Friday, Sept. 4: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 7: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sacramento summer evenings are unmatchable! Especially down in Old Sacramento. We will be celebrating the delta breezes and good country music with an outdoor country western dance party right in the heart of the district on 2nd St. Come out and dance under the stars!
Bring your dance partner(s), friends, parents and kids for a FREE community-based, family-friendly, old fashioned festival-style outdoor country dance. Featuring music from Westbound 50, line dancing, mechanical bull riding and of course good old country music.
When: Saturday, September 5th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 2nd Street between J St & K St
Other information: Multiple restaurants and bars line 2nd St, allowing you to grab some refreshments and jump right back into the dancing.
Mark Twain called Sacramento the “City of Saloons” and it seems like nothing has changed! The legendary Gold Rush Beer Crawl returns on Friday of Labor Day weekend to Old Sacramento, September 4, 6 p.m. to midnight. So grab a few friends and head down to Old Sac as you crawl your way through Old Sac!
For just $10, get craft beer samples (6-9 oz pours) at nine of Old Sac’s legendary bars:
River City Saloon (Lost Coast)
Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club and Lounge (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale)
The Other Office (Rubicon Amber Ale)
O’Mallys Irish Pub (Rubicon IPA)
Vega’s Underground (Lockdown- Emma’s Blonde Ale)
Sports Corner Cafe (New Helvetia)
Fanny Ann’s Saloon (Track 7)
La Terraza Mexican Restaurant (XX Amber)
Coconut Grove Sports Bar & Grill( Monkey Knife Fight)
Buy tickets online or in advance at participating bars.
Redeem ticket vouchers at the Beer Crawl booth at 2nd and K Streets between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, September 4 to receive your punchcard.
Note: Must have valid 21 and over ID to participate and enter bars. Drink responsibly and choose a designated driver, walk or cab it home! Dress code enforced at some bars. Participating bars and featured beers subject to change.
Join us during the cool evenings of Gold Rush Days for Lerner & Loewe’s classic western movie “Paint Your Wagon.” A musical set during the California Gold Rush, staring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and Jean Seberg. Bring a blanket or chairs to watch under the stars.
When: Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6 beginning at 8 p.m.
Where: On the 1849 Scene which is bordered by “I” and “J” Streets, Front Street, and Commonwealth Alley. (near Skalet Jewelry)
Other information: Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Take a ride on the wild side, and live out your own Old Western showdown aboard the Sacramento RiverTrain’s Great Train Robbery. We have the Marshall on board to keep things safe, but he’ll need your help. Keep a weather eye on the horizon for greedy outlaws!
Fun for kids and adults alike, this 3.5 hour experience takes you back in time with a live Western show and a barbecue buffet dinner – it’s sure to awaken the kid in all of us. You don’t need to go far to find an adventure!
Date: Sunday, September 6th
Time: Boarding begins at 4:30pm and the train departs at 5.
Boarding: Our boarding location is: 400 N. Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento, California 95605.
Food Options: There are two options for food: BBQ or vegetarian.
Pricing: Infants under the age of 2 are free. Children ages 2-12 are $32. General Admission is $59. Those prices include the train ride, western show, and barbecue dinner.
Take a Ride!
Care for a train ride? How about a river cruise? You’ll find these at Gold Rush Days, along with stagecoach and wagon rides! Purchase tickets for wagon and stagecoach rides at any Information/Ticket Sales location (see Event Map), and board at the locations shown on the event map. Purchase train ride and river cruise tickets at their respective boarding points only.
Food and Drink
Old Sacramento is known for its many restaurants and eating & drinking establishments. In addition, a special Gold Rush Days menu of delectable food and libations is available at the Embarcadero Tent City, including sarsaparilla. Mouth-watering BBQ and beverages can also be found at the Save Mart BBQ Patio and Live Music Roundup (Front & L Streets).
Old Sacramento will remain lively even as the daily schedule of Gold Rush Days activities and entertainment concludes each evening. Friday evening, enjoy a Pub Crawl and dining discounts. The Save Mart BBQ Patio offers live music Saturday and Sunday evening through early evening. Enjoy dinner at one of Old Sacramento’s fine dining establishments, and sip a drink at one of the many bars and saloons that the area is famous for—then and now.
Lost & Found/First Aid/ATMs/Restrooms
Lost and Found is located at the Old Sacramento Visitors Center (on Second Street near J, next door to Wells Fargo History Museum). First Aid services are at the CM&T Co. building, next door to the Eagle Theatre (on Front Street near J). ATMs are located at the Wells Fargo History Museum (Second and J Streets) and just south of the Delta King Landing (Front and K Streets). Restrooms are conveniently located throughout Old Sacramento.