It’s official — earlier this week, city council declared September 16, 2022, as 916 Day, after first acknowledging the unofficial holiday in 2018. With that announcement comes a number of celebrations being held for community members to share their pride in being Sacramentans. Here’s all the ways you can celebrate 916 Day in Sacramento.
🦺 Get involved
Led by the Parks and Community Enrichment Commission, the city is attempting to get community members help beautify the city’s parks. Each of the city’s eight districts will have a project residents can volunteer their time towards.
“Sacramento residents love their city, and 916 Day is a great way to show that by gathering with each other at city parks to volunteer,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg in a statement.
👑 King-ly announcements
Our beloved Sacramento Kings are getting in on the festivities with an event at Golden 1 Center featuring the Kings dancers and 916 Crew. The team plans to announce activities + events for the upcoming season — which begins Wed., Oct. 19, at Golden 1 Center against the Portland Trail Blazers — such as ticket specials, giveaways, theme nights, fan fest, and more.
🎉 Issa party
What’s a celebration without a party? Head to Estate Farms for 916 Fest to enjoy local music, poetry, food, art, and more for just $9. A VIP ticket for $16 (get it?) will also include access to an exclusive lounges, apps + drinks, and access to a live podcast recording.
Pro tip: Eagle-eyed readers will notice the ticket page says you can avoid Eventbrite fees by buying your tickets over CashApp or Venmo.