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Arts and Culture

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Sacramento is quickly becoming a hot spot for urban nightlife and an arts scene that rivals other cities and has exceptional cultural, artistic, and leisure opportunities that enrich the quality of life, contributing to a vibrant metropolitan region. Below you'll find several great sources to dine, drink, soak in the arts, or just enjoy a day in sunny Sacramento.

Downtown Sacramento Partnership

New restaurants, the latest sips, great music venues, along with business on-street services, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a vital part of Sacramento culture. Visit the Downtown Sacramento Partnership to learn more.


Sacramento365 provides a constantly updating calendar of events for arts, music events, museums, film festivals and more.

Visit Sacramento365 to find an event near you.


DowntownGrid is a one-stop-shop for finding lifestyle amenities in the central downtown grid of Sacramento. Items of interest include Arts and Culture, Beauty, Coffee, Fitness, Health, Lodging and more.

Visit the DowntownGrid home page for more information.

Midtown Business Association

Another great source for things to do here is the Midtown Business Association. The MBA provides ways to find events, arts, shops, dining, parks and more.

Visit Midtown Business Association to find more.


Being one of the most historically diverse cities in California comes with benefits, and a large host of museums is one of those! With Sutter's Fort, the Crocker Art Museum, California State Railroad and more, there is sure a museum to suit your tastes.

Find a museum near you using the Sacramento Association of Museums website.

Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays are the culmination of the arts scene and local nightlife in downtown Sacramento. Art walks, outdoor events, live music, dining and drinks are all available within the central grid on each second Saturday of the month.

Concerts in the Park

From May until July, Cesar Chavez Plaza features the best local bands every Friday, for free!

Convention and cultural services

Our Convention and Cultural Services Department also manages a variety of facilities and activities: