by Rick Delgado
on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at 8:45am.
The New Year brings new opportunities as well as some annual favorites. This January there's a lot going on in Sacramento to entertain you including some delicious eats, rockets, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Here are our top 5 picks for Sacramento events in January.
Dine Downtown Restaurant Week
January 15 to January 24, 2015 Various restaurants in the strip downtown $31/person
If you’d like a taste of the big city of Sacramento, this is where the chefs of the area come together to showcase their delicious treats. With many restaurants that are just started and many that have been established for quite some time, this is a day full of tasting and fun. Some of the over 25 restaurants serving up special menus will include Il Fornaio, Downtown & Vine, Biba, Chops Steak & Seafood Bar, and River City Brewing Company. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the Downtown Sac website.
Midtown Farmers Market
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00AM - 1:00PM 2020 J Street Free Admission
The market goes on throughout the year, but this is the first day that it is opened for the public and ready to go for another successful year. Meet with some of the local farmers in the area selling honey, produce, fresh baked goods and so many other items. Great for the whole family! Eating local just got a whole lot easier.
January 16, 2015, 7:00PM - 10:00PM Red Lion Woodlake Hotel & Conference Center Tickets: GA: $40; VIP: $65
Winterfest is back and bigger than ever. This is one of Sacramento's premier tasting events featuring a whopping 80+ craft beers, 30 wines, and food form local vendors. The best part? No tokens required! It is well worth the extra $25 to get the VIP treatment. VIPs get as special early bird entry into the event and a private tasting of limited edition brews and a collectible glass.
The Harlem Globetrotters
January 18, 2015 - January 19, 2015, 2:00PM start Sleep Train Arena Tickets: $21-$131
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Sacramento for two separate shows in January. Catch these iconic basketball all-stars in action at the Sleep Train Arena. You'll be dazzled with their basketball wizardry as they perform death defying trick shots and epic slam dunks. This is an interactive event that's great for all ages. Bring the kids down, and be thoroughly entertained by these legendary athletes.
3-2-1 Blast Off
January 24, 2015 - January 25th, 2015 Discovery Museum Science & Space Center Free with museum admission ($6-$8) & museum members
Rockets, experiments, and exhibits oh my! 3-2-1 Blast Off is an educational day of fun for you and your little ones. Children will learn about rockets and their role in space exploration throughout history. They will also put their skills to the test by building their very own straw rocket. Admission also includes access to a planetarium show, the Space Quest! exhibition, an all-ages animal presentation, as well as the regular exhibits in the museum.