“Gold Rush Days” Returns to Old Sacramento Labor Day Weekend

Gold Rush Days returns to Old Sacramento Labor Day weekend beginning Friday, August 31, through Monday, September 3. Nearly 200 tons of dirt will transform the streets of Sacramento’s 27-acre historic district into a scene straight out of the Gold Rush era. The unique four-day event will include K Street shoot-outs; live music and dancing; Old West theatrics; history re-enactments; horse-drawn carriages, pony, wagon and train rides; gold panning; hands-on children’s games; and a Tent City that depicts daily life during the Gold Rush.

Free live entertainment will be available on various stages throughout Old Sacramento, including a variety of bands in the Save Mart BBQ Patio & Farmers’ Market. As a musical highlight, the Johnny Cash Tribute Band is scheduled to perform on Sunday at 2 p.m. on the Save Mart Stage.

Along with a variety of other street dramas playing throughout Old Sacramento during Gold Rush Days, the “Burning of the Brothel” outdoor theatrical shows feature the Hook & Ladder Fire Brigade dramatically rush to the scene of a burning building on K Street to rescue damsels in distress in a daring yet hilarious fashion.

Visitors can sample real sarsaparilla; discover lace making, hat making and embroidery; and pan for gold.

Admission to Gold Rush Days is free and event hours are as follows:

  • Friday from 9 am – 4 pm There will be a Gold Rush Days Beer Crawl from 6 pm – 12 am for those 21 and up
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
  • Monday: 11 am – 6 pm

For a complete listing of activities or more information about Gold Rush Days, visit here

Event Categories: Events, Family Friendly, and Live Music.Event Tags: Gold Rush, Labor Day, and Old Sacramento.

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