916 2nd Street, Sacramento CA, USA
- Phone 916-443-6852
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Date: August 30, 2013 - 10:00 am ( Ends 10:00 pm )
Location: River City Saloon | Old Sacramento,

Gold Rush Days – Sacramento’s heritage celebration – Labor Day Weekend 2013.


More than 200 tons of dirt paved the streets of Old Sacramento as this annual festival “turned back the clock,” transforming Sacramento’s historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s. Hundreds of costumed performers took on the roles of celebrities, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while bluegrass pickers and old-timey Musicians performed on several stages, evoking the vivid tunes of the times.

Activities and Performances included:

  • Tent City: A recreation of town life in early Sacramento City where you can visit saloons, a gambling tent, doctors, dentists, and even an undertaker! Tent City also offered a variety of tasty treats available for purchase, including fish & chips, roasted corn on the cob, fresh-made kettle korn, homemade sarsaparilla, root beer, draft ale, local wines, and more!
  • Gold Panning: Kids panned for gold and trade in their findings for Gold Rush currency.
  • Artisan Alley: Tinsmiths, Blacksmiths, Lace makers and other artisans sold their wares.
  • Arts & Crafts Stations
  • Melodramas & Musicians: Performances took place daily at the Eagle Theatre and at multiple stages around Old Sacramento
  • Squatter’s Riots & Pony Express Relays: Historic reenactments of Sacramento’s legendary history.
  • And much, much more!


Events and performances throughout the district were FREE to the public.

For more information, call (916) 808-7777.

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