Family Events In Sacramento

Family Events in Sacramento

October 6th, 2014
Sacramento Family Events and Things To Do Free and low cost Events for Kids and Families. 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 get Ready to start having fun!
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Parks and Recreation
Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District Activity Guide>>
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.
Parks and Rec in Roseville
more info>>
Hagen Community Park
Live steam trains - Picnic facilities - Petting barn - swimming pools - 
basketball court - playground.
City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation District
Hundreds of classes, workshops and 
programs. Read the Online 
Event Magazine »
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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.
Museums "Daily Events" 2014
Museum Events Calendar>>

 
 Water and Amusement Parks
 Sacramento Public Swimming Pools - Closed
List of pool locations and hours.
Admission Fees for recreational swim Children & Youth 17 & under...$2.00 Adults 18 & up....$4.00
PLAY POOLS free admission here>>
 YMCA - AQUATIC PROGRAMS
Pool locations open year round
Tahoe park pool Summer Season
 Raging Waters
1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815 map
Ph. (916) 924-3747
Season pass $41.00 includes State Fair admission.
 Sunsplash Water Attractions
1893 Taylor Road Road, Roseville, CA
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 regular $22.99 - $28.99
5:00 - 10:30 Nite Slide $19.99
 Granite Bay and Beal's Point
Sandy beach, buoyed swim area and lifeguard services during the summer season make this area a safe location for swimming and playing in the water. Daily Summer Hours 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 10.00 - 12.00 daily admission.
See also Negro Bar and Nimbus Flat>>
 Here is a great list of Swimming Holes that are family friendly>>
 If you cannot afford an admission fee, you can park on the street and walk into the Howe Avenue River map
 Six Flags 
Tip: buy a season pass that includes parking and and make monthly payments!
Water Park attractions>>
 
1950 Waterworld Parkway, Concord, CA 94520
Ph. (925) 609-1364
10.00 parking Tickets 48"+ 31.99 - under 48" 25.99
 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
You can purchase single tickets or a wristband for only 31.95
Access to the beach and Santa Cruz Fishermans Wharf are FREE!
Parking is 12.00 to 15.00
 California's Great America
4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Boomerang Bay Water Park now open! 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Single daily tickets for the ENTIRE Park are 42.99 - 47.99 Parking is 15.00 daily.
Featured Events
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.
     Insight Coffee Roasters - Public Coffee Tasting
  • 1901 8th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
    A public cupping every Thursday and Sunday. Checkout the latest offerings and learn your preferences.
     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.
  • Sundays 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    October 12 -November 9 -December 14
  • Fair Oaks Theatre FestivalFair Oaks Theatre Festival Ongoing theater events
    Tickets 8.00 to 20.00 more info>>
     Certified 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.

  • Skate Town - Family Ice Skating
    1009 Orlando Ave., Roseville, CA 95661 
    Ph. (916) 783-8550
    Skate rental 3.50 - 9.00 youth 8.00 4 and under 3.00
    Wednesday Family Night 9.00 includes skate rental!
    Downtown Toastmasters Club
  • Tuesdays at 12:05 p.m
  • 827 7th Street. (old County Administration Bldg)
    Ph. (916) 361-1621
    Parking & bike racks at 7th & G.
    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."
     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.
    Comedysportz
    2230 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 map
    Ph. (916) 243-8541 
    Fun for any age group! Kids can play or bring a game to play while waiting for the show to begin. A snack bar is available or bring your own healthy snacks. Kids can raise their hand and participate during the show. 
    • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
    Tickets only 8.00 for 13 and under. Students - Seniors and Military 9.00. Grown ups 10.00!
     Summer Excursion Train Rides along the River
    Saturdays and Sundays until September 28, 2014
    Every hour on the hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    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.

    Arden Garden Farmers Market
  • 2014-9-20 Every Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
  • 1409 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815 map
    Ph. (916) 287-1980
    The only farmers market serving Del Paso Heights and North Sacramento is now open. Every Saturday you can now find fresh fruits and vegetables. There will be a free cooking demo on the first Saturday of every month November 4th, and December 1st
    SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Over a hundred FREE events and things to with kids. Family game night - Homework help - Story time - Knitting - Job coach - and much more. Here is a link directly to the Library's list of events for you to scroll through. Opens in a new window>>
    Sunrise Mall Kids Club - FREE
    Sunrise Mall
    • Each Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Make and take crafts, entertainment - more.
    Spirit in the Arts - FREE
  • Tuesday October 14, 21 and 28, 10:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
  • Wednesday October 15, 22 and 29th, 10:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday
  • Saturday October 11th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    650 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815 map
    Ph. (916) 648-1803
    FREE open and free Studio All materials provided at no cost! Make something- Paint something -Draw something - Creative and self directed expression always welcome. All ages and Families welcome to this FREE event. http://www.SpiritintheArts.org
    Sactoberfest
    951 Riverfront Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691
    Near Raily Field - Fee for parking near Raily Field.
    • Friday, October 10 | 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 11 | 1:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 12 | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Music, dancing, carnival, lots of things to do with kids. 15.00 and up for admission. Parking is usually 10 bucks. 
    HAUNTED STAGE STOP MUSEUM!
    9941 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95759
    Ph. (916) 685-8115
    $5.00 per person
    A Haunted House has never been more fun! This Halloween Haunt has everything for everyone in the family.
    • Each Friday and Saturday beginning October 10th to October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Celebrate Natomas
    2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento, CA 95833
    • October 11, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    FREE community event with art exhibits, bounce houses, vendors, live music and more.
    Mission Oaks Community Center
    4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA
    Ph. (916) 972-0336
    • Saturday, October 11, 2014
    Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00 pm
    $5/person at the door
    Dr. Who's Halloween - Elk Grove
    Franklin Community Library 
    10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove CA 
    Ph. (916) 264-2920
    • Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Dr. Who themed Halloween event featuring crafts, face painting, and story time by a campfire. Limited to the first 30 children. This free program is for ages 6 to 12 only.
    Howlin' on the Parkway - details soon
    Sun, October 19, 12am – Mon, October 20, 12am
    American River Parkway Foundation
    Join us for the first ever Howlin' on the Parkway! This 2.2 mile dog walk will benefit the multi-use trail.
    Upcoming family events at the Sleep Train Arena ticket info>>
    • October 22nd to the 26th Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy
    • January 1st, 2015 until January 4, Walking with Dinosaurs 
    • January 24, 2015 until January 25, Monster Truck Jam 
    Sutters Fort
    2701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
    Fri & Sat 6:30pm-9pm
    • October 24, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and;
    • October 25, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Annual The Haunted Fort 2014. Lantern guided tours with a haunted effect.
    18 years and older 5.00 - 6 to 17 3. 00 - 5 and under Free.
    Special program days $7 for adults and $5 for youth.
    Mutual Assistance Network Presents
    HARVEST FESTIVAL - Free Event
  • 2014-October 25th Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Johnston Community Center, 231 Eleanor Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815
    Prizes for best costume - Pumpkin decorating - Carnival gamesSafe trick-or-treating. Flyer>> Kids bring your costumes and a bag to trick-or-treat.
    Safe & Super Halloween: The Adventures of Percy Jackson
  • 2014-October 26th Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.
  • 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
    Three nights of trick or treating. 17 candy stations, a nightly costume parade at 8:30, hands on activities and lots of mythological fun! Advance tickets are $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Ticket prices increase beginning October 24 to $9 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Children 1 and under are free. Buy tickets online>>
    Safety Fair - Elk Grove/Halloween
    Bruceville Road and Elk Grove Blvd.
    • Saturday October 25th 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Hosted by the Elk Grove Police Department. Past Safety Fair events are Safe Halloween event featuring a safety fair the Radio Disney Road Crew, a costume contest (11:30 am) and trick or treating at participating stores, while supplies last. This is a FREE event open to all ages.
    California Capital Book Festival
    Convention Center
    1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    • Saturday and Sunday, October 25, 26, 10:00 - 5:00
    Free public event for book lovers, featuring prize-winning authors, presentations, children's entertainers and activities, booksellers and other exhibitors. 
    Wee Halloween Crocker Art Museum
    216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Ph. (916) 808-7000
    • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Ages 5 and younger and their grownups are invited to come in costume to the Crocker for this special event. Decorate treat bags (provided) before being guided in small groups through the galleries. Along the way, encounter gentle surprises in the form of music and dance. After each mini-performance, a small gift will be deposited into each child's treat bag. This Halloween stroll ends with a delicious celebration featuring live music.
    Space is limited and advance registration is required for a specific departure time (groups depart from 10 - 11 AM). Siblings under 18 months are welcome to tag along for free (treat bag not included).
    $10 Members (adult or child) - $15 Nonmembers (adult or child)
    Free for children under 18 months
    Boo at the Zoo - Two Nights!
    3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
    Ph. (916) 808-5888
    • Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31, 2014 5 to 8 pm
    Thursday or Friday rain or shine. Kids safely trick-or-treat at 25 candy stations! Magic shows, costume dance party, ghoulish games, and lots of family fun! The spookiness is appropriate for children under 10 years of age. Early Bird Ticket Prices, through October 28th. Non-Members: $10
    Sacramento Zoo Members: $8 Children 1 and under: Free
    General Ticket Prices, October 29th until the event General: $12 Children 1 and under: Free.
    Halloween Dance 
    Mission Oaks Community Center
    4701 Gibbons Dr., Carmichael, CA 95608
    Ph. (916) 972-0336
    Friday, October 31st 1:15– 3:45 pm
    6.00 person. Refreshments Costume Contest & Prizes!
    Halloween Carnival - more info coming soon.
    Thursday • October 31st • 10am-5pm
    Presented by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks and the Fair Oaks Theater Festival.
    Games, face painting and much more! 
    Location: Plaza Park - Old Fair Oaks

    Home Depot FREE Kids Workshops!
    • Saturday November 1, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Come learn how to build an Pallet Coaster Register»
    MEGA FAMILY NIGHT OUT!
    • November 8, 2014 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Valley Oak Ballroom 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA 95758
    This event if for all ages. What to expect: Dinner-Entertainment-Dancing-Family Dance Competition-Raffles-Photo Booth-Balloon Twisting for the kids. The price of tickets will be 13 and older $15.00, Children aged 3 thru 12 $10.00 and Children 2 and under are free ( children 2 and under still need to get a ticket by selecting the free ticket for their age). 
    Wonder Lab
    Crocker Art Museum
    216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Adults $10 - Seniors $8 - College Students $8 - Youth (7–17) $5 - 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.
    Fairytale Town Free Admission Day: Canned Food Drive
    Fairytale Town
    • Friday, November 28, 2014 10:00 – 4:00
    FREE admission to visitors who bring in a canned good to donate the day after Thanksgiving! Includes free arts and crafts activities.
    The Dickens' Street Fair - Elk Grove
    Old town Elk Grove, Near School Street, 9108 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove Blvd- from 2nd Ave to Waterman.
    • Saturday November 29th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    FREE entertainment, 15 tons of snow for the kids, magic acts and much more.
    11601 Fair Oaks Blvd.
    (916) 264-2920
    FREE! Ages: 3-8 Must pre-register!
    Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us at the Fair Oaks Library for “tea” and cookies, story time, and a “beary” special craft project. Space is limited, so reserve a space by calling or signing up on October 1st.

     

    Santa and Sirens Elk Grove
    All 3 Santa and Sirens Parades are 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday December 3rd at Station 75, 2300 Maritime Drive.
    • Thursday December 4th at Station 72, 10035 Atkins Drive.
    • Friday December 5th at Station 73, 9607 Bond Road.
    Winter Wonderland
    Fairytale Town
    • Thursday, December 11, - Sunday, December 14 and;
    • Thursday, December 18, - Sunday, December 21.
    Open for play, trimmed with festive holiday décor and lit up with a dazzling display of lights, starting at dusk, each night. Plus, this year the magic of the season brings a true holiday miracle, every night at 7PM a flurry of snow is in the forecast for our guests! Standard ticket prices.
    Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays
    Memorial Auditorium
    1515 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    • Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
    $45, $35, $30 – Students: 50% discount
    Plan to get your tickets early for this popular family Christmas performance! Last year’s performance was sold out!
    Free Admission Day - Fairytale Town
    • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Fairytale Town
    Guests who visit on Christmas Eve receive free admission. 
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