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Make it to Midtown for 2nd Saturday Activities

Make it to Midtown for 2nd Saturday Activities

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month.  Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, May 14, 2016, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown businesses include the following:

Yee Fow: Chinese Pioneers

Yee Fow: Chinese Pioneers

The Chinese immigrants to California endured more discriminatory laws and taxes than any other ethnic group, but managed to maintain their community in the face of tremendous organized opposition, legal and otherwise. We'll introduce you to Chinese doctors, merchants, boxers, baseball players, church-goers and gangsters.

Join us for this engaging tour on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun with Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours

Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun with Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 2 & 3, 2016.



Weekend Excursion Train Rides


California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce the opening of the 33rd consecutive season of weekend excursion trains on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on April 2 & 3 and continuing through September 2016. Each weekend, excursion train ride guests can enjoy train rides pulled by either vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10 (that returned to service in 2015 after a major restoration effort) or historic diesel locomotives on periodic weekends.  

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 11, 2016, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2015 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. With an international flair and a “Be Creative!” theme this year, nearly 400 images were submitted by 96 talented photographers residing in the U.S., Canada, and seven foreign countries.

Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Following another successful Sacramento Museum Day – which was attended by nearly 50,000 community members -- the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has announced March 2016 as Museum Membership Month!

The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members. Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife. To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the nearly 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations. A few limited-time offers include the following:

New Season of “Gold Rush Experience” Tours in Old Sacramento Begins March 5

New Season of “Gold Rush Experience” Tours in Old Sacramento Begins March 5

Launched in the fall of 2015 by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF), an all-new season of Gold Rush Experience walking tours begins on March 5, 2016. As a companion program to the ever-popular Old Sacramento Underground tours, visitors interested in the new Gold Rush Experience tours will enjoy an interpretive and entertaining experience that walks them through Sacramento’s unique history, bringing alive the spirit of the people who built the city from the ground up, several times. To start the season, three tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to check the website regularly as tour offerings will expand and change with the seasons.

Boaters and Floaters

Boaters and Floaters

Being prone to flooding, the city of Sacramento is no stranger to the awesome destructive power of water. Take a few epic deluges, add in some drunks falling into the river, mix in a few horrific steamship explosions, and bam, you're soaking in a tragic but entertaining tour.

Join us on Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. for this engaging tour. Free.