Sometimes staying close to home turns up local jewels where you can return time and again! Let’s look at some of the destinations you’ll find right in Sacramento!
Fun for the whole family
California State Fair
Held July 12-18, 2019 at Cal Expo, this annual event has something for everyone and every age! Visit the fair website for complete details:
Celebrate all that California agriculture has to offer with taste tests, checking out the 4-H and FFA projects, and visiting the animal barns. Enjoy the excitement of the rodeo or watch a horse race.
Looking for some affordable fun? On July 16 and 23, you can enjoy a full day of fun for the whole family with $2 rides for everyone and free admission for kids 12 and under.
And of course, there’s music! From rock to alternative, country to mariachi, there is something you’re certain to enjoy.
Are you looking for something fun do with the family? Kids out of school and you need some entertainment? Or do you have a date and want to mix it up? Plan to spend a day at the Sacramento Zoo! The weather is nice, the grounds shaded, and you might spot a new baby or another new addition to the zoo!
Especially for the kiddos
Delighting visitors since 1959, Fairytale Town inspires learning, playing, and creativity. Let your imagination run wild at this 3.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life! Fairy Tale Town is located in William Land Park and features over 25 bright and colorful play sets.
Funderland Amusement Park
Funderland Amusement Park has been dishing up kid-sized thrills since 1946! Featuring nine exciting amusement rides, a concession stand, birthday parties, and more, Funderland is the perfect size for the littler crowd!
Art Beast Children’s Studio
Art Beast is a gathering place for parents and caregivers committed to their children’s need to explore the arts. By offering an inclusive space to share art experiences with children, drink tea and connect with other adults, Art Beast encourages the growth of a community that works to make Sacramento’s children art literate, hungry to create, and brave in expressing who they are becoming.
Sacramento Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum is a place where children are encouraged to think for themselves, expand their problem-solving abilities through creative exploration, and exercise both their bodies and their minds. Check out the variety of weekly or monthly programs designed for children and their families or just drop in for a day of fun and exploration!
Arts and Antiques
Sacramento Antique Faire
Explore this antiques & collectibles marketplace, held the Second Sunday of every month. Located at 21st & X Streets, the fair features 300 vendors from throughout Northern California and beyond selling antique and vintage goods such as furniture, clothing, jewelry, military, garden, architectural, lighting and so much more! It’s a huge treasure hunt... Come join the fun, you never know what you might find!
2nd Saturday Art Walk
On the 2nd Saturday of every month, Sacramento galleries and local businesses host an open house evening starting at around 5:30pm until 9pm or later. Enjoy the art exhibits, local artists, food and wine, live music, street fairs and special events.
Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum features extensive exhibits of California art and is known for its holding of European master drawings and international ceramics. Through its classes and programs, the museum offers ways for every member of the family to engage and appreciate the world of art.