Summer officially kicked off last week just in time for California’s re-opening and you know what that means…events are back on! The Greater Sacramento area is gearing up with an impressive lineup of fun. From Fourth of July festivities and live music events to River Cats games and summer movie nights, we’ve scoured the region to bring you the most up-to-date local happenings and activities in your area. So shake things up this summer by using our below guide before planning your next outing!
Looking for ways to celebrate the Fourth this weekend? Many communities are set to bring back fireworks, food, and fun! Click on the below events to learn more.
July 4: Fourth of July at Lodi Lake
It’s time to indulge in all that Summer has to offer this year. Click on the below links to see what other local events are taking place now through the end of July!
July 2nd (And Select Days): Live Music at Crawdads on the River
Now-August 15th (Select Days): Crocker Art Exhibits: Legends from Los Angeles + FREE Sundays
Now-August 28th: Downtown Live
Every Second Saturday: Dance on the Edge in Old Sacramento
Now-September 12th: UpcyclePop Art Market in Old Sacramento
Select Weekends (Friday-Sunday): Old Sacramento Underground & Time Travel Tours
July 3rd: Sacramento African Marketplace
July 8th (And Select Days): 2021 Sacramento Shakespeare Festival (Streaming Live)
July 17-18th: Beer & Taco Festival at Cesar Chavez Plaza
July 25th: 3rd Annual Jazz Fest by the River
July 31st: DOCO Makers Market by River City Marketplace
Now-August 29th (Every Sunday): Carmichael Farmers’ Market
July (Dates TBD): Concerts in the Park
July 4th (Every Sunday): Carmichael Cars and Coffee
July 29th (And Select Days): Concerts in the Park
July 30th (And Select Days): Comedy Under the Stars
July 31st (And Select Days): Theatre Under the Stars
Rancho Cordova/Gold River:
Now-July 10th (Week Days): Art at City Hall: Black & White Plus One
July 3rd (Every Saturday): Sunrise Light Rail Station Farmers Market
July 12th (And Select Days): At at City Hall: Abstraction
July 16th: Music at the MACC
Now-August (Thursday Nights): Twilight Concert Series in Historic Folsom
Now-August (Weekends): Weekend Pedestrian Promenade in Historic Folsom
July 9th (And Select Fridays): Summer of Music 2021 at Folsom City Lions Park
July 3rd (Every Saturday): Cars and Coffee Show at Folsom Palladio
July 3rd: Way Out West in Historic Folsom
July 7th (Every Wednesday): Palladio’s Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
July 2-4th: Folsom Pro Rodeo
July 3rd: Storybook Time at Sutter Street Theatre
El Dorado Hills:
July 4th (Every Sunday): El Dorado Hills Certified Farmers’ Market
July 8th (Every Thursday): Live on the Boulevard at El Dorado Hills Town Center
July 1st (Every Thursday): Neighborhood Market
July 3rd (Every Saturday): Farmers Market
July 3rd: First Saturday Art Reception
July 4th: Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger
July 7th: Food Truck Mania
July 16th: Comedy Under the Stars
July 16th: Friday Flicks at Vernon Street Town Square
July 17th (Every 3rd Saturday): Concerts on the Square at Vernon Street in Roseville
July 8th (And Select Days): Park Pulse at Johnson-Springview Park
July 17th: Concerts at the Quarry
Wanna get away? One of the many great things about Sacramento is its close proximity to places including Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley Wine Region. If you’ve found yourself daydreaming about getting out of town during this pandemic, why not treat yourself to a day (or weekend) trip with family, friends, or that special someone?
- Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe is the perfect escape from the summer heat with its wide array of recreational activities including boating, water sports and hiking in the summer. They also have fantastic restaurants, concert venues, and shopping! Take a look at some of the local events happening now through the end of July by checking out the South Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe events calendars.
- Napa Valley: What better way to kick off summer than by paying a visit to Napa and enjoying a nice glass of wine, exceptional cuisine and mesmerizing views of vineyards…because “wine not”? Take a ride on the Napa Valley wine train and soak in breathtaking landscapes, soar above the clouds in a hot air balloon, enjoy a culinary experience at one of their many award-winning restaurants, or visit one of their 400+ wineries. Click here for a list of upcoming events and here for lodging accommodations.
- San Francisco: San Francisco is back in action and has plenty of events in store this summer! Attend one of their Summer Music Sessions (tickets are limited), watch both the SF Giants and the Oakland A’s in action, or visit one of several museum exhibits. If you’re heading to the Bay for the Fourth, check out this guide for fireworks, concerts, parades, and more.
There’s hope on the horizon for buyers. According to the Sacramento Association of Realtors, while inventory is still down 28.6% from May of last year, we did see a 26% increase in inventory from April to May of this year. So what does that mean for buyers? It appears that with increasing inventory, we will reach a better equilibrium of supply and demand. Check out the latest stats here.