Black History Month events in Sacramento

Art shows, historical demonstrations, festivals, and more come to Sacramento for Black History Month.

A mural of a woman with green flowing hair is surrounded by orange flowers and butterflies.

“Art of resistance” can be seen throughout Sacramento’s murals and galleries.

Photo by SACtoday staff

February is Black History Month, and 2024’s theme is “the art of resistance.” This focus draws on the use of music, language, literature, film, and more for preservation and empowerment.

Here are some Black History Month events happening around Sacramento that you won’t want to miss:

“For Colored Girls” | Feb. 2-25, Times vary
This choreopoem follows seven women through a world of racism, oppression, and sexism with passion and humor. The Feb. 11 showing will include a post-show talk with director Voress Franklin.

Black Heritage Festival | Feb. 10 + 11, Times vary
This two-day, family-friendly festival has holistic drinks, educational workshops, artist talks, exhibits, a fashion show, and more.

Black History Month Mixer | Feb. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Network, socialize, and honor the city’s Black community with the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce.

Black History Month Family Festival | Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Crocker Art Museum is hosting a day of dance, live music, and readings from Black artists in the area.

Black History Month Art Show | Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vendors, arts + crafts, live music, and more come to Old Sugar Mill, with walk-in wine tastings and food trucks available.

Grownups Unite! Book Club | Feb. 21, 6-7 p.m.
Join a led discussion on “New Masters” by Shobo Coker — a graphic novel with that blends science fiction, adventure, drama, and Afrofuturism.

Black Butterflies “The Awakening” | Feb. 24 + 25, 3 p.m.
This musical put on by Rosemont High School was written to inspire hope and motivate pursuit of personal destiny.

California State Archives Tour | Feb. 27, 10-11 a.m.
This free guided tour navigates the California State Archives’ historical documents and imaging labs, featuring records of past Black History Month celebrations.

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