Photo of McKinley Park's Rose Garden by Dirt Road Travels.
Located just east of Midtown, East Sacramento is home to tree-lined streets, the Fabulous Forties, McKinley Park, Sacramento State University and miles of beautiful bike trails along the American River.
Pop into a local shop for coffee, browse a unique boutique or savor the flavors of the region at one of the many eateries – you’ll find everything from burger joints to refined farm-to-fork restaurants.
Favorite activities include biking or jogging on the trails, lounging in the park made famous by the film Lady Bird, or touring the famous Fabulous Forties, home to Ronald Reagan when he was governor of California and another iconic setting in Lady Bird. In the spring and summer, East Sacramento parks are home to SactoMoFo food truck events, Pops in the Park community concerts, and family-friendly movie nights.
East Sacramento can be accessed by car via Highway 50 Capital City and Capital City Freeway and public transit through various SacRT bus routes and Light Rail stations.
Bacon & Butter
Hawks Provisions & Public House
Juno’s Kitchen & Delicatessen
Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
La Trattoria Bohemia
Nopalitos Southwestern Cafe
OBO’ Italian Table and Bar
Orphan Breakfast House
Selland’s Market Café
Chocolate Fish East Sacramento
Love caffeine? Perk up as the city celebrates Sacramento Coffee Week November 6-10. Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters and Hawks Restaurant’s Chef Mike Fagnoni will team up to serve a four-course coffee-inspired dinner early this month.
Festival of One Acts
Sacramento State Studio Theatre
Wed-Sat 7pm | Sun 2pm
Directed by Sacramento State Theatre instructors Christine Nicholson and Kerry Glamsch, An Evening of One-Acts consists of four one-act plays: two absurdist comedies, The Bald Soprano and Boundary, and two that tackle contemporary social issues, Anon(ymous) and The Hoodie Play.
Run to Feed the Hungry
Starts at Sacramento State
10K 8:15am | 5K 9am
Have a guilt-free Thanksgiving by joining this Sacramento tradition! Run or walk with over 27,000 Sacramentans in the largest Thanksgiving Day fun run in the country. Participants will traverse through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento and Sacramento State for a great cause – to reduce food insecurity our region.
Crocker Holiday Artisan Market
Scottish Rite Center
November 29-December 1
Fri Noon-5pm | Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 10am-4pm
Step into a world of creative wonder as you shop for meaningful gifts and one-of-a-kind seasonal treasures by 100+ regional artists at the Scottish Rite Center. A Northern California holiday tradition, this three-day bazaar delights art lovers of all ages. As children enjoy photos with Santa, adults can meet artists and peruse goodies offered at a variety of price points.