Weekend Family Fun

Weekend Events include a Fall Festival at the Explorit Science Center, Acorn Day at the Indian Museum, and the Sacramento Aloha Festival, and more!

10/13 – Fall Family Festival at Explorit Science Center – Fall is in full swing and the Explorit Science Center has the perfect way to get in the autumn spirit! Spider web cotton candy, games, arts & crafts, and more for your enjoyment at the Fall Family Festival. In addition to Explorit’s new exhibition on agriculture, Beyond the Table, Explorit will have carnival games, face painting, a bounce house, and much more! If you haven’t heard about Explorit’s Community Science Project, Spiders in Your World, find out all about it and how you can be a part of it at the Family Festival. Explorit will even be selling their brand new T-shirt featuring glow-in-the-dark spiders!

10/13  – Children’s Tour of the Old City Cemetery – Don’t miss the Children’s Tour! History, mysteries, secrets, tall tales, plus wild critters will all be part of the day! Kids, bring your parents, because they’ll enjoy it, too!



10/13 – Touch a Truck at Arcade Creek Parks & Recreation Dept. – Have you ever wanted to climb on a bulldozer, look inside an ambulance, see where all the garbage goes on a garbage truck? Want to see what is inside a police call or look at a large NASCAR car carrier and race car? Here is your chance. Join for everything truck and big equipment.

10/13 – Natomas Harvest the Arts – Bring the family and come celebrate arts in the Natomas community with local artists, sidewalk chalk, music, and more!

10/13 – Sacramento Aloha Festival – Bring the entire family down to celebrate a day of cultural fun with the annual Aloha Festival. This event will feature arts and crafts, various exhibits, presentations, great food, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander entertainment, a cooking competition, and a hula competition. Miss Sacramento Aloha Festival 2012 will also be there to celebrate this occasion, so come on out and join in on the festivities!

10/13 – Acorn Day at the California State Indian Museum – Get ready for the new autumn season by visiting the State Indian Museum during an educational and fun-filled Acorn Day that celebrates the acorn, a traditional dietary staple of California Indians. Part of the month-long ARTober effort that highlights the arts in Sacramento, guests to the State Indian Museum will enjoy learning about the time-honored tradition of preparing acorn for food and sampling traditional acorn mush and flat breads. Children can participate in Native games, traditional arts & crafts, and hands-on table activities.

10/13-14 – Spooktacular Skull Masks at the Discovery Museum – The museum is highlighting the human skull this weekend. Learn about the skull, and the rest of the skeleton, in the Bone Zone exhibit. Kids make a colorful, flashy skull mask to take home. Don’t forget to bring a camera for
pictures of your child in a skeleton costume and their spectacular skull mask! No bones about it, this is a fun weekend activity for the entire family.

10/13-14 – Sacramento Puppy Show -The Sacramento Kennel Club, a member of the American Kennel Club (AKC), will host the inaugural Sacramento Puppy Show. A great family event, the Sacramento Puppy Show will offer pet lovers dozens of opportunities to celebrate all things dog! Bring your pet (or even just a photo) and communicate with one of the pet psychics, let your dog run through the agility course, or watch dog agility demonstrations throughout the day, plan your dog’s birthday party, or participate in a dog wedding. Enjoy AKC breed and puppy competitions, adopt a pet from area rescue groups and shelters, enter your dog in one of the fun costume contests, and win fun prizes and shop some of the best pet and specialty vendors around.  Dog Wedding 10/13 1pm & Costume Contest 10/14 1pm

10/14 – Delta Fall Harvest Festival – Come enjoy a fun day for the whole family. This event includes hay rides, a mini pumpkin farm, barrel tours, a horse shoe contest, a grape stomp, great food, music, and vendors galore!

10/14 – 7th Annual Hispanic/Latino Parade – Don’t miss the seventh annual Hispanic & Latino parade full of classic cars; charro horses; Ronald McDonald; Dinger of the River Cats; Aztec, Folklorico, and Samba dancers; and bandas, queens, and princesses. Don’t miss a fantastic
celebration of Latin culture from 12th Avenue & Franklin down to 38th Avenue and Franklin. Bring the whole family!

10/14 – 1906 Election Day Living History Event -Get a glimpse into California’s history when the Election Day Living History event brings the past alive. The State Capitol will be turned back to 1906 with costumed docents dressed as the four gubernatorial candidates–Theodore Bell (Democrat), James Gillett (Republican), William Langdon (Independence League), and Austin Lewis (Socialist).

Each of the candidates will give a campaign speech in 15-minute plays repeated throughout the day. Women suffragettes will be campaigning for the right to vote. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice.  This event is for everyone, with special activities for children so bring the whole family!


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