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Five fun things to do this Labor Day weekend

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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

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

Rainbow 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

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