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New Outdoor Options for Labor Day in Downtown Sacramento

Listen: Scott Ford, District Operations Manager for Old Sacramento Waterfront

Just in time for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership has announced a number of inviting open-air activations such as new “Al Fresco” seating options, entertaining live music, and eye-catching local artistry on sidewalks at popular downtown locations. As part of the roll-out of new offerings, guests are invited to spend time enjoying two downtown parks with new activations supporting physical distancing that include shaded bistro seating at Waterfront Park (Front & L Streets in front of Rio City Café at the Old Sacramento Waterfront) and Ali Youssefi Square (7th& K Streets). to reserve free parking. Free parking everywhere over the 3 day weekend.

Waterfront Park, Downtown Sac Partnership

Old Sacramento Waterfront Park

Welcoming new picnic tables will be set up (and sanitized hourly) for guests to enjoy “Al Fresco” dining picked up from nearby restaurants and eateries at the Old Sacramento Waterfront – such asEmma’s Tamales, Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen & Hopgarden, Rio City Café,andWillie’s Burgers.In addition, entertaining and free live music will complement the open-air patio on Thursdays (5-8 p.m.) and Saturdays (2-5 p.m.) through October 17.

For the Labor Day Weekend, musical highlights are as follows:

  • Saturday, September 5 (2-5 p.m.) –Zack Waters at Waterfront Park;
  • Monday, September 7 (12-3 p.m.) –Amador Sonsat Waterfront Park.

In addition, Waterfront Parkguestscan feast their eyes on a unique and colorful new mural painted by local artist Jeremy Stanger(note:the mural offers agreat“selfie spot”and guests are encouraged to tag@OldSac and @DowntownSac).Also, open-airpatio dining is available at WaterfrontPark on Fridays,Saturdays,and Sundays from noon to 5:30 p.m. through October 17. For moreinformation and an updated schedule, please visit:

 Scott Ford, District Operations Manager for Old Sacramento Waterfront
Mural, Downtown Sac Partnership

Ali Youssefi Square

Guests can enjoy shaded seating at Ali Youssefi Square on Labor Day weekend while watching progress of atemporarymural-in-the-makingbyTaylorPannell of Taylor’d Mind Studios, a project created in partnership with Sacramento’s Black Artists Fund. All weekend long, the talented local artist will be at work painting the four sides of a storage container newly installed at the park.The mural artwork design will be embody the new “We are Downtown. Together” campaign recently launched by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.

Shaded bistro seating at Ali Youssefi Square is available Wednesdays through Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout September and will be extended Saturday through Monday (same hours) for the holiday weekend.Plus,popular“Al Fresco” dining options can be picked from up and/or enjoyed at nearby restaurants and eateries nearby in DOCO (Downtown Commons) as well asinThe Hardin,a sampling of which includes:

  • Koja Kitchen–live DJmusicFridays& Saturdays from 1-9 well as a patio beer tap with a special patio food menu;
  • Solomon’s Delicatessen– “Afternoon Delight” every Friday in September from 2 to 5 p.m. with DJ Lady Char rocking the patio along with Happy Hour pricing for food and drinks. Plus, weekend brunch includes “Hot Bagel Hour” starting at 9 a.m. plus DJ Shaun Slaughter spinning tunes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
  • Tiger–food and drink specials from their“Atom Burger & Cali Bird”menus, as well as a special children’s menu, and "Happy Meals" for kids and adults alike. Milk shakes will also be available (with or without alcohol);
  • Beach Hut Deli–all dayHappyHour, first draft beer for $2, free soda and chips with purchase of a regular size sandwich;
  • Thee Upper CrustPizza–slices for just $2.50all weekendlong.
Solomon's, Downtown Sac Partnership
Old Sac Patio, Downtown Sacramento Partnership

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