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Sacramento's central city is composed of the downtown and Midtown neighborhoods and has a high concentration of restaurants, bars, attractions, parks and the Sacramento Convention Center complex. Downtown is the bustling metropolitan hub of the region, and nearby Midtown is a trendy cultural hub with plenty of eats and drinks, and an eclectic mix of architectural styles, coffee bars and art galleries. On the western side of downtown is the Old Sacramento Waterfront, with historic buildings, wood-plank sidewalks, museums, the Sacramento River and charm from the Gold Rush era.

Top Midtown/Downtown Attractions


Annual Events:
January: Dine Downtown Restaurant Week at participating restaurants
January: MLK 356 March for the Dream starting at Sacramento City College to the Sacramento Convention Center
February: Sacramento Fashion Week at various locations
February: Free Museum Day at participating museums
April: Sol Blume at Cesar Chavez Plaza
May: AMGEN Tour of California (Festival in front of the California State Capitol)
May-September: Capital Mall Farmers’ Market at Capitol Mall
May-October: Downtown Sacramento Farmers’ Market at Cesar Chavez Plaza
May-July: Concerts in the Park at Cesar Chavez Plaza
June: Sacramento Pride at Capitol Mall
June: Sacramento French Film Festival at Crest Theatre
June-August: Broadway at Music Circus at Wells Fargo Pavilion
August-July: Capital Stage Season at Capital Stage Company
September: Legends of Wine in front of the California State Capitol
September: Sacramento Burger Battle at Cesar Chavez Plaza
September: Farm-to-Fork Festival at Capitol Mall
September-May: Sacramento Theater Company at Sacramento Theatre Company
October-April: Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center
October-April: Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera Season at Memorial Auditorium
November-January: Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink at Ali Youssefi Square
November-May: Broadway on Tour at Memorial Auditorium
December: Sacramento Santa Parade around the California State Capitol
December: California International Marathon starting at Folsom Lake to the California State Capitol

California Museum Exhibit and Events
Celebration Arts
Crocker Art Museum Events and Exhibits
Community Center Theatre | Convention Center | Memorial Auditorium Events
Crest Theatre Concerts and Music
Golden 1 Center Concerts
Hornblower Cruises

Cafeteria 15L
Dawson’s Steakhouse
Downtown & Vine
Ella Dining Room & Bar
Empress Tavern
Esquire Grill
Firestone Public House
Frank Fat’s
Grange Restaurant & Bar
Sandra Dee’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood
Tequila Museo Mayahuel

De Vere’s Irish Pub
Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar
M!X Downtown
Punch Bowl Social
Revival at the Sawyer
Ten Ten Room
The Bank Sacramento Food Hall


Annual Events:
January: Dine Downtown Restaurant Week at participating restaurants
February: Sacramento Bacon Fest at participating restaurants
April-September: Midtown Yoga at Fremont Park
April-September: First Friday Flow Yoga at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
May: Dress Up, Wine Down at The Handle District
May-October: THIS Midtown at 20th and K Street
June-August: Midtown Made Third Thursday Block Party at 24th and K Streets
June-???: Our Street Night Market outside WAL Artist Lofts
July: Sacramento Bastille Day at The Handle District
September: Der Biergarten Oktoberfest at 24th and K Streets
September: Brazilian Day Sacramento Street Festival at 20th and K Street
September: Sacramento Rainbow Festival at 20th and K Street
October: Sacramento Comedy Festival at 20th and K Street
October: El Panteon de Sacramento at 20th and J Street
October: Sacramento Cocktail Week at participating venues
October: Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade at Marshall Park

Ongoing Events:
Ace of Spades Concerts
First Fridays
Midtown Farmers Market
Sacramento Antique Faire at 21st and X Streets
Second Saturdays
Sunday Certified Farmers’ Market at 8th and W Streets
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park Events and Exhibits
The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts Concerts and B Street Theatre Performances

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