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Summer is in full swing and fear of the Sacramento heat is no reason to miss out on all the happenings. From ice cream crawls and farmers markets to block parties and day trips, this is your ultimate Summer in Sac Checklist.

1. Float down the river and nap on sandy beaches
2. Downward Dog at free yoga in the park
3. Enjoy patio lounging
4. Sing along in Downtown at Concerts in the Park
5. Explore Davis
6. Land a high score at Coin-Op Game Room
7. BRUNCH.
8. Feast with your friends at Off the Grid
9. Buy the perfect summer hat | Old Gold, Getta Clue, Cuffs
10. Bike to Winters
11. Learn more about beer with Federalist Public House at their Beer Tasting
12. Swing in a hammock and listen to a podcasts queue
13. See a summer movie at the West Wind Drive-In Theater (pick up candy at Andy’s Candy Apothecary, of course)
14. Dance the night away at THIS Midtown
15. Get a brain freeze from a self-led ice cream crawl | Vic’s, Gunther’s, Leatherby’s, Hot Italian, The Parlor, The Good Scoop
16. Try out a new farmers market
17. Attempt GATHER and ArtMix in the same night
18. Join the Tower Bridge Battalion at a Sacramento Republic game
19. Get tipsy at Wednesday Wine Tasting at 58 Degrees & Holding
20. Get away from it all on a Sonoma trip
21. Relax indoors with Caviar and Netflix (and by Caviar we mean Hot Italian and Cookies & Milk delivered to your door)
22. Volunteer at Front Street Animal Shelter and try not to bring home a furry friend
23. Try a juice cleanse with Liquidology
24. Rummage through the Sac Antique Fair
25. Experience true Farm to Fork at Grange’s Follow the Chef lunch
26. Take prime Instagram photos at Lake Clementine
27. Take a day off and eat tacos via a Taco Crawl
28. Bike EVERYWHERE
29. Try out new downtown eats at El Rey 
30. Cheer on the Sacramento River Cats at Craft Beer Night at Raley Field
31. Catch a show by Capital Dance Project
32. Pick fruit at local farms
33. Play games and drink beer at Der Biergarten
34. Ride the Ferris Wheel at the California State Fair
35. Grab snacks from Block Butcher for a picnic in Capitol Park
36. Get a fresh summer cut at Deeda Salon
37. Snag tickets to this year’s Farm to Fork Gala
38. Shop for some new vinyl
39. Devour a macaron ice cream sandwich | Gunther’s, Ginger Elizabeth’s Chocolates
40. Go adventuring with ALL GXXD
41. Enjoy bonding time with man’s best friend at Bike Dog Brewing
42. Visit favorite local breweries | New Glory Brewing, Track 7 Brewing, New Helvetia Brewing, Oak Park Brewing
43. Work on that beach bod via Humani Pilates
44. Go camping in Tahoe (don’t forget to grab local beer before you leave)
45. Eat out while still eating clean | FishFace, Liquidology, Veg Cafe, Magpie, Metro Juice, Vibe Health Bar
46. Catch a show at Ace of Spades
47. Pour your heart out at Shine’s open mic night
48. Hide from the heat while shopping for books
49. Take a trip to Yosemite
50. Find the best margarita in town | Mayahuel, Zocalo, Tres Hermanas, Azul, El Rey
51. Getaway with a trip to Hog Island Oyster Company
52. Scarf down an affogato a day from The Mill’s affogato menu

Did we miss any? Let us know below in the comments. Happy Summer.

  • Lubba Lou

    How is it that none of the cool summer festivals made the list (Burger Battle, City of Trees, Davis Bike & Brew, Sactown Wings, etc.)? There are so many to choose from! Also, as a player I’m a little biased but summer sports with Xoso Sports are super fun!

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