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
"THINGS TO DO" EVENTS
02Apr
- 30Apr
All Aboard for Story Time!
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones! Visit the Museum every Monday of each month with readings at 11:00 a.m. in the East Theater. This interactive and fun program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five. Museum volunteers will read a different railroad-related book each month and afterward, little ones can enjoy the Museum with their parents. Whether its toy trains or big locomotives, there is something to discover in the Museum that will thrill children of all ages!

03Apr
- 24Apr
Tuesday Train Rides
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for local school groups, the California State Railroad Museum offers excursion train rides to the general public on select Tuesdays. Two train ride times will be available at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

All excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (on Front Street between J and K Streets). Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for children ages 5 and under. Weekday train ride tickets are only available in person on a first-come, first-served basis at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office.

07Apr
- 28Apr
Art Studio Lab
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Davis
Event Detail

If you are into experimenting, getting your hands sticky, and trying something new, our Saturday drop-in Art Studio Labs are designed for you. Fun-loving, courageous, inquisitive explorers of all ages are invited to try out a range of materials and processes to make their own creations, prompted by weekly questions to energize your thinking.

13Apr
- 21Apr
Disney's The Lion King Jr.
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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!

19Apr
Whimsical & Colorful Art Reception
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Roseville
Event Detail

Come join the next Arts Council of Placer County's Pop Up Market at Big Spoon Yogurt Roseville Fountains. Enjoy the whimsical and colorful displays from local artists.

There are 2 types of opportunities available: Pop Up Art Markets & Business Art Displays

  1. Pop Up Art Markets pair artists with local businesses to host a special event that highlights artist demos, provides opportunities to buy original artwork, and a chance to speak with the artist.
  2. Business Art Displays will be located in various businesses around Placer County, adding an extra artistic element to waiting rooms, lobbies, conference rooms, and much more!

19Apr
Third Thursday Student Party
Ice Cream Social
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Davis
Event Detail

Get ready for Picnic Day with a FREE ice cream social at the Museum hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and The Good Scoop. Find out how to get involved with SAA and enjoy a scoop of ice cream with a Manetti Shrem mood spoon to go with it!

* Check out the Parker Art Studio for cake sculptures. Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s luscious cake paintings, come and make the real thing. Create a cake armature, “glue” it, and “paint” it with icing. Let your imagination, and your stomach, run wild! Don’t forget to visit the Museum on Picnic Day. 

Time

05:30 pm - 09:00 pm

20Apr
Earth Day Festival
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Join Green Dems of Sacramento County for a celebration of our Earth through live music, good food, education, and activities! Drink great beer at Sactown Union Brewery, listen to the awesome local rock band The Fontaine Classic, and eat delicious food from Post Oak Barbecue. All are welcome!

Green Dems of Sacramento County is an all-volunteer, all-action group committed to keeping our world alive, green, equal, healthy, and honest. We lead change on national and regional environmental issues throughout the entire Sacramento County - not just the city - by participating in Democratic-focused political action and discussions on sustainability, social justice, and ecological conservation.

20Apr
Game Night for Kids
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Stay after the library closes to play games with other kids and families. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult!

20Apr
Family Karaoke
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
JustServe Community Day of Service
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Elk Grove
Event Detail

You can help protect natural resources and enhance the quality of life in the community by joining CSD and JustServe as they clean and beautify the landscape of our community parks. Hundreds of volunteers will be joining together for a day of community service as the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) presents JustServe Community Day of Service. Projects may include park enhancements, beautification projects, creek and open space clean-up.  

21Apr
Earth Fest
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Join the Sacramento Zoo as we throw a party for the planet including a Stuffed Animal Clinic! Learn about the environment and conservation both locally and globally and how you can have an impact on the world around you right from home!

Enjoy face painting, crafts, hands-on activities and games all focused on the planet we call home. Get the scoop on some of the zoo’s animals and how to make the world a better place for them through keeper chats and wildlife stage shows and be sure to visit the zoo’s backyard to learn about native plants and explore the garden.

A portion of all admission tickets and all proceeds from the carousel on Earth Fest will go towards the zoo’s conservation projects which you can learn more about at the event.

21Apr
Mito Kids 5K Walk/Run
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • EL Dorado Hills
Event Detail

Come out and Run or walk to support the Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and the 4,000 children born every year with the genetically inherited mitochondrial disease. To register for this fun run or to find more information regarding mitochondrial disease visit: http://helpmitokids.org/

21Apr
Earth Day at the Koobs Nature Area
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
Nature's Critters
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Sacramento
Event Detail

Get a hands-on introduction to Lisa Seto's animal friends. Meet fascinating reptiles, fabulous frogs, creepy crawlies, and friends of fur and feather—all up close and personal! 

21Apr
Infant/Child CPR Training
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Roseville
Event Detail

CPR training ensures you're prepared in case an unfortunate emergency occurs. In this training you'll learn the step-by-step processes required to assess and perform CPR on infants (ages 0-1 years) and children (ages 1 to preteen). Note: Participants do not earn a certificate.

21Apr
Birding for Families
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
Earth Day Celebration
City of West Sacramento
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
4th Annual FreeFall Gala
April in Paris
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Folsom
Event Detail

Join FreeFall Stage for a wonderfully fun evening full of Hors D’oeuvres (while supplies last), Dessert, Wine, Live Music, a Silent AND Live Auction, Door Prizes, and More! All funds raised go towards FreeFall Stage’s operating expenses and future building fund.

21Apr
Funk in da Sun
Breakin' Club at UC Davis Presents
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Davis
Event Detail

This will be the first annual Picnic Day breaking competition hosted at UC Davis! 

ADMISSION:
FREE

EVENT:
3v3 Breaking battles (All ages, must complete waiver form)

CASH PRIZE:
1st place: $300
2nd place: $100
3rd/4th place: $50

21Apr
Mother & Son Date Night
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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
Earth Day Walk
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Carmichael
Event Detail

Take time to appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature this Earth Day with a hike. Join a Naturalist as we explore the variety of local wildlife and plants that call this oak woodland home.

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.

22Apr
Vernal Pools Tour
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Fair Oaks
Event Detail

Join Stephanie Ponce from the State Water Resource Board & District Staff for a guided tour through the Phoenix Park Vernal Pools. Meet at the Vernal Pools Kiosk at 10:00AM.

Please note: parents and guardians are responsible for keeping children on the path during the tour. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in the Vernal Pools.

22Apr
Military Family Picnic
Wells Fargo
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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

22Apr
Eat Sustainably Fair
Free Tasting Event
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Davis
Event Detail

Celebrate Earth Day by coming down to the Co-op and tasting products from companies that are going the extra mile to protect, preserve and support a clean and happy earth. Come try some of these products and learn about the causes they support.

24Apr
Sensory Storytime
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • City
  • Roseville
Event Detail

Join us for Sensory Storytime, designed for kids ages 9 & under with autism and/or sensory processing disorders featuring books, music, fidget toys and more! Noise and behaviors are not a problem.

Parent participation required. FREE, Drop-in.

Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

26Apr
Garden Day
  • Category
  • THINGS TO DO
  • 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.