Spring is here in Sacramento, which means it's time to celebrate! Discover 20 exciting local events to add to your calendar this year. Whether you're a concert-goer, a craft beer aficionado, or are looking to take the kids to the museum, Sacramento has a springtime event for you.
20 Ways to Celebrate Spring 2022 in Sacramento
February 26th - City of Trees Parade
Celebrate Mardis Gras in the City of Trees with this festive parade! The parade is on February 26th at 5 pm, and the route runs from Capitol Mall to Second street. Enjoy live music by marching bands, drumlines, and brass bands.
March 5th - Capitol Beer Fest
The 12th annual Capitol Beer Fest is back for 2022! Enjoy some of the nation's best beer, amazing local eats, and live music. The event is on March 5th from 12 to 4 pm.
March 5th - Discount Admission Day at the Aerospace Museum
Learn about the wonders of flight at the California Aerospace Museum. March 5th is Discount Admission Day when adult tickets are just $5 and children under 17 get in free. The museum opens at 9 am.
March 12th - St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Old Sacramento Waterfront! Enjoy live music, beer gardens, and even look for leprechauns. The parade is on March 12th. Al Fresco Seating and the Vendor Village open at noon, and the parade will begin at 1 pm.
March 18th-20th - Chrysalis with the Sacramento Ballet
The Sacramento Ballet presents a breathtaking performance by acclaimed choreographer Val Caniparoli. Performances will be held at The Sofia, home of B Street Theatre.
March 18th - Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
The Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández returns to the United States with performances that celebrate music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. The performance will be held on March 18th at the Mondavi Center at 7:30 pm.
March 30th - Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish's Happier Than Ever world tour is coming to the Golden1 Center. The show will be held on March 30th, with doors opening at 6:30 pm.
March 30th-April 24th - Wicked
Broadway Sacramento presents the celebrated Broadway hit, Wicked. Performances will be held at SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center.
April 1st - Journey
The legendary rock band Journey is coming to the Golden1 Center. Don't miss your chance to see these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers live on April 1st. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
April 1st-10th - Rent
This celebrated musical is coming to Stage One of the Harris Center. The winner of both a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, don't miss the chance to see this pop culture phenomenon.
April 5th-10th - The Sacramento Rivercats vs. The Sugar Land Space Cowboys
The Rivercats' 2022 season starts on April 5th, with a 6-game series against the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. Get tickets or view the full season schedule on their website.
April 7th - John Mulaney
Catch the comedy stylings of John Mulaney this spring at the Golden1 Center. His new tour From Scratch will be in Sacramento on April 7th at 8 pm.
April 9th - Sutter Street Sip and Stroll
Enjoy an afternoon in Folsom with the Sutter Street Sip and Stroll. Sample delicious wines and food samples from 20+ local restaurants as you explore Historic Folsom. The event is on April 9th from 2:30-5:30 pm.
April 14th-16th - Catalyst with the Sacramento Ballet
Don't miss this contemporary, neoclassical, and bracing program showcasing the immense talent of the Sacramento Ballet. Performances will be held at The Sofia, home of B Street Theatre.
April 15th - Elk Grove Brewfest
Enjoy beverages from more than 60 local breweries, cideries, and wineries at the Elk Grove Brewfest. Pair your favorite brew with eats from local food trucks and food pop-ups. The event is on April 15th from 7-10 pm.
April 23rd - The Doggy Dash
The Doggy Dash helps the Sacramento SPCA provide lifesaving care to more than 35,000 animals each year. This 2k/5k walk benefits shelter animals in need, so grab your pup and register. The event is at William Land Park on April 23rd.
May 6th-21st - Beer & Ballet
Sample favorite local brews and food truck, paired perfectly with an exciting program from the Sacramento Ballet! Performances will be at the brand new James Hargrove Outdoor Stage.
May 14th-15th - Grilled Cheese Festival
Celebrate a comfort food classic, grilled cheese! Stop by on May 14th for a 21+ grilled cheese and craft brew tasting event, or bring the whole family by on May 15th to sample cheesy sandwich bites from local vendors.
May 17th-22nd - Tootsie
Broadway Sacramento presents the musical comedy classic, Tootsie! Performances will be held at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center from May 17th to May 22nd.
June 2nd - SAYS Showcase: Hip Hop, Spoken Word, & Poetry
Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) partners with UC Davis Chicano Studies students, local hip hop artists, and poets in this spoken word showcase. The event will be at the Mondavi Center on June 2nd.
From baseball games to ballet, there's something for everyone in Sacramento this spring. What big events are on your calendar this season? Share with us on social.
Please note, some of the events above are requiring proof of a negative covid test or proof of vaccination. Please be sure to visit the event website to learn more about any requirements in place.