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Sacramento Scottish Highlands Games and Festival – a photo essay of history

This wasn’t my first Scottish Highlands Games and Festival.  However, this one was different. I met up with old friends, Scottish Highlands Games professional athletes, and made new ones as well.  And this time, you get a chance to see how big these men really are. Bagpipes, Scottish music, kilts, and food.  Yep, they were […]


Fall festival and Halloween family fun at the Amador Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking for a perfect Fall and Halloween getaway from Sacramento, the Amador Flower Farm is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, the outdoors, some beautiful gardens, and Halloween activities for kids. Just a little more than an hour’s drive from Sacramento in Plymouth, the Amador Flower Farm has something for everyone to enjoy and is a great family outing.

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38th Annual Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee: a video introduction, overview, and history

This May marked my tenth year of living here in Sacramento.  For the Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee, this Memorial Day weekend celebrates 38 years here in California’s capital city.  And while it’s one of the more celebrated Jazz Festivals in the country, our paths have never crossed – until this year. (Note:  The Sacramento […]


Memorial Day weekend in Sacramento: Sacramento Jazz Festival, KISS, and more!

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer!  And for those in Sacramento, there are plenty of weekend events to enjoy for Memorial Day.  From music to fairs to Memorial Day ceremonies to honor soldiers and veterans, there is plenty do this weekend in Sacramento. While the weather will be cool, many normal May […]

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The 135th Sacramento Scottish Highlands Games and Festival

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to enjoy the Scottish Highlands Games and Festival in Sacramento.  While I’ve never been to Scotland, it was a fantastic experience.  Because of my experience with bagpipes, kilts, and the Scottish Highlands games, there are many reasons why this Sacramento Scottish festival won’t be my last. No matter where […]


Why my first Sacramento Scottish Highlands Games and Festival won’t be my last

This weekend, Sacramento held it’s annual Scottish Highlands Games and Festival.  It’s was the 135th Scottish Games and Festival in Sacramento but my first.  I can’t wait to go again. Everywhere you look, Scottish culture was all around.  Scottish kilts greeted me as I came in.  The sounds of the bagpipes carried onto the streets […]


Weekend news and events in Sacramento: Scottish Highlands Festival, Highway 50 closed in Tahoe

As the temperatures rise in early May here in Sacramento, a number of big weekend events are coming to Sacramento this weekend.  With the Sacramento Jazz Festival coming up Memorial Day weekend, the city gears up for a number of events with a focus on music and culture. 135th annual Sacramento Scottish Highland Games and […]