Weekend Event Picks: Sacramento Taste of Summer and Davis Beer and Cider Festival

June 1, 2016

This weekend, enjoy food, drink, and unique shopping at events and festivals along the Capitol Corridor. 

Taste of Summer: 6/3 – 6/5, Sacramento

Wine enthusiasts and foodies, don’t miss Sacramento’s annual Taste of Summer, a three-day event showcasing local wine, cocktails, and cuisine. The event schedule for the weekend includes a Winemaker’s Dinner, which will take place at various gourmet eateries across Sacramento, at 5pm on Friday;  the Save Mart Grape Escape, featuring 60 regional wineries and breweries, live music, and offerings from local restaurants, at 4pm on Saturday; and a Farm-to-Fork Brunch, featuring bottomless mimosas, at the Hyatt Regency at 10am on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased day of or online in advance. To get to the center of the action, take the Capitol Corridor to the Sacramento Station. Most venues are either within walking distance of the station or accessible by SacRT light rail or bus.

Davis Beer and Cider Festival: 6/4, Davis

On Saturday, head to Davis for the Beer and Cider Festival, formerly known as the Davis Beerfest, for an opportunity to taste more than 100 handcrafted beers and ciders in one place at Sudwerk Brewing Co. Admission to the 12th year of this unique event includes live music, brewery tours, a bratwurst lunch, and commemorative tasting cups. Proceeds from the event go to Citizens Who Care for the Elderly, a non-profit that seeks to improve quality of life for seniors and their caregivers. To get there, take the train to the Davis Station, which is under a mile from the venue. Connect to Unitrans, which has three lines that will take you within a five-minute walk of the venue.

Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival: 6/4, Oakland

Make your way to Oakland’s Jack London Square on Saturday for the Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival, one of three California shows this spring celebrating local vendors, music, and community. From 11am to 5pm, this free waterfront event will feature emerging artists, designers, and crafters; DIY craft workshops; artisan food and gourmet food trucks; and indie music to set the tone. Items for sale will include clothing, accessories, jewelry, art and ceramics, goods for home and garden, bath and body products, and more. Take the train to the Oakland Jack London Station, and you’ll be just a short walk from the fun.