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.

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Ring in the Fourth Locally!

Photo courtesy of Folsom Pro Rodeo.

This Saturday marks the 239th birthday of the United States of America. Not sure how to celebrate our nation’s big day? Sacramento365.com searched high and low to find the best Independence Day events happening in the Sacramento region this weekend.

With fireworks, parades, and even a bit of croquet, you are guaranteed to have plenty of patriotic fun!

 Get in the Spirit Early

Folsom Pro Rodeo & Historic Cattle Drive
Dan Russell Rodeo Arena; Thurs-Sat 6pm

This annual tradition is a tribute to the cattle ranches which used to be spread across the Folsom foothills. Before the official start of the Folsom Pro Rodeo, don’t miss out on the cattle drive down historic Sutter Street.

Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration
Hagan Park; Fri 4pm-11pm, Sat Noon-11pm

The fun starts a day early with a carnival, concert, and fireworks mini-show. On the Fourth, start off with a brisk 5K run, watch a Fourth of July Parade, then spend the rest of the day in Hagan Park for more family-friendly activities.

Red, White, and Brews
Old Sacramento; Fri 6pm-Midnight

Be the first to celebrate the Fourth by having a little fun on the Third! Ten participating Old Sacramento bars are offering select American beers for only $3.

Those Flashing Lights:

19th Annual Salute to the Red, White, and Blue
Elk Grove Regional Park; Sat 4pm-10pm

Elk Grove’s premier Fourth of July celebration is a patriotic salute to the birth of the nation. The festivities begin in the evening with live music and food – and ends with a bang!

Independence Day Celebration
Cal Expo; Sat 5pm

Cal Expo will join the City and County of Sacramento and CBS Radio to produce the largest-scale pyrotechnics display in the area on the Fourth of July.

Fourth on the Field
Raley Field; Sat 6pm-10pm

The ballpark is bringing back the feel of a neighborhood block party with delicious food trucks, live music by Nunchuck Taylor, and a dazzling display of fireworks over the Sacramento River.

Ring in the Fourth Uniquely

4th of July Picnic and Croquet Tournament
Old Sacramento; Sat 11am-2pm

Play ball? Join the Sacramento History Museum’s Living History re-enactors as they celebrate Independence Day in historic style.

Celebrating American Music
Midtown BarFly (formerly Club 21); Sat 9pm

Want to avoid the big crowds while celebrating America this year? Join the Midtown Moxies burlesque troupe for an intimate evening with their very own brand of fireworks.

Sacramento Moonwalk: In Loving Memory of Michael Jackson
Harlow’s; Sat 9:30pm

Hosted by Reggae star Xsample, this contest will give $500 to the best Moonwalk contestant and $500 to the best Michael Jackson impersonator.

To find even more Fourth of July festivities, visit the Sacramento365.com Holiday Events page.

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

Seeing “Red” at B Street Theatre

Brian Dykstra as Rothko & David McElwee as Ken. Photo by B Street Theatre Staff.

Brian Dykstra as Rothko & David McElwee as Ken in the regional premiere of “Red,” the kick-off to B Street Theatre’s 2012-2013 B3 Series. Photo by B Street Theatre Staff.

My inner art historian, which has mostly laid dormant since college graduation, was sparked back to life last night at B Street Theatre’s regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning play Red. Kicking off B Street’s 2012-2013 B3 Series, Red delves into the life of artist Mark Rothko, in the midst of a commission for a commercial company. The two-man play is a vibrant back-and-forth between artist and assistant, and the dialogue is anything but sophomoric.

Indulge your artistic senses by seeing Red, which runs Tuesdays-Sundays through Sept 22 (tickets available here).

Red is followed in the B3 Series by Arthur Miller’s The Price, The Conference of the Birds, and a fourth show yet to be announced. B3 Series subscriptions are also available.