Memorial Day Events in Sacramento


Looking for things to do around town to celebrate Memorial Day? From music to fitness to good old fashion grilling, the SacFoodies have you covered!

The Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee will be buzzing in Old Sac and Downtown throughout the holiday weekend. One of the biggest festivals of the year, the schedule of events include, colorful parades along streets lined with jazz fans of all ages, a swing dance contest, Sunday morning gospel sets, Memorial Day “Salute to Service” and, of course, jazz music of all types at various venues around town. The Jazz Festival and Jubilee is lively way to spend the holiday!

If jazz isn’t your thing, head to Roseville for some healthy celebrating. The 2011 Roseville Memorial Day 10K/5K Run & Walk will be held on May 30th beginning at 9 a.m. The course is run on the paths of Maidu Park in Roseville.  The registration fee is $40 on race day. For more information or to register visit

Looking for something fun for the whole family? Head to Cal Expo for the 2011 Sacramento County Fair. The fair runs from May 26th through May 30th. The Sacramento County fair is the little brother to the California State Fair, but still has all your favorites, like animals, midway rides, and carnival games. Tickets are just $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free!

Of course if you want to skip the crowds, you can stay home and have a Memorial Day BBQ bash with friends and family. Need a great dish to serve? You’ve come to the right place! Check out some of our summer grilling recipes for a little inspiration.

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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