Be sure to stash a few treats in your pocket so Spike won’t get jealous while the rest of you take your pick of food-truck fare and enjoy live music, kid zones and more at Off the Grid events in San Francisco and Sacramento.
The two biggies take place Friday nights through October at Fort Mason Center in SF and Saturday through September nights at The Barn, a new event center in West Sacramento. Both draw hundreds of folks, many with children and dogs in tow. Also catered by Off the Grid: Picnics at the Presidio, held Sundays through October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 7-acre Main Parade Ground with food from celebrated local chefs delivered by mobile kitchens—and, for kids and parents, lawn games, yoga and nature-based arts and crafts.
In the Sacramento area, look for other Off the Grid events at the Sacramento Zoo on Thursdays, Folsom Outlets on Saturdays and Sundays.
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