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The California State Fair returns with selfie stations, drone light shows and deep-fried eats

07/11/19

The California State Fair returns with selfie stations, drone light shows and deep-fried eats

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us, and for Sacramentans that means it’s California State Fair season. And while many of the old stalwarts won’t be going anywhere—what would we do without the Starship 3000 and bacon-wrapped turkey legs?—this year’s 166th fair is set to unveil a flurry of new attractions when it runs from July 12-28. Over-the-top tastes will reign supreme once again. Bite into Cap’n Crunch chicken sliders from Boss Burger or deep-fried Fanta (a funnel cake doused in the orange soda before it’s fried) from Sweet Cheeks Fried Treats. Vegans can also stop by Frik’n Vegan for a Philly "cheesesteak" made with local Vital Wheat Gluten. Rack up Instagram likes at seven selfie stations (á...

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13 farmers’ markets to visit throughout the region

07/03/19

13 farmers’ markets to visit throughout the region

Fill your basket with farm-fresh finds, local eats and handcrafted goodies at these 13 farmers’ markets around the region. Here is our cornucopian guide (including an interactive map) for your next trip to bountiful. Capitol Mall Farmers’ Market Take a break from the office and your brown-bag lunch to visit one of over a dozen mobile restaurants—such as Yolanda’s Tamales, Big Joe’s BBQ and Masa Guiseria (which offers tacos with stewed and braised meats and made-to-order corn tortillas) at this downtown bazaar. Before you load up on berries, cherries and chard from spots like Lodi-based Rhythm and Blueberries, lace up for Kaiser Permanente’s weekly Walk to Thrive, a 1-mile group loop that meets at 11:45 a.m. and wraps around...

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10 ways to catch spectacular fireworks shows for Fourth of July

07/01/19

10 ways to catch spectacular fireworks shows for Fourth of July

Happy 243rd birthday, America! Looking for ways to ring in the Fourth this year? Here are 10 celebrations around the region with everything from piles of pancakes and pie-eating contests to ziplines and, of course, skytacular fireworks. Cal Expo July 4 Watch the night sky fill with fireworks at Cal Expo’s annual Fourth of July party. B.Y.O.P. (bring your own picnic) and head into the fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m. to catch performances by dance-fitness crew World of Dance U-JAM, country musician Rachel Steele and pop-rock quintet National Lines, all before the sky explodes with color at 9:30 p.m. in sync with musical accompaniment from radio station KUDL106.5, The End. Free ($10 reserved seating; $15 for parking). 4:30 p.m. Cal Expo. 1600 Exposition Blvd....

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The blockbuster Our Street Night Market returns for its second year

06/20/19

The blockbuster Our Street Night Market returns for its second year

With summer officially starting on Friday, June 21, celebrate the first weekend of the season with the ultimate block party and head out to the insanely popular Our Street Night Market on R Street this Saturday. Inspired by the buzzy night markets all throughout Asia that have spawned a mini trend for similar events in the U.S., Our Street drew a crowd of over 11,000 at its inaugural event last summer and more than 28,000 during its second outing last fall. The newest incarnation—which will take place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.—will nearly double its previous footprint, stretching between 11th and 14th streets on the R Street Corridor and boasting more than 60 stalls. A “food court” between 13th and 14th streets will house the majority of the 40-plus street eats...

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