Family Events In Sacramento

Family Events in Sacramento

July 18th, 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?

» Water Parks

FREE Fishing Day
September 6th! - On this day,
you can fish without a sport
fishing license. Community Fish Ponds>>

FREE (Dispersed) Camping Places & Info>>

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Free software download Every 24hrs


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 onefatherslove.com
Places For Kids To Go»

Museums "Daily Events" 2014
Museum Events Calendar>>



 Home Depot FREE Kids Workshops!
Saturday August 2nd 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Come learn how to Build a Mini-Crate Pencil Holder. Just in time for
school. Register»
Screen on the Green 2014 Movie Schedule
Hotline: (916) 808-5240 ALL MOVIES ARE FREE! Time:  Sunset (approximately 8:15 P.M.)
"The Nut Job"
Glenn Hall Park, Sandburg and Carlson Drive map
Upcoming family events at the Sleep Train Arena ticket info>>
  • August 23rd WWE LIVE
  • August 30th. Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • September 7th Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
  • September 12th to the 15th. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends
  • October 22nd to the 26th Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy
Woofstock 2014
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 8-2 p.m.
Johnson Springview Park, 5460 5th Street, Rocklin, CA 95677 map
Doggie Fun Zone - Grateful Dog 5K Rescue Run - Douglas Ranch Supply Pooch Pampering Park - Rocklin Fine Arts "Animal Kingdom Art Show" - Woofstock VW Bug Art project.

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.
Regal Summer Movies
Admission to these movies are 1.00 each. Purchase tickets at the theater. All movies begin at 10:00 a.m. and all are on Tuesday and Wednesday.
UA Arden Fair 6 Sacramento, CA - Last 1.00 movie of 2014
  1. Tuesday August 12 & Wed August 13 Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Rio 2.
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.  
  • Grilling Vegetables Eggplant, squash and more! Wednesday, August 13 1 - 3 p.m. 
  • Cooking Summer Vegetables Meals from the garden Tuesday, August 26 2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Steaming Vegetables Steaming done right! Tuesday, September 16 2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Cooking Fall Vegetables Carrots, cabbage and more! Wednesday, September 24 1 - 3 p.m.
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  • Raley Field on September 14
Farm to Fork kickoff event. A pig roast dinner from Mulvaney's B&L and a blue grass festival featuring live music from the band Mind X and feature performance by Wonder Bread 5.
Open to all ages, alcohol available for sale 21+. 
We invite you and your family and friends to join us this fall.
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.
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!
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
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 
Family Fridays
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • June 20th until August 8th: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Adults $10 - Seniors (65 and older) $8 - College Students $8 - Youth (7–17) $5 - Children (6 and under) Free
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.
MEGA FAMILY EXPO 2015
  • Saturday, April 11 2015 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
446 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento Ca. 95831
FREE Amusements-FREE Events-FREE Demonstrations-50 Exhibitors-KIDS ZONE-TEEN ZONE-Family Fashion Show-Talent Showcase-Special Character Appearances-.Entertainment

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Sacramento Public Swimming Pools
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>>
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YMCA - AQUATIC PROGRAMS
Pool locations open year round
Tahoe park pool Summer Season
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Raging Waters
1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815 map
Ph. (916) 924-3747
Season pass $41.00 includes State Fair admission.
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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
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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>>
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Here is a great list of Swimming Holes that are family friendly>>
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If you cannot afford an admission fee, you can park on the street and walk into the Howe Avenue River map
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Six Flags 
Tip: buy a season pass that includes parking and and make monthly payments!
Water Park attractions>>
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1950 Waterworld Parkway, Concord, CA 94520
Ph. (925) 609-1364
10.00 parking Tickets 48"+ 31.99 - under 48" 25.99
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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
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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.
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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