Downtown Sacramento Will Come Alive With Summer EventsDowntown Concerts

The countdown to summer has begun and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) has announced its summer events schedule for Cesar Chavez Plaza with the return of the weekly Certified Farmers’ Markets and Friday Night Concerts in the Park in May.

The DSP will also introduce two new events this year including I Heart Art, a weekly craft market featuring local artists and Music Mondays, a lunchtime concert series. The popular Friday Night Concerts in the Park are the major attraction and the free, 15-week, outdoor concert series will rock Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10th and J streets every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting May 7 and ending August 13.

The all ages event celebrates the local music scene with live performances by more than 50 local bands including Mumbo Gumbo, The Brodys, Kate Gaffney, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats and more. For concert line up and details visit

Four Certified Farmers’ Markets are also returning, offering fresh from the farm fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers and specialty items.
Roosevelt Park, 10th & P streets, and Fremont Park,15th & P streets, will be open Tuesdays, May through September; Cesar Chavez Plaza, 10th & J streets, on Wednesdays, May through October; and Downtown Plaza, 4th & K streets, on Thursdays, May through October.

The Downtown Farmers Market’s will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details visit

I Heart Art is the newest addition to the Downtown mix, offering shoppers a stroll through craft markets to browse handmade jewelry, accessories and more – direct from local artists. I Heart Art isn’t your grandma’s craft market, and will be open every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza. For event details visit

Also new is Music Mondays, offering free, live lunch-time concerts every Monday in Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10th and J streets. The concerts take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on May 3 and ending on August 9. For event details visit

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