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Chalk it Up This Weekend in Sacramento's Midtown


Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant world of art, music, and community spirit at the Chalk It Up Festival – a Midtown tradition that celebrates creativity in the heart of Sacramento. And the best part? Admission is free!

Where: Fremont Park, nestled between 15th and 16th streets, and P and Q streets in the charming Midtown district of Sacramento. This sprawling park boasts lush greenery, abundant shade from majestic trees, and an inviting playground for kids, complete with swings and climbing structures.

Plan Your Day: Bring along a picnic blanket or comfortable camp chairs, and turn your Chalk It Up experience into a full day of enjoyment. The event kicks off with artists crafting intricate Chalk Art Murals on the sidewalks around Fremont Park. Witness their talents as they work over three days, transforming the pavement into stunning masterpieces.

Festival Highlights:

  • Dates & Hours: The festival runs across three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.

  • Live Music: Enjoy local bands at the Chalk It Up Stage, tucked under a grand tree on the P Street side of the park. Feel free to bring your own picnic blanket or camp chairs or check out the VIP seating in the Taco Bell Chill Zone.

  • Food & Drink: Satisfy your taste buds with an array of tasty options from local food trucks and vendors. The shaded picnic area offers a perfect spot to enjoy your meal.

  • Art & Shopping: Explore vendor booths scattered throughout the park, featuring local artists, makers, and small businesses. Start your holiday shopping early and support the local community.

  • Chalk Art Wall: Capture the perfect selfie at the Chalk Art Wall, a must-visit spot sponsored by Dignity Health, promoting youth arts across the Sacramento region.

  • Kids' Corner: Kids can grab free sidewalk chalk from the Chalk It Up Information Booth and add their creative touch to the park's interior sidewalks.

  • Stay Hydrated: There are two water refill stations offering filtered and chilled water all day long, so remember to bring your reusable water bottles.

Sip, Relax, and Enjoy: The Chalk It Up Beer Garden is the place for guests aged 21 and over to unwind. Featuring refreshments from local favorites like Jackrabbit Brewing, Two Rivers Cider, Acheson Wine, and specialty mocktails from Burly Beverages, this shaded oasis provides a great view of the stage.

Embrace Creativity: Don't miss out on premium sidewalk chalk, Chalk It Up t-shirts, and more available at the Chalk It Up Merch Tent. With all this and more, the Chalk It Up Festival promises a weekend filled with artistry, music, and community connection. Mark your calendars and get ready to soak up the creativity at this extraordinary event!



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