Arts & Culture, Events, Family, Music

Top 5 Memorial Day Activities

Jordyn Anderson

Music, baseball, beer, classic cars, and well, more beer. Check out our Top 5 Memorial Day weekend, family-friendly, activities happening near you.


Photo courtesy of Old Sacramento, Jake Guild

 1) Sacramento Music Festival
May 27-30, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Old Sacramento
922 2nd St, Sacramento

The tradition continues this Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento with the Sacramento Music Festival. Originally the Old Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, the event has evolved into a full-scale music festival with musical styles including, classic jazz, swing, and beyond. Gather family and friends and head to the riverfront for this classic Sacramento event.

For tickets and more info, visit


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Photo courtesy of Sarah Maren Photography

2) Old Sacramento Speakeasy Tour
Saturday, May 26, 4:30 p.m.
River City Saloon
916 2nd St, Sacramento

With prohibition long gone, plan to spend Saturday night with a cocktail and splash of history. Join the fun as Downtown Sacramento Partnership guides you on a special excursion through prohibition-era watering holes in Old Sacramento, and learn fascinating tidbits about the people and events that shaped Sacramento’s early history, and of course enjoy a cocktail (or two) at each stop.

Reserve your spot today!



Photo courtesy of the California Automobile Museum

3) California Automobile Museum presents Vettes for Vets Car Show
Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
California Automobile Museum
2200 Front St, Sacramento

The California Automobile Museum is the place for families and car lovers everywhere, this Memorial Day weekend. Show off your American muscle at the Vettes for Vets Car Show, returning for the 7th year. All cars and all ages are encouraged to go and enjoy the show!

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Photo courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats

4) River Cats Memorial Day Picnic

Monday, May 30, 1:05 p.m.
Raley Field
400 Ballpark Dr, Sacramento

Spend an afternoon in the sun with BBQ, baseball, beer, and a whole-hearted sing-along to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game!” this Memorial Day Monday. Grab some friends, or bring the whole family, out to Raley Field as the River Cats take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers, and enjoy a BBQ-style baseball experience.

Snag your tickets today!


Photo courtesy of Crocker Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Crocker Art Museum

5) Crocker Art Museum – FamilyPalooza
Sunday, May 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the kiddos at the Crocker Art Museum’s annual FamilyPalooza festival. The family festival will draw inspiration from Dr. Suess’ Whoville, and guests will be treated to performances by Wolfthump, Vegetable Circus, Mad Science, and more. Best part – the Museum is free this day thanks to a generous sponsorship by Raley’s.

The star of the festival is, of course, the art. Don’t forget to check out the Andy Warhol: Portraits exhibition, on view through June 19, or marvel at the Museum’s new Chihuly chandelier, suspended above the entrance.

Hours and more information can be found at

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this weekend, it’s going to be a HOT one so check out our tips and tricks for staying safe in the sun, and making each day of the weekend a “no fry-day.”