Labor Day weekend, when Americans celebrate the end of summer, is here. Many will be spending the weekend with families over a barbeque or get-together, but many others will be attending Labor Day festivities in the area.
With triple-digit weather expected to hit the region, some might find it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities. But there is a number of ways to keep cool during weekend, such as checking out a movie or museum. Or you can go swimming to stay cool in either a pool or one of the many swimming holes our area has to offer. If all else fails, continue to stay cool and safe in a cooling center to get through the sweltering weekend.
CapRadio has compiled a list of some of the events in the Sacramento region that will be celebrating Labor Day weekend.
Gold Rush Days | Old Sacramento
Go back in time and visit Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento all Labor Day weekend. This free event features live musicians, history reenactments, cowboys, gold panning, and much more.
Fourth Annual M7 Con | Old Sacramento
While celebrating Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento, you can also make a stop at M7 Con that will feature Old West actors from TV and film, and will include events like Q&A panels and photo op sessions.
SacAnime | Sacramento Convention Center
Another convention going on Labor Day weekend is the biannual SacAnime convention at the Convention Center. This convention celebrates all things pop culture and anime over from Sept. 1-3, and will be bigger than ever before. Tickets are soldout online, but you can still buy tickets at the door on the days of the event.
Yolo BrewFest | Woodland
Beer lovers rejoice! The long awaited Yolo Brewfest is taking place on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Historic Downtown Woodland. The Yolo Brewfest will have over 35 breweries and wineries, and will include live music and entertainment. General Admission tickets are $40, and include unlimited tastings from 3pm to 6pm.
27th Annual Chalk It Up! Festival | Sacramento Fremont Park
Every Labor Day, the Chalk It Up! Festival brings chalk art masterpieces to Fremont Park made by volunteer artists. The festival runs all Labor Day weekend, Sept 2-4, and includes not only chalk paintings, but also a variety of food vendors and performances.
On Sept. 2-3, the One Love One Heart Reggae Festival is being held at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. This is a family-friendly event that celebrates a multicultural collection of music, food and dance. Tickets to the event range from $50 to $160.