I’m a sucker for local festivals, and one event I especially look forward to every year is the Chalk it Up Art Festival in Sacramento on Labor Day weekend. This year is the 27th year of the FREE festival which also serves as a fundraiser to support local Youth Art Grants.
As a 501C(3) nonprofit, the organization sells sponsored sidewalk squares that circle the perimeter of Fremont Park at 16th & P near Downtown Sacramento.
Some amazingly talented artists are matched with sponsors of the squares to complete their masterpiece armed with nothing more than a box of chalk pastilles.
Fremont Park, which is the size of a city block, is filled with food trucks, art vendors, a beer garden, and live music throughout the three day weekend. The park is filled with fun for the whole family.
Parking is limited in the area, so if Uber, Lyft, light rail or a JUMP bike is not a good solution for you — be prepared to walk a few blocks after you find parking.
TIP: Come early in the weekend for a better chance to watch the artists working on their projects. Waiting until later in the weekend you can see more of the finished artwork.