August 1, Sacramento Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet
Take it from someone who's been to this parking lot soiree multiple times: Bring sunscreen, a hat and loads of water. This gathering just outside Sleep Train Arena always seems to land on one of the hottest days of the year but it's worth a little heat exhaustion. Expect to find lots of vintage cars and parts as well as the kind of miscellaneous stuff found in random garages and warehouses. It'll be easy to see why the event's motto is “In Rust We Trust.” 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, August 1; $10, children 10 and under are free. Sleep Train Arena, 1 Sports Parkway; www.sacramentoswapmeet.com.