EVENTS

Evolving from the California Gold Rush, Sacramento still has traces of its history in its incredible museums, restaurants and fun festivals. It witnesses nearly 7 million visitors because of the exciting Sacramento kids events being organized each year.

In case you need a break from the scorching summer heat of Sacramento, we’ve also compiled up a list of startling evening activities for you too. There are a lot of other amazing family fun activities that will make sure your family will have a great time.

Other than these, the Sacramento kids events are also a great fun and learning spot as they are focused with the kids in mind. Explore the numerous events, kids activities, family fun and musical theatre shows that you might just not want your kids to miss. Check the events per city and find out the best event for your kids. If you are an event organizer, you can also submit an event to us.

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN SACRAMENTO FOR KIDS

The city of Sacramento has lots to keep your family entertained. From summer camps to moonlight movies, it is the perfect outdoor destination. Just like always, this month too, we have a list of exciting events to visit in Sacramento with kids

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April 2018
"FAMILY FUN" EVENTS
13Apr
- 21Apr
Disney's The Lion King Jr.
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Elly Award-winning River City Theatre Company presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. The performance is 75-minute version of the Broadway Musical performed by 1st through 7th-grade school children from throughout the Sacramento area.

River City Theatre Company is a Children’s musical theatre workshop that has been providing family entertainment by performing musical theatre in Sacramento for the past 27 years. The cast consists of children from throughout the Sacramento area in 1st through 12th grades.

19Apr
Free Movie Night
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Please join us on Thursday, April 19th for Free Movie Night! We will be showing Coco, Jumanji, Pitch Perfect, Insidious, Thor and Peter Rabbit! There will also be music, games and fun for the entire family! Gates open at 5:00pm and movies start at 8:00pm. We hope to see you there!

20Apr
Friday Flicks: The Boss Baby
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Roseville
Event Detail

Grab a blanket, lawn chair and the family for a movie under the stars! Friday Flicks returns on April 20, featuring The Boss Baby (PG). A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7 year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Free movie in Town Square, weather permitting. Concessions available for purchase. 

20Apr
Family Karaoke
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Citrus Heights
Event Detail

Feel like singing? Drop in for a lively karaoke session featuring popular hits, Disney and more. Kids and parents can blast out tunes or soulfully sing sad songs--it's all good so we'll see YOU here for Family Karaoke!

20Apr
Kids Saber Fitness
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • West Sacramento
Event Detail

Dress up and be one with the force with our Kids Saber Fitness! Every month learn the moves all masters in training must know by involving various aerobic movements with a twist saber fun!

20Apr
District 7 Trucks and Such
Rick Jennings
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Every 3rd Friday, join Councilmember Rick Jennings and staff for a great time with local food vendors, live entertainment and tons of fun!

21Apr
Earth Day at the Koobs Nature Area
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Carmichael
Event Detail

Although our public open days are normally on the second Saturday of the month, for April, we will be celebrating Earth Day, so the Koobs Nature Area will be open to the public on Saturday, April 21st, from 10am-2pm. This is a wonderful event in the Koobs Nature Area. Multiple organizations come out - such as Sacramento Audubon, Boy Scout Troop 55, Girl Scout Troop 3191, and more - and have tables with information and activities for kids and adults. Because this is our Earth Day celebration, we will also have some snacks. 

This wonderful natural treasure in the heart of Carmichael is run and maintained by the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael and is free to the public.

21Apr
Birding for Families
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Carmichael
Event Detail

Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a Naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed. Make sure to bring your binoculars, or we can loan you a pair!

This is a free weekend program for all ages. Donations gratefully accepted. Space is limited – sign-ups are taken the day of the event. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.

21Apr
Shabazz Safety and Family Fun Day
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Join the Valley Hi Family Resource Center and Shabazz Safety Committee for a day of free family fun!

The day will include:
-Free Tri-tip and Chicken Lunch for first 300 attendees!
-Safety information
-Health information
-Health screenings
-Family & Neighborhood Resources
-Cooking Demos
-Pet Safety
-Kids Zone
-Performances
-Basketball tournament
-Prizes & Giveaways

21Apr
Sensory Storytime
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Citrus Heights
Event Detail

Join us for a special storytime for kids with autism and/or sensory disorders featuring books, music, fidget toys, crafts and more! The presenter is the parent of a young man with autism and there will lots of time for parents to network with others. Noise and/or behaviors are never a problem at the library! For more information, contact Janet at jwininger@saclibrary.org or call 264-2920.

21Apr
Earth Day Celebration
City of West Sacramento
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • West Sacramento
Event Detail

Join the City as we celebrate the bounty of our region. Learn, shop, eat, and enjoy at this free community event! 

Highlights
-Arts and Craft vendors selling locally produced goods 
-Live Music by "Island of Black and White"
-Information about local parks, hiking and farm-to-work partners
-Free raffle: tons of great prizes including a smart Wi-Fi thermostat
-Free bike valet parking
-Yolo Farm to Fork
-Student chefs from Culinary Arts and Farm to Fork Education
-FOR KIDS: bounce house from the Bounce Spot, face painting, arts and crafts by ReCREATE, wildlife rescue animal ambassadors, West Sacramento Fire Department with Engine, Interactive Fire Prevention Trailer

21Apr
Healthy Kids Day
Awaken Summer Imagination
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits.

Events and Activities include:
-Family yoga, Zumba, and hula classes
-Childcare art show
-Obstacle course arts and crafts
-Water safety classes
-Fire trucks
-Community booths
-Healthy snacks
-Raffles

21Apr
35th Annual Sacramento Scandinavian Festival
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Come join us, once again, for the Annual Sacramento Scandinavian Festival! This year, we’re celebrating our 35th festival on April 21, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento!

The festival features Scandinavian food, baked goods, and merchandise for sale. Viking reenactors will be present with interactive activities for the whole family. Come gather information about the Nordic countries and enjoy music, entertainment, and door prizes!

Adults: $5
Children under 12: FREE

21Apr
Fair Oaks Bike Park
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Fair Oaks
Event Detail

The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District cordially invites you to the official Grand Opening of the Fair Oaks Bike Park! 

The bike park was created to provide a place for tots and youth to have a safe area to learn how to ride their bikes and practice things like balance, coordination, and overall improving their bike riding skills. The bike park features various tracks, tunnels, and obstacles in a round-about course located near the baseball fields of Phoenix Park.

This new feature will be especially beneficial for the families of our community who participate in other programs that take place at Phoenix Park, such as Little League Baseball and Soccer, to offer additional activities for their children. The Bike Park will be open to all, and will feature a small shaded area, drinking fountain, and benches. The construction and completion of the Phoenix Park Bike Park was made possible by AMR (American Ramp Company) and the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District. 

21Apr
Touch A Truck
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Touch A Truck is being hosted on behalf of the Arcade Creek Parks and Recreation District. The goal is to introduce large and unusual vehicles to families. There will be some activities and food in the area.

Feel free to stop by and get some cool pictures by some cool trucks!

21Apr
Picnic Day
The 104th Picnic Day
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Davis
Event Detail

This family friendly event is free for all to come and experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service and campus life. More than 200 events will take place throughout campus and will include exhibits, shows, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment, animal and athletic events, the Student Organization Fair, the Children’s Discovery Fair, the Parade and much more.

All events and parking are free! Picnic Day is one of UC Davis’ most revered traditions and serves as the university’s annual Open House for prospective and current students, families, alumni, staff, faculty, and the greater Davis and regional communities.

21Apr
Placer County Earth Day
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Roseville
Event Detail

This event, formerly "Celebrate the Earth Festival" under the management of the City of Roseville, will this year celebrate Mother Earth, with a focus on the ARTS, LIBRARIES, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, CULTURE and the ENVIRONMENT. 

Please join us for this free family event. 100 Local artists will also be joining with the various libraries of Placer County to create "My Favorite Book" sculptures that will be on display at the festival and afterwards at various Libraries in Placer County.

21Apr
Mother & Son Date Night
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Rancho Cordova
Event Detail

Mothers & Sons, join us on April 21 for a very special date night. We will be setting out a very special event just for you! Come dressed for date night and come hungry!

21Apr
Kids Club
Proscenium Performing Group
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Sing and dance along with a special performance from Proscenium Performing Group! You are invited to join us once a month for fun and exciting Kids Club events! Each child who signs up to become an Arden Fair Kids Club member will receive a VIP card that is punched during each event. You can sign up for Kids Club by joining us for one of our events, or sign up any time at our Guest Services counter in front of JCPenney. 

Kids Club events begin at 10am in Center Court. Check back every month to see what fun activity we have planned next! 

New Kids Club Badge Rules:
1.) Receive your badge on the spot!
2.) Bring your badge to each event for a punch!
3.) Get five punches, and receive a free carousel pass!
4.) Receive all 10 punches and receive an exclusive Kids Club t-shirt! 
*Receive prizes at each event! 

Arden Fair Kids Club is FREE.

21Apr
Super Hero Event at Southgate Plaza
FREE ADMISSION - FREE CRAFTS - FREE GAMES
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Southgate Plaza in Sacramento invites you to our Super Hero Event! Bring the whole family to our Super Hero themed festival, enjoy FREE ADMISSION, FREE GAMES and ACTIVITIES, and get a chance to meet some of your favorite super heroes! Other family activites include: Live Performance Art Live DJ Special Hero Appearances SUPER HERO TRAINING! Face Painting Bounce Houses Carnival Games and More!

All activities are FREE! All Vouchers are FREE! Redeem your ticket through Eventbrite today to be entered into our raffle for a chance to win paintings, gift cards, and more! Come on by and enjoy tons of free fun! Event Location: Southgate Plaza on Florin Road and Franklin Blvd (Next to Walmart Neighborhood Market) Event Address: 4242 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95823 Event Time: Saturday, April 21st, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Time

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

22Apr
Sacramento Earth Day
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

YOU are invited to Sacramento Earth Day! Held in Southside Park on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Around 150 organizations and businesses will be exhibiting a vast array of practical information, goods and services that cultivate a healthier and more sustainable way of living. Attend Sacramento Earth Day to enjoy live music, local artists, delicious plant-based cuisine, educational opportunities, fun activities and much more. *Admission is free!* This is truly a community event and is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region. Sacramento Earth Day is hosted by The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS).

Live Music, Kids' Area, Plant-Based Cuisine, Environmental Education, Artisan Wares, Nonprofit Organizations, Environmentally-ProtectiveProducts, Community-Building, Local Art, Bicycle Valet Parking, Picnic Area and Much, Much More!

22Apr
Starry Night Paint Party!
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Rocklin
Event Detail

Party Brushes is excited to have you come join in on the fun for our Family Paint Party at Cante Ao Vinho in Rocklin!  This is for the whole family or just grab some friends and come join in the fun!!  You can paint with your kiddo or just let them paint on their own.  You will have an option for adding a frme for $5.

Our artist will take you step by step through your masterpiece while we all create some fun memories together!! Get ready to paint, sip and sing the afternoon away! We provide ALL the materials (drinks/food not included), you only need to bring yourself and your open mind for fun and creativity!

22Apr
Military Family Picnic
Wells Fargo
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • West Sacramento
Event Detail

The Sacramento River Cats will host Military Family Picnic, presented by Wells Fargo, on Sunday, April 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Raley Field. This free event is open to all military families (active duty or not) as a way for the Sacramento-area community to show appreciation to those who serve. It's an exclusive opportunity for military families to enjoy a fun picnic at Raley Field. Families will enjoy a variety of activities around Raley Field including inflatable structures, arts and crafts, and catch in the outfield. A petting zoo, face painters, and a balloon artist will also be available. There will be no baseball game on this date.

Additional details are as follows:

  • Free Parking
  • Free hot dogs, soda, chips, and Merlino's will be provided
  • Free activities throughout the ballpark
  • Petting Zoo
  • Special appearance by Dinger, the official mascot of the River Cats

26Apr
Garden Day
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Can you feel the excitement buzzing in the garden? Join the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services for this fun annual event in their Demonstration Garden!

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services offers a variety of free programs and services. Check out the calendar below to find open Clothing and Technology Lab hours, Gardening classes, Career Development  workshops as well as dates and times of orientations for new students to enroll in GED/HiSET preparation, Computer and Parent Education courses. 

26Apr
- 29Apr
Sac Civic Ballet and Deane Dance Center presents Giselle
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

One of the most popular ballets of all-time, Giselle tells the story of a young peasant girl who falls in love, is betrayed, suffers the ultimate tragedy, yet finds forgiveness and eternal love in the end.

This production has an excellent cast, with Anthony Cannarella as Prince Albrecht and Gabriela Smith and Katherine Wolfenden as Giselle. Beautiful costumes and wonderful music by Adolphe Adam, directed by Allyson Deane and Don Schwennesen.

27Apr
Wii Gaming for Kids!
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Citrus Heights
Event Detail

Drop in for free Wii gaming fun for kids ages 3 – 10. We have MarioKart, Wii Sports Resort, Just Dance and more. Have fun playing games on our big screen with big sound, and get some exercise too! No registration required.

27Apr
- 29Apr
Young Artists Competition
Mondavi Center
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Davis
Event Detail

The Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition (YAC), now in its 14th year, supports young artists in the early stages of their careers, providing scholarships to further their musical studies as well as valuable performance opportunities to encourage their artistic growth. This year the competition features the Founders Prize in Vocals to US-residents Ages 18-22, and the Young Artists Prize to California-resident pianists and instrumentalists ages 12-17.

27Apr
Anatolia CommUNITY Carnival 2018
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Rancho Cordova
Event Detail

The McGarvey Elementary and Sunrise Elementary School Parents Organizations (PFO) invite you to attend our annual CommUNITY Carnival on Friday, April 27th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Bring your family along for a fun evening at McGarvey Elementary, our new Anatolia school. The proceeds from this event will be shared equally to enrich the academic, artistic, and technological environment for the students at McGarvey & Sunrise Elementary.

28Apr
Elk Grove FitFest
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Elk Grove
Event Detail

Join the CSD and the City of Elk Grove at FitFest, a special event celebrating everything fitness.  Stroll through the Fitness Festival, bring the kids out for the free kids zone, watch athletes battle it out in the Elk Grove Gauntlet and have fun watching the little ones make their way through the Kid’s Warrior Challenge obstacle course. 

Grab lunch or a snack and catch some entertainment. Free fun for all ages! Pre-registration is required for competitions (Kid’s Warrior Challenge and Elk Grove Gauntlet).

Join the Movement and come out to FitFest!

Time

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

28Apr
Sac Fry Fest
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Experience the creativity of local chefs as they put their culinary skillz to the test with loaded fries you’ll love! From the savory to the sweet and everything in between, there will be something for everyone at Downtown Sacramento’s first celebration of all things loaded fries...PLUS witness an EPIC loaded fry battle and cast YOUR vote for the People's Choice Favorite!

Join us for live music and fry-themed entertainment, kick back with a craft brew or cider, shop the local makers bazaar, let the kids play at the Fry Fest kids zone and enjoy a delicious day in the Capital City!

Children 8yrs and younger enter for FREE! 

28Apr
Star Wars Day
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Meet your favorite Star Wars characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras to Star Wars Day and pose for free photos with the costumed characters throughout the day. Visitors will learn how animal adaptations and behaviors in our galaxy relate to the creatures from the Star Wars universe through wildlife stage shows, crafts and other activities. Visitors will also be able to enjoy Star Wars themed concession items in Kampala Cafe, a ride on the Conservation Carousel to Star Wars music and face painting. The animals will join in on the fun as they receive special Star Wars themed enrichment items throughout the day.

28Apr
Yomen: A Spring Celebration
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Roseville
Event Detail

Celebrate and experience California Indian culture: dance groups, traditional art and craft demonstrations, guided tours, storytelling, children’s activities and craft fair. Food and beverages available for sale. Rain or Shine.

28Apr
Kids Day in the Park
Cordova Community Council Presents High Flyers!
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Rancho Cordova
Event Detail

Kids Day in the Park is a festival geared to families of small children. A fun day of activities for small children and their families, it is also a health and resources fair with providers on hand to engage parents and provide information. Target group is children 12 and younger and their parents. Kids Day has been a favorite Rancho Cordova special event for 28 years. This year, Kids Day pays homage to the 100th Anniversary of Mather and the inspiration of flight with "High Flyers!"

FREE Admission & Activities

  • ​Rides, Crafts, Games & more
  • Food & Drink available for purchase
  • More than 100 exhibitors
  • Visit PAL's Bike Rodeo and be eligible to win a bike!
  • Vision, Hearing, Dental Checks
  • Free Parent Resources


28Apr
FSA Children's Event at Face in a Book
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • EL Dorado Hills
Event Detail

Please join FSA as we help our friends at Face In a Book celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! We’ve planned fun childrens’ read-alouds, DIY activities to go and giveaways honoring Spring including local habitats, and of course, baby dinos and ducklings!

29Apr
Star Wars Day
May the Forest Be With You
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Visitors will learn how animal adaptations and behaviors in our galaxy relate to the creatures from the Star Wars universe through stage shows, crafts and other activities. The animals will join in on the fun as they enjoy special Star Wars themed enrichment items throughout the day.

Costumed characters are members of the 501st Legion, Central California Garrison, a group of Star Wars fans who contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

dults: $15
Children ages 2-11: $10
Two entry times available: 9 am to 1 pm or 1 to 4 pm

Time

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location

Sacramento Zoo

29Apr
Set a Fire Concert
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • EL Dorado Hills
Event Detail

Enjoy live music from a local band in a family friendly atmosphere.  Bring your blankets and chairs.

29Apr
6th Annual Dia del Nino/KiDDay!
  • Category
  • FAMILY FUN
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

This special day celebrating children will focus on healthy life styles and include fun art-making projects, live performances and mural painting. Local high school students from the Youth Community Health Workers will provide health and nutrition information along with an array of resources offered by local health organizations.  Live performances include ballet folklórico, drumming and a special family concert.  Food and drinks available. Don’t miss this fun-filled day for kids of all ages!