Check out July in Sacramento

Local Sacramento Events

Occurs every Friday until 7/26; free admission, all ages

Enjoy live music from local bands, food trucks and the beer garden


Occurs every Friday until the end of July; free admission

  • Downtown Sacramento – Cap City Sips: downtown restaurants, 3pm – 7pm

Occurs every Wednesday through August at participating restaurants and bars

Offering a happy hour menu featuring $2 beers, $3 wines, and $4 cocktails

Check website for participating locations



Themes and special on almost every day of a game with fireworks on Friday nights after the game. Check out Bark in the Ballpark on 7/24 so you can bring your “best friend” to the ballpark too!


Occurs every Thursday & Friday until 8/30; free admission

Enjoy bike riding in an enclosed safe riding area, great for young riders! Also, there will be a food court, bike safety clinic, and CHP presentation

Featured Event – California State Fair (See Website)


This year, the California State Fair will be celebrating their 160th year! It’s a culmination of all the hard work in California throughout the year as well as a family summer tradition of enjoyment filled with entertainment, festive exhibits, popular livestock shows, and delectable food. The State Fair starts July 12th and continues to the 28th of this month.

Fair Hours                   Mon – Thurs 11am – 10pm, Fri – Sun 10am – 10pm

Magical Midway          Mon – Thurs noon-11pm, Fri – Sun 11am – midnight

Kids Park                     Mon – Thurs 11am – 11pm, Friday – Sun 10am – midnight

Kids Days – every Tuesday; under 12 is free and all rides are only $1 for all ages!

62 & Better! Days – every Friday; adults 62+ get discount admission for $8 before 8pm!

Check out the website for special days and events happening daily! The 2013 State Fair promises food and fun for all families. Grab a group and check out the California State Fair!

Check out the blog: Blogilates

Thought this would be helpful to keep in mind since it is Summer and these are available at the local farmer’s market and or grocery store. These low calorie, high fiber fruits and vegetables came help jumpstart your healthy diet and give you the energy you need to enjoy a little summer fun in the sun!


A Day in Sacramento

This video to me captures Sacramento’s carefree, eclectic essence of the city.


4th of July events in the Sacramento Area


If you guys are brave enough to battle the crowds for the Fourth of July celebrations, here’s a list of some of the events in the major areas in Sacramento.


Rancho Cordova

July 3-4th for the 10th Anniversary Party at Hagan Park

See Website for complete details

Starting Wednesday 4-11pm until Thursday starting at 10am with the parade

$2 per person, children under 5 are free, $10 parking; discount carnival tickets in advance

Events include a kid zone, beer garden, BMX Freestyle shows, zip line ride, exhibits, and more

Concerts featuring Starship with Mickey Thomas, Superlicious (80’s cover band), Crawford Perkes Band, The Soulshakers (Blues/Funk/Rock), Two Steps Down (Young Country)

Parade starts on Coloma Rd at Cordova Lane proceeding west to Chase Drive and left on Rinda Drive (1.5 miles)

Celebration continues at Hagan Park for more family fun. Fireworks start at 9:30pm


July 4th in Downtown Roseville

See Website for complete details

There’s a Run Crime Out of Roseville! 5K Fun Run for all the early birds

Parade starts at 10am at the intersection of Riverside/Vernon/Douglas, continuing along Vernon Street past the Civic Center, turn right on Lincoln St, right onto Park Drive

Royer Park activities at 11am-2pm for carnival games, bounce houses, food vendors, and music by Capitol Pops Concert Band and more

Fireworks at Placer County Fairgrounds at 9:30pm, gates open at 7pm. $5 parking fee

West Sacramento

July 4th for Fourth on the Field at Raley Field

See Website for complete details

Starting at 6-10pm for family-friendly events with food trucks, live music, and a fireworks extravaganza

$8 for adults, $5 for kids (*the first 1000 children will receive a free ticket w/the advanced purchased of an adult ticket)

BONUS: there’s a Groupon currently available for $19.00 for Sacramento River Cats Baseball Game and Fourth of July Party at Raley Field. This includes a general admission ticket to “Fourth of the Field” and a ticket for Senate-level seating to the game on 7/11 at 7pm. (deal ends tomorrow!)

Elk Grove

July 4th for A Salute to the Red, White, and Blue at Elk Grove Regional Park

See Website for complete details

Free admission, just at $10 parking fee. Gates open at 7am (enter at the main gate off EG-Florin Rd)

Festivities begin in the evening with live music and food, so bring a blanket and have a picnic or BBQ and enjoy the concert by Innersoul Band

Fireworks begin at 9:30pm

Downtown Sacramento

July 3rd for Red, White, and Brews in Old Sacramento

See Website for complete details

Starting 7pm-1am, Old Sacramento’s bars will be celebrating with 15 bars in all two blocks featuring live music, comedy, DJs, karaoke, and dancing

Bars participating will be featuring $3 American beers (selection varies at each location; cover charge may be charged)

Fireworks after the River Cats game over the river on Front Street

July 4th for the Cruise on the Hornblower

See Website for complete details

Departs from the Old Sacramento L Street Dock – first come, first serve. Available at 1:15pm – 5:30pm for $20 per person


Whatever you end up doing this Independence Day, stay cool and safe!



Apologies if your area is not included, please check your local town for events for something fun to do! I’m sure you’ll think of something J