Each month First Friday is here to give the public in, around, and beyond Oak Park a fun introduction to the businesses within one of Sacramento’s most historic neighborhoods. Bring family and friends and get ready for unique food, shopping, art, and sweet surprises along the way. We have put together this guide to give you a little preview of the wonderful happenings First Friday has to offer this round.
We are happy to announce the return of the pop up park on 34th and Broadway, which will have live music for patrons to enjoy, as well as a raffle where a lucky participant will win goodies provided by some of the Oak Park businesses.
Grab a raffle card at any of the participating businesses below and make sure to get a signature by a member of each establishment on the card. Make sure to read all the directions on the card carefully because you don’t want to miss the chance to be apart of the fun.
Come by AJF and say hi to some of the best local stylists in Sacramento! They’ll be glad you stepped in!
Live music will be happening from 6pm-9pm provided by Xochitl and Andrew Castro. There will also be new art displayed on the walls provided by Brick House Gallery to fuel anyone’s creative drive.
Oak Haus + La Venadita
These two spots are planning on putting on drink specials that will cater not only to the eyes but more importantly visitors’ taste buds.
Miel Apothecary +Nectar +Rire Boutique
These three stylish boutiques are collaborating again by not only providing fashion for sale at a later hour, but they’ll have live music provided by the Pedroni Building.
Oak Park Brewing
Oak Park Brewing is unveiling new art installations covering their walls this Friday, be one of the first to witness it!
This month Old Soul is featuring art by Alyssa Rasmussen. There will be an artist’s reception with food catered by Old Soul, free for the public. There will also be live music provided by Lauren Wakefield, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
The Brick House
Opening Art Reception for A Stroll Through Imagination, by Jim Stadler. Refreshments will be provided, as well as a chance to meet the artist behind the abstract creations.
There will be a curbside used book sale along with live saxophone playing.
Vibe Health Bar
Vibe will have extended hours until 7pm, with an unveiling of a new special drink to the public.
This green thumb destination will have extended hours until 7pm.
Grounded Real Estate
For the Grounded Speaker Series from 6pm-7pm: “Learn how to earn extra income with an Airbnb on your property!” There will be a short presentation by Micah Baginski followed by a Q&A.
Evergreen + Damas
Drybars will be provided at both locations for sweet and stylish curls +braids!
Make sure to grab apparel for your canine companion! Strapping will have a Barky Bows pop-up shop!
There will be a promotional booth out at the pop-up park with tools for learning personal message techniques. There will also be a free and easy three-mile run with the run crew at 6pm. All ages and levels are welcome!
Pop-up waffles by Koffie Velo will be provided for the sweet tooth in your life!
Burly Beverages will be doing a live in store tasting, Sampling out their: Super Smooth Ginger Beer, Real Deal Root Beer, and their Classic Cream Soda. On shrub side there will be: Pineapple Nutmeg Shrub, Grape-Clove Shrub, and the Pomegranate Pink Peppercorn Shrub. They are all currently offered at DISPLAY right now, but your only chance to sample them with a rare live tasting by Founder Gabe Aeillo is this Friday!
Make sure to come out for July’s First Friday on July 7 from 5-9pm on the Broadway Corridor! We will be updating this list with new information as it comes!