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Fun Things Happening NOW in Sacramento

NOW 100.5 wants to share all of the free fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy!

March 21 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

NOW 100.5 FM wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated activities and events going on in your area. Scroll through this page to get ideas on where you can have some fun, while staying safe, right here in Sacramento!


916 Ink Write Night

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month in 2021, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: 916 INK online/virtual space

Experience the whimsy of the 916 Ink method yourself! Be a part of a magical and empowering word-filled atmosphere at this adults-only workshop.

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Davis Downtown’s 2nd Friday

When: Every 2nd Friday of the month

Where: Davis Downtown Business Association, 826 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95616

Each art exhibit is personally hosted by the individual business, showcasing a variety of painters, photographers, mixed media makers, musicians and more.

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Country Club Plaza Certified Farmer Market

When: Every Saturday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: 2310 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825

The market is located in the Butano Drive parking lot.

Buy directly from California growers at this certified farmers market!

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Laguna Gateway Center Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: 8245 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Buy directly from California growers at this certified farmers market, located behind the Red Robin.

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Midtown Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday, 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Where: Midtown Art Retail Restaurant Scene Building, 1050 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

With up to 100 vendors, this lively public market features fresh produce, locally made artisan crafts, live music, a kids activity zone and chef demonstrations.

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Silent Disco Sundays at Flamingo House

When: Every Sunday Night from 9:00PM – Close

Where: 2315 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Every Sunday night Flamingo House throws a very fun silent disco event with different DJs each week. It costs $5 for entry, but it is well worth it! There’s 3 different channels, and lots of good vibes!


R Street Marketplace

When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Where: Arthouse: Gallery and Studios, 1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA 9581

Shop local and support an industry that has been heavily impacted by 2020.

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Sunday Certified Farmers Market

When: Every Sunday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: Arden Fair, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

Buy directly from California growers at this certified farmers market! The market is temporarily located at the Arden Fair Mall and is held in the northwest parking lot near Sears. The market will return to its 8th and W location in December.

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Food Truck Mania

When: Every Sunday, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: 1790 Edgewater Circle, Marysville, CA 95901

Find a weekly gathering of food trucks and many mouthwatering options in Marysville! Please use online ordering for a 100% contactless meal ordering experience. All food truck personnel will have gloves and masks. We ask that you bring a mask as well for your protection and those around you. Food trucks are being sanitized before, during and after each service and all CDC recommended measures are in place to ensure a safe food purchase.

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Meditation and Tea

When: Every Wednesday, 8:00AM – 8:30AM

Where: Oak Park Massage Clinic, 2845 35th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

Join in for outdoor meditation and mindfulness break. The group will enjoy tea and a self-care check-in. All levels and all people encouraged to join.

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Cruise In Car Show

Presented by Mean Machines Car Club at Stardust Vintage Emporium


  • June 3, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • July 1, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • August 5, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • September 2, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • October 7, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • November 4, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • December 2, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM 

Where: Stardust Vintage Emporium, 9580 Marcon Ave., Sacramento, CA 95827

If you’re a fan of vintage cars, you won’t want to miss this event! Stardust Vintage Emporium will be hosting a cruise-in car shows the first Friday of every month.

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Sacramento Songwriter Circle Meetup


  • June 1, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • June 8, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • July 6, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • August 3, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • September 7, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • October 5, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • November 2, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
  • December 7, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM 

Where: 1219 S St., Sacramento, CA 95811

At this in-person songwriting event, bring yourself and an in-progress song. Get and give feedback on your work in a supportive, community-oriented environment. All ages, genres, and skill levels are welcome.

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Family Movie Matinees at the Guild Theatre

When: First Sunday of each month December – July 4:00PM

Where: Guild Theater – 2828 35th St., (35th Street & Broadway), Sacramento, CA 95817

The entire family is invited on the first Sunday of each month to attend free Movie Matinees at the Guild Theater!

Film schedule:

-May: A Wrinkle in Time
-June: The Princess and the Frog
-July: Jungle Cruise

Note: Movies are subject to change.

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Planet or Plastic? Exhibit

When: April 7 – August 7, 2022

Where: California Museum, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The “Planet or Plastic?” exhibition examines the global plastic waste crisis and showcases innovators working to solve this urgent issue.

Organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society, the national touring exhibition raises awareness of the plastics crisis and provides actionable steps visitors can take in their lives to reduce, reuse, recycle, and refuse products with single-use plastic.

The exhibition tells the story behind plastic from its invention just over a century ago to its current mass consumption through 70 profound photographs, powerful infographics and videos.

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The California Mermaid Convention

When: May 20-22, 2022

Where: Sacramento County (various locations)

What used to be known as Mermaid Weekend in Sacramento, The California Mermaid Convention has been around for 8 years! There’s lots of fun activities such as group swims in tails, panels/lectures from professional mermaids, a costumed ball, and so much more!

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No Stigma No Shame Festival

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

MH First is curating a diverse and inclusive space for the community to come together and start erasing the stigma and shame surrounding mental health. Together they will empower local healers and community members to explore mental health topics, awareness, and resources.

This event includes legendary and local artists to perform top hits and healing centered music, community to healing resources, and local and mouth-watering food vendors to promote healing from within.

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18th Annual International Kids Festival

When: May 28, 2022 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Where: 3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95822

Join the International Kids Festival and enjoy pony rides, face painting jumbo inflatables, trampolines, rock climbing wall, miniature train rides, and more. Try some amazing food from a parade of local food trucks while you watch spectacular stage entertainment by professional dancers, gymnasts, and athletes. Don’t miss big fun for the entire family!

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Native Plants Day at the Koobs Nature Area

When: June 4, 2022 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael, CA 95608

The Koobs Nature Area welcomes kids and families out for their monthly public open days. June’s theme is native plants – you can learn about plants that belong in the Sacramento region, like valley oaks, cottonwoods, milkweed. You can also explore the nature preserve.

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Sacramento Juneteenth Festival


  • June 17, 2022 at 6:00PM – 9:00PM (Friday)
  • June 18, 2022 at 11:00AM – 6:00PM (Saturday)
  • June 19, 2022 at 12:00PM (Sunday)

Where: 3800 Landpark Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822

This year’s festival will host the Friday night Gospel Under the Stars concert, Juneteenth parade, arts/educational theater, health/wellness row, two stages of live entertainment, fashion show, talent show, food/ware vendors, and much more!

-June 17: Gospel Under the Stars at the William Land Park Amphitheatre
-June 18: Sacramento Juneteenth at William Land Park
-June 19: Juneteenth Golf Tournament at William Land Park Golf Course

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Curtis Fest Artisan Fair

When: June 26, 2022 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM 

Where: 3349 West Curtis Drive, Sacramento, CA 95818

Curtis Fest is an outdoor celebration of the arts and community filled with booths selling handmade art, crafts, and goods. Live music and food trucks will also be on site.

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Sacramento Rainbow Festival & Street Fair 2022

When: Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 12:00PM – 7:00PM

Where: Midtown area

Celebrate the end of Summer in Sacramento with the Rainbow Festival held during the Labor Day Weekend. Rainbow Festival is an LGBTQ Community Block Party Fundraiser held annually at the intersection of 20th and K streets in Midtown Sacramento, Labor Day Weekend. Rainbow Festival brings top notch live entertainment and street vendors together for a celebration of Sacramento’s GLBT Community.

The celebration includes music, festivities, booths, performances, and more. The success of the Rainbow Festival is due largely to an atmosphere of merriment and revelry. Events are held across several stages and the festival features over over 100 informational and vendor booths.

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Sac Free Day of Yoga (10th Annual)

When: September 6, 2022 all day

Where: Old Sac Waterfront  

Once again Sacramento Free Day of Yoga and Free Yoga Sacramento have teamed up to offer free practices all day long.  From morning till night, Sacramento-area studios offer free yoga opportunities — from flow to restorative and everything in between.  Whether an absolute beginner or an advanced practitioner, Sacramento Free Day of Yoga has something for you. 

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Crawdad and Catfish Festival

When: September 10 & 11, 2022 from 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Where: Southside Park, 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Enjoy the best food and music festival west of the Mississippi at the Crawfish and Catfish Festival. There will be 30 gourmet food vendors and 18 bands, including genres such as Cajun, Zydeco, blues, brass, and funk. This event also includes a kids zone, sportsman’s paradise, crawfish races, car shows, fishing pond, vendors, and more!

Come hungry, there will be a wide variety of foods available such as crawfish, catfish, alligator, frog legs, gumbos, jambalaya, crawfish bisque, Cajun corn dogs, red beans and rice, Southern BBQ, beignets, king cakes, New Orleans sno-balls, two bars with specialty drinks and more! Bring a lawn chair, dancing shoes, and a big appetite.

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When: September 23-24, 2022

Where: Sacramento Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

The harvest season’s most anticipated music and food festival will return to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall on September 23-24, 2022. Top music artists will headline the festival’s two-day concert series, and visitors will find local food, regional wines, craft beer, cooking demonstrations and much more. The festival is admission-free.

Further information regarding this year’s festival will be posted in the summer. The vendor application will be live beginning June 15, 2022.

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28th Folsom Renaissance Faire

When: September 25 & 26, 2022

Where: 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630

There will be full armored combat between knights, ancient music, culinary delicacies, dance craft demonstrations, and comedy. Magic and contortionist shows, swashbucklers, pirates, fairies (seen only by children). There will also be archery and fencing as well as activities for children: games, crafts, puppet shows and storytelling. It is highly encouraged to dress up in your finest time-traveling attire. 

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Barnflix: Shrek

When: September 27, 2022 from 8:30 – 11 :00 PM

Where: Drake’s the Barn

Cozy up along the riverside every other Wednesday night this summer for BARNFLIX, an outdoor movie series presented by Drake’s: The Barn. 


Alternative Energy Day at the Koobs Nature Area

When: October 1, 2022 at 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael, CA 95608

The Koobs Nature Area is happy to welcome kids and families out for their monthly public open days. October’s theme is alternative energy. Learn how energy can be found in wind, water, and the sun. You can also take time to explore the nature preserve.

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Barnflix: Edward Scissorhands

When: October 5, 2022 from 8:30 – 11:00 PM

Where: Drake’s the Barn


Barnflix: Beetlejuice

When: October 19, 2022 from 8:30 – 11:00 PM

Where: Drake’s the Barn


Barnflix: Rocky Horror Picture Show (Special Showing)

When: October 26, 2022 from 8:30 – 11:30 PM

Where: Drake’s the Barn

March 21, 2022 8:00 am - December 31, 2022 11:59 pm