August 29, 2014
Don’t miss Woodland’s Rock ‘n Stroll Weekend Friday through Sunday Sept 5-6-7!
Enjoy Art Exhibits, Live Music, the signature Stroll Through History, kids activities, a microbrewery fest, and Food Truck Mania! Make your plans to experience Woodland on this exciting weekend!
All Weekend Long – Special Hotel Offer from Holiday Inn Express ~ Here’s a special offer from Holiday Inn Express hotel in Woodland: Book a room during the weekend, mention “Rock ‘n Stroll Weekend” when you make your reservation or when you check in, and you will get a 10-percent discount on your stay!
The Woodland Holiday Inn Express has 70 comfortable rooms, free wi-fi, swimming pool, and complimentary breakfast. It’s close to the event venues, just minutes from the Heidrick Ag History Center, and convenient to the Sacramento International Airport. For more information and reservations, call (530) 662-7750 or toll-free (800) 919-7750, or visit the website: www.hiexpress.com.
First Friday Art Walk ~ Art and architecture displays at several venues. Music on Main Street: lots of live music, including a Beatles tribute. 5:30 to 9pm.
For the complete schedule of artists, venues, and events, click here.
26th Annual Stroll Through History ~ Events throughout the day include heritage home tours and landmark building tours. Events begin at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Heritage Plaza 7:30-10am, after which visitors can purchase bus tour tickets at the Stroll Through History booth in Heritage Plaza.
A variety of tours are available, including 10 free docent-led walking tours. A trained guide will explain the architecture and history of the landmarks along the way; each tour lasts 45 to 60 minutes and has its own start and end location.
For those interested in cycling, there are two free 90-minute bike tours of about 1 to 2 miles each. As in the walking tours, a trained guide will lead the riders on a tour of historic Woodland sites starting at Dead Cat Alley behind the Woodland Opera House.
Or you can beat the heat with two bus tours at 1pm and 3pm, each 1.5 hours long and led by historian David Wilkinson and preservation architect Roger Klemm. The tours will stop once each for a short glance into an exceptional Woodland home. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online or at the Stroll Day Information Booth at the Heritage Plaza on Saturday.
More than a half-dozen historical houses will be hosting Open Home tours on Saturday as well, including the Colonial Watson home, Tudor Bell home, and the oldest recorded home in Woodland, the plantation-style Beamer House. Architecture aficionados can enjoy historic arched entryways, gabled bay windows, mission-tiled roofs, and deep front porches in their tours.
Hands on History for Kids ~ at Dingle Elementary School, students in Victorian period costumes will be involved in a variety of old-fashioned activities for children (10am-12:30pm). Next, the Woodland Elks Lodge will open its historic building to host an ice cream social for Heritage Home ticket holders (11am to 3pm).
Stroll Poster Art Contest ~ Mojo’s Lounge and Bar will display entries in this year’s contest. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while admiring Woodland residents’ artistic handiwork!
For more information on all Stroll Through History activities, tour departures, ticket prices, and other details, visit www.strollthroughhistory.com.
Woodland Farmers Market ~ Heritage Plaza 9am to noon. Meet local farmers and purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and gifts.
Sidewalk Sale ~ Downtown merchants with special offers all day long.
Vintage Vehicles Showcase ~ Rare vintage vehicle collections along Main Street (between 1st and 3rd), 11am to 2pm. Come see vintage Model A’s presented by the Capitol A’s organization, antique fire trucks beautifully restored by the The Woodland Fire Volunteer Support Branch, and farm machinery sponsored by Heidrick Ag History Center.
2nd Annual Yolo Microbrew Festival ~ To cap the day, join the Luna Vista Rotary Club for the at the Yolo County Fairgrounds 3-9pm. Live music, food, and beer tastings from regional breweries including Sierra Nevada, Sudwerk, and Lagunitas.
Tickets online for $35, $40 at the door, kids 12 and under free! Proceeds benefit Woodland Schools Foundation. For more details: www.yolomicrobrewfest.com.
Velocity Island Park, Woodland’s brand new wakeboard and paddleboard water park, will be open for normal business hours for adrenaline-seekers on Sunday. For more information, visit www.velocityislandpark.com.
Woodland Food Truck Mania ~ More than a dozen gourmet food trucks including Drewski’s, Krush Burger, and Green Papaya will be serving from 4-8pm, on the cordoned-off section of First and Main Streets. Enjoy live music and explore local businesses.
The Rock ‘n Stroll Weeend has something for everyone, so come make it a long weekend and enjoy the best of Yolo County in historic Woodland.