Solar Cooking Festival

Saturday, July 18

Don't expect to find eggs frying on sidewalks or meat cooking on dashboards at the annual Solar Cooking Festival. Instead, experts will demonstrate ways to safely cook with solar cookers. Bacon & Butter's Billy Zoellin will go head-to-head with Shady Lady Saloon's Gerald Watts for bragging rights in a cook-off. Meet Yard Crashers' Ahmed Hassan, listen to the band Solar Punch, build a cooker and let the kids explore Sacramento's largest outdoor kitchen. Free, 10 a.m. at William Land Park, 3800 South Land Park Drive;