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