Take today to celebrate the beautiful city we live in. | Photo by @teddymorrow
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.
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Ain’t Necessarily Dead Festival | Sat., Sept. 17 | 12-10 p.m. | Auburn Recreation District Regional Park, 3770 Richardson Dr. | Free | Rock out with two stages of non-stop music, food, a beer garden, and activities for kids at this free event. 🎸
Certified Farmers’ Market | Sundays | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1689 Arden Way | Free | Buy farm-to-table fruits, veggies, and meats directly from farmers in the Farm-to-Fork Capital. 🥬
Family Day at Flatstick Pub | Sun., Sept. 18 | 12-10 p.m. | Flatstick Pub, 630 K S. | Free | The whole family can enjoy mini golf, Duffleboard™, cornhole, oversized Jenga, and tacos. ⛳️
Local firm PDF Development filed a request to construct on the south side of Corporate Way, adding Grants Pass + Dutch Bros Coffee as tenants. The company plans to break ground on the project in early 2023 and hopes to complete construction within 120 days. 🏗 (Sac Biz Journal)
A Best Western Plus hotel at 6850 Green Leaf Dr. in El Dorado County is getting an upgrade. The hotel — currently at 64,500-sqft — would rebrand as Aiden by Best Western and be expanded by more than 10% to make way for a new market, bar, fitness center, meeting space, and ~117 additional rooms. 🏨 (Sac Biz Journal)
The city is inviting residents to learn about gardening, composting and saving water at its Garden Work Day this Sat., Sept. 17. Head over to the Southside Park Community Garden — 2226 5th St. — from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and receive a free lunch + succulent. Sign up for the event. 🪴 (Sacramento City Express)
San Jose-based memory chip company Solidigm announced plans to move 1,900 employees into its new Rancho Cordova campus over the next five years. This is the largest addition of high-wage jobs in the region over the last decade, with Solidigm employee wages averaging $180,000. 🏢 (Sac Biz Journal)
SacAsian shared that its 14th Annual Internal Study Mission will take place on Thurs., Oct. 20 with the theme “Navigating Change Through Intentional Design.” Spend the full day exploring the region’s eateries + historic neighborhoods, while also unpacking the efforts to revitalize and redesign Sacramento’s urban core. 📝
Join the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates on Sun., Sept. 25 in celebrating Bike Your Park Day by touring our parks on bike with a route created by the Sacramento National Park City. The trek is open to all, about 12 miles at a casual pace, and riders are meeting at Chocolate Fish Coffee — 4749 Folsom Blvd — at 8:30 a.m. 🚲
The Trans Siberian Orchestra is making its way to the Golden 1 Center on Fri., Dec. 2. Presale tickets are on sale for the shows happening at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 🎼
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These structures are near the Marasol Village. | Photos by the City of Sacramento
The 40-ft sculptures — located on the corners of Richards Blvd. and North 12th St. near Mirasol Village — were crafted by artist Vicki Scuri and are titled “Uplift.” Lighting will be installed in the coming weeks to welcome visitors to the city throughout the day.
The artworks follow the themes of metamorphosis and transformation, joining the city’s seven metamorphosis-themed public art projects funded by the Choice Neighborhood Initiative in partnership with the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency.
Today’s issue was written by Trevor.
Editor’s pick: Waterworks are very welcomed here. 💦
The National Weather Service shared that Sacramento will see rain in the forecast at the end of this weekend and into early next week. Want to know more about the upcoming rain forecast? Check out these tips from the National Weather Service.
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