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Festival Season in Sacramento – Come Alive on the West Coast

Get ready to groove, taste, and rock your way through Sacramento’s epic festival season from August to October. With genres for every soul and passions to ignite, Sacramento’s line-up guarantees unforgettable weekends for all.

California’s Capital – Sacramento

Sacramento, California’s capital is a mix of culture with its historic district with charming architecture, the iconic State Capitol, and a vibrant riverside scene. Sacramento offers a balanced mix of past and present for every visitor to enjoy.

The city’s lively waterfront along the Sacramento River is a hub of entertainment, featuring vibrant dining options, scenic cruises, and bustling farmer’s markets. For those intrigued by the past, the California State Railroad Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the era of locomotives and railways. With a flourishing arts scene, diverse culinary offerings, and proximity to renowned wine regions, Sacramento is a gateway to California’s captivating charm and a must-visit destination for tourists seeking a unique blend of history and contemporary flair.

10th Anniversary of Farm-to-Fork Festival, 7th-23rd Sept

Celebrating its 10th year, Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival celebrates the region’s incredible food and agriculture, introducing people to the chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers who are bringing delicious food and drinks to the city’s tables every day., The festival pairs good music with great food every year, and 2023 will be no different, local chefs such as Sean Rumery, Craig Takehara, and Rebecca Campbell will share their knowledge and some tasty food, and musicians such as Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals and Cannons will be performing in free concerts on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall. 

Legends of Wine, 7th September 

As part of the Farm-to-Fork Festival, the regions many wineries and vineyards are celebrated at the Legends of Wine tastings, 40 expertly selected wineries set up in front of the State Capitol, and welcome visitors to sample delicious wine from across the region, often poured by the makers themselves, alongside selections of cheese and other bites to go with them.

Aftershock Festival, 5th-8th October

Aftershock is the West Coast’s biggest rock festival celebrating the best of rock, punk and metal music, this year’s headliners are the legendary Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, and Korn. 2023 will be Aftershock’s biggest year yet as 95 bands join the headliners to fill the four day festival, this includes Godsmack who will be debuting their newest album Lighting Up The Sky as well as, Pantera, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Rancid, Turnstile, 311, The Cult, AFI, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, plus loads more new and exciting rock groups. 

Golden Sky, 14th-15th October

Calling all country music fans, Golden Sky festival is the ideal weekend for fans to don their stetson hats and enjoy some good old country, headlined by Jon Pardi, Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Parker McCollum it’s set to be an unforgettable weekend. But Golden Sky is much more than a country music festival, attendees can also perfect their line dancing in the River City Saloon, enjoy food from some of Sacramento’s best restaurants at The Farm House, deck themselves out just like a cowboy or girl at the El Dorado Market, and even enjoy sports at the on-site ‘Sidelines Sports Bar’ plus more. 

Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen has been managing director of a media production studio for nearly 20 years working on projects for a global clientele. He has worked in the travel industry for over a decade and as a travel journalist since 2015. He is passionate about travel, film & photography. He also has a keen interest in emerging technology.

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