Fourth of July Planner

You've got a long weekend to celebrate the spirit of the nation, so make the most of it. Find the city's biggest events, and the best spots for dining and drinking outdoors.

Updated: June 23, 2008

Outdoor Restaurants & Bars

Chevys Fresh Mex

1369 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833

Sip margaritas on the patio overlooking the Sacramento River while watching boaters, jet skiers and other water enthusiasts play.

Crawdad's River Cantina Inc

1375 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833

Let the delta breeze cool you off on the back deck of this Cajun-themed restaurant on the Sacramento River.

Delta King Pilothouse Rstrnt

1000 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814

The River will gently rock you as you dine on the deck of this classy, historic steamboat this Independence Day.

Virgin Sturgeon Rstrnt-Marina

1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833

Indulge in fresh seafood while taking in a prime sunset view from the outdoor patio of this converted riverboat.

Joe's Crab Shack - Sacramento

1210 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Join the Independence Day revelry on the riverfront deck at this kitschy, kid-friendly Old Town seafood joint.

Celestins Restaurant & Voodou Lounge

1815 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Unwind with a mojito on the private, flower-enshrouded patio of this spicy, sassy restaurant.

Cafe Bernardo

2726 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816

Celebrate the U.S.A. as you dine under the city lights on the sidewalk patio of this casually hip Cal-cuisine eatery.

Rubicon Brewing Company

2004 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95814

Toast the Fourth with a homemade draft on the outdoor dining area of this laid-back microbrewery.

Paesanos Pizzeria

1806 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95814

Escape the Fourth of July heat on the tree-shaded patio of this edgy, bustling pizzeria.

Alamar Marina

5999 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95837

Savor a fresh seafood dinner on the outdoor deck of this riverfront restaurant, built on a floating dock.