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‘Hot August Bites’ Brings Cars, Food & Fun to Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights held its first “Hot August Bites” event over the weekend, with classic cars, live music, food trucks and a bounce house for the kids filling up Rusch Park for the evening.

Hot August Bites 2014, Citrus Heights
About a dozen classic cars took part in the Auto’s for Alzheimer’s car show Saturday night, during the “Hot August Bites” event. // Photo by Dorina Choban

The three-hour event delivered on its promise for a family-friendly evening, complete with a free swim offered at Rusch Pool, a rock climbing wall and a classic car show put on by Auto’s for Alzheimer’s. The Tone Monkey’s also performed live music in the park for attendees.

Hosted in partnership with the Sunrise Recreation and Park District, the event replaced the annual “Summer Concert Series,” which was discontinued due to low attendance of the series in past years, according to organizers.

The “Bites” aspect of the more commonly heard “Hot August Nights” came about due to the popularity of food truck events in the past, according to Event and Community Center Technician Michele Saario. A decision was then made to merge a car show and food truck event this year to form the first “Hot August Bites.”

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