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Sutter’s Fort to Light Exterior Walls in Recognition of Key Dates in 2024

Feb 06, 2024 04:30PM ● By Midtown Association News Release

Lights on the exterior of Sutters Fort. Photo courtesy of Midtown Association


SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – In partnership with California State Parks and Sutter Health, the Midtown Association is proud to announce plans to light the historic exterior walls of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park in recognition of key dates in 2024. The iconic walls of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will be lit from sunset to sunrise on key dates in colors reflective of and appropriate to each occasion.

2024 Dates for Special Exterior Lighting of the Exterior Walls of Sutter’s Fort:

February 2-4: Black History Month

February 9-12: Heart Health Month

March 29-April 1:  National Doctors Day

April 7-10: World Health Day/World Health Worker Week

April 22-25: Earth Day

May 1-3: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 5-7: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

May 10-12: National Nurses Week

June 7-10: PRIDE Month

June 19-21: Juneteenth

August 9-12: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People       

September 16: 916 Day

September 20-23: National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 4-7: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 14-17: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 18-21: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 28-30:  National First Responders Day

November 1-3: National Native American Heritage Month

November 8-11: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In 2023, new exterior lighting around Sutter’s Fort was installed to improve the visibility and increase security in the area. The project also helps to amplify and “shine a light” on the reinterpretation of the history of Sutter’s Fort, which is part of a key initiative underway throughout the California State Parks system.

“In 2020, California State Parks committed to making Sutter’s Fort a more inclusive and truthful historic site,” said John Fraser, Capital District Superintendent for California State Parks. “This 2024 lighting awareness campaign is another important way we can show that Sutter’s Fort serves all people.”

The area around Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is one of the most significant green spaces in the central city, and is in close vicinity to upcoming development projects, hotels, and Sutter Health hospital, totaling approximately 7,000 nearby residents.

“Celebrating our 100-year legacy of providing care, Sutter Health is dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve," said Ryan Loofbourrow, Government Affairs Director of Sutter Health, Valley Area.  "We applaud efforts large and small that raise awareness to important causes or dates that deserve recognition and reflection."

This new installation at Sutter’s Fort adds to a list of lighting projects throughout the district led by the Midtown Association to light up Midtown parks and other key areas in the grid with a goal to help activate spaces, beautify our city with innovative lighting strategies, and increase safety and visibility.

For more information about the Midtown Property Business Improvement District (MPBID), please visit www.exploremidtown.org.

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