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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>>
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.
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.
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.
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,
CA95815map 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
Spirit in the Arts - FREE
Monday September 22nd, & Tuesday September 23rd, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
650 El Camino Avenue,
CA95815map 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
Each Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Make and take crafts, entertainment - more.
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>>
Fairytale Town for the 14th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival
3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014 10AM – 4PM - Free Admission thanks to ScholarShare College Savings Plan.
Largest early childhood literacy event in the Sacramento region! Enjoy readings and presentations from authors and illustrators, then shop at our official bookseller, Time Tested Books booth to purchase your favorite story.
Storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, a book fair and more! Plus literacy and arts organizations will be on hand to provide information about early childhood literacy programs offered in the region.
The Colonial Heights Library opened in 1989, and we’re celebrating the branch's 25th birthday with a bang! Join us for an afternoon of food, face painting, henna, and all the friendly neighbors you could ask for.
Join us for a special family movie event for kids with autism and/or sensory disorders. "Typical" toddlers and preschoolers are welcome too! We'll have healthy snacks, the lights will be slightly up, the sound will be slightly down, and kids don't need to remain seated while enjoying the movie. There will also be lots of fidget toys!
For more information or to find out what movie we're currently showing, please contact Janet at email@example.com or call our main number at 264-2920.
Saturday and Sunday September 27, 28, 10:00 - 4:00
Grown ups 12.00, 6 to 8 ages 8.00, 5 and under FREE
Reptile display featuring more than 45 venomous species from around the world including King Cobras and Black Mambas. Meet a 10ft 100lb alligator. We also provide the opportunity to purchase a new reptile pet from one of the many professional reptile breeders at the event.
Sunrise Mall is excited to sponsor the 18th Annual Citrus Heights Sunday FunDay! Kids Zone - Inflatables and Rides (Buy tickets?) - Be sure to stop by Sunrise Mall's Balloon Booth for free balloon animals and creations for the whole family by Aloha Balloon Company!
FREE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS (PDF)
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
3333 Third Avenue, Sacramento CA 95817
Space is limited! To sign up call (916) 456-1980
Learn how to cook vegetables, make seasonal dishes and create easy meals for your family
using basic ingredients.
Cooking Fall Vegetables Carrots, cabbage and more! Wednesday, September 24 1 - 3 p.m.
Home Depot FREE Kids Workshops! Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Come learn how to build an EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month. Register»
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
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,
CA95815 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,
CA95822 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.
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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.