Weekend Family Fun

Events this weekend include Open Cockpit Day at the Aerospace Museum, Day of the Dead activities at the Sacramento History Museum, a Scarecrow Festival at Denio’s and much more!

10/19  – Monster Bash at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Come one, come all to the Sacramento Children Museum’s Monster Bash! Get those costumes ready for Halloween with a night of music, dancing, refreshments, and museum play.

10/19 – Two Rivers Elementary’s Harvest Festival – Dress up in your costume and bring the entire family to the Harvest Festival! There will be carnival games, a cake walk, a haunted house, BBQ, cotton candy, giant slide, bounce house, and much, much more. Last year over 1000 people attended. Don’t miss out on the fun this year as the tradition continues. It’s a fundraising event for the whole community.

10/20 – Halloween Haunt at Safetyville USA – The 21st Annual Halloween Haunt benefits the youth safety & health education programs at Safetyville USA. The miniature village takes on a harvest festival theme and provides activities and fun for the entire family in a safe environment.  Entertainment includes a magic show by Trevor Wyatt and a maze. Enjoy a family safe Halloween with food, games, stage shows, & fun.

10/20 – Family Activity: Amazing Salmon at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center -The incredible Chinook Salmon have arrived! Discover the amazing life cycle of these impressive fish and hike to the river in search of these kings of the river.  All ages welcome.

10/20 – Midtown Arts Festival -The Midtown Business Association (MBA) is proud to present the 2nd Annual Midtown Arts Festival, in conjunction with Sacramento’s ARTober: Fall for the Arts celebration, which will showcase the various arts in the region for National Arts and Humanities month in October.  There will be live music and performances from local arts organizations, in addition to the performances, attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to explore a variety of innovative art processes that will be demonstrated during the festival. The festival will also highlight local artist and craft vendors, and a Kid’s Arts Area. 

10/20 – Open Cockpit Day at the Aerospace Museum – Come see an open cockpit with a special admission of $5 (but museum members, active duty military, and children 5 and under are still free)!

10/20 – Decorate Frames & Candles for Day of the Dead at the Sacramento History Museum -Personalize your own Dia De Los Muertos picture frame and altar candles. Picture frames and candles are an essential part of Dia De Los Muertos altars used to remember and honor those who have passed.  This event is part of Souls of the City, presented by Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation.

10/20 – Scarecrow Festival & Parade at Denio’s – Denio’s Scarecrow Festival & Parade is a benefit fundraiser for Roseville Firefighters Caring for Kids & Community.  Participants are invited to enter the scarecrow contest to help neighborhood schools and win fantastic prizes. Cash awards will be handed out to the top two scarecrows and a third will receive a special Denio’s Choice Award. The costume parade will also have winners for the most creative and fun costumes.

Activities will include caramel apple sales, a scarecrow contest and auction, trick or treating, raffle, and children’s parade and activities. 100% of proceeds from the day’s activities will be donated to the Roseville Firefighters Caring for Kids & Community charity.

10/20 – Halloween Crazy Cats & Ghosts at Pence Gallery – Ceramic artist Heidi Bekebrede leads a workshop for families (kids ages 4+) in sculpting crazy cats, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night, just in time for Halloween. Kids will scupt, paint with underglazes, and then come back once the pieces are fired.

To RSVP, please call the number below by Oct 19. Sponsored by Anne Lincoln & Steve Roth.

10/20-21 – Day of the Dead Celebration at the Discovery Museum -This weekend the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center salutes the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, a time for celebration. A common symbol for this holiday is the skull. Sugar skulls are a traditional gift given to both the living and the dead during these festivities. The whole family can learn about this fascinating custom, and children under 12 can decorate a small sugar skull to take home. There are coloring sheets too.


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