Family Events In Sacramento

Family Events in Sacramento

April 22, 2014

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Sacramnto Family Events and Things To Do In Sacramento Today FREE and low cost Events for Kids and Families. These Sacramento events always have something for you to do on weekends and weekdays. We believe "every family friendly event or link to a Sacramento event for family and kids is listed on this webpage." A tip is to "Bookmark" this page and use it as your one stop Sacramento event planning page. Ready to start having fun?

Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

Belle Cooledge Library
Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Rio Linda Library
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30

Elk Grove Library
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 3:30 -5:30 p.m.

Franklin Library
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 3:30 -5:30 p.m.

Galt Library
Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

North Highlands-Antelope Library
Tuesdays 3:30 -5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

North Natomas Library
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Rancho Cordova Library
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Robbie Waters Pocket
-Greenhaven Library
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Southgate Library
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Sylvan Oaks Library
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Parks and Recreation
Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District
Event calendar>>
City of Sacramento Neighborhood
Services Division

Bi-Weekly Tidbits Special Events
Mission Oaks Parks and  Recreation
Long list of all events and activities
Consumnes Community
Services District

South Sacramento and Elk Grove
Events and Calendar>>
County of Sacramento
Go Outside and Play!
Events page and to see numerous
locations for fun.
Effie Yeaw Nature Center>>
Ancil Hoffman County Park
Nature Center and preserve is free.
Park entrance fee - $5 per car,
free for ARNHA members.
Hagen Community Park
Live steam trains - Picnic facilities -
Petting barn - swimming pools -
basketball court - playground and more.
Parks and Rec in Roseville
more info>>
City of Sacramento Parks and
Recreation District

Hundreds of classes, workshops and
programs. Read the Online
Event Magazine »

Folsom Parks and Recreation
Community activities and events.
Click here to view the calendar>>
Sacramento County Regional
Parks pass
If you are receiving aid from
Sacramento County Human Assistance,
aid to the Aged, Blind, Disabled, or
receiving aid under the CALWORKS
program, Click HERE for details.
Places to go in Sacramento
Places For Kids To Go»

Updated April 15th, 2014
 Home Depot FREE Kids Workshops!
May 3rd 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Come learn how to build a flower planter. Just in time for Mother's Day, this planter makes a great gift. Register»
Healthcare Vendor Fair
Held at the Sacramento Convention Center
  • Thursday, April 24th, 4:00 - 8:00
1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph. (916) 546-4383 "This event is open to the public and is FREE to attend. Family, friends, and professionals of all trades are welcome to attend. Come for the food and live music! Network with other professionals and or discover what local business has to offer."
Fit for Life Health Faire - Vendors promoting and selling health and fitness products
4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA  
  • Friday, April 26, 8-11am
Free to the Community!
Over 50 health-related vendors will be on hand to answer all of your adult health and wellness questions. Free screenings will be available at the event. We will have a healthy food demonstration at 9:30 and 10:45. Door prizes will be raffled off throughout the event. 
YMCA's Healthy Kids Day® - FREE to Everyone!»
Sacramento Central YMCA
2021 W Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 map
Ph. (916) 452-9622
  • Saturday, April 26th, 10:00 - 1:00 
Games, Vendors, Fitness, Dance and class demonstrations, bounces houses, Summer camp registration, Arts and crafts...
Women’s Civic Improvement Club
3555 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 
Ph. (916) 451-8870
  • Saturday April 26th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Annual Open House 
The public is invited to a FREE open house of the Women’s Civic Improvement Club of Sacramento,  The afternoon event will feature entertaining music, delicious food, networking opportunities, and great conversations.
Family Fun Fest - Junior League of Sacramento
3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento (Fairytale Town)
  • Saturday, April 26th 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 
Capitol Mall between 5th and 7th Street
Julie Bornhoeft at (916) 319-4911
  • Sunday April 27th,  from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Commence at 1:00 p.m.
Western Health Advantage presents the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes festival event where more than 700 men will walk, run, and limp the one-mile course while wearing high heels. 
Entrance to the festival is FREE but to register to walk the one-mile 
course there is a $40 fee which includes shoes, a t-shirt, and swag bag. The proceeds from the event will go to benefit victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
District 2 Community Bike Ride (March-June)

Presented by City of Sacramento City Council District 2 Office

March 22-June 28, 2014

Join Councilmember Warren for a morning outdoors. He will spend a few hours biking in District 2 Community and Neighborhoods along the Sacramento Northern Bike Trial.

Bike ride locations:
-April 26: Robla Park (625 Bell Ave)
-May 24: Hagginwood Park (3271 Marysville Blvd)
-June 28: Del Paso Nuevo Park (533 Hayes Ave)

Please be advise that there will be detours from the Bike Trail onto the road ways. The bike tours may be up to 10 miles and may range from 40 minutes up to 2 hours. Refreshments will be provided.

Summer Excursion Train Rides along the River
Days of operation: Saturdays and Sundays; April 5 through September 28, 2014
Hours of operation: Every hour on the hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting)
Departure location: Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets).
Tickets: Regular Coach:  $10 adults, $5 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free. 
First Class El Dorado Car:  $20 adults, $15 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free.
KSFM Presents 102.5 LIVE!
Discovery Park
Sunday, May 4th 2014 – Doors Open at 10:00am
General Admission 26.00
Wonder Lab
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Sunday May 4th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults $10 - Seniors (65 and older) $8 - College Students $8 - Youth (7–17) $5 - Children (6 and under) and members Free.
Open to all and designed to inspire playful creativity! Children with learning and developmental disabilities, ages 5 and older, and their families are especially invited. Join us in the courtyard to paint watercolor images of hot air balloons, inspired by the Crocker's special exhibition Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer.
Next time August 3rd, 2014 and November 2nd, 2014
Tai Chi for All Ages...FREE
Now at the Mims/Hagginwood Community Center!
Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-10am & 10am-11am
Mims/Hagginwood Community Center (3271 Marysville Blvd.) Tai Chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. Tai Chi is used to improve and maintain health, it can be helpful in achieving a state of physical and mental relaxation while strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems.
Learn to play golf, for FREE!
Classes are open to all: Youth, Adult and Seniors Introduction to Golf, Golf Rules and Etiquette, Chipping, Short Irons, Long Irons, Driving, Golf Grip and Putting<
Mims/Hagginwood Community Center
3271 Marysville Boulevard
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am-12pm
The 35th Street Fair. FREE Oak Park Business Corridor 
35th Street and Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817
  • Sunday May 4th, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fun family festival featuring music, food and a lot of great vendors and artists plying their craft.
Association is blocking off the street and this year we’re presenting a multi-cultural event celebrating the diversity that has made Sacramento one of the most culturally diverse cities in the U.S.A.
Friday Night Concerts in the Park
Cesar Chavez Plaza, 9th & J Street, Sacramento CA
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Every Friday Night  May 2nd through July 25th 
University of California in a one-day science project. 
On May 8, 2014, Go for a walk or a drive and find places where food is grown in your community, either in a garden or on a farm. Then click on the map and add a marker wherever food is growing in your neighborhood or community!
FamilyPalooza: A Free Family Festival
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Festival: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Museum Open & Free 10 AM - 5 PM 
The family that plays together stays together! Come celebrate the arts, creativity, and good old-fashioned fun at the Crocker's second annual FamilyPalooza.
• Sacramento Banjo Band
• Spin hoops with the amazing Vanessa Vortex
• Learn to juggle in our "Juggle School"
• Circus performers throughout the Museum
• View works by young artists in the See the Music, Hear the Art exhibit presented by Two in Tune: The Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera
• Pop into our free photo booth and pose with circus props for a fun family portrait
• Kids can enjoy shimmery face painting by our bedazzled circus fairies
• Resource tables: Make art with Capital Adoptive Families Alliance and Sacramento Rainbow Families
• Enjoy a special outdoor version of our popular Sketch It program, featuring live models in colorful, circus-inspired costumes
 More Things To Do
Intramural Youth Sports Program
Community-based, co-ed competitive sports including: basketball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, Hacky-sack, and hockey. Age/grade of participants: 4th-6th graders.

Intramural Middle School Sports Program
Community-based co-ed football and basketball for middle-school students. Age/grade of participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th graders.

Prime Time Teen Program
Work readiness training for teens ages 13-17. Providing job skills development, financial literacy, communication, leadership, professional etiquette, and community service.  Participants meeting program goals receive $200 stipend upon program completion.

  • Community Center Location(s): 
George Sim 916-808-3761,
Oak Park 916-808-6151,
Mims/Hagginwood 916-808-6439,
Pannell/Meadowview 916-808-6680,
South Natomas Community Centers 916-808-1571.

D Hot Spot Program 
Friday Late Nite program for teens providing structured and supervised indoor basketball, volleyball, dance, recreational activities, and much more. 
Registration handled upon entrance at program site.*
  • Age/grade of participants: 13-19 yrs. Location(s): George Sim Community, Oak Park and Pannell/Meadowview Community Centers, Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Rio Tierra Middle School.

Tweener Program
Afterschool enrichment program for youth providing structured homework assistance, indoor & outdoor recreational activities, life skills workshops, and much more. 

  • Age/grade of participants: 12-17 yrs (6th grade – qualifies)
    Location: George Sim Community Center.
West Wind Drive-In 
All the latest movies - Great Family Fun!
  • General Admission $7.25 per person
  • Kids Admission 5-11 years, $1.00 per child Younger than 5 are FREE
  • Tuesday is Family Fun Night $5.00 per person
  • 2nd Saturday Art Walk2nd Saturday Art Walk -Sacramento Local Sacramento Galleries display art work.
     California Automobile Museum
    2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
    Ph. (916) 442-6802 Open 7 Days a week 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Last Admission: 5:00 PM
    Every Third Thursday of the month: Open until 9:00 PM for Cars Under the Stars
     Fair Oaks Theatre FestivalFair Oaks Theatre Festival Ongoing theater events
    Tickets 8.00 to 20.00 more info>>
    Sacramento Antique FairSacramento Antique Faire
    2300 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
  • Second Saturday of every month
  • Admission 3.00 - Kids under 16 and Parking free.
  • Dates and Time: Sundays 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    April 13 -May 11 -June 8 -July 13 -August 10 -September 14 -October 12 -November 9 -December 14
  •  Farmers Market SacramentoCertified Farmers Markets
    Eleven locations where you can purchase fresh fruits, flowers andvegetables! 
  • Most open all year Saturday-Sunday-Tuesday-Wednesday and Thursday and accept EBT.
  • Insight Coffee Roasters - Public Coffee Tasting
  • 1901 8th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
    Join us for a public cupping every Thursday and Sunday. Checkout thew latest offerings and learn your preferences.
     Visit Sacramento Downtowners' Toastmasters Club and enhance your communication and leadership skills. 
  • Tuesdays at 12:05 p.m
  • 827 7th Street. (old County Administration Bldg) Contact Louise 916-361-1621 to confirm meeting location.
    Parking garage entrance is at 7th & G. Next to light rail and we have bike racks!
    Membership is open to all interested individuals. "an active atmosphere of speaking, listening and enjoying the art of public speaking, all while networking and becoming better leaders in the community."For more details here
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