PRIZREN, SERBIA-MONTENEGRO: An ethnic Albanian rides a truck inner-tube on the river Bistrica in Prizren 05 June 2005. Prizren inhabitants organize the traditional game each year. (Photo credit should read ERMAL META/AFP/Getty Images)
Its the perfect weather to start cycling again and Sacramento region is one of the better areas to pick up the sport. You can go to www.saccycle.com to find bike clubs, events, and info on cycling tours. LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Team SkyÂs Mark Cavendish is joined by Kelly Brook and over 150 cyclists in a fun bike ride in Regents Park today to support Sky Ride, a national campaign from British Cycling and Sky to get more people cycling regularly. Participants were invited to take part in the ride by Mark Cavendish himself on Twitter last week. For more information and tips on getting out and enjoying your bike this summer visit goskyride.com (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for Skyride)
2nd Saturday Midtown Art Walk
2nd Saturday has become a stable for Sacramento and if you haven't had a chance to experience the Art Walk, then the summer is a great opportunity to see what Midtown has to offer to our region. Visit sacramento.downtowngrid.com for more info. The oil canvas "The dance of the Capucines" by French Henri-Emile Benoit Matisse (1869-1954) is seen on March 2, 2012 at the Georges Pompidou national museum of Modern in Paris. The exhibition, "Matisse, a master of Modernism", which runs from March 7 till June 18, 2012, presents several of the artist's materpieces which illustrate a particular theme or motif in two or more formal works, ranging from his early works to those from the early 1950s. AFP PHOTO MARINA HELLI (Photo credit should read MARINA HELLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Its time to get into the water! The Sacramento region is known for its rivers, so don't be shy. There is rafting, Kayaking, canoeing, and just plain swimming. You check places like www.peakadventures.org and find out where you can spend your time on the water. WASHINGTON - JULY 16: July 16, 2011 in Potomac, Maryland. Great Falls National Park is located on the Maryland and Virginia sides of the Potomac River around Great Falls and constrains the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
This is a fun activity for the whole family. With berry season upon us, it might be a great opportunity to take the family get some yummy berries. Websites like www.pickyourown.org can help you find places go for berry picking in our area. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -MAY 23 : Afghan women pick strawberries at the Badam Bagh farm May 23, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The women make about 5.00 US per day working at the 55 hectares farm that grows 22 kinds of fruits and vegetables.The Afghanistan Womenâs Business Council (AWBC) a non-governmental organization allows female members to harvest and market the fruit and vegetables grown at Badam Bagh, a USAID-supported demonstration and research farm. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
Farmer Markets are in full swing. So lets some amazing and fresh Californian grown produce. Besides Farmers Markets are becoming more like mini-festivals with food trucks and musical performances. Go to www.california-grown.com to find your local Farmers Market. Rising Energy And Food Prices Cause Wholesale Prices To Spike Upwardson March 16, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
See An IMAX Film
Summer movie season is a great time to see big action-packed epic films. So why not see these films on the biggest screen possible. The Downtown Esquire IMAX Theater is the only theater in Sacramento showcasing the large format films. If you haven't see a flick in IMAX you really are missing the bigger picture. The IMAX "Tron: Legacy" fan celebration at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on December 16, 2010 in New York City.
How about a scroll? Hiking is fun and easy. Thankfully, the region has so many great trails to visit. For example, Hagan Park, Dry Creek, and The Oak Nature trail near Folsom Lake. So many great places to lance up those boats and explore. French geologist Eric Gilli (C) walks as he examines rocks to find trail of a possible tsunami in 1855 in the Iles du Salut in French Guiana, about 10 miles from Kourou, on February 12, 2010. The three masted schooner "La Boudeuse" left the harbour of Fecamp in Brittany last November for a two-year scientific expedition entitled "Terre Ocean" (Earth Ocean) from South America to the Pacific Ocean. AFP PHOTO / JODY AMIET (Photo credit should read JODY AMIET/AFP/Getty Images)
Film Festivals & Speical Screenings
I know Sacramento is not Hollywood but that does not mean we can't have our own Film Community. The city has two upcoming festival: Sacramento French Film Festival (June 15 to June 24, 2012) & 8th Annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival (July 13 to July 15, 2012). That doesn't even count for special screenings held in the area. Premiere Of Roadside Attractions' "Good Hair" - Arrivals on October 1, 2009 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.
The great thing about being in Sacramento is we are so close everything. Like the Wine Country! Lets face it, you've been talking about that Wine Tasting trip for awhile now and its time to take action. You can find out local wineries at www.sacwineregion.com. Lets relax and enjoy a glass. WIESBADEN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: A glas is filled with Riesling wine during a wine tasting at the wine-growing estate Schloss Vollrads on January 22, 2006 in Oestrich-Winkel near Wiesbaden, Germany. The growing ?ABC? or ?Anything But Chardonnay? trend among wine drinkers has caused many consumers to look for more variety in their white wine choices. In fact, Riesling is currently one of the fastest-growing white varieties in the U.S. market and Germany as its greatest country of origin produces 70 percent of all Riesling wines worldwide. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
California State Fair
Sacramento does host the Star Fair every year, right? So why haven't you've gone!?! Its so much fun, some might say big fun *wink*. Enjoy the food, the concerts, and the rides. Visit www.bigfun.org for more info. CLEVELAND, UNITED STATES: US Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore gets a funnel cake during his visit to the Cuyahoga County Fair in Berea, Ohio 12 August, 2000. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Luke FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Drive-Ins are classic summer time activity that has been risen from the dead over the last few years. There is something so retro and fun about the Drive-Ins. Visit www.westwinddriveins.com for local showtimes. Los Angeles Mini-Premiere Of "The Italian Job"
The Zoooooooo!!!!! Who doesn't love the Zoo? The animals, the activities, the events, the animals! So much fun to have and the Sacramento Zoo is a great place for the whole family. Visit www.saczoo.org for info on the Zoo and events. Children watch Citta, a 33-year-old female elephant reacting after she chose a melon above a sign indicating a win for the Poland football team at Krakow zoo on June 6, 2012 at the zoo in the southern Polish city of Krakow. Citta was given the option to choose between a win for the Poland football team, the Greek team or a draw between the two, for their first round Euro 2012 football championships match on June 8, 2012. Zoo organisers arranged melons over signs for both teams, so that the first melon she ate would signal her prediction of a win for that team or a draw if she chose the melon above the middle "draw" sign. A similar stunt was perfomed for the 2010 South Africa football world cup and 2010 European football Championships in Austria and Switzerland when Paul the octopus using a similar system stunned organisers by correctly predicting all 7 of Germany's world cup games and the final match. AFP PHOTO/ CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/GettyImages)