Weekend Family Fun
Here’s what’s going on this weekend – enjoy!
8/16 – Campfire at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site – Storytelling has been an important part of Native American culture for thousands of years. Sit under the stars at the outdoor amphitheater to enjoy songs and native stories around the campfire. They will provide roasting sticks and marshmallows for a sweet program’s end to this fun family event.
8/16 – Family Campout at Fairytale Town – Spend the night under the stars at Fairytale Town. This exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories, and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town’s canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast.
8/16 – $4 Friday Night at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Celebrate summer inside and outside the Sacramento Children’s Museum during $4 Friday Night. Come and enjoy live music, food trucks, face painting, late night Museum play, and other fun activities.
8/16 – Hot Summer Nights Concert Series: Santana Tribute – Bring your family out to these free music events with a Santana Tribute featuring The Rhythm Vandals. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair and enjoy live music in the outdoor amphitheater. Blanket policy: No blankets or lawn chairs allowed in the amphitheater before 4pm. Items placed before 4pm will be removed by staff. No pets permitted, except service animals. Food available for purchase.
8/16 – Movies in the Park: Avengers – Come out early to get a good seat and let your kids experience the Wonderful Outdoor World (W.O.W.) bus before the movie begins. Concessions (hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and ice cream) will be available for purchase from the Fair Oaks Host Lions Club and Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board (FOYAB).
8/16 – 8/2 – Sacramento River Cats vs. Tuscon Padres – Come out to enjoy a great game of baseball as the Sacramento River Cats take on the Tucsan Padres. Take the kids out for one last hurrah before they head back to school on the inaugural Kids Night Out, with kid-inspired games, promotions, and giveaways throughout the evening!
8/17 – Ice Cream Safari at the Sacramento Zoo – The entire family can celebrate all-you-can-eat Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and Coca-Cola beverages at the 29th Annual Ice Cream Safari. It’s a brain-freezing good time! All proceeds benefit the Zoo. Musical entertainment, face-painting, and Zoo admission are included in the ticket price. Hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, and raffle tickets are available for an additional charge.
8/17 – Hands On History: Tools, Talent and Technology: Jobs at Sutter’s Fort – When John Sutter elected to build his agricultural empire in 1839 in the Sacramento Valley, people at the time suggested that he would never succeed. He located his establishment in a region densely populated with Native Indians who, it was believed, would surely chase him off the land, or kill him. Through chance or good judgment, Sutter was able to assemble a workforce that helped build his settlement of New Helvetia into a thriving agricultural empire that attracted attention around the world.
Come and see demonstrations of how these many skilled craftsmen piled their trades and helped John Sutter transform Sutter’s Fort and the surrounding area into a bustling hub of Western Civilization in the Pacific.
8/17 – Nature Story Time at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Come relax and enjoy some nature tales. Recommended for children and those young at heart. Space is limited, but sign-ups are taken the day of the event.
8/18 – SSSSnakes – at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Where do these scaly creatures go when the sun doesn’t shine? Learn about the life of a snake and get a chance to meet one of these cold-blooded critters up close!
8/17- 8/18 – Space-tacular Spuds at the Discovery Museum – Visit the Discovery Museum and pay homage to the amazing, the great, the wonderful potato! Celebrate National Potato Day with this spud-inspired weekend of fun. After visiting the Space Quest! exhibit to learn more about how astronauts work and live, children design “Spudbob,” a potato astronaut. Combine your space knowledge with a potato and you get a great take-home souvenir.