Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, June 20:
Spare the Air alert in effect
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District has issued the first Spare the Air alert for the Sacramento region Saturday. Ozone levels are forecast to reach 129 on the Air Quality Index, a level unhealthy for sensitive groups. The district urges residents to cut back on driving and postpone errands.
Full day of Juneteenth activities
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The Juneteenth Festival continues at Sacramento’s William Land Park with a 1-mile run/walk/health event at 8 a.m., Festival in the Park from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Emancipation Parade at 11 a.m. The latter event will feature floats, marching bands, car/motorcycle clubs, fraternities/sororities and more. The Sacramento Juneteenth Ball takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the California Museum, 1020 O St.
Davis music fest plays at downtown venues
The Davis Music Festival, sponsored by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, continues at downtown venues beginning at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit area elementary, grammar, middle and high school art, music and performing arts departments. Go to http://davismusicfest.com for a list of venues and performers.
Sutter Medical Center hosts celebration
Sutter Medical Center will welcome the brand new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center to its midtown campus Saturday with a full day of activities at the hospital and at nearby Sutter’s Fort. The free event will feature emergency personnel rappelling down the hospital from a helicopter, live performances, art and sports activities, farmers market, Dog Therapy Park and giant walk-through models of a heart and a brain. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., near the corner of 28th and L streets in Sacramento.
Popular culture on display at the Convention Center
The Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, highlighting movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, graphic novels, wrestling, art, collectibles and more continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. The show features special appearances from a variety of action and sci-fi stars. Go to www.wizardworld.com for a full list of events and special guests.
Things to do
- The Sacramento Taco Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1500 Del Paso Blvd., between El Camino Avenue and Arden Way. The event is a street festival featuring a variety of tacos, entertainment, taco eating contests, arm wrestling, a Chihuahua beauty contest and more.
- The Folsom Chamber of Commerce sponsors Folsom Rhythm and Brews, which features two stages, six bands and craft brews. The third annual event is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. at the Palladio in Folsom.
- Sacramento River Cats vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field
- Sacramento Republic FC vs. Oklahoma City Energy, 8 p.m., Bonney Field