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Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in 4th of July, Cal Expo | 0 comments

After the day’s parades and barbecues, then come the fireworks. And in Sacramento, the place where the fireworks shine brightest is Cal Expo. While they can be seen for quite a distance, the best place to see the fireworks display is at Cal Expo’s Miller Lite Grandstand. Gates open at 6pm, with the fireworks beginning around 9:30pm. In-between, there will be live music, dancing and other family-friendly activities. Admission is free, and parking is $10. For more information, go to www.calexpo.ca.gov....

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4th of July Festivities

4th of July Festivities

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in 4th of July, East Sac, Events, Fab 40's | 0 comments

If you’re feeling extra patriotic this 4th of July, you’re in luck if you live in East Sac. First, the River Park Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Fourth of July Festival at Glenn Hall Park. Starting at 10am, the Firecracker antique car parade and kids bike parade wind their way through the neighborhood to the park. The festival includes games, races, art displays, live music and refreshments. Or you can get yourself into the red, white and blue mood with the East Sacramento Fourth of July parade, which begins at 11am on the corner of 41st and M Streets. With this parade, many of the people that come to watch end up walking along with the participants. It’s a great show of East Sac neighborhood pride and togetherness as well as a way to celebrate our nation’s freedoms.  ...

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4th of July Parade in East Sac’s Fab 40’s

4th of July Parade in East Sac’s Fab 40’s

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in 4th of July, East Sac, Events, Fab 40's | 0 comments

This year will be another great 4th of July parade in East Sac’s Fab 40’s! We will start on 41st Street between J and M and sometime around 11:00 we will roll out in a large, neighborly mob up the block to J Street, down 42nd Street to Folsom and then back up 41st Street. I’m not sure what makes this event so magical, but it is. There is no marching band, baton twirling troupes, fancy cars, groups of Kiwanis/Rotary Club/Fraternal Order of anything. It will be neighbors on foot, bike, wagon, motorized beer cooler or other crazy contraptions. Some people will dress up in red, white and blue, some people will dress up like Uncle Sam. Aside from a firetruck and some great front yard parties, there is very little organization that the casual observer can see.  The vast majority of people that go to this 4th of July Parade aren’t going to watch the parade roll past them, they are there to walk side by side with hundreds of fellow neighbors the whole route. I guess that is what makes this parade so special. We aren’t going there to watch it, we are going there to be a part of it. I do love my...

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Sacramento Independence Day Celebration

Sacramento Independence Day Celebration

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in 4th of July, Cal Expo, Events | 0 comments

One of the many perks of living in East Sac is the close proximity to Cal Expo and all its great events. This is especially evident on the 4th of July, when the fireworks from the Sacramento Independence Day Celebration light up the night sky just across the river. It’s so close that you can see much of the light show from your very own yard or the levy.  But if you want to see it really close up, you can hop on the freeway and get to Cal Expo in about 5 minutes. Doors open at 4:30 and fireworks will begin at 9:30pm, with food and beverage sales going on throughout the evening. General admission is free, with a limited number of $10 reserve seats available. On-site parking is also $10. For more information, check out the Events by Cal Expo page at www.calexpo.com....

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East Sac 4th of July Parade

East Sac 4th of July Parade

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in 4th of July, East Sac, Events | 0 comments

This year my wife and I will be riding our bikes through the East Sac 4th of July parade again. It is such a great way to start off the holiday. We get to hang with hundreds of our neighbors and see everyone dressed up so festive in their red, whites and blues. The parade will start at 11:00 on 41st Street just south of J Street. It will do a big loop onto J Street, down 42nd Street, around Folsom Boulevard and then finish where it started on 41st Street. Then it will breakout into a large block party with live bands and people milling in the streets and visiting with their neighbors.  After we are done there we will bike back to our street where they will be holding their 20th Annual 4th of July block party. The street will be blocked off, there will be face painting and bike/wagon decorating and all sorts of neighborly fun with a grand fireworks display to finish it off. I’ve never loved the 4th of July more than I do now. I’m sure that it has a lot to do with the great sense of community that I feel here in East Sac! Here are some pictures from past years… Click on the tab at the top of this blog to see all the East Sacramento Homes for...

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4th of July River Park Firecracker Parade and Festival

4th of July River Park Firecracker Parade and Festival

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in 4th of July, Glenn Hall Park, River Park | 0 comments

After the Buffalo Chips 4th of July 5-Miler, stick around Glenn Hall Park for more 4th of July fun. At 10am is the River Park 4th of July Firecracker Parade and Festival. The parade starts at the Caleb Greenwood sign at the corner of Carlson and Camelia and will head straight down Carlson to Glenn Hall Park. After the parade until 1pm, there will be carnival games and prizes (provided by Arts in River Park), art for sale and antique cars on display, as well as balloon artists, bounce houses, imagination stations and face painting for the kids. There will also be live music by Phil Serna and his band, Unsupervised. While there’s no cost for general admission, attendees can buy tickets for the carnival rides and refreshments from vendors like Jamba Juice, The Wienery and Leatherby’s.    Click on the tab at the top of this blog to see all the East Sacramento Homes for...

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