Gold Rush Days, Sacramento's annual heritage celebration, is fast approaching. Despite its name, the weekend festival also includes some terrific evening activities.
The Gold Rush Days Preview on Friday is a fund-raising reception at the CP Station that will feature appetizers and refreshments from nearby restaurants, period entertainment and the debut of a new video about Old Sac narrated by Timothy Busfield.
Also Friday evening there will be a beer crawl through many of Old Sac's popular bars, discounted food at the Ten22 restaurant and live music at the Save Mart BBQ Patio & Farmers' Market (the latter continuing Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights).
The Silent Movie Festival summer series concludes at the Eagle Theatre Saturday night (7 p.m.). Besides the films, guests will be treated to a sing-along and live music, skits and comedy performed by period entertainers.
Gold Rush Days is co-produced by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Sacramento and California State Parks with cooperation from the Old Sacramento Business Association.
What: Gold Rush Days Preview Reception
Where: Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, Old Sacramento State Historic Park, 930 Front Street
When: Sept. 2, 5-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $18.49 per person. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Sacramento History Museum, or over the phone at 916-808-7108.
For more info: 916-808-7059 or Gold Rush Days website
PHOTO CREDIT: Galena Street East's Performing Ambassadors will perform traditional song and dance arrangements at Old Sacramento's Old Eagle Theater at the upcoming Gold Rush Days celebration. 2005 photograph by Chris Chavez for Galena Street East Productions