Sacramento’s rich Black history is celebrated in February with a series of events put on by local organizations that shine a light on the contributions of Black Sacramentans since the city’s early days.  

In February (and always) we find it especially important to recognize the legacy of Sacramento’s Black Gay, Trans, and Queer-identified people of color whose histories are, and continue to be, minimized or erased and yet still contributed to Sacramento’s Black richness, identity, and diversity. 

Sacramento is proud to have a robust and diverse list of events and local spots for you to check out and explore while you’re in town. Whether you are a new transplant, visiting family, or vacationing in Sacramento, we hope you take full advantage of all the festivities 

Feb. 3,  Drag Queen Bingo - Black History Month Feature  

Sacramento Drag Queen Bingo is a monthly charity fundraising event produced by the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and held the first Thursday of each month in Midtown Sacramento’s Lavender Heights. Cost for eight games of Bingo is $20, and proceeds benefit a different local non-profit organization each month.  

Feb. 5, Sacramento African Market Place 

No RSVP needed / 2251 Florin Rd. 

The purpose of our African Marketplace is to provide an outlet for local artists to sell their crafts to make a living. It has been a staple in the South Sacramento community since January 2015 and is open every first and third Saturday of the month. 

Feb. 6, Queens of Sacramento Drag Show 

No RSVP required / 1015 Ninth St. 

A drag show is a form of entertainment performed by drag artists impersonating various gender identities. Typically, a drag show involves performers singing at a social event, typically at bars, where performers play around with gender through clothing, makeup, and hair. Queens of Sacramento takes place every first Sunday of the month. 

Feb. 9 and 16, Black Womxn United Presents: Work it gurl Wednesdays 

Registration: Click here

“Work it Gurl Wednesdays” is a professional development workshop series for Black-identified womxn/gurls. Series topics touch on self care, grant writing, values exploration and professional development. All ”Work it Gurl Wednesdays” will take place virtually on zoom. RSVP via Instagram @bwu_sacramento 

Feb. 10, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, Black History Month Mixer 

Registration: Click here. 

The Black Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly mixers for local and regional businesses and community organizations to network and showcase their businesses. Mixers take place on the secondThursday of the month. Mixers are scheduled after-hours, typically from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with good eats, treats, and fun prizes. 

Sac State Dance

Feb. 17, U.N.I.Q.U.E Programs presents: Afro Hip-Hop Dance Class featuring music from: Wizkid and Tems 

Registration: Click here.

Come join a fun and energetic Black History Month dance class featuring international African artist Wizkid with special guest tunes from artists Tems, Burna Boy, Davido, and Yemi. The class is free to all RSVPs and showcases the waistbeads and apparel branding from LOVEMILA brand. 

Feb. 23, Underground Books x Sacramento LGBT Community Center BHM Book Fair 

No RSVP needed / 2814 35th St.  

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center in collaboration with historic Oak Park’s Underground Books is hosting their annual book fair and lecture series featuring Black-identified and African artists and authors.  

Feb. 23-26, Sacramento/Black Art of Dance 30th Anniversary Dance Festival 

Registration: Click here. 

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance is a modern dance company that carries on the tradition of Black Concert dance in America. Following in the footsteps of Katherine Dunham, S/BAD explores the movement culture of the African and African-American diaspora with the concepts of modern dance. Their 2022 dance festival pays homage to its founder and celebrates their inaugural dance company member scholarship program to amplify its historic legacy. 

Other community events: 

Feb. 1 - 28, - UC Davis Black History Month Celebration 

Registration: Click here.

Feb. 1-28 - Sacramento State Black History Month Celebration 

Registration: Click here. 

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 PINK Wednesday @ Revival Bar (Sponsoring the Sacramento LGBT Community Center 

No RSVP required / 500 J St. 

Feb. 23,R&B recording artist: Jazmin Sullivan - The Heaux Tales Tour 

Registration: Heaux Tales Tour Tickets 

Text contributed by Muganzo Entertainment