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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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.

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.

Summer Kicks off this Memorial Day Weekend 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
Memorial Day Weekend

Remember those who served and celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day Weekend. (Photo by Flickr user Franken Teacher)

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 taking place this weekend take on both those meanings, with ways to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, plus plenty of outdoor festivities and summer-y fun. See below for just a taste of what to expect this three-day weekend:

Festivals and Fun Times Abound:
Sacramento County Fair
Cal Expo; Thurs-Sun 10am-10pm, Mon 10am-7pm
Honor Sacramento’s agricultural heritage and eat carnival-style food for four straight days! Added bonus: Kids age 12 and under are free.

Greek Food Festival
St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church; Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-7pm
Come enjoy the smells and sounds of Greece at this 20th annual festival. Specialty foods on the menu include souvlaki, lamb, pastitiso, mousaka and baklava.

Sacramento Music Festival
Old & Downtown Sacramento; Fri & Sun 11am, Sat & Mon 10am
Old Sacramento will be the place to be this weekend! You could be dancing in the streets with over 80 world-class soulful and rockin’ blues, country, jazz and rock acts — including Collective Soul, Mat Kearney and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.

International Kids Festival
William Land Park; 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.

Pinata Festival
Sol Collective; Sat 11am-5pm
Piñatas will line the streets along with vendors featuring local and international food, arts and crafts. Join pinata-hitting contests, pinata-making demonstrations, food, live music y mas.

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 second annual FamilyPalooza.

Remembering the Fallen:
Reading of the Names Ceremony
California State Capitol Park; Ceremony Noon (Reading of the Names begins 7am)
Join the Vietnam Veterans of America Charter 500 and assembly members as they remember California veterans. A special reading of the 5,823 names found on the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial will begin at 7am.

What to do on your Monday Off:
Vettes for Vets American Muscle Car Show
California Automobile Museum; Mon 10am-3pm
This is an annual car show arranged by the museum serves as memorial to military veterans and beautiful American made cars. Visitors can also take advantage of free admission to the California Automobile Museum.

Memorial Day River Cruise
L Street Docks; Mon 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm
Kick of the summer with your family! This one hour river cruise is the perfect way to cool down while learning about the history of Sacramento and the nature on the water ways.


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.

Sac365 Top 10: Sneak Peek for the Week of May 19, 2014

Sac_Couty_FairSacramento County Fair
Cal Expo
May 22-26
Thurs-Sun 10am-10pm; Mon 10am-7pm
Celebrate Sac County’s ag heritage this Memorial Day Weekend.

Sacramento_Music_Festival2Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee
Old Sacramento
May 23-26
Fri & Sun 11am; Sat & Mon 10am
Collective Soul, Mat Kearney & others will get you dancing in the streets this three day weekend.

Beer_and_BalletBeer & Ballet
Sacramento City College Art Court Theatre
May 23-June 1
Wed-Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm

Drinking with friends just got classier thanks to the Sacramento Ballet.

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Sacramento events this weekend, May 24-May 27

The 9th Annual International Kids Festival takes place this Saturday, May 25, in William Land Park.

The 9th Annual International Kids Festival takes place this Saturday, May 25, in William Land Park.

Most of us are entering in to a long weekend (woohoo!), so we extended our KCRA Weekend Events Slideshow to include some Monday events as well.

With the Sacramento Music Festival, the Sacramento County Fair, International Kids Festival, and much more, you’ll stay entertained the whole weekend through!