Celebrate the 4th in Sacramento!

For many, Memorial Day weekend evokes the start of the summer season—warm days, cool nights, and lots of outdoor fun. On the other hand, Memorial Day itself serves as a day of remembrance for those that have given their lives for our country. Sacramento events this weekend take on both those meanings, with ways to honor those that have fallen, plus plenty of outdoor festivities and summery fun – See more at: http://blog.discovergold.org/blog/sacramento365-2/memorial-day-weekend-events-in-sacramento-v1#sthash.qAYFqN0I.dpuf
Want to celebrate the 4th of July the right way? Then check out these awesome Independence Day events happening all over Sacramento. Not just your one-day celebration, these events will have you eating, running, and partying before and after the 4th. – See more at: http://blog.discovergold.org/blog/sacramento365-2/sacramento365s-special-feature-4th-of-july-events#sthash.Nbtu4kkM.dpuf
ant to celebrate the 4th of July the right way? Then check out these awesome Independence Day events happening all over Sacramento. Not just your one-day celebration, these events will have you eating, running, and partying before and after the 4th. – See more at: http://blog.discovergold.org/blog/sacramento365-2/sacramento365s-special-feature-4th-of-july-events#sthash.Nbtu4kkM.dpuf
Fireworks

Showing your national pride could never be more fun this Fourth of July weekend!

Not sure how to celebrate the USA’s birthday next Monday? Then check out this lineup of Independence Day events happening all over Sacramento. With amazing fireworks, spectacular parades, social festivities, and more, you’ll be eating, partying, and even running before and after the 4th of July.

Boom goes the dynamite:

Sacramento Independence Day Celebration
Cal Expo; Mon 5pm~10pm
Come and enjoy the largest annual fireworks show in the region! This year’s event includes music from iHeartMedia stations, a new kids festival area, and even more food and fun!

Fourth on the Field
Raley Field; Mon 6pm-10pm
Celebrate the USA’s birthday at the ballpark! Bring your blankets and grab a spot on the field for food, fun and — of course — a killer fireworks show.

Salute to the Red White and Blue
Elk Grove Regional Park; Mon 4pm-10pm
Be a part of Elk Grove’s premier patriotic celebration marking the nation’s freedom! Along with fireworks, families can enjoy live music, great food, and games in the park.

Independence Day pomp and circumstance:

Spirit of Freedom 4th of July Parade
Howe Park; Mon 10am-1pm
See creative floats, patriotic bikes, decked-out classic cars in honor of America’s birthday. After following the parade route, Howe Park will be filled with informational booths, family activities, and food vendors.

City of Roseville 4th of July Parade
Downtown Roseville; Mon 9am-1pm
Come out for a parade and stay for the fun in Royer Park! Carnival games, bounce houses, food vendors, and music by the Capitol Pops Concert Band are just some of the festivities planned.

Other festive fun:

Folsom Pro Rodeo
Dan Russell Rodeo Arena; Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm
Come experience a great American tradition! The Folsom Pro Rodeo has been kickin’ it for over 50 years. Don’t miss this fun family event that includes: bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, mutton busting, and a nightly fireworks show.

Red, White, and Brews
Old Sacramento; Sun 5pm-2am
Why wait for the fourth of July when you can party on the third? Old Sacramento bars will be celebrating the holiday early with a 15 bar crawl and $3 drink specials on American beers!

Rancho Cordova’s 4th of July 5K Color Run
Hagan Park; Thurs 4pm-11pm, Fri Noon-11pm
Dazzling colors aren’t just limited to the skies — get doused with powdered dyes before heading out to Rancho Cordova’s annual Independence Day festival!


For even more ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in the region, visit the Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Events page.


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

Make Memories this Memorial Day Weekend!

For many, Memorial Day weekend evokes the start of the summer season—warm days, cool nights, and lots of outdoor fun. On the other hand, Memorial Day itself serves as a day of remembrance for those that have given their lives for our country. Sacramento events this weekend take on both those meanings, with ways to honor those that have fallen, plus plenty of outdoor festivities and summery fun – See more at: http://blog.discovergold.org/blog/sacramento365-2/memorial-day-weekend-events-in-sacramento-v1#sthash.qAYFqN0I.dpuf
Vettes for Vets and American Muscle Car Show_ Photo courtesy of the California Automobile Museum

Photo courtesy of the California Automobile Museum.

For many, Memorial Day weekend evokes the start of the summer season — warm days, cool nights, and lots of outdoor fun! Memorial Day itself serves as a day of remembrance for those that have given their lives for our country.

Luckily, events taking place this weekend take on both meanings — giving you plenty of ways to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice AND hit up some outdoor festivities and summery fun. See below for just a taste of what to expect this long weekend in the Sacramento area:

Sacramento County Fair
Cal Expo
Thurs-Sun 10am-10pm, Mon 10am-7pm

Honor Sacramento’s agricultural heritage and eat carnival-style food for five days straight! New to this year’s festivities are the Welcome to the Jungle display and the Toughest Monster Truck Tour. Added bonus: Kids Ages 12 and under are free.

St. Anne’s Greek Food and Wine Festival
St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-8pm

Come enjoy the smells and sounds of Greece at this annual Memorial Weekend festival. Specialty foods on the menu include souvlaki, lamb, pastitiso, mousaka, and baklava (full vegan and vegetarian dishes will also be available). Don’t forget to wash down these great flavors with a shot of ouzo or Greek beer!

Sacramento Music Festival
Old Sacramento
Fri & Sat 11am-Midnight; Sun 10am-11pm; Mon 10am-4pm

Old Sacramento will be the place to be this weekend! You could be dancing in the streets with over 60 world-class soulful and rockin’ blues, country, jazz and rock acts — including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Stray Cat Lee Rocker.

Multicultural Family Festival
William Land Park Amphitheater
Sat 10am-4pm
Along with pony rides, magic shows, and jump houses, youth groups of different ethnic backgrounds will proudly perform song and dance numbers representing their cultures.

Inaugural Memorial Day Block Party
Track & Brewing – Curtis Park
Sat 3pm-9pm
Raise a glass of Track 7’s Roots Rock Red Ale as you jam to the sounds of Arden Park Roots this Saturday! Along with great tunes, you can welcome the long weekend with food from Squeeze Inn Burger, Masa Taco Kitchen, and Smokers Wild BBQ.

FamilyPalooza
Crocker Art Museum
Sun 11am-3pm
A family that plays together stays together! Come celebrate the arts, creativity, and good old-fashioned fun at the Crocker’s FamilyPalooza. This year’s event will turn the museum into Whoville! Note: The museum will also be open from 10am-5pm free of charge!

5th Annual Torch Fest
Torch Club
Sun 4pm-Midnight
Torch Fest is back and it’s better than ever! There’s no better way to celebrate this holiday weekend than with live music at the Midtown landmark!

Vettes for Vets American Muscle Car Show
California Automobile Museum
Mon 9am-3pm
The annual museum car show serves as a memorial to military veterans and to beautiful American made cars. Veterans and active duty military (and their family members) can also take advantage of free admission to the California Automobile Museum.


For even more ways to celebrate this Memorial Day, visit the Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Events page.


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

Choose Your Sacramento Easter Adventure

It’s time to celebrate bunnies, eggs, springtime and rebirth this week in Sacramento! Have you made your plans for Easter yet? If your answer is no, let Sacramento365.com help you plan your weekend adventure with these egg-cellent outings:

WANT TO…

…Go BIG? Then attend The Largest Egg Hunt in the World.

Easter Egg Hunt

Blue Heart International will be hiding 500K+ eggs around the California State Capitol to break a Guinness World Record.

…Slow your roll? Hop on the Easter Egg Express.

Easter Egg Express_ Photo courtesy of Sacramento RiverTrain

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento RiverTrain.

Your family can forget the hustle and bustle of the world and travel along the Sacramento Delta with the Sacramento RiverTrain.

…Take a ride on the wild side? Hang out with the Easter Bunny at Harley Davidson of Sacramento.

Harley Easter

Photo courtesy of Harley Davidson of Sacramento.

While your kids take pictures with the rascally rabbit, adults can window shop for their next ride. Sounds like a win/win situation to us…

…Not slave away in the kitchen? Let Ten 22 take care of Easter Brunch.

Easter Brunch

Photo courtesy of Ten 22.

 

The Old Sacramento restaurant’s three course menu will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

…Reconnect with the meaning of the holiday? See For What Purpose.

For What Purpose_ Photo courtesy of The Rock Church

Photo courtesy of The Rock Church.

 

With a cast of 200 actors, the play reenacts of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

And if you’re looking for even more ways to spring into action this weekend, visit Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Page for many more options.


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sacramento

Even Old Sacramento Living History reenactors are getting into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit. Photo by Sureena Johl.

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, (Tuesday, March 17 to be exact!) and luckily, there is no need to travel all the way to the Emerald Isle to get in the spirit. Sacramento is lucky enough to have a number of green-themed events that will bring out the Irish in all of us!

Dancers, flag pipes, and cultural organizations will take to the streets of Old Sacramento for its 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Fancy a Guinness…or two? 5hundy’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl may be the event for you. Attendees will take an epic journey through Midtown and Downtown’s favorite bars and taverns starting at 4pm. Want to take a walk on the cultural side? The Harris Center’s An Irish Hooley honors traditional Celtic song and dance with Slugger O’Toole and the Kerry Dance Troupe. The day of, fill up on corned beef, booze, and good spirits for 17 hours at L Street’s annual block party.

Learn more about these and other raucous St. Paddy’s events on Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Events page.

Whether you decide to party down or take a more family-friendly approach to the holiday, we wish you a festive and safe St. Patrick’s Day! Éirinn go Brách!


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

Fall In Love With These Local VDay Events

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That lovely-dovey feeling is in the air. Whether you call it Valentine’s Day or Single’s Awareness Day, February 14 is almost here. If you’re in the mood for, searching for, or perhaps trying to avoid love this week, we’ve curated a few outings that get you in the mood for the Hallmark holiday.

DINNER AND A MOVIE
Valentine’s Dinner at Dawson’s
Hyatt Regency Sacramento; Sat 5:30pm-10pm
Treat your Valentine to a romantic five-course dinner for two at Dawson’s. Be sure to save room for champagne and dessert.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Valentine’s Edition
Colonial Theatre; Sat 9:30pm-12:30am
Give the gift of cult cinema celebration! Witness The Rocky Horror Picture Show as it was meant to be experienced — with a live shadow cast.

MY FUNNY VALENTINE
Love Approximately Valentine Show
CSz Sacramento; Wed 8pm-9:30pm
The Rhyme Syndicate will be sharing words and laughs that relate to the heart and love during this unique hybrid poetry-improv collaboration.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Sutter Street Theatre; Thurs 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
This hilarious musical revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost…and to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance.

SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE
Valentine’s Singles Safety and Self-Defense Clinic
Various Robinson’s Taekwondo locations; Fri 6:30pm-7:30pm
Don’t miss this chance to kick up your heels and shout with other singles interested in fun, fitness, personal safety and serious self-defense.

Colors Valentine’s Day Pub Crawl (SOLD OUT)
Midtown; Sat 5pm-11pm
Who says you can’t find love at the bar? If you are looking for a special someone, wear a touch of red and join Xoso Sports & Social League on this bar hopping adventure.

Valentine’s Day Singles Bike Bus Tour
Midtown; Sat 7pm-10pm
This low-pressure, speed-dating event aboard the Off The Chain bike-bus stops at several venues featuring all-inclusive beverages and tasty treats.

SHOW THE KIDS SOME LOVE
Make Your Own Heart Mosaic
Arcade Library; Wed 4pm
After hearing a fun Valentine’s Day book, kiddos of all ages can create a sweet project that is perfect for gift giving.

Mega Family Valentines Dance For Everyone
Southpointe Christian Center Auditorium; Fri 7pm-11pm
Time to get the whole family dressed up to enjoy a fun filled night of dinner, dancing, and a whole lot of family fun.

HAVE YOURSELF AN ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY
An Unlucky Valentines Celebration
Starlite Lounge; Fri 8pm-Midnight
With three hard rock bands and a drag queen taking the stage, this anti-Valentine’s Day bash is as punk as it can get.

Sacramento Autorama
Cal Expo; Sat & Sun 10am-9pm, Mon 10am-6pm
Sometimes chrome is where the heart is. Rev your engines at this custom car extravaganza, featuring the latest hot rods, pickups, motorcycles, and street machines.

Need more inspiration? More (anti-)date ideas can be found on Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Events page. And if you want to have a local romantic rendezvous, you can find Valentine’s Day packages and restaurant deals on VisitSacramento.com.


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

4th of July Fun in Sacramento

For many, Memorial Day weekend evokes the start of the summer season—warm days, cool nights, and lots of outdoor fun. On the other hand, Memorial Day itself serves as a day of remembrance for those that have given their lives for our country. Sacramento events this weekend take on both those meanings, with ways to honor those that have fallen, plus plenty of outdoor festivities and summery fun – See more at: http://blog.discovergold.org/blog/sacramento365-2/memorial-day-weekend-events-in-sacramento-v1#sthash.qAYFqN0I.dpuf
Want to celebrate the 4th of July the right way? Then check out these awesome Independence Day events happening all over Sacramento. Not just your one-day celebration, these events will have you eating, running, and partying before and after the 4th. – See more at: http://blog.discovergold.org/blog/sacramento365-2/sacramento365s-special-feature-4th-of-july-events#sthash.Nbtu4kkM.dpuf
ant to celebrate the 4th of July the right way? Then check out these awesome Independence Day events happening all over Sacramento. Not just your one-day celebration, these events will have you eating, running, and partying before and after the 4th. – See more at: http://blog.discovergold.org/blog/sacramento365-2/sacramento365s-special-feature-4th-of-july-events#sthash.Nbtu4kkM.dpuf
Fireworks

Showing your national pride could never be more fun this Fourth of July weekend!

Not sure how to celebrate the USA’s birthday on Friday? Then check out this lineup of Independence Day events happening all over Sacramento. With amazing fireworks, spectacular parades, social festivities, and more, you’ll be eating, running, and partying before and after the 4th.

Get the party started:
Festivals, pub crawls and laugh-ins will definitely get you in the patriotic spirit.

Red, White and Brews
Old Sacramento; Thurs 7pm-1am
Why wait for the fourth of July when you can party on the third? Old Sacramento bars will be celebrating the holiday early with a 15 bar crawl and drink specials.

Rancho Cordova’s Fourth of July Celebration
Hagan Park; Thurs 4pm-11pm, Fri Noon-11pm
Rancho Cordova will celebrate America’s birthday for two days! On the 3rd, hear Journey Unauthorized and catch a teaser fireworks mini-show. On the 4th, enjoy carnival rides, concerts, a BMX show, festival food and beer and firework displays.

Laugh It Off Comedy
Eagles Hall Roseville; Sat 8pm-10pm
Got plans after the 4th of July? Laugh off those calories gained on the 4th at this comedy showcase featuring some of the area’s best local standup comics.

Boom goes the dynamite:
Celebrate our nation’s birthday at one of these local firework shows.

Sacramento Independence Day Celebration
Cal Expo; Fri 5pm
Come and enjoy the largest annual fireworks show in the region! This year’s event brings Chris Gardner Band, a new kids festival area, and even more food and fun!

Fourth on the Field
Raley Field; Fri 6pm-10pm
Celebrate the USA’s birthday at the ballpark! Bring your blankets and grab a spot on the field for food, fun and — of course — a killer fireworks show.

4th of July Fireworks
Placer County Fairgrounds & Event Center; Fri 9:30pm
The City of Roseville will light up the night with this free show at the Fairground’s grandstands.

Exercise your freedom (literally):
Start the holiday on the right foot with a fun run.

Run Crime Out of Roseville 5K
Royer Park; 7:45am
Think you can out-run the Roseville Police Department? Find out at this 5k, presented by the Roseville Crime Stoppers.

Folsom Firecracker 2014
Lake Natomas Bike Trails; Fri 8am
Celebrate the many blessings we have, while helping others in our community and around the world during this 5k run/walk and 10k run.

Rancho Cordova 4th of July 5k Run/Walk
Mill Middle School; Fri 9am
Run along Coloma Road during this 4th of July run/walk! Remember, you can get $5 off adult race registration with promo code SAC365.


For even more ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, visit the Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Events page.


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

Fun Things To Do This Father’s Day Weekend

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAFather’s Day is this Sunday. Still looking for ways to celebrate and thank the special men in your life? Ditch the socks and make lasting memories! Sacramento365.com has curated a variety of local dad-friendly outings in the region to help you make this weekend one to remember.

Venure Out with Your Pops:
2014 Cajun and Blues Festival

Delta Boat Storage (Isleton); Sat & Sun 10am-7pm
Head down to Isleton and hear Cajun, blues, zydeco, twang and rock n’ roll music. You can also chow down on delicious Bayou cuisine and see classic cars down in the Delta.

Superheroes 5K
Capitol Mall Greens; Sun 8:05am
You’ve always knew your pop had superpowers. Let him show them off this Sunday at this caped crusader-themed race through downtown Sacramento.

Sacramento River Cats vs. Iowa Cubs
Raley Field; Sun 1:05pm
Have a Sunday Funday at the ballpark! Before the game, get a player’s autograph and checkout Dreams and Drivers sweet rides. After the game, kids (and their dads) can run the bases.

Take a Ride with Dad:
Father’s Day Weekend Diesel Days
CA State Railroad Museum; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

View rarely seen Southern Pacific road switchers and hop on diesel locomotives all weekend long for this special Diesel Day.

Classic Car Rides
California Auto Museum; Sun 11am-3pm
Daddios can enjoy free admission to the museum, take a ride in classics and inspect what’s under the hood of exhibit cars this special Sunday.

Hornblower’s Father’s Day River Cruise
L Street Dock; Sun Noon, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm
Get on board the Capitol Hornblower and spend some quality time on the Sacramento River with a dad this Father’s Day.

Feast with a Father:
BBQ & Brews Summer Series Kick-Off
Mama Kim Eats; Fri 5pm-10pm
Celebrate Father’s Day early! Chef Brad and crew will be throwing down the love with BBQ oysters, wild salmon tacos, baby back ribs, smoked brisket, finger lickin’ chicken, and much more goodness for dads to chew on!

Father’s Day Brunch
Hyatt Regency Sacramento; Sun 11am-2pm
Fathers can feast on breakfast selections, a seafood display, artisan salumi and cheeses and more in downtown.

For even more ways to celebrate dad, visit the Sacramento365.com’s Holiday Events page.

*This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.