2020 Annual Events Calendar Announced
(Jan. 22, 2020) – The annual seasonal events produced by Downtown Sacramento Partnership promises to attract thousands to downtown, all year long. Visit GoDowntownSac.com for more information on upcoming events and mark your calendars today!
“All of the arts, culture and events in our growing city are an important part to this thriving community,” said Michael Ault, executive director of Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “The partnership hosts these events to bring the community together and give everyone the ultimate downtown experience.”
St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 14
The 24th annual parade brings hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic and cultural organizations together to celebrate at Sacramento’s historic waterfront.
- 1 p.m. at the Old Sacramento Waterfront
Downtown Farmers’ Markets | May – October
Shop for the freshest California grown seasonal favorites, from fruits and vegetables to baked goods, flowers, herbs, and cheeses at downtown’s seasonal farmers’ markets. Don’t miss Kaiser Permanente’s Walk to Thrive Club at the Capitol Mall Market.
- 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza — May 6-Oct. 28
- 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Capitol Mall — May 7-Sept. 24
Concerts in the Park | May 1 – July 24
Sacramento’s favorite FREE summer music series provides a festival-like experience with a full lineup of musicians, food trucks, boutiques, live art performances and more. Roughly 1,000 artists have rocked the CIP stage over the past 27 years, showcasing local talent and nationally touring artists like Franz Ferdinand, Cake, SHAED, Deftones, The Brodys and Smith & Thell.
- Fridays 5-9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 901 J Street (no concert July 3)
Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink | November 6, 2020 –January 18, 2021
Recognized as a seasonal landmark on The Kay for nearly 31 years, the Ice Rink provides a playful escape into a winter wonderland for kids and adults alike.
- Open Daily – Hours vary, Ali Youssefi Square, 701 K Street
Theatre of Lights I November 25–December 24
Celebrate the holidays with the annual tree lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving Eve followed by nightly free performances of the Christmas lighting spectacular, Theatre of Lights. Each 20-minute performance features a reading and an enactment of the classic “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” tale from the historic balconies of the Old Sacramento Waterfront.
- Days and hours vary, 100 K Street, Old Sacramento Waterfront
Dine Downtown | January 8-18, 2021
Foodies rejoice! For 11 days, Downtown restaurants will offer a special 3-course dining experience for $40, with one dollar from every meal donated to charity programs.
State of Downtown | January 2021
This annual celebration of Sacramento’s thriving urban core highlights the projects and amenities recently completed, developments under construction and previews exciting new initiatives and projects coming to downtown Sacramento.
About Downtown Sacramento Partnership
Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a nonprofit, property-based improvement district (PBID) that serves as the collective voice for the 197 property owners and more than 5,000 businesses located within the 66-block urban core of Sacramento. Driven by the mission to build value downtown, Downtown Partnership is the principal advocate, champion and steward for those who work, live, visit and do business here. For more information, visit DowntownSac.org + GoDowntownSac.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.