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 »

A Year of Food Festivals in and around Sacramento

As America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, the Sacramento region is bursting with food all year long. That's right, the area's diverse Mediterranean climate and naturally rich soil make for almost perfect conditions for growing and producing countless crops throughout the year. Naturally, we like to celebrate and share our bounty. The... Read more »

Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine Returns for 2016, Moves to Friday Night

Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Celebration in September is one of the most anticipated times of the year, and the Legends of Wine evening at the State Capitol is a highlight for many. New for 2016, the popular wine-tasting event will move to Friday night, Sept. 16. The event will, however, be the same popular combination of local... Read more »

5 Tips for Planning Your Gold Country Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Summer is in full swing in Sacramento and so is rafting season on the American River. Whether you want to have a lazy tubing trip closer to downtown Sacramento or experience the rapids in El Dorado County, there is a summer rafting experience for everyone. And this is one of the best summers for rafting in several years. For... Read more »

7 Times Pokemon Visited Sacramento

It's no secret that Pokemon Go is currently the biggest fad on smartphones, and while we here at Visit Sacramento aren't entirely sure what it's all about, we thought we'd go see if any of them are finding some of our favorite spots. Sutter's Fort This Sandshrew was so excited to visit the fort built by John Sutter in the... 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 »

The Best Things to do with Kids at the California State Fair in Sacramento

Each July as the weather heats up, so does the action at Sacramento's Cal Expo when the California State Fair gets under way. The Golden State's annual fair is July 8-24 this year, and it is one of the most anticipated events of the summer, not only for Sacramento residents, but for thousands of fair-goers from all over the... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit Calaveras County's Caves and Caverns

Sacramento resides in the heart of a fabulous tourist area. Beyond our immediate city boundaries, within a one- to two-hour drive, are myriad destinations to explore and enjoy. Just southeast of Sacramento is Calaveras County with several fantastic limestone caverns.  Each one is unique in its own way and all are... Read more »

5 Sacramento Summer Coffees to Cool You Off

Sacramento is quickly becoming known for its coffee culture, and while most typically think of coffee as hot, Sacramento coffee bars also serve a host of summer coffees to take the edge off a warm summer day and give that afternoon pick-me-up we all need from time to time. The four coffees and one tea listed here are just... Read more »