Happy New Year, Sacramento! 2023 was a big year for Sacramento as we celebrated 10 years of Farm-to-Fork with 150,000 festival attendees, welcomed nearly 220,000 music festival attendees during Aftershock and GoldenSky, hosted NCAA March Madness, and had over 3,000 athletes compete in IRONMAN California. We are SO excited for another year full of fun events, festivals, sporting events, and more here in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Here’s a look at some of Sacramento’s biggest and brightest events of 2024.

 

Sol Blume 2022

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Sol Blume

May 3-5, 2024

The popular Sol Blume music festival will once again return to Sacramento, bringing R&B, soul, and hip-hop music acts to Discovery Park. The festival, which focuses on culture, love, diversity, and positive vibes, will also bring over 30 food and market vendors, art installations, and branded activations. For more information about the festival and to purchase weekend passes once they are available, visit the Sol Blume website.

 

USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships

July 18-21, 2024

The best track and field athletes in the country will converge in Sacramento at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships at the American River College Stadium. The annual meet serves as the United States’ national championship for athletes in masters age groups, which is ages 25 and older. More than 1,000 athletes are expected to compete at the four-day event.

 

Senior Softball USA Western National Championships

July 30-Aug. 4, 2024

Sacramento has served as a proud host for the Senior Softball USA Western National Championships for over a decade. This prestigious event, which is one of the nation’s largest tournaments of its kind, has grown to include more than 150 slow-pitch teams from the Western United States. This event takes place over the course of a week in Sacramento, Placer, and Elk Grove, providing teams with the opportunity to vie for a spot in the Senior Softball USA National Championship by winning their age and ratings divisions.

 

Legends of Wine 2023

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Legends of Wine

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2024

Sacramento’s month of farm-to-fork festivities will once again kick off with Legends of Wine. The tasting event is dedicated to local legends Darrell Corti and David Berkley and the wines of the greater Sacramento region. Local restaurants will also be at the event with selections of Sacramento’s farm-to-fork cuisine. Be the first to know when Legends of Wine tickets go on sale this summer by signing up for the Dig-In Newsletter at www.farmtofork.com/sign-up-for-email-updates/.

 

Tower Bridge Dinner

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Tower Bridge Dinner

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2024

Since 2013, hundreds have gathered in Sacramento for one of the nation’s most unforgettable dining experiences. Sacramento’s famed Tower Bridge Dinner will once again feature a locally sourced multi-course dinner prepared by some of the region—and world’s—top chefs atop Tower Bridge. Be the first to know about this year’s random ticket drawing, lead chef team, and menu by signing up for the Dig-In Newsletter at www.farmtofork.com/sign-up-for-email-updates/.

 

Farm to Fork Festival 2023

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Farm-to-Fork Festival

Friday, Sept. 20 & Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024

Visit Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival, which draws thousands of visitors from across the country, will return to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall combining fresh food, local beers and wines, cooking demonstrations, interactive exhibits, a concert series, and more. Farm-to-Fork Festival vendor applications and concert headliners will be announced in the summer. Be the first to know by signing up for the Dig-In Newsletter at www.farmtofork.com/sign-up-for-email-updates/.

 

Aftershock 2023

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Aftershock

Oct. 10-13, 2024

Are you ready to rock, Sacramento? California’s biggest rock festival is returning to Sacramento’s Discovery Park for its 12th year. With nonstop music from over 90 heavy metal and rock bands, some of the best food and drinks Sacramento has to offer, and various sponsorship activations and experiences, Aftershock is a festival you won’t want to miss. Early bird passes for Aftershock are available NOW with a down payment of just $10 on the Aftershock website. The Aftershock lineup will be announced in the spring.

 

People dancing at the River City Saloon & Dance Hall at GoldenSky

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GoldenSky Country Music Festival

Oct. 18-20, 2024

It’s time to dust off your boots and pick out your best cowboy hat, because the GoldenSky Country Music Festival is going to be bigger and better than EVER this year. A third day has been added to the festival this year after more than 60,000 country music fans attended GoldenSky in 2023. This year’s GoldenSky Festival features performances by Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett, and more, as well as farm-to-fork food, craft beer, line dancing, and other fun activities. GoldenSky passes are available NOW with a down payment of just $10 at GoldenSkyFestival.com.

Check out the full lineup for the 2024 GoldenSky Country Music Festival HERE.

 

IRONMAN California

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2024

Thousands of athletes will return to Sacramento to compete in IRONMAN California this October. As athletes swim, bike, and run, they will get to see some of the sights that make Sacramento so special, including the Old Sacramento Waterfront, Tower Bridge, and the California State Capitol. Visit the IRONMAN California website for further details regarding 2024’s event, including registration information.

 

Colour of Music Festival

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Colour of Music Festival

Nov. 6-9, 2024

Colour of Music Festival, the only Black Classical Musicians Festival on the West Coast, will once again return to Sacramento in 2024. For four days, classical musicians from all over the world will converge in Sacramento featuring performances from an all-female chamber orchestra, string quartets, vocal and piano recitals, organ recitals, literature presentations, and it’s all capped off with an 80-piece masterworks orchestra finale. For more information regarding tickets, visit www.colourofmusic.org/events-sacramento.

 

NCAA DI Cross Country 2023

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NCAA DII Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships

Nov. 23, 2024

Nearly 1,000 NCAA Division II student-athletes from across the country will be in Sacramento for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s DII Cross Country Championships once again this fall. Teams and individuals will qualify in their respective NCAA regional championships for a chance at the NCAA Championship title at the Arcade Creek Cross Country Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, known as one of the best cross-country courses in the Western U.S.