Old Sacramento State Historic Park.


Downtown Ice Rink

Recognized as a seasonal landmark on The Kay for nearly 30 years, the Ice Rink provides a playful escape into a winter wonderland for kids and adults alike.


Theatre of Lights

Theatre of Lights is a free holiday lighting extravaganza at the Old Sacramento Waterfront produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. The nightly performances Thursday through Sunday run through Thanksgiving Eve – Christmas Eve and feature a live-action retelling of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.