From celebrations of California’s past to a Greek food and culture festival, there’s a lot to do this Labor Day weekend in the Sacramento area. Here are five fun ones:
Gold Rush Days
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Where: Around Old Sacramento
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What: Bring your family and friends to Old Sacramento this Labor Day weekend for a free annual festival that turns the clock back to the Gold Rush. Costumed performers will entertain the crowds, while musicians perform on multiple stages. There will also be historic re-enactments, gold-panning, wagon rides, children’s activities, a country western dance party, outdoor movie showings and more.
For more information, go to sacramentogoldrushdays.com
Chalk-It-Up to Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to Monday
Where: Fremont Park, 16th and Q streets, Sacramento
What: It’s an annual chalk art and music festival that benefits children’s art education and art activities in the Sacramento region. Children’s activities at the event are free.
For more information, go to www.chalkitup.org/annual-festival
When: 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: 20th and K streets, Sacramento
What: The 29th annual Rainbow Festival celebrates LGBTQ pride with a lineup of entertainment featuring singers, DJs, speakers and more than 100 booths.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/SacRainbowFest1
Sacramento Greek Festival
When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St.
What: The 53rd annual Sacramento Greek Festival is back with the culture, food, and traditions of Greece and Greek Americans. Volunteers will serve authentic and homemade Mediterranean food at this village-style and family-friendly festival experience.
For more information, go to sacramentogreekfestival.com
Davis Labor Day Races
When: 7:30 a.m., Monday – Doggy Dash; 8:30 a.m. 5K and 10K; 10:30 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run
Where: Central Park, 401 C St., Davis
What: The 20th annual Golden Valley Harriers Labor Day Races celebrates a volunteer-organized race day that benefits local schools and other community programs.
For registration and more information, go to www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/labor-day-race
Emily King: 916-321-1038