Jason Richardson headlines Thrive City Block Party at Chase Center this weekend

July 3-4 come join the FREE party and enjoy food, music, and family activities, with the chance to play NBA 2K pros.

Summer is in full swing with July 4th coming up this weekend and the Golden State Warriors have something fun cooked up for Dub Nation: the Thrive City Block Party!

This Saturday and Sunday on July 3-4 the Warriors are hosting a free summer bash for the public at Thrive City, their entertainment complex surrounding Chase Center. On Saturday, Warriors legend Jason Richardson will be on the mainstage! For those of us who lived We Believe after the dark days of Golden State fandom, J-Rich was our high flying beacon of hope.

It’s so cool he’s going to show some love on the holiday weekend. But that’s not all folks! Thrive City will host live music, local food vendors, barbecue sampling (11:30am at West Plaza), a pet park (with a pet costume contest at 12:30pm), and a kids’ zone.

And for you Chase cardholders out there, they’ve got special bonuses including early entry (10:30am), access to the Chase Lounge, drink coupons, and giveaways, and gaming with professional NBA 2K players. Oh, did I forget to mention that they have a NBA 2K gaming zone?

Now anyone who follows the HQ knows how into Warriors Gaming Squad we are. They’re pro gamers handpicked by GSW’s brain trust to bring virtual glory to the Bay; and I’m gonna be taking them on in a friendly exhibition right there at Thrive City! YES, I WANT ALL THE SMOKE! Come for the great music and food, stay to watch me try to survive against some of the best video game players in the world.

Sunday will feature more family friendly fun including a kids’ bike decorating contest (11:30am at East Plaza) and the Thrive City Farmers Market presented by Kaiser Permanente.

And Thrive City plans on keeping the party rolling this summer:

  • Friday, July 9 - Friday Night Happy Hour with a beer garden and live band.

  • Saturday, July 10 - “Family Night” at the Saturday Night Cinema Series presented by Chase with a showing of Disney Pixar’s “Sing,” live jazz-themed entertainment and food trucks.

  • Sunday, July 11 - Weekly Thrive City Farmers Market presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Stay updated with the latest news on the fun around Chase Center by visiting thrivecity.com. Wellp that’s all from me today for the HQ, time to go practice my 2K skills. I hope to see you there!