#CIP2016 Insider Guide

Shea GuntherMaher

From where to park to what’s on the bar menu, we’ve got everything you need to know to be a festival PRO. Use the #CIP2016 Insider Guide to get your bearings…next, grab a beer and join us for downtown Sac’s largest outdoor happy hour, kicking off May 6.

Get there

bike_2016branded_courtesy Sarah Maren SML

As the Concerts in the Park season revs up, we have the inside info to steer you into, around and out of downtown like a pro.

With more than 20,000 parking spots within walking distance of Cesar Chavez Plaza at 9th and J, finding a place to park your car is a snap. The garage at Park Tower, located on J Street between 8th and 9th and the City Hall Garage at 10th and I, are just steps away from CIP. And, of course, on-street parking is always an option.

Or how about ditching the car altogether in favor of public transit! Take RT Light Rail to K Street or take the bus using routes 30, 62, 86 and 88.

Pedal power more your gear? Ride your bike to CIP and park it in the SABA Bike Corral, presented by Kaiser Permanente. Best part – the bike valet is free and May is bike month!

Click here for more tips on getting around downtown Sac. 

Grab a cold one

beer wristband_2016branded scroll_courtesy seething studiosWarm summer nights are best enjoyed with a refreshing sipper. Plan on drinkin’? Before you can partake, make sure you have the essentials:

  • For the 21+ crowd, make sure you snag a Bud Light wristband.
  • Get your drink tokens from the cashier tent before hopping in line for a brew: blue tokens are $5, pink tokens are $4, and greens are $2.
  • Next, jump in line at the Bud Light beer tent to wet your whistle. Here’s an exclusive peek at the drink menu:

Concerts in the Park

Don’t get hangry 

There’ll be a variety of vendors and food trucks offering tasty bites to satisfy your cravings. Click here to explore all the tasty offerings you’ll find in the park. Oh, and they pair REEEAAAAAL nice with cold beer.

Catch a second wind

CIP After Party locations graphicThe concert might be over, but the. night. is. still. young (shoutout to my girl Nicki Minaj). Catch your second wind at participating After Parties where #CIP2016 wristbands equal special discounts.

The best part? After Party locations are all just a short walk (or Uber) from Cesar Chavez Plaza. That’s what we call urban connectivity & walkability, baby!

And, for the LOVE…

… of your sweet Ma – DON’T DRINK & DRIVE. Dial a ride from Uber or Lyft and get home safe.