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Sacramento unveils packed events calendar

Sacramento unveils packed events calendar
27 Jan 2014

While most visitors to California head to Los Angeles and San Francisco, Sacramento's packed 2014 events calendar could persuade a few more people to catch flights to the city this year. 

Situated between San Francisco and the national parks of eastern California, Sacramento makes for the ideal base to explore the region. However, it will also be well worth booking a hotel in the city for the following: 

Sacramento Beer Week

Most people drink more on holiday than they do at home, and the 5th Annual Sacramento Beer Week provides visitors with the perfect excuse to imbibe. 

Running from 27 February to 9 March, this week-long celebration of ale will feature hundreds of events in the Sacramento Valley, including the Sacramento Brewers Showcase and the Capitol Beer Fest. 

Sacramento International Film Festival

Film buffs should aim to be in the city between 26 April and 4 May for the Sacramento International Film Festival, which aims to 'showcase northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies'. 

Sacramento Music Festival

With 70 jazz and blues bands performing at 24 venues, the 41st annual Sacramento Music Festival will be enticing music fans to the city between 23 and 26 May. 

Croatian Extravaganza

Enjoy a taste of eastern Europe on a visit to Sacramento on the weekend of 7 June, during the Croatian Extravaganza. 

Expect to sample barbecued lamb, sausage, sauerkraut, baklava and strudel at the Croatian-American Cultural Center.

Gold Rush Days

Travel back in time between 29 August and 1 September during the city's Gold Rush Days. These see the streets closed to cars and then covered with dirt to help those wearing period costume and travelling by horse and carriage to recreate Sacramento's early history. 

California International Marathon

Bring your running shoes in December for the 31st annual California International Marathon, which offers the 5,000 participants a chance to set a personal best on a fast course between Folsom and the State Capitol. ADNFCR-408-ID-801686626-ADNFCR

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