Father’s Day Weekend Family Fun


If you are looking for some events and activities to show Dad that you care, you’re sure to find one or two that really float his boat this weekend.  He’s bound to enjoy a ball game at Raley Field, or California war history at Sutter’s Fort.  How about heading over to William Land Park for the 12th Annual Sacramento Juneteenth Celebration?  Or maybe Dad will be content to build legos with the kiddos at Franklin Public Library.  Whatever you choose, Dad is sure to feel loved in Sacramento this weekend!

6/15 – Pops in the Park: The John Skinner Band at Bertha Henschel Park – Pops in the Park is a series of free evening concerts that raises money for under-funded neighborhood parks. Sponsorship and advertising dollars, as well as proceeds from the sale of food and beverages at the events, have been used since 1995 to fund the events, enhance neighborhood parks, bring improvements to the neighborhood, and provide youth athletic scholarships.

effie_yeaw_logo_category6/15 – Summer Solstice at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Summer is here! Beat the heat and take time on this morning Preserve hike to see what changes are taking place as we enter the season of Summer.

6/15 – Lego Robotics with Bricks 4 Kids – How would you like to turn a LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? Bricks 4 Kids robotics combines classic LEGO® building with the world of robotics, using motors, sensors, and software. You’ll learn how to design and program your LEGO® bots that can perform all kinds of tasks.  This is a Summer Reading Program.

suttersfort_category6/15 – Hands on History: War in California at Sutter’s Fort – Stepping back in time to 1846, the Fort will re-visit a time when Mexican California was in a continuous state of political unrest and threats from foreign powers were a constant menace. The English Navy was anxious to have a good seaport on the Pacific Coast and kept warships in the area; French emissaries had approached John Sutter for an alliance; United State President James Polk was espousing the concept of “Manifest destiny” and the dream that the U.S. would extend from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans. The turmoil reached an apex in June of 1846, when as many as five flags may have had a turn flying over Sutter’s Fort.

cupcake_logo_category6/15 – Cupcake Ball Father Daughter Dance – Sacramento Children’s Museum cordially invites fathers and their daughter(s) to the Museum to dance the night away at the 2nd annual Cupcake Ball. Princess dress-up encouraged. Enjoy playing in the Museum and dancing the night away to a DJ.  Cupcakes and light refreshments will be served.

imagescaecgj3m6/15 – Family Safety & Health Expo – The Family Safety & Health Expo is designed to give your family valuable information and easy access to some of the health, safety, and recreation resources that are available in our community. Visit over 80 informational booths and interactive displays focusing on health and safety. Enjoy live entertainment from magician Travor Wyatt, Kovar’s Satori Academy, and Granite Bay Dance Connection. Meet local law enforcement and fire department representatives. Raffles, giveaways, and more!

juneteenth_category6/15-6/16 – Sacramento’s 12th Annual Juneteenth Festival at William Land Park – Sacramento’s Juneteenth Festival has celebrated and educated the community about one of America’s most important acts of legislation: The Emancipation Proclamation. Signed into law in 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation declared that all those enslaved were now freeJuneteenth events include Gospel Under the Stars, 1 mile race, parade, talent show, fishing derby, golf tournament, live music and food vendors.

fairytaletownpuppet_category6/15 – 6/16 – Fairytale Town Puppet Festival:  The Three Little Pigs – Fairytale Town brings you another season of playful puppetry! Children and adults can enjoy live puppet show performances inside Fairytale Town’s Children’s Theater. This year’s festival features six original productions based on new and traditional fairy tales.

sacramento-river-cats-logo_W26/16 – Sacramento River Cats vs. Tacoma Rainiers – Bring Dad to the ballpark for the annual Father’s Day BBQ in the Kinder’s BBQ Area behind right field. Special game-ticket-and-BBQ packages are available, or you can just bring Dad out for an afternoon of baseball and sunshine!  Kids of all ages will enjoy U.S. Bank Sunday Fundays, featuring pregame player autographs, face painters, and balloon artists, and the opportunity to “Run the Bases” on the field after every Sunday home game!

superheroes5krunwalk2013_category6/16 – Superheroes 5k run/walk – The capital of California is being overrun by caped crusaders for a good cause! The bad guys will tremble this Father’s Day as thousands of superheroes storm the Capitol Mall in this larger than life 5K run/walk! At each mile marker, you’ll run by scenes from your favorite comic books and enjoy the music that has made our favorite superheroes light up on the big screen. At the finish line there will be prizes awarded to the best superhero costumes and those who were faster than a speeding bullet.


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