Five Restaurants Sacramento is Looking Forward to in 2017

Get Sauced Near Golden 1 Center There’s a new party place in Downtown Commons, and wouldn’t you know it’s where the old Hard Rock Café used to be (across from St. Rose of Lima Park and the seasonal downtown holiday ice rink). Sauced is a wide-open-concept space for large groups, sports fans and connoisseurs of smoky BBQ-style... Read more »

Visit Sacramento COO Mike Testa to Speak at South by Southwest

Sacramento is making a name for itself when it comes to bringing outside events to the region, and as a result, Visit Sacramento Chief Operating Officer Mike Testa will speak on a panel about the organization’s strategy at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin today. The panel, called “How to Sell Your Event... Read more »

Ring in 2017 on New Year's Eve in Sacramento

Sacramento's annual New Years Eve Sky Spectacular is back to ring in 2017 with a family-friendly fireworks display in picturesque Old Sacramento at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. This year's even will cater to locals and visitors alike with live music, food and drinks, games and an awe-inspiring fireworks show. “2016 has been such... Read more »

Sacramento’s Hometown Tourists Visit Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo

Are you looking for an amazing backdrop to your family’s holiday photos? Have you heard about Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo?   It’s a relatively new Sacramento tradition, appearing here for the past three years or so.  Global Winter Wonderland typically opens Thanksgiving Weekend and runs through the weekend after New... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Enjoy Paul McCartney at the New Golden 1 Center

Sacramento's past is reflected in the windows of Sacramento's future. Last Wednesday my husband and I attended the Paul McCartney concert at the brand new Golden 1 Center. It was a great opportunity to visit the arena and see what all the fuss is about.  Getting there was easy. We parked at the Sunrise Light Rail station and... Read more »

Experience Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine

The sun was beaming through Tower Bridge, setting its already-golden hue fully aflame as we approached the west steps of the State Capitol for the Legends of Wine tasting event, part of what makes Sacramento America's Farm-to-Fork Capital. A light breeze twirled a tendril of my hair as I turned toward the venue, catching sight... Read more »

Quick Guide to 2016 Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Month

It's that time of year again - when Sacramento puts its lens on all things food with the annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration. Declared America's Farm-to-Fork Capital in 2012, Sacramento celebrates the incredible agricultural bounty that makes it home to such a large variety of fresh local food, and the myriad events in September... Read more »

Sacramento Gold Rush Days kicks off Labor Day Weekend

Visit Old Sacramento this Labor Day Weekend for one of the best family-friendly events of the year – Gold Rush Days. This four-day festival kicks off Sept. 2, 2016, and turns historic Old Sacramento into a scene straight out of the 1850s, with costumed reenactors, gold panning, great food and live music. Dirt will cover... Read more »

Sacramento Mural Festival Features Artists Painting the Town

For one week starting Aug. 20, 2016, artists will be taking to the streets of Sacramento to paint murals that will enhance the already-vibrant public art presence in the city in the inaugural Sacramento Mural Festival. More than a dozen murals will be created by artists from Sacramento and around the world. Artists include Add... Read more »

The 2016 California State Fair at a Glance

The California State Fair brings the best 17 days of summer to Sacramento Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 24. Get out to Cal Expo and be a part of the fun, indulge in some deep-fried foods or taste from farm-fresh fare, meander Camp Smokey, peruse the county exhibits, ride some thrilling rides and catch a free concert! There... Read more »