Sacramento Weekend Events: Stamp Fair, Cultural Festival, and More

It’s already the end of August and somehow…

Forecasts show Sacramento temperatures are cooling, thanks to some heat relief from delta breezes. Highs are not expected to top 88 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are the unique events planned in the Sacramento area for the weekend of August 26-28


Take your dog out for pizza on International Dog Day

2009 Matsui Lane, Sacramento

This year’s International Dog Day is Friday, and Sacramento’s Federalist Public House is inviting people to bring their furry pets to “have a good time,” according to its website.

Open from noon to 10 p.m., the restaurant sells pepperoni and vegan pizza for $15 all day Friday as part of its “Summer Dogs” specials.

Support local artists at Pop Art Gallery exhibitions

1931 L St, Sacramento

The Kennedy Center, a renowned downtown art gallery, is hosting a pop art exhibition this weekend, which has been on view since August 11. The gallery features Sacramento artists, and the new pop art exhibit draws on pop culture.

The ‘Pop Art Festival: The Bright Art of Pop Culture’ exhibition runs through September 4, with galleries open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.


Participate in a multicultural festival

District 56 Center: 8230 Civic Center Dr Suite #100, Elk Grove

As part of the city’s Diversity Month initiative, Elk Grove will host an annual multicultural festival featuring music, dance, food and art from around the world.

The one-day festival is for families and children, and admission is free.

Connect with local entrepreneurs on this mixer

Renaissance Plaza: 1217 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento

Cherrel Marie and Crystal Michelle will host their second annual “Back to Business” remix event this weekend at Plaza de la Renaissance. This year’s free event, sponsored by local nonprofit Our Daughters Destiny, focuses on doing business post-pandemic.

Mixer is open to business owners, entrepreneurs and others interested in starting a business. The event features a panel discussion at 6pm to discuss budgets, business and personal credit and more, followed by a web mixer at 8.30pm with DJs and raffle prizes.

VIP tickets for the mixer are available online, but admission is free.


Participate in the National Stamp Exhibition

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center: 1400 J St, Sacramento in Halls C & D

The Great American Stamp Show, the largest national stamp convention in the United States, will be held this week for philatelists and others interested in philately or stamp research. The four-day free conference includes hundreds of dealers, a stamp exhibit, a public auction and a children’s area.

Shows are August 25-August 27, 10am-4pm Sunday shows are 10am-4pm. Pre-registration for the show is now closed, but attendees can register onsite 15 minutes in advance to fill out a paper form.

Watch the Musical Arrangement of “Purple”

UC Davis Health Hall: 1419 H St., Sacramento

Broadway Sacramento is bringing the coming-of-age novel “Purple” to life in the form of a musical with jazz, gospel and ragtime scores. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by Alice Walker was later adapted into a 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg.

The show’s opening day is Wednesday, and performances continue throughout the week. Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m., with online tickets starting at $50.

watch children’s movies

1013 K St, Sacramento

Sacramento’s historic Crest Theater is hosting the 17th Seattle Children’s Film Festival, featuring several animated shorts for kids.

Tickets can be purchased online for $8 for adults and $6 for children under 18.Event starts at 1pm, doors open at 12:30pm

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This story was originally published August 25, 2022 at 10:34 am.

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