Sports in the Sacramento Region
Sacramento is a great central location for sports fans of all types. For basketball fans, the excitement of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings is within an hour's drive. Baseball fans can enjoy spring and summer evenings near the river at Raley Field, home to the Sacramento River Cats, Triple A affiliate of MLB’s nearby Oakland Athletics. And the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giant’s home fields are just a short drive away in the Bay Area.
If you like to get out and into the action, western Nevada County offers a wide variety of recreational sports leagues for adults and children, plus unlimited opportunities for golfing, biking, swimming, hiking, skiing, boating and more.
Learn more about area sports opportunities:
Power Balance Pavilion, home of the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento River Cats
Nevada County Gold
Bicyclists of Nevada County
Entertainment in the Sacramento Region
Western Nevada County, and beyond into the Sacramento region, is rich in opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages to experience both modern and historic arts and entertainment. Our multi-cultural diversity is also proudly shared through music, art and festivals.
Local museums and galleries feature fine art and historical artifacts ranging from oil paintings to steam engines and gold panning. Performing arts range from theatre and musicals to opera, orchestra and jazz. Western Nevada County also hosts a number of festivals including the Bluegrass, World Music and Celtic Festivals.
In addition, before the show, Grass Valley and Nevada City offer fine dining experiences at restaurants like The New Moon Cafe, Friar Tucks and Cirino's Main Street Cafe.
Learn more about the region's arts, entertainment and night life:
Music in the Mountains
KVMR FM - Community Radio
The Union - Community News & Entertainment
Sacramento Convention Center