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Discover Second Saturday Attractions

Celebrate an all-day celebration of local artists, live music and theater, culinary arts, galleries, family-friendly park activities, nightlife and more.

Read on to discover art installations, local galleries, art pop-ups, live music, special events, and dining and drink specials throughout Midtown.

Second Saturday Special Events

Second Saturday at the Midtown Farmers Market

Location: 20th and K Streets
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us at our weekly Midtown Farmers Market for special Second Saturday activities including free yoga classes, live music from local musicians and a NEW monthly pop-up wine and beer garden. Get tickets to The Garden here.












Fremont Park Family Friendly Arts & Crafts

Location: 1515 Q Street
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fun and surprising family-friendly interactive arts performances will include glitter tattoos, face painting, giant bubbles, hands-on crafts, and a family-friendly free outdoor concert with Code Blues at Fremont Park (16th & P) hosted by Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA). Plus, Rumpelstiltskin Yarn Store will be leading a community knitting activity in the park in celebration of Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Knit kits will be provided (while supplies last; first come, first served) and participants are encouraged to bring a blanket, lunch from nearby, and knit together in public at the park. Rumpelstiltskin Yarn Store will also provide a raffle prize for one lucky participant that will be announced at the end of the event and all pieces will contribute to a community scarf that will be displayed at the park after the event as well.












Music, Entertainment & Live Chalk Art at 24/K Block

Location: K Street in between 23rd & 24th Street
Time: 4-8 p.m.

At the 24/K block, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, live chalk art and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities. Join us for this mini festival in the street from 4-8 p.m.! Discover a free live concert by the Albertson Duo, plus an extravagant bubble show by Pixie Tribe Entertainment. Hosted by Thomas Roth.












Creative Performances & Art Market at MARRS

Location: 20th & K Street in front of MARRS
Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

At 20th & K, find a sizable art market with spectacular artistic performances including Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre, live music by JAS, and a special performance from Aries Moon Circus sponsored by Heller Pacific and Fulcrum Properties.












Roaming Musicians on 16th Street

Location: 16th Street from C to P
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you stroll between Fremont Park, dining and art pop-ups at 16th and J, and activities at The Mansion Apartments. Hosted by Blue Diamond and Downtown Sacramento Partnership. 


Street Buskers at Midtown Sutter

Location: 1401 28th Street
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Walk along the streets of Midtown Sutter from 4-8 p.m. to enjoy music from talented street buskers, endless dining options and more! Hosted by Stonebridge Properties.


Sac Free Art Drop Returns

Location: Outside near Trade Coffee at 2220 K Street 
Time: Chest will be out in the morning at an undisclosed time! 

Sacramento Free Art Drop re-emerges for the first time since 2020 realigning with the re-birth of Second Saturdays in Midtown! Donate your free art to the chest @thetradecollab – anything is welcome including paintings, art supplies, fashion, stickers, prints and more.

Visit the chest to find free local art. Only take one piece from the chest – and make sure to tag the artist if they left their social handle!

Live Music at the Hyatt House

Location: 2719 K St
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Visit Midtown’s newest hotel, Hyatt House, and enjoy flamenco guitarist David Perry Molina. Afterwards, grab drinks at the historic Star Lounge to find hand-crafted cocktails and a historic upscale inspired setting.

B Street Theatre Presents BROKE-OLOGY

Location: 2700 Capitol Avenue
Time: Show starts at 5 p.m.

Catch the latest show at B Street Theatre – BROKE-OLOGY. BROKE-OLOGY is a tender look at the King family at a crossroads. Now widowed, William lives in the same house where he and his wife raised their two sons. As William deals with the challenges of getting older, the boys must face the prospect of taking care of their father while also pursuing their own best lives. How can the family overcome these trials? With love, a little sibling rivalry, and most of all: humor. Find tickets here!

Art & Music at Veg Café

Location: 2431 J Street on the Second Floor
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Check out @sacartist @derreckjarts with live music by @clemon77  at Veg Café this Second Saturday! These artists have been participating in Second Saturday in Midtown for over 10 years. We’re excited to have their reunions this Saturday!

Capital Stage Presents The Hombres by Tony Meneses

Location: 2215 J Street
Time: Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Enjoy the latest show from Capital Stage – The Hombres by Tony Meneses. The Hombres takes a look at the intimacy of male relationships through the point of view of Machismo culture – THE HOMBRES follows Julián, a gay Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the Latino construction workers outside his studio—particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor, who seeks from Julián something he never expected. Purchase tickets here!

Second Saturday at Kulture

Location: 2331 K Street
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Find 12+ vendors, artists, a live DJ, and more at Kulture! This family friendly event will also have great food including hot dogs, aguas frescas, churros and more!

Turton Commercial Presents Live Music

Location: 2131 Capitol Ave
Time: Music from 5-8 p.m.

Musician JB Barton will bring some acoustic melodies alongside his band to Turton Commercial’s private reception from 5-8 p.m. Although a private event inside, the band will play on the deck patio, so those passing by can still enjoy and listen to the music.

Geery Theatre Presents "The World Submerged"

Location: 2130 L Street
Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Stop at the Geery theatre for staged readings of different plays by Ryan Warren’s Second Wind Entertainment. An original play “The World Submerged” will be hosted on May 13th. Find tickets here.

Dreamland Cinema Showtimes

Location: 1901 P Street
Time: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. showtimes

Catch a movie at our favorite underground theatre in Midtown! On Saturday they will be showing two movies! At 5 p.m. watch  Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives is  unique tale of a man embracing life’s greatest mystery. Or at 8 p.m. catch the movie Party Girl. Party Girl follows, New York free spirit Mary as she goes on a screwball-like journey from a life of late nights and hangovers to romance and a career as a librarian in this 1995 cult classic.

Live Jazz Band at At Ease Brewing Company

Location: 1825 I street 
Time: 6- 8 p.m.

Relax and enjoy a beer at At Ease Brewing! On May 13, they will be hosting a live jazz band featuring K*MC Jazz Quartet in their tap room.

Free Music and Celebration at the CLTRE Club

Location: 1409 16th Street (16th and N Streets)
Time: Doors open at 1 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. 

Come celebrate your favorite independent artists and local makers! CLTRE Club is a new addition on 16th and to Sacramento’s Second Saturday scene and they are celebrating with food and live music starting at 6 p.m.

Free Music at the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

Location: 1915 I Street
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m.

Deflate on Second Saturday at the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen! Enjoy music and beer, where 100% of any proceeds made go to your local non profit community bike shop. Check out their Summer 2023 lineup:

  • May 13: Desarrio// The Ashednden Papers // Lavender Blush
  • Jun 10: Clevers // Car Crash Hearts // Spitting Roses
  • July 8: The Me Gustas // The Get Sets // Los Sindes
  • Aug 12: Beatnik Scum // Jakhari Smith // Nine Fingers
  • Sep 9: The Bananas // Motorcycle // Blizzard of Al

Live Music at Limelight

Location: 1720 J Street
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Limelight is ready to rock at Second Saturday! Join them for free live music with @looseengines bringing the tunes at 6:30 p.m. While you are there, check out their awesome menu, cocktails or card room.

Sacramento Comedy Spot Improv Show

Location: 1050 20th Street
Time: Show starts at 9 p.m.

Sac Comedy Spot is hosting their flagship improv show at 9 p.m. Anti-Cooperation League (ACL) is a high-energy, fast-paced performance. The cast interviews the audience or a special guest and then creates scenes inspired by the interview. Join them for the longest-running comedy show in Sacramento, entertaining the masses since 2007! Find tickets here.

Live Music at Historic Star Lounge

Location: 2719 K Street
Time: Starts at 9 p.m.

Reserve your table at Historic Star Lounge for their first night of live music with @sophie_seng! Bonus, their bar will be open all night with their new spring cocktail menu. Reserve your table here.

Art & Music at Golden Bear

Location: 2326 K Street
Time: 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Golden Bear is bringing the music, food and the art this Second Saturday! Make sure to stop by to check out their art show with Mads Smih , listen to music by Casi and munch on their delicious appetizers and unique cocktails including their “Jump off the Roof” spicy margaritas and “My Mom and Tom” basil gin collins!

Harlow's Presents New Wave Society

Location: 2708 J Street
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m.

New Wave Society is where the 80s live! Once a month, the Starlet Room at Harlow’s celebrates when pop music was at its most alternative and subversive. New Wave Society is for the bright synths and emotional atmosphere.

Second Saturday Art Walk

Soccer, Music, & Food at The Mansion Apartments

Location: 1517 H Street
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Street Soccer USA will be setting up small soccer fields in the alley behind The Mansion Apartments for soccer fun! Join for live music and small bites from 4 – 8 p.m.












Jam Out to Live Music at 19J

Location: 1827 J Street
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Residents of 19J Apartments can grab their friends and dance the day away on the rooftop of 19J apartments to local music.












Music & Art at The Press Apartments

Location: 1714 21st Street
Time: 4-8 p.m.

The Press Apartments will feature DJ Nadia C. in their outdoor pool lounge, with live chalk art near 21st street taking place from 4-8pm!












Enjoy Live Music & More at 17 Central Apartments

Location: 1026 17th Street
Time: Live music from 4-8 p.m.

Stop by 17 Central Apartments to check out art & live music in the lobby.












Midtown Mural Walk

Location: Midtown, multiple locations
Time: All Day

One of the best ways to soak up some Midtown culture is by walking around the grid to check out all of our amazing murals. Check out this self-guided Midtown mural walking tour created using the Wide Opens Walls map feature. You can customize your tour by deleting stops or adding additional ones. Once you add it to the tour, it will show on the tour feature that allows you to drag and drop locations, creating the route that suits you. Plus, you can click mural details to learn about each mural you check out.











Theatre & Outdoor Movies

Movies at 1801L

Location: 1123 18th Street
Time: Paint class at 10 a.m. (only open to 1801L residents) and outdoor movie starts at 8 p.m.

Residents of 1801L can enjoy a private paint class from Elise Waelder from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Also, stop by at sunset for a movie night next to Nudge Eco Store – make sure to bring a chair and blanket! On May 13, they will be playing Top Gun: Maverick and on June 10 they will be playing The Fast and The Furious. Hosted by the Handle District.

Location: 2701 L Street
Time: 8-10 p.m.

Friend’s of Sutters Fort will host movie nights on select Second Saturday evenings in the park from 8-10pm. On June 10, they will be playing Disney’s “Newsies” starring Christian Bale  ! Dress up as your favorite Pink Lady or T-Bird and get ready for a fun time! Learn more here. 












Dining & Local Business Pop-ups

After Parties

Second Saturday After Parties

Location: Varies (see below)
Time: 10 p.m.

After 10 p.m., experience the best nightlife Midtown has to offer at our designated Second Saturday afterparties with enhanced art experiences such as live performances, comedy, and dance.

You can find after parties in the heart of Midtown at Midtown Central at Der Biergarten, Faces, Flamingo House, Golden Bear, LowBrau, Mango’s, and The Cabin or keep the party going at Midtown Sutter at after party locations like Harlow’s and Barwest.


Overnight Stays & Brunch at Fort Sutter Hotel

Location: 1308 28th Street
Time: All Day

The Fort Sutter Hotel is a boutique hotel, part of the Hilton Tapestry Collection, across the street from Fort Sutter Medical Complex and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park in the Midtown Sutter district. Its walkable location allows you to get to local restaurants, bars, and Second Saturday activations in 5-10 minutes. You can also join Cafe Bernardo, located on the first floor of the Fort Sutter Hotel, for lunch, brunch, happy hour, and dinner. Book your stay.

Live Music & Overnight Stays at Hyatt House Sacramento

Location: 2719 K Street
Time: All Day

Visit Midtown’s newest hotel, Hyatt House, and enjoy flamenco guitarist David Perry Molina. Afterwards, grab drinks at the historic Star Lounge to find hand-crafted cocktails and a historic upscale-inspired setting. Make a staycation by staying overnight and enjoying free Wi-Fi, a lively bar and lounge area, stunning architecture, and more. Book your stay.










Find More Information

To learn more about Second Saturday, visit midtownsecondsaturday.comCreate your perfect itinerary of Second Saturday events using our interactive map or download or print our Second Saturday map for day-of exploring.

Follow us on social media @exploremidtown and use #ExploreMidtown and #MidtownSecondSaturday for a chance to be featured on our channels.

If you have any Second Saturday questions, such as where to find parking or how to get involved, check out our Second Saturday FAQ.