Sacramento Arts & Entertainment

Sacramento has a vibrant arts and culture scene, from touring musicals to the vibrant murals, to awe-inspiring exhibits found at Sacramento Area Museums.

When you visit Sacramento, make sure to log on to and check out what’s going on – there’s something happening every day and night. See a local band play at a hip coffee bar or snag a ticket for your favorite national act and see it at the Golden 1 Center.

Fine arts are abundant in the area, and Midtown is full of galleries, artists’ studios, and performing arts groups rehearsing for their shows.

Sacramento is home to more than 650 murals, and since 2016, the Wide Open Walls mural festival has added to the number each year. Each August, local and international muralists converge on the city to paint murals throughout the region. Locals and visitors alike enjoy watching the artists as they paint the murals.

Sacramento has a variety of theaters showing everything from Geery Theater’s indie shows to theater in the round and the international favorites of the Broadway Sacramento. Downtown is home to the Wells Fargo Pavilion and the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, which offers plays, musicals and Broadway hits. Heading a few blocks east to Midtown, visitors will find smaller theaters with locally written and produced shows featuring acting talent from the city and beyond.

Performing Arts
Sacramento has several top caliber performing arts groups, including the Sacramento Ballet, the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, and many more. Visitors can see shows in a variety of venues, including the historic Memorial Auditorium and the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center.

The museums in Sacramento cover everything from art and history to aviation and design. Spend a day exploring art by the California Impressionists at the Crocker Art Museum, see historic architecture at the Governors' Mansion, get inspired by Latinx creativity at the Latino Center of Art and Culture, and visit the California Museum for exhibits on all aspects of California life.