Time Travel Weekends
A summer of Street Theatre takes place in Old Sacramento each year
For the third consecutive summer, visitors to Old Sacramento enjoyed lively and interactive street theatre as part of the hugely popular “Time Travel Weekends” to delight guests near and far. The streets of Old Sacramento came to life with talented performers who put on spontaneous and often-elaborate skits and performances.
Street Performance themes varied each weekend and were scheduled as follows:
July 7-8: American Independence: Picnic Games, Pageantry, Declaration of Independence Reading, Little Patriots’ Parades
July 14-15 : Heroes & Villains: Melodrama and Darling Damsels in Distress
July 21-22 : A People at Play: Victorian Pastimes
July 28-29 : Politicians, Patent Medicine men, and other Purveyors of Pomposity
August 4-5 : Founders of Sacramento: featuring Sam Brannan and The Founding of Sacramento Pageant, Road Raising debates
August 11-12 : A People at Play: Victorian Pastimes
August 18-19 : Civil War In Sacramento: The Union Stronghold of the West
August 25-26 : Pioneer Skills: Mountain Men
Street Theatre images courtesy of Howard Gold.