Make It A Festival Night!

We’re halfway through summer, which means it’s festival time! I don’t know about you, but my favorite part about the season is the food. Here are a few ways you can get your grub on at some of Sacramento’s upcoming festivals.


So it won’t exactly be great for my diet, but how can anyone resist fried festival food with a cold beer to go along with it?! (Photo courtesy of Flickr user RLEVANS)

161st Annual California State Fair, July 11-27
As always, there will be hundreds of food vendors on hand at the historic fair — spaghetti ice cream, chocolate covered bacon, or fried anything — but I especially can’t wait to pick up some fresh produce from the Friends of the State Fair Farmers Market to help me stay on my healthy track! Details

10th Annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival, July 18-20
Great movies AND great food? Sign me up! With sponsors including Oto’s Marketplace and Gekkeikan Sake Folsom Brewery, there is sure to be some deliciously cultured eats and strong drinks at this film fest. Oishii Sushi is also right around the corner, which makes it the perfect before or after movie destination. You can even show off your singing voice in one of its private karaoke booths! Details

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, July 5-August 3
Picnics are encouraged at this outdoor theater fest that flips the Bard’s classics on their heads. Why not pack your basket with one of the Tower Cafe‘s amazing Chinese Chicken salads? If you happen to catch me eating their chocolate layered El Diablo cake for dessert, don’t tell my diet coach! Details

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The Cat and the Fiddle Music Festival will feature live music for the entire family on Fairytale Town’s Mother Goose Stage. (Photo courtesy of Fairytale Town’s Facebook page)

Cat and the Fiddle Music Festival, August 9-10
I’m looking forward to the theme-park style food sold at Fairytale Town’s yummy Dish & Spoon Cafe during this family-friendly concert series. They sell everything from hot dogs to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches — all for a great price, too! Details

So we might have to work out a little more to make up for all of the food you’ll be eating, but we both know it will be SO worth it in the end. See you there!

To learn more about these and other upcoming festivals, check out the Festivals page here. And to learn more about’s Make It a Night campaign, click here.

***This blog post was written by’s Content Specialist, Alyssa Sanguinetti.



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