What’s a sign that it’s officially summer in Sacramento?
Summer is around the corner, and signs of the season are showing up everywhere in the city, the days are warmer and outside recreational activities begin to increase.
The Sacramento Press stopped locals in the central city during the Second Saturday Art Walk, and asked, “What’s a sign that it’s officially summer in Sacramento?”
Musician/singer Elijah Bell, 19, lives downtown and said he knows it’s summer when girls are walking around wearing less clothing. He added, “The days seem longer, and more songs come out on the radio.”
Live music and local street performers are also more prevalent during summer on Second Saturdays. Street performer Archime Vice, 21, said there is an increase in police patrolling during the summer.
“More cops are out late on summer nights to stop buskers (street performers) from playing after 9 p.m.”
Chanel Love, 21, a student at Sacramento City College lives in Elk Grove, said she notices that people seem to take time off work most often during summer.
“People are taking more vacations, and you see more young people out on the weekends.”
Midtown resident, Zachary Denco, 21 said that for him a sign that summer is here is when “Second Saturday is happening,”
He added that the ArtWalk can only be properly experienced during the warm season.
Like Bell, Andrew Emary, 26, a furniture installer who lives in Elk Grove, along with his wife Juliana agreed that girls are wearing less clothing, but said they don’t wear enough clothing.
“In the summer, girls are wearing shorts that are too short, and I’ve even seen them wear their bikinis at the mall.”
What are some other signs that summer has officially begun in Sacramento? Give us your responses in the comment section below.