Sun’s out, buns out — hot dog buns, that is.From community grillouts to baseball game brats, summer really is the season of the hot dog. That’s why we’ve rounded up six local spots to get your frank fix.
This one’s for all my dogs out there. | Photo via Unsplash
Stand-up Open Mic | Tuesdays | 8 p.m. | Sacramento Comedy Spot | $6 | From seasoned veterans to recent stand-up comedy recruits, you never know who you might see — and that’s part of the laugh.
Winn Farmers’ Market | Wednesdays | 3-7:30 p.m. | Winn Park | Free | Wander through the park as purveyors of organic goods stock their booths, food trucks hum, live music plays + wine glasses clink.
Sacramento Bachata and Salsa Festival | Thurs., June 23-Sun., June 26 | Times vary | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point W Way | Prices vary | Attend workshops on different dance styles from international experts + get into the rhythm of live Latin music by Carlos Kandia. 💃
Placer County Fair | Thurs. June 23-Sun., June 26 | Times vary | @the Grounds, 451 Los Vegas Ave. | Prices vary | Enjoy fair food, live music, brand new rides, a rib cook-off + more. 🎡
Tahoe Park Food Trucks | Fri., June 24 | 5-8 p.m. | Tahoe Park | Free | Indulge in an array of gourmet food trucks as you enjoy the outdoor weather at this community park.
Daisies | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Dreamland Cinema, 1901 P St. | $10 | One of the preeminent examples of Czech New Wave + frequently cited as one the greatest feminist films of all time. 📽
Banana Sundaes ‘The Streets’ Block Party | Sat., June 25-Sun., June 26 | Times vary | The Flamingo House | $45 | Underground electronic artists from the US + UK will strike like ground-to-cloud lightning at this Midtown street festival. 🔊
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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It’s (almost) always sunny in Sacramento. From June-Sept., the City of Trees is the sunniest place on earth, averaging14 hours of sunshine or more during the months of June + July, and 11+ hours of sunshine in Sept. 🕶 (currentresults.com)
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area’s Negro Bar has been provisionally namedBlack Miners Bar following a 7-0 vote by the State Park and Recreation Comission at a hearing on Friday. It could take up to a year before an official name is given. (KCRA3)
The annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Cal Expo has been canceled. The decision was made due to staffing + resource shortages ahead of hosting the California State Fair & Food Festival, which opens July 15. 🎆 (ABC10)
Three area journalistswere acknowledged by the 2021 California Journalism Awards for their work with the Davis Enterprise. Staff writer Caleb Hampton + enterprise staff writer Anne Ternus-Bellamy each received one award for their writing, while enterprise business columnist Wendy Weitzel received two. 🏆 (Davis Enterprise)
Students from Rocklin High Schoolwon the Walt Disney World Electronic Gaming Federation High School National Championship in Florida over the weekend. The team — known as Thunder Esports — placed first in a competition of the team-based first-person shooter video game “Overwatch.” 🎮 (FOX40)
Sacramento will host the 36th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition in June 2023. The event — which is centered around the electric transportation industry — expects to draw ~2,500 delegates, and will be held at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. 🔌 (Sacramento Inno)
Four area hospitals have teamed up with WellSpace Health to create a space for residents experiencing homelessness to recover following hospital stays. The center, located at 4990 Stockton Blvd., is named for Gregory Bunker who led St. Francis House for 20+ years. (SacBee)
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If you believe in magic, check out this Unicorn dog from Ghostix.
It’s a Korean-style corn dog — which we just learned is called a gamja-hot dog — coated in sugary goodness + filled with rainbow-colored cheese for a crunchy-gooey experience of fairy tale proportions.
Don’t worry — you’ll be able to savor this street snack for yourself at Sac’s FoodieLand Night Market, which runs Aug. 19-21 + Sept. 2-5 at Cal Expo.
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Editor’s Pick: All this talk of hot dogs has me so excited to grill some of my own on Fourth of July, but I am so sad Cal Expo had to cancel their fireworks show. It’s really been quite the roller coaster of emotions writing today’s newsletter.
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