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.

1:00 PM
Saturday March 14
Capitol Beer Fest

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.
Sacramento Beer Week 5K Beer Run

This year’s Sacramento Beer Week 5K Beer Run is bigger and better than last year! Registration gets you a dry-fit shirt, beer caramels, and swag bag ful of local goodies. The after party includes local craft beer and age group finisher prizes.

Saturday March 7
Sacramento Home  & Garden Show

Spring into Home Renovation and Savings at the 34th Annual Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show
In our rebounding economy, it’s time to get serious about spring home renovations: remodeling, landscaping, adding a patio, installing an outdoor kitchen or refinancing. Get started at Cal Expo Friday through Sunday, at the 32nd annual Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show. The best in the home improvement industry will all be here. Meet the pros and find out how you can add value, curb appeal and energy efficiency to your home.

Admission price to this year’s Show? Just seven dollars. Bring a can of food for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services with you, and the admission is only six dollars. Children 12 and under get in free with an adult.

We will offer a convenient home shopping marketplace with quality products and friendly, personal service this weekend, at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show, which opens Friday at Noon and runs through Sunday until 5 p.m. at Cal Expo.

Here, you’ll discover hundreds of exhibits, including many new, unique and fun products. See trends, test products, ask questions, shop, and save!

Just a few of the products and services you’ll find here: garden furnishings, patio covers and sunrooms, heating and air conditioning, landscaping, solar, building contractors, electrical and plumbing specialists, real estate, travel, finance, floor covering, garage cabinets, home entertainment, interior design, home furnishings, kitchen and bath cabinets and appliances, lighting, roofing, painting, gutters, home security, windows, doors, siding, tile, stone, marble and granite counters/surfaces.

“Going Green” is not only good for the planet, it is also great for the wallet as a way to dramatically reduce water and power bills. See the latest in solar panels for your home as well as energy efficient windows. Sacramento’s Original Home & Garden Show can show you the way. Many vendors will be offering “Show-Only” low prices and specials, so take your time at each booth as you stroll through Cal Expo this weekend.

Check out our website,, for special, last minute discounts and offers from our exhibitors.

Save gas, save money, get great ideas for your home and get a start on all your spring remodeling plans in one location at the Original Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo. The Show is open for business Friday, Noon-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

And don’t forget to attend our second big presentation, October 9-11, 2015, also at Cal Expo: Sacramento’s Fall Home Show! We’ll see you here!

Dave Tanigawa, Producer
The Original Sacramento Home and Garden Show
Sacramento’s Fall Home Show

Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5
Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

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