Arts & Culture

Best Fall Festivals Coming To SacramentoFall festival season continues into the fall in Sacramento. Everything from Polynesian celebrations, to women's empowerment, to beer and shopping can be found this fall. Grab gifts, a pint, great food and more at some of these local festivals, and pre funk for the holidays with loads of festivals this year.
Best Fall Charity Events In SacramentoKibble & Bids, now in its 16th year, is an exciting fundraiser for Homeward Bound, which has rescued, rehabbed, rehomed and provided sanctuary to over 8,200 golden retrievers and golden-mixes.
How To Create A Back To School Time CapsuleCreate some back to school memories, then re-visit those memories for many years to come. A back to school time capsule is a great annual tradition. Here's how to make one and a few ideas on what to include in your family's capsule.
Best Craft Shows In SacramentoHere's a short list of craft fairs in the Sacramento area that you can sink your teeth into.
Best Live Dance Performances Coming To SacramentoDance is an art form like no other, and being able to watch an exceptional performance in person is the perfect way to go. These live Sacramento events will allow you to experience the excitement, grace, energy and pageantry of dance.
Best Community Gardens In SacramentoHere's a short list of community gardens in Sacramento, with some of the most beautiful and most socially relevant functions.

Shopping & Style

Ask A Sacramento Expert: Preparing For Fall Fashion“Dark chocolate espresso is the new black” for Sacramento this fall, according to Kray Mary’s Boutique owner Mary Kawano. Autumn’s palette will also lean toward “terrain and forest” tones.
Best Sacramento Spots For A Mani PediStay well-manicured with the help of these top five Sacramento spots for mani-pedi pampering.
Plan An End Of Summer Neighborhood Yard SaleClean out your house and garage, and plan a successful end of summer yard sale with these tips.
Best Shops For Custom Jewelry In SacramentoWhen done right, custom jewelry can be a highly personal reflection of a person’s style, taste and memories.
Best Flea Markets In SacramentoIn Sacramento, flea markets sell everything from the vintage apparel, antique toys and collectibles, and more during the weekends. Whether it's the Sacramento Antique Fair for a vintage vanity or a day trip to Denio's for a hand-dipped corn dog before hitting the fashion tents, check out these flea market staples.
Best Places To Buy Gardening Supplies In SacramentoFor both avid gardeners and not-so-green thumbs alike, Green Acres truly is the place to be. Rose lovers appreciate the beautiful, healthy plants at the nursery, including the striking Ketchup and Mustard rose has petals that are fully red on one side and fully yellow on the other.

Food & Drink

5 Foods To Cook Over Your Backyard CampfireGet the most out of your backyard campfire. Here are five delicious recipes to try this summer.
Forget Canning: Pickle Your Summer Fruits & VegetablesDon't waste that Summer produce; pickle your fruits and vegetables this year.
Ask A Sacramento Expert: 5 School Lunches Kids Can Make ThemselvesExecutive Director of Milestones Child Development Center Aimee Walker is also a mother of two, so she's no stranger to guiding her own children in the comfort of their home-kitchen to prep easy, daily lunches for the new school year. Read Walker's five simple and delicious lunchtime suggestions straight from her children's lunch pales.
Best Scallops In SacramentoThese top five Sacramento restaurants sear up some serious scallops.
3 Ways To Enjoy Summer PeachesPeaches are ripening during August, so it's the perfect time to find a few fun ways to use them in your summer time dishes.
Best Omelets In SacramentoMaking a great omelet involves high quality, fresh ingredients, as well as the creativity and gentle touch of a seasoned chef. These Sacramento restaurants are just the spots for the best omelets you will ever have.

Nightlife & Music

Best Oldies Music Bars In SacramentoWhen we say "oldies," what comes to mind? Good thing there are plenty of "oldies" music joints all about and around Sacramento. After all, it is one of the oldest towns in all of California. And just like a fine wine, Sacramento's age allows for a variation in the definition of "old." Here's a short list of prominent establishments that will scratch that oldies itch, whichever way you define it.
Best Places To See Cover Bands In SacramentoCover bands from a variety of musical genres hit the stages at these Sacramento clubs and pubs.
Best Improv Comedy Nights In SacramentoSacramento’s live improv shows are plenty of fun!
Best Hangout Spots After Bar Close In SacramentoIn Sacramento, nightlife begins as soon as the sun sets beyond the Tower Bridge. So, it's no surprise that the City of Trees is also home to dozens of late-night hangout spots. Grab a group of friends or a date and check off one or ore of these venues for a lot of nighttime fun.
Top Sacramento Spots For Late-Night BowlingAvoid the gutters and throw some strikes with these bowling alleys in the Sacramento area.
Best Bars For Ladies Night Out In SacramentoNext time an itch to hit the dance floor occurs, head out to one of these high-energy bars or nightclubs for a night to recap over mimosas the next morning.

Family & Pets

5 End Of Summer Trips To TakeMake some summertime memories before the school year begins. Here are a few last-minute trip ideas for the whole family.
Best Places To Buy An Aquarium In SacramentoSacramento has a plethora of aquarium options for not only design and maintenance, but executing your complete vision for our underwater universes. Here's a short list of businesses that will walk you through and maintain your vision.
Ask A Sacramento Expert: 5 Tips For Getting Your Child Ready For KindergartenWhile it is not vital for a child know how to read or write before starting kindergarten, there are other valuable non-academic abilities they will need on day one. Teacher Joyce Childs says being able to color within the lines is not as important as knowing how to hold the crayon.
5 Items To Include In Your Child's Sensory KitLearning about the world can be tough for some young children, particularly ones who have sensory issues or disorders. But the senses can be used to help ground them, and there are a variety of toys and items that can do just that.
Best End Of Summer Family Activities In SacramentoIs it already the end of the summer? Can you believe how fast it went by? Well, if you are looking to squeeze in some more summer fun before the fall comes, then check out this list of activities for you and your family. From train rides and rafting to campfires and overnight safaris, we’ve got you covered with some exciting family fun.
5 Ways To Prep For School Before The First DayStart the school year off on the right foot by helping your kids prep for school before the first day.

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