We made it through another work/school week! Time to take advantage of another gorgeous weekend and hit the town with your family and friends! There are so many cool, family-friendly, free events going on this weekend around our city! Before you plan your weekend, check out which events I curated worth checking and knowing about! Here’s your Sactown 411!
Sacramento Greek Festival
When: Friday, October 5th-7th / 11:00 AM- 8 PM
Where: 616 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, 95816 (across from McKinley Park)
Sacramento’s Greek Festival is back this year! The Greek block party starts Friday, October 5th at 11:00 AM and run through the weekend on Sunday at 8 PM. The Sacramento Greek Festival brings authentic music, food, and dancing to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in East Sac. Admission $5
Children under 12 are free, click HERE for more festival details.
Fountains at Roseville First Friday Street Fair
When: Friday, October 5th / 6 PM- 9 PM
Where: Fountains at Roseville, 1013 Galleria Blvd, 95678
It’s the last First Friday Street Fair of the season at The Fountains at Roseville on Friday, October 5th. With a night filled with fall activities for the entire family, the Harvest Festival themed First Friday Street Fair will start at 6 pm with a celebration filled with fall fun for all with various artisans, including pumpkin craving, crafters, car show, kid zone, costumed characters, make-n-take activities and much more! FREE admission, click HERE for more festival details.
The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival
When: Saturday, October 6th / 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Where: 9950 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk Grove, 95624
Come together with friends and family at the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival, one the largest family festivals in the area. This event will be having a pumpkin food court, recipe contest, giant pumpkin boat races, kid’s live entertainment, and more events to enjoy!
For more information on the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival, click HERE.
The 8th Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival
When: Saturday, October 6th / 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition st., 95815
If you are interested in anything related to the Polynesian cultures, take a look at what the 8th Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival brings you this weekend at Cal Expo! See live Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander dance performances, eat Polynesian food, make arts and crafts, and more at the FREE festival. Click HERE for more festival details.
JDRF One Walk
When/Time: Sunday,October 7, 2018, Check-in: 8:00 AM Starts: 9:00 AM
Where: California State Capitol – 1000 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Help us make a difference while having fun, at this 5K walk with your friends, family, and community! Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects both children and adults, and there is currently no cure. By joining us on the walk, you’ll raise money to help find breakthroughs, in order to give hope to those affected. Get more info & register HERE!
When/Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:00am – 5:30pm
Where: Capitol Mall (3rd and Capitol through 5th and Capitol) Downtown Sacramento
Our annual Downtown Chowdown – Where Music & Food Collide – on Saturday, October 20th at Capitol Mall. You’ll enjoy performances from: X Ambassadors, Sheila E., and Chris Janson! We are taking over Capitol Mall and filling 3 blocks with over 40 food trucks and vendors featuring delicious food including Street Tacos, Gyros, BBQ, Chinese, Italian, Seafood, Gourmet Treats and more. In addition, the entire family will enjoy interactive vendors and games. This is an all-ages show. Get more info & purchase tickets HERE!
When/Time: Now– Dec 24, 2018/ Daily 8:30am – 5:30pm
Where: 2345 Carson Road Placerville, 95667
It’s the first weekend of fall, who else is eager to enjoy pumpkin patches, apples, cider, baked goodies, and more at Apple Hill? The official season opening for Apple Hill Growers is FINALLY here! CLICK HERE to plan your weekend visit!