Have a Safe Holiday Weekend in #DowntownSac!

Frankie Wenson

The holiday weekend is fast approaching and you might be thinking of ways you can safely celebrate while still maintaining physical distance from others. Even though there won’t be any fireworks to watch at the Old Sacramento Waterfront this year that doesn’t mean that you can’t have your own festive celebration at home. We don’t want you to be in a pickle when it comes to trying to find supplies, and these businesses have all the essentials to make your BBQ a real wiener!

Please make sure to wear a mask and maintain physical distance to keep yourself, servers, and everyone safe.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Schaber (@shebearherblove)

Keep Calm, and Grill On

Hosting a memorable cookout this Fourth of July is all about making sure you have the right essentials! No need to spend hours measuring and tracking down ingredients, The Allspicery has already blended the perfect rub that will make all of your guests thrilled to indulge in your backyard barbeque. Prefer to be your own mixologist? Their famous DIY spice kits let you determine the perfect mix of flavors to complement your Fourth of July menu. Place your order online for free pickup or delivery within the Sacramento area. You can’t make a proper BBQ without the right tools! Evangeline’s has everything you need to cook in style with one of their funny printed aprons for $20 and their guitar grilling tongs to match for only $11.99.

Find more grilling essentials from The Chef’s Olive Mix, Chef’s Mercantile, cook books from Capital Books on K and more here.

Grate Pre-Made Options

We’re all fired up for the specials that #DowntownSac businesses are cooking up for the holiday. If you are a fan of some BBQ but prefer to have someone else make it for you, then Camden Spit & Larder is your place to order from. They are offering a BBQ Box for only $80 where you can choose two different proteins (1lb each), two sides (1 quart each) and each box will also include slider buns, BBQ sauce, pickles and reheating instructions for your leftovers. Make sure to order by Wednesday, July 1st, at noon so you don’t miss out on the offer! Weekend Mimosas anyone? If you are wanting to start your day off right before your big BBQ meal, make sure to stop by Capital Garage where they are doing $10 bottomless mimosas from 8am – 3pm on July 4th with a purchase of an entrée! Make sure to make reservations in advance to ensure you get a seat physically distancing from others.

Find more food options available for the holiday weekend from Sauced BBQ, Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen and Hopgarden, Beach Hut Deli and more here.

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Where to get 4th of July Swag

It’s time to get festive! Let’s face it, is it even really the Fourth of July if you aren’t wearing red, white and blue colored outfits and star sunglass with sparklers in hand? Identity Boutique just launched their Summer Ain’t Cancelled Collection complete with swimsuits, maxi dresses and more! Get your hands on the Abby Romper this holiday weekend with red and blue stripes to give you all the festive feels. If you want to go with a more casual look head over to The Blue Ox to get your dad hats, boots and denim! They have everything from Carhartt to Dickies and they are ready to help bring out your workwear style.

Find more festive apparel from Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Socks on 2nd, and more here.

The Most Festive Treats

Nothing says holiday weekend like themed desserts! Head over to Andy’s

Candy Apothecary for all of your Watermelon Slices, gourmet chocolate to up your s’more game, Prosecco Gummy

Photo Credit: Andy’s Candy Apothecary

Bears and more! You can also stock up on some activities for the kids like toys, puzzles and art supplies at 25% off.If you need to pick up a dessert to serve multiple people then order from Estelle’s Bakery & Patisserie. They have everything from pastries, donuts, macarons and have the most delicious artisan bread! Make sure to place your orders now so you can pick up your sweet treat in time for the big day.

Find more sweet treats from Insomnia Cookies, Munchies Salt Water Taffy, Odd Cookie Bakery, Sweet Turtles and more here.

Red, White and Brew

So, you have all of your BBQ on the grill and the appetizers are almost gone and you need one more thing to make the meal complete…a refreshing drink! Bailarín Cellars is offering a Red, White and ‘Que kit featuring Cowboy Espresso Dust made with their very own Insight Coffee that pairs with a bottle of 2017 Love Zinfandel and 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. If you are looking to get star-spangled hammered with something

Photo Credit: Good Bottle

a little stronger, then Good Bottle is your go to place. Even though they are closed on July 4th, make sure you stop by in advance to pick up a bottle of Horse Soldier Bourbon that won the Double Gold medal at the SF World Spirits Competition in 2019. The whiskey was created by the soldiers who were sent to Afghanistan in the days after the attack on the Twin towers who had to ride on horseback due to inhospitable terrain. Each label on the bottles of Bourbon are made of metal from the wreckage of the Twin Towers. 

Find more drink essentials from Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar, Ruhstaller Beer, Whired Wine and more here.

Reminder: Make sure to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when exploring #DowntownSac! 

We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday weekend!