August 29, Sacramento Zombie Walk
Seems like just about every city has a zombie walk these days—a gathering of people dressed in Walking Dead-appropriate costumes, making their way around the city looking to eat flesh. Or, you know, just have fun.
Sacramento's first such official organized event launched in 2001, coordinated by Trash Film Orgy organizers as a promotion stunt for their midnight film fest. In the years since it's become tradition and this Saturday, August 29, the Sacramento Zombie Walk celebrates its 14th anniversary.
In 2014, the event saw the addition of a prewalk Carnival of the Dead, and organizers say the walk attracted approximately 1,500 people. This year they are anticipating that 2,500 people will take part in the carnival and march. To that end, the folks at TFO aim to make this year's event bigger than ever in scope and raised more than $5,000 via an Indiegogo campaign toward that effort.
The carnival, which starts in the afternoon, will include food trucks, vendors, live music, games, makeup booths and a zombie bikini contest.
The walk kicks off later in the evening and will feature a “Thriller” flash mob, the West Campus Marching Band and, of course, some zombie attacks.
Consider yourself warned. 4 p.m., Saturday, August 29; free. Roosevelt Park, 1615 Ninth Street; http://trashfilmorgy.com.