Upcoming Events

River City Sparkle 2024

River City Sparkle 2024

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Location: DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Address: 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Entry Fee: $75
Paid Member Entry Fee: $65
Purchase Deadline: September 22

The West Coast’s most glamorous transgender event is back!

The River City Gems welcome the whole transgender community, including family, friends, and allies, to put on your finest attire and party the night away at River City Sparkle 2024. Whether you are a first-timer or a Sparkle veteran, you won’t want to miss this year’s gala event.

The theme this year is Sparkle and Shine. Diamonds, glitter, sequins, precious metals, and all things lustrous, radiant, and dazzling will be on display. Dressing to the theme is completely optional. Please wear whatever makes you feel like your most beautiful self.

The party will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, near Arden Fair in Sacramento. Get ready for a fun party atmosphere, no-host cocktails, a delicious dinner, door prizes, and more. Back by popular demand, there will be an after dinner dance party featuring DJ Amber! A photographer will be available, and of course, ample opportunity for taking photos.

6:00pm – No-host cocktails
7:30pm – Dinner

Your Sparkle dinner will be a buffet which includes:

  • Iceberg Salad with Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Crisp Smoked Bacon, Scallions, & Buttermilk Ranch
  • Field Greens Salad with Goat Cheese and Citrus Wedges, Candied Pecans & Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Fruit Salad and Seasonal Berries
  • Penne Pasta with Broccollini, Basil Pesto, Sundried Tomato, Asiago Cheese, Pine Nuts & Peas
  • Fresh Wild Caught Cajun Snapper with Grilled Prawns & Cheese Grits
  • Rotisserie Chicken Breast with Sherried Mushroom Pan Jus & Pearl Onions
  • Bone In Mustard Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Herbs and Cracked Peppercorn Sauce
  • Potatoes au Gratin
  • Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
  • Chef’s Dessert Display and Freshly Brewed Starbucks® Coffee & Tea Selection
  • Scroll down to the ticket order form below to purchase your ticket(s). Be sure to purchase by the deadline of September 22!

    A pre-Sparkle dinner is being planned for Friday, September 27th. So, if you are coming from out of town, you may wish to plan on staying over Friday and Saturday nights. Don’t wait — book your hotel room today at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Sacramento.

    For more information about the Pre-Sparkle dinner and other informal outings that may be happening in the days surrounding Sparkle, be sure to join our online community at https://rivercitygems.groups.io/.

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