One of Northern California’s Largest and Most Colorful Parades Unites All Cultures
Hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, along with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors and a variety of cultural organizations, joined together to be a part of the 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Always a free event, the parade stepped off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from 2nd & L Streets in Old Sacramento and proceeded throughout the national historic landmark.
Over 80 units with more than 1,000 marchers were featured in this years parade. Irish dancers in elaborate Celtic costumes, bagpipers, bands, military regiments, police and fire representatives, costumed marchers and a variety of cultural organizations brought the luck of the Irish to the event. The parade draws people from all over Northern California, bringing together thousands in the 28-acre historic state park. Last year more than 15,000 people turned out to enjoy the festivities.
“The O’Sacramento parade is a family-centered event that has become a much-anticipated celebration. It is one of Sacramento’s most colorful and fun traditions,” said Chris McSwain, Business District Manager of the Old Sacramento Business Association. “We are proud to host this annual signature event that Northern California residents and their families can enjoy,” McSwain continued.
All Old Sacramento streets closed to traffic from noon to 3:00 p.m., as thousands lined the streets and Gold-rush era wooden boardwalks to enjoy the festivities. A reviewing stand was located at the intersection of Front & K Streets. Increased safety measures were enforced to provide a safe, secure and family-friendly event, as police officers, firefighters and paramedics were on-hand during the festivities.
Having last year’s event on downtown’s beautiful Capitol Mall was such a hit, we’re doing it again, but this time we’re going for BIGGER and BETTER! This year, the 5th annual Capitol Beer Fest will take over an additional block of Capitol Mall, offering more space for improvements and comfort.
Even with 4 blocks of Capitol Mall this year, instead of 3 blocks in the past, every tap is pouring. We are not longer accepting additional brewers or food trucks to Capitol Beer Fest, because WE’RE FULL! Don’t worry, we’ll have A LOT more bathrooms than last year for you to dispose of all that extra beer. With 100+ breweries, serving over 300 varieties of craft beer, including a Specialty Beer Area, and live, high energy classic rock by Daze on the Green, it will be an epic conclusion to Sacramento Beer Week!
With ample, affordable, parking, free bike valet, and easy access to the light rail station, there is really no reason to miss this incredible beer event.
The generosity of brewers, attendees, and partners make this event possible and 100% of the proceeds go to the Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program. Check out more pictures from last year’s amazing event here.
Last, but certainly not least, please remember everyone working the event is volunteering to support local youth fitness programs. So let’s all get along and have a good time!
You must be over 21 to attend this event.
Mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Fourth on the Field! Come out and celebrate the birth of our nation while bringing back the feel of a neighborhood block party with local food trucks lining the warning track, interactive games on the field, a kids area with fun games and inflatables for all ages and live music!
To cap the night, bring your blankets and grab a spot on the field as we present a spectacular show in the sky with fireworks synced to America’s favorite patriotic music.
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Save the date for one of our FAVORITE events of the year. Our 9th Annual Raley Field Brewfest is slated to take place on Friday, June 12, 2015.
Keep checking back for the latest details on what is sure to be a ridiculously good time!
Can I bring my kids? Event is for 21+ only, IDs will be checked at the gates and required for entry.
What kind of food will be available for purchase? Everything from Dinger Dogs, hot dogs, hamburgers, black bean burgers, sausages, chips, and Round Table Pizza. It will be cash only on the field, so be sure to bring cash. ATMs are also available in the concourse.
Are dogs allowed? Please leave your furry friends at home. No dogs allowed inside the stadium
What if I’m not drinking and I am just a designated driver? As always, entry is free to designated drivers 21+. Must have a valid ID to enter. DD check in will be located before the gates.
Double the action. Double the fun. It's a Roller Derby Double Header! Come see the Sac City Rollers in a double header featuring the Capitol Punishers and Folsom Prison Bruisers as they take on San Diego Roller Derby and North Coast Roller Derby.
Doors open at 6:00 pm at our venue, The Rink on Bradshaw Road near Hwy 50.
While you're there stop by our Beer garden, snack bar, vendors and this months charity Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA).
VIP preferred seating available for a limited time for $30 and includes complimentary food by Hot Italian, beverages and derby girls on-hand to serve you and explain the game!
Tickets available online or at The Rink, Empire's Comics Vault, Dimple Records (Arden, Downtown, and Sunrise Locations) and from your favorite local derby girl.