Established in 1996 by members of the local business community, the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce has been vital to the substantial growth of our community in the past three decades. Our goal is to provide our members with business support and foster an environment in which businesses can prosper.
Our Community Events
Join us in July for A Taste of East Sacramento, an annual wine and food tasting event at the The Greek Orthodox Church featuring East Sacramento’s best – loved dining establishments and local wineries and breweries.
Our 4th of July Parade in the Fab 40's started in 1931. It is a wonderful family friendly event that is sure to bring out the patriotic spirit in all of us!
For greater than 50 years, the Sacramento Greek Festival has shared the vibrant culture, rich food and traditions of Greece with our local community. The authentic cuisine is homemade by our volunteers with recipes from all corners of the Greek Mediterranean. The village-style atmosphere of the festival perfectly represents the historical and epic Greek passion for life, food, drink and dance. Come and join us for this family-friendly festival experience - OPA!
The Oktoberfest Turn Verein is Sacramento’s best and biggest annual Oktoberfest celebration. This famous festival occurs every October as revelers come to the Turn Verein to eat, drink, and dance like a tried-and-true German. It’s like a piece of Munich, right in Sacramento!
Pops in the Park is a series of free summer neighborhood concerts originated in 1991. Over the years Pops in the Park has blossomed, expanding to four concerts and outdoor movie events called Screen on the Green. The events feature delicious food from local restaurants, as well as a beer and wine garden. Profits from sales are used for park enhancements. Over the last decade more than $180,000 has been raised for community improvements.
The Run to Feed the Hungry takes place every Thanksgiving Day with a 5K and 10K walk/run through the streets of East Sacramento. The event benefits the Sacramento Food Bank.
East Sacramento also has several annual home and garden tours including the David Lubin Garden Tour in May, the East Sacramento Home Remodeling Tour in September, and the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour on the first weekend in December.
Our Business Community
East Sacramento is the city's most vibrant small business community and serves residents, employees and guests of the four major employment centers in or near East Sacramento, including Mercy, Sutter and UC Davis Med Center hospitals and and Sacramento State University. We continuously promote and invest in East Sacramento's quality of life and economic vitality.
About East Sacramento
Originally developed during the 1920s - 1940s, East Sacramento has managed to maintain a “small town” atmosphere with an old-fashioned, neighborhood feel. Stately mansions mingle comfortably with more modest brick homes on streets shaded by generous canopies of sycamore and elm trees. Charming bungalows and quaint cottages are often within walking distance of some of the city’s finest cafes and shops.
This rich architectural style, coupled with many small neighborhood business districts, makes East Sacramento one of Sacramento’s most coveted neighborhoods. Two U.S. presidents are most associated with East Sacramento; William McKinley, namesake of our popular McKinley Park, and Ronald Reagan, who lived in the neighborhood during his eight years as governor of California.
Points of Interest
McKinley Park | (Alhambra Blvd. & H Street, 33rd St. & McKinley)
Originally named East Park with land purchased by the city in early 1900s, McKinley Park boasts a library, a magnificent rose garden, duck pond, paved jogging track, lighted tennis courts and the Clunie Memorial Clubhouse designed by Harry Devine in 1936. The expansive McKinley Village playground was built in 1994 with community volunteers.
H Street Homes | (Between Alhambra Blvd. & 33rd Street)
The most famous house on this grand block is the John T. Greene house at 3200 H Street, designed by Craftsman architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1915.
Fabulous Forties | (38th to 47th Street, J Street & Folsom Blvd.)
Our area’s grandest neighborhood is distinguished by generous lots, wide streets and English, Spanish, Colonial and Renaissance Revival homes.
The Julia Morgan House | 3731 T Street
A Mediterranean Revival mansion located in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Sacramento, California. Constructed by Julia Morgan, the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California.
Lady Bird House | 1445 45th Street
Featured in the Oscar Nominated Movie Lady Bird directed by Greta Gerwig.
Alhambra Theatre Fountain | 1025 Alhambra Blvd
In 1973, a bond measure intended to allow the City of Sacramento to purchase the theatre failed to pass, and the Alhambra was demolished to make way for a Safeway supermarket. An original fountain is still intact and functioning on the south side of the Safeway parking lot. The destruction of the theatre, which was opposed by the public, awakened a preservation movement in Sacramento that remains active today and has adopted “Remember the Alhambra” as a slogan.
East Lawn Memorial Park | 1510 42nd Street
East Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery located in East Sacramento, California. It is owned by East Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, which also owns two other Sacramento area cemeteries. Founded in 1904, it is the resting place of several former Mayors of Sacramento as well as other public figures.
Mckinley Village Art Walk | 3340 Mckinley Village Way
Stroll through the community and find inspiration from one of ten public art installations designed and crafted specifically for McKinley Village by artists from the Sacramento region. The McKinley Village Art Walk will be a public art display that will provide an immediate point of differentiation for homeowners as well as draw interest from surrounding neighborhoods. The centerpiece of the collection will be a sculpture entitled “La Feuille” (the leaf) by local artist Marc Foster.
For more information about the McKinley Village Art Walk, visit the website of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission at http://www.sacmetroarts.org/