Weekend Family Fun For April 20-22nd

With this summer-like weather, I bet you are going to want to get out and do something fun this weekend.  From Earth Day, to Sutter’s Fort Trader’s Fair to the SactoMoFo Festival, there are plenty of events to choose from.  Have a good one! 

4/20-22  Sutter’s Fort Trader’s Fair – The Annual Trader’s Fair brings the hustle and bustle of pioneer trading days back to life. Vendors selling pioneer goods, musket and cannon demonstrations, and artisans creating goods for sale will have the Fort full of activity for the entire family. During this three-day event, everyone will have opportunities to make their own crafts, haggle with traders, make dolls, hammer square nails, and shop for gifts and crafts.

4/21  Movie Night: How to Train your Dragon – The City of Davis hosts this FREE family movie night at the Veteran’s Memorial Theater at 6pm.  Entrance is on a first come, first served basis.  No outside food or drink.  Door open at 5:30pm. 

4/21  SactoMoFo 4:  Mobile Food Festival – Join SactoMoFo and 27+ fantastic mobile vendors, including Sacramento’s best & some of the most interesting from all over Northern California, as well as all your favorites from San Francisco.

There will be activities for kids and families (and don’t forget, Southside Park, and the best public playground in Sacramento, are just across the street to the north of the event location), including crafts and facepainting, and enough choices of food and drink to satisfy even the pickiest eater.  Three live bands will perform, including a reggae performance from Mystic Roots and there will also be tables and chairs that can seat 500.

4/21  Storytelling Festival:  Spring Into Stories – Storytelling, dance, music and poetry all meld together to create Sacramento’s 1st Storytelling Festival: Spring into Stories. Sponsored by Fenix Drum and Dance Company, this festival features the talents of tellers from all over the Sacramento region. A liars’ contest, story slam, three story concerts, and open telling keep the stories rolling. Vendors, crafts, and jugglers all contribute to make this a true festival.

4/22  Governor’s Day Living History Event – The State Capitol will be turned back to the years 1899-1917, with volunteers costumed in attire of the period portraying Governors Henry Gage, George Pardee, James Gillett, and Hiram Johnson and their wives re-enacting important events from their administrations. Experience living history in action and learn about California’s pressing issues during the turn of the 20th century.

State Capitol visitors will see re-enactments of important events from past governors and their respective administrations. Each of the notable politicians will passionately discuss the issues and events that defined his terms of office, such as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, as well as the era of the Southern Pacific Railroad abuses. Surrounded by living history re-enactments to put California’s past in perspective, visitors are sure to wonder what the history books will say about today’s pressing economic struggles and social issues.  Guided tours run every 15 minutes.

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