Events, Family

Celebrate Graduation in Downtown Sacramento!

Madelyn Smith

Congrats, grad!

Every May, college graduates flood downtown as they prepare to walk the stage of Golden 1 and the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center and Performing Arts Center in their cap and gown. But then what? Whether you’re looking for a place to eat with your family, or go out celebrating, here are some ideas and tips to making the most out of your day.

Plan ahead:

Did you know you can reserve parking garage spaces? Visit and reserve your space ahead of time.

Don’t waste the gas, take SacRT! See the region’s site map on their website here and get updates on free rides they have going.


Find the perfect photo op:

Mural in Ali Youssefi Square designed by Uli Smith (@PaintbyUli)

Piano pop-up designed by Nicole Alvarez (@handmadebynicole_) on the Old Sacramento Waterfront boardwalk

Iconic Old Sacramento Waterfront replica sign at the Embarcadero

DowntownSac photo-booth at Concerts in the Park every Friday in Cesar Chavez Plaza


Get special treatment at these businesses:

Tipsy Putt (Grad’s golf free!)

Tiger Restaurant & Lounge (guaranteed entry Friday & Saturday)


Follow us on our @downtownsac account for updates on graduation specials and weekend activities!