Labor Day in Sacramento
What is Labor Day? It's the day we celebrate our working men and women. It's a holiday that has been celebrated in both the United States and Canada since 1894. It was originally created by the Labor Unions and is often celebrated with parades and political rallies. Yet today most of us view this day as the DAY OF REST! Wait! Didn't that used to be Sunday?
We still celebrate with the bbq's and parades, but most of us work so hard and so long that these simple holidays have gotten blurred into the fast moving days, months, and years of hard labor. No I'm not talking about building the railroads hard labor, just the fact that we are ALWAYS working. Stop working for the next three days and really focus on our day of rest. We might remember how wonderful it is. Maybe you'll have so much fun this weekend that you'll remember Sunday. Rest and enjoy life just a little more.
There are so many different things available to do this weekend around the Sacramento Valley! First, if you're looking for homes in the Sacramento area, give me a call or visit our website www.SacramentoHomeStore.com (had to get my plug in) and Second, I've put together a list of some fun things to do in Sacramento for Labor Day Weekend...
First and one I found very interesting is ... Monday is FREE FISHING DAY! There are several ponds around the Sacramento area that are stocked with fish. Check it out. Pretty cool! http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishinginthecity/sac/
Many of us are headed for some great outdoor activity in Sacramento. There are several great fundraising races this weekend Just visit: http://zinsli.com/events/sacevents.asp
Another great outdoor activity in Sacramento is the American River Bike Trail here's a map http://www.lakenatomainn.com/pdf/ParkwayMap.pdf with the different access points. There's also River Rafting down the American River... Here's a link to a local company that can help you with raft rentals for the river or bikes for the trail: http://www.river-rat.com/ A few other things to keep in mind for the weekend... If your headed to the parks or the river, pay attention! This is a dry weekend; means no alcohol.
One of the most popular events is Chalk it Up. This is a nonprofit org created to benefit children's arts education and art activities. There will be over 200 sidewalk paintings by local artists who have donated their time and talents. Located at Fremont Park at 16th and P Sat to Mon from 10am to 6pm: http://www.chalkitup.org/
Another largely popular event is at Old Sacramento; it's The Gold Rush Days... Streets are covered in dirt, Costumed re-enactors complete with Wild West Gun Fights, music and so much more this weekend. Visit Old Sacramento to be taken back to the 1850's. This will be Friday to Monday, but check the schedule for times during those days: http://www.oldsacramento.com/events-and-activities-detail.php?id=154
Lastly, (and this will get my husband excited) Labor Day marks the beginning of the season for the National Football League and NCAA College Football.
What will you be doing this weekend? Me? I'm going to take a day of rest with the kids and swim till my fingers turn into raisins. (That's where I'll be above with my phone and a cold drink!)
BTW - If you or anyone you know if interested in real estate in the Sacramento area, give us a call or visit our website at www.SacramentoHomeStore.com