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Second Saturday Events Start in Midtown Sacramento May 13

Listen: Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association

Midtown Association Celebrates Arts, Culture & Community by 

Launching Sutter Health’s Midtown Second Saturday 

with Attractions throughout the District May 13 to October 14 

Series of energized activations are proudly presented by 

the Midtown Association, Turton Commercial, Visit Sacramento and the City of Sacramento 

Free "Films with Friends"

Live music all over midtown

A sampling of Midtown’s Second Saturday activations include the following: 

  • All day/evening (timing and locations vary) – Gallery and theatre activations that may include special performances and receptions, “meet the artist” opportunities, and behind-the-scenes studio tours. 
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Midtown Farmers Market special activities complete with yoga, musical experiences, and an all-new beer and wine garden (20th between J and Capitol). 
  • Noon to 4 p.m. – Fun and surprising family-friendly interactive arts performances will include a magic show, glitter tattoos, face painting, eye-catching displays complete with giant bubbles, hands-on crafts, and more at Fremont Park (16th & P) hosted by Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA). 
  • 4 to 8 p.m. – Art walk experiences with outdoor live music performed by strolling musicians available along 16th Street from P to C and a Midtown Sutter Pub Crawl on 28th Street from J to N; 16th Street activations are hosted by Blue Diamond and Downtown Sacramento Partnership, and Midtown Sutter activations are hosted by Teichert/Stonebridge Properties. Plus, at 20th & K, a sizable art market will take place with spectacular artistic performances sponsored by Fulcrum Properties. Then at 24th & K, live entertainment, an intimate art market and unique photo opportunities will be showcased and hosted by Thomas Roth.  
  • 4 to 8 p.m. – Various “Live Midtown” properties and living spaces will offer Second Saturday activations each month highlighted by art installations and experiences, live musicians, popular DJs and more. Locations include 17 Central Apartments (1026 17th Street), 1801L Apartments (1123 18th Street), 16 Powerhouse Apartments (1606 P Street), The Press at Midtown Quarters Apartments (1714 21st Street), 19J Midtown Apartments (1827 J Street) and The Mansion Apartments (1517 H Street).   
  • 7 to 10 p.m. in May and June – Free “Films with Friends” outdoor movies playing on the exterior wall of Sutter’s Fort and hosted by Friends of Sutter’s Fort; “Grease Sing-A-Long” is playing on May 13 and Disney's “Newsies” starring Christian Bale on June 10.  Plus, 1801L and the Handle District will present free outdoor movies in a parking lot next to Nudge Eco Store and Strapping Store (1116 18th Street). “Top Gun” will be shown on May 13 “Fast and the Furious” on June 10.   
  • 10 p.m. and later – Nine pre-approved e-permit holders will host Second Saturday After Parties inside bars and venues with enhanced art experiences such as live performances, comedy, and dance. Second Saturday After Party locations include Barwest, Der Biergarten, Faces Nightclub, Flamingo House, Golden Bear, Harlow’s, LowBrau, Mango’s and The Cabin.   
  • All afternoon & evening (timing and locations vary) – food and drink specials and culinary art in action at Midtown bars and restaurants. 

For more information about Sutter Health’s Midtown Second Saturday details that are continuously updated, please visit, plus a helpful and user-friendly Second Saturday FAQ is available at For visitors traveling from out of town (or those looking for a local staycation), Midtown offers several amazing options to stay at overnight at boutique hotels including at the Fort Sutter Hotel and Hyatt House.  


In addition to offering numerous public transportation options, Midtown Sacramento is walkable and bike/scooter/car-share friendly with plenty of parking available in nearby garages plus various lots throughout Midtown. For additional transportation information, visit For more information about Midtown Sacramento in general, special events and activities, and the Midtown Association, please visit or follow on social media – Facebook at and @ExploreMidtown on Instagram and Twitter. 

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