Things to Do in the Great Sacramento Region
Discovering all the many aspects of living in Sacramento can take decades. So it will be a living story. This means that it will be updated and added to as the community shares their stories. The need for more information will create new areas of discovery within Sacramento.
The Sacramento Convention Center Complex is a good place to start. It is comprised of the Sacramento Convention Center, the Community Center Theater, the Memorial Auditorium, and the Jean Runyon Little Theater at the Memorial Auditorium located at 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916.808.5291. The complex hosts varying entertainments, informational programs and conventions. The link to the calendar page gives a quick view of some of the events taking place in the Sacramento Convention Center Complex. http://www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com/calendar
Sacramento has a rich theater community. Following is a list of theaters. The websites can help keep you up to date with the theater's currant productions and dates.
The Sacramento Ballet
The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival
Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
California Musical Theatre
The Sacramento Theatre Company
1419 H St. Sacramento 95814
The B Street Theatre
2711 B St. Sacramento 95814
1301 L St. Sacramento 95814
1419 H St. Sacramento 95814
2787 Del Monte Blvd.
West Sacramento 95691
A few other local theatres are the Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre and Playwrights Workshop, 24th Street Theatre, Davis Musical Theatre Co., El Dorado Musical Theatre, Broadway Sacramento, Runaway Stage Productions, River City Theatre Company, Flying Monkey Productions, The Actor's Theatre, KOLT Run Productions, Kookaburra Productions, Big Idea Theatre, Celebration Arts, Lambda Player, Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento, Synergy Stage and the historic Eagle Theatre.
The Greater Sacramento area has many Museums. Here is a list of local museums. There is even a web site with a grouping of Sacramento museums http://sacmuseums.org
Highlighting the Crocker Art Museum https://crockerartmuseum.org/ makes sense since it is one of the leading art institutions in California. The Crocker Art Museum is the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West. The Museum is home to one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art. The first public art museum founded in the Western United States, the Crocker Art Museum, was established in 1885.
Following is a short list of museums in the greater Sacramento area. They house art, history, cars, and even full scale rail way engines.
Crocker Art Museum
16 O St. Sacramento 95814
The California Museum
1020 O St. Sacramento 95814
The California State Railroad Museum
125 I St. Old Sacramento 95814
The Sacramento History Museum
101 I St. Sacramento 95814
The California Automobile Museum
2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
The California State Military Museum
1119 Second St. Sacramento 95814
Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
3615 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento 95821
Folsom History Museum
823 Sutter St. Folsom 95630
Sutter’s Fort State
2701 L St. Sacramento 95816
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission is a public agency devoted to supporting, promoting and advancing the arts in the Sacramento region. They provide funding to local artists and art groups. http://www.sacmetroarts.org/
The things to do in the Sacramento region are wide ranging. They vary from walks on the American River to cheering on the Sacramento Kings. You can fish from the river bank or enter a fairy tale world at Fairytale town. See wild animals at the zoo or cheer on the River Cats baseball team.
Following is a short list of things to do in the greater Sacramento area. The spotlight of Old Sacramento or Old Sac http://oldsacramento.com/ is a unique opportunity that Sacramento offers. Old Sac is filled with unique shops, fun attractions and great special events. The web site will give all the details. Walking next to the river is an enjoyable recreation and discovering the interesting shops and restaurants makes for a great day.
A short list of other places to go in the Sacramento area
Nimbus Fish Hatchery
Cosumnes River Preserve
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS
American river trial
A great family fun day touring over 50 apple farms. They have fruit, bake shops, gardens, craft items and much, much more
Children’s theme park, play areas based on fairytales.
Sacramento Music Festival
Originally the Old Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee
The range of activities at our four Sacramento regional parks can keep a person busy 365 days per year. They have great public areas for both children and adults. They hold a Civil War re-enactment battle. They dance the night away at the annual Strauss Festival. Explore the pristine vernal pools as they come to life. All of these and more are waiting for you to discover at Sacramento’s Regional Parks. Gibson Ranch Regional Park; Dry Creek Parkway; Elk Grove Regional Park; Mather Regional Park