Our Favorite Festivals Around Sacramento, CA

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Sacramento. This proud hub of Northern California quietly boasts ample outdoor activities, charming and independent neighborhoods, and a creative melting pot with so much to do year-round. Whether you’re a visiting tourist, returning to see friends and family, or a curious local, if you’re in Sacramento for Autumn, read on for some of our favorite festivals and events in the area, and get ready to explore!


Not that kind of aftershock, but sure to shake the region, Aftershock is an intense and electrifying staple of the Sacramento area that is something all concertgoers should catch if given the opportunity. Big names in rock and hip hop perform on multiple stages, including appearances from Slipknot, Korn, blink-182, System of a Down, Alice In Chains, Tech N9ne, Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit, Weezer, and Metallica, that’s only the start. Aside from the music, a number of local restaurants, breweries, vineyards, and greenhouses also join the mix, providing for a varied experience. For any visitor that wants to rock out and party to intense beats well into the night, come to aftershock!

Big Crush Harvest Festival

Experience the beauty of Amador Wine Country and participate in the grape harvest firsthand! Each year, Amador County invites the people of California to see the processes that go on with the annual harvest and is a memorable way to tour the beautiful landscapes around Sacramento. Up and down the vineyards, and into the rustic wineries, and last but not least, the crush pads! Participate in crushing your own grapes and get purple feet in the Sacramento air. Aside from the tours, there are also food and wine pairings, live music, and delicious tastings of the many wines and produce of California. This is a great way to meet the agricultural diversity of the sunshine state with visitors and locals of all backgrounds. 


Fiesta En La Calle

One of Sacramento’s biggest block parties is a proud and lively celebration of Latin music, true to the state’s strong Hispanic heritage. Enjoy Norteno, Bachata, pop, and covers by bands from California and across Latin America. Visitors of all backgrounds are encouraged to experience Latin music and culture, with dance performances, arts, food and drink, and crafts also accompanying the scene here. Bring the whole group to Fiesta En La Calle for an option for all ages and interests and enjoy Sacramento’s strong sense of community at the Fiesta En La Calle.


Full Belly Farm Hoes Down Festival

With a name like this, we already know this is a good time. Out in the Capay country of Northern California, the Full Belly Farm lives up to its name providing delicious dishes and fresh produce in an event celebrating agricultural tradition and farm-to-table deliciousness. Aside from this, visitors can personally enjoy carving their own pumpkins, personally harvesting their own picks, participating in dances and games, and watching stunt performers! This is a great option for families, large groups, and couples alike with the variety of activities here. 


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