6 Summertime Events & Excursions Sacramento Foodies Will Love

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6 Summertime Events & Excursions Sacramento Foodies Will Love

May 25, 2023 | By The Railyards

The Sacramento area is a foodie's paradise, wealthy in exciting restaurants, local wineries, craft breweries, and more. Celebrate summer with events and excursions that showcase Sactown's culinary scene. Discover 6 summertime experiences you won't want to miss.

6 Sacramento Summertime Events Your Tastebuds Will Love

Sacramento River Fox Train

The Sacramento River Fox Train is a 10-mile round-trip adventure through the Yolo countryside aboard a historic train. Journey through railroad history this summer while enjoying a unique excursion any local beverage or food fan would adore. Experiences include:

  • The Boba Tea Train, where you'll enjoy yummy tea, dumplings, and mochi donuts.
  • The Old Vine Express, a train ride paired with a wine tasting.
  • The Beer Train, where participants will sample great craft brews.

All aboard

SacTown Bites Walking Tours

Sacramento's culinary and cocktail scene is a beloved part of city culture, and what better way to experience it than with a walking tour of the city? SacTown Bites offers walking tours that showcase the bounty of our region. Enjoy tours like:

  • The Historic Old Sacramento Walking Tour, with 5-6 stops at local restaurants.
  • The Midtown Walking Food Tour, where you'll enjoy 4-6 small plates from local restaurants and 3 tasty craft cocktails paired with views of Midtown art.
  • Sunflower, Bees & Brunch, where you'll enjoy California's sunflower bloom, honey tasting, wine, and cheese. This is a June & July exclusive.

Start walking

Sacramento Whiskey Festival

The Sacramento Whiskey Festival is on June 8, 2023, at 6:30 PM at the California State Railroad Museum. This event will showcase whiskeys from top distillers served over hand-cut ice paired with hors d'oeuvres from some of Sacramento's favorite local restaurants.

While this event has sold out for 2023, attendees and vendors can learn more with Sacramento Magazine.

Happy Hour at the Zoo

The Sacramento Zoo is hosting Happy Hour this summer on June 15th from 5 to 8 PM. Attendees will enjoy live acoustic music and dancing, free carousel rides, and can even take a stroll through the reptile house.

The festivities will be paired with tasty bites, including street tacos, burgers, and wood-fired pizzas, paired with wine, beer, cocktails, and booze-free beverages.

Reptiles & refreshments

California State Fair & Food Festival

Snack your way through the State Fair this Summer from July 14th through July 30th!

Foodies will enjoy bites from award-winning Food Festival participants, enjoying dishes like pulled pork, bacon and pecan cinnamon rolls, deep-fried apple pie, and more.

Your Food Festival Pass will get you four Food Festival Pass tickets to be redeemed with participating vendors who have entered in the Food Festival and Competition. Participating booths will be marked with a flag.

Start snacking

The Farm to Fork Festival

End your summer with a local favorite, the Farm to Fork Festival. The festivities kick off with the Legend of Wine event on September 7th and close with the Street Festival on September 22nd and 23rd.

Enjoy live music, food from the best local eateries, regional wines, craft beer, cooking demonstrations, and more!

Get festive

Summertime is the perfect time of year to enjoy the sunshine and a great bite to eat, and Sacramento's events calendar is more than ready to make that happen. Will you be enjoying one of these events this season? Share with us on social!

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