Aftershock and Golden Sky Music Festivals

Regional Parks has permitted the Aftershock and Golden Sky Festivals at Discovery Park. The Aftershock Festival will take place Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 5 - 8, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Sunday, but we anticipate spectators to be arriving as early as 8 a.m.  The Golden Sky Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 14, 2023, from noon until 11 p.m. on Saturday and  noon until 10 p.m. on Sunday, but we anticipate spectators to be arriving as early as 8 a.m.  

The American River Parkway Multi-Use (Bike) Trail will remain open for the general public to use and enjoy, though delays may occur with the number of attendees expected.

A slight trail detour will be in place starting Tuesday, Sept. 26, and will continue through roughly Oct. 20 for the safety of our trail users. The archery range and park through road will also be closed for safety to allow for large equipment and trucks to set up for the event.  Please see tr​ail detour map to the right. Vehicle detour would be Interstate 5 or Northgate/Highway 160.  

The boat launch ramp area will be kept open during the setup and tear down of the event but will be closed for the duration of the event itself from Thursday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 10. It will be open during the Golden Sky event. 

The majority of concert-goers and traffic for Aftershock is to enter and exit Discovery Park from the Garden Highway entrance and will be shuttled in from Sleep Train Arena in Natomas.  The official designated Ride Share location is located on the south side on Bercut Drive.  Aftershock has worked with the City of Sacramento Transportation and Police on a traffic and parking flow plan to minimize the impacts to local traffic and businesses.  The City of Sacramento Police Department will be directing traffic into the Park. 

If you have any questions or need any additional information about the detour please contact our office at 916-875-6336 or

For event information, please visit the Aftershock website.​