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.

Not far from Sacramento State University is the Pavilions Shopping Center and Loehmann's Plaza, featuring a host of local and regional retailers and some of Sacramento's best restaurants.

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.

Clunie Community Center Events
CSUS Sacramento Events
Pops in the Park
Shepard Garden and Arts Center Garden Shows
Yoga in the Park at McKinley Park

Bacon & Butter
Café Rolle
Hawks Provisions & Public House
Juno’s Kitchen & Delicatessen
Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
La Trattoria Bohemia
Nopalitos Southwestern Cafe
OBO’ Italian Table and Bar
OneSpeed Pizza
Orphan Breakfast House
Roxie Deli
Selland’s Market Café

Bonn Lair
Club Raven
Hilltop Tavern
Limelight Bar and Cafe
Porchlight Brewing
SacYard Community Tap House
SoCal’s Tavern
The Shack
Tower Brewing



Sacramento Coffee Week Dinner


Chocolate Fish East Sacramento
November 7
Thurs 6:30pm


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
November 13-24
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
November 28
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.