An Evening fit for a Queen
The West Coast’s most glamorous transgender event is back...in royal style!
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 the 12th annual River City Sparkle. Whether you are a first-timer or a Sparkle veteran, you won't want to miss this year's gala event.
Crowns & Gowns
If the tiara fits...wear it!
The theme of River City Sparkle 2019 is “Crowns & Gowns," and it's your opportunity to get out, be seen, and feel like a queen.
Our Sparkle ballroom will be decorated in this year's signature colors of blue and purple, the traditional colors of royalty.
Simple or fancy, modern or retro, from fairy tale princess to prom queen – if you’ve ever dreamed of wearing a crown, tiara, circlet, diadem, or garland, this is your night to make a regal impression.
Mix, mingle, sip a cocktail or two, and take some selfies with your friends in our special photo-op area complete with themed props.
Dinner & Show
Sit down to a sumptuous 3-course dinner, then enjoy world-class stand-up featuring improv comedy from Short Cuts.
Kick up your heels as DJ Amber keeps the party going with a mix of the latest hits and classic dance tunes until 11:00pm.
Courtyard by Marriott
We're rolling out the red carpet for you at our new Sparkle venue
ADDRESS: 1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA 95815
BALLROOM: Please see our hotel map for the location of the ballroom and entrances.
HOTEL INFO: Visit the Marriott website for additional details.
Hotel rooms are expected to be scarce in Sacramento due to a large music festival happening the same weekend as Sparkle. We encourage you to book your room early for best selection and pricing.
There is a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott set aside for Sparkle attendees needing accommodations. These rooms are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a two-night minimum (Friday & Saturday) to receive the discounted rate of $179.00 plus applicable taxes per night.
Rooms must be booked directly with Anabel Fuentes at 916-576-6609 or email@example.com
Courtyard by Marriott Floor Plan
Short Cuts Improv Comedy Show
River City Sparkle Welcomes Short Cuts
They regularly take to the stage at Sacramento's Comedy Spot, and now they're taking over River City Sparkle! Short Cuts is a fast-paced, game-based comedy improv show similar to Whose Line is it Anyway? Fun, short-form improv games and a great cast of performers guarantee a show that is unique, spontaneous, and above all hilarious!
Party like a princess on Friday night
Get a jump on your Sparkle weekend! Join us Friday night, October 11, for a pre-Sparkle tradition.
Gems members Cindy and Pauline will be hosting a group for a casual dinner and drinks at a local restaurant. This event is open to all, including those not attending Sparkle. There are no fees to attend, so you can spend as much or as little as you please.
A number of other pre-Sparkle gatherings will be happening from Wednesday through Saturday. For more details about these unofficial member-led outings, use the form below to get in touch with the organizers.
The ticket purchase deadline has passed.
There will be no tickets available at the door. If you were unable to purchase a ticket prior to the deadline, we are sorry, but we cannot accommodate any walk-in guests. We hope to see you at a future Sparkle event.
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