Weekend Family Fun

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6/13 – Old City Cemetery Tour: The Unlucky 13 – For your evening pleasure, as luck would have it, the Old City Cemetery is conducting a summer tour – “The Unlucky 13”. For one night in June on Friday the 13th, hear 13 stories about bad luck and poor souls being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Are you superstitious? We’ll dare you to walk under a ladder or step on a crack (especially if your mother is with you). Come early or stay after your tour to win prizes, if you’re lucky, in the “Test Your Luck” area. This promises to be a fun-filled event for the whole family for only $13 per person. Good luck — it’s also a full moon!

6/13 – 6/14 – Family Campout at Fairytale Town –  Spend the night at Humpty’s House! 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.

6/13 – 6/15 – Western States Horse Expo – More than 40,000 horsemen from around the country will come together for the 16th Western States Horse Expo, a family friendly event that features contests, demonstrations and more. You’ll find more than 400 exhibits with some of the top companies in the horse industry showcasing their products. Special events include the Magnificent 7 stock horse championship, a trail symposium and up close and personal clinics from a variety of experts, and an Equine Dream Art Show and Sale. For the kids, there’s a Young Rider Park with horseshoe painting, pony rides and more.

6/14 – 16th Annual Family Safety & Health Expo – Safetyville USA’s 30th Birthday Party is being celebrated at the 16th Annual Family Safety and Health EXPO with giveaways, raffles, live stage performance, and over 80 booths focused on health, safety, and youth recreation resources for families in the Sacramento region.

6/14 – Six-Legged Sensations at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Join a naturalist for a close look at insects commonly found in and around the Nature Area. Then, take a creature safari and observe insects in their natural habitat.

6/14 – Third Annual Cupcake Ball at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – The Sacramento Children’s Museum cordially invites daddies and their daughter(s) to the Museum to dance the night away for the third annual Cupcake Ball! Princess dress-up is encouraged, and each daughter will receive a princess halo. Cupcakes and light refreshments will be served.

6/14 – Personalized Grill Apron Father’s Day workshop at Orchard Supply Hardware on Arden Way – Orchard Supply Hardware is celebrating Father’s Day by offering patrons the chance to create personalized grill aprons.  Orchard Supply Hardware will supply the apron and fabric markers. There will be an area setup for the kids to paint their special creation for Dad, so bring your imagination.

6/14 – 6/15 – palaeontologists Past and Present at the Discovery Museum – Rumor has it that T-rex and stegosaurus “fossils” have been discovered on the grounds of the Museum! They have a brand-new dig pit where little ones can make their first exciting discoveries looking for fossils beneath the sand. What a fun way to introduce your children to the science field of paleontology.

6/15 – Hornblower’s Father’s Day River Cruise – Get on board the Capitol Hornblower and spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day. Departing from Old Sacramento, this one hour river cruise features a narration of the nature and history of the Sacramento River ways in a fun relaxing environment.

6/15 – Father’s Day at McConnell Estates – Bring the family out to share family fun games out in the yard and savory wines for the adults this Father’s Day. Games to include volleyball, bean bag toss, bocce ball and much more!

6/15 – Fathers and Falcons at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Celebrate Father’s Day by bringing your dad to meet Rocky, the Nature Center’s resident Kestrel. Learn all about what makes the Kestrel North America’s smallest falcon and how Rocky ended up at the Nature Center. After a good look at this handsome bird, make a Kestrel bracelet to remember your new friend.

6/15 – Sacramento River Cats vs. Iowa Cubs – The Sacramento River Cats take on the Iowa Cubs in the third game of this series. Kids of all ages will enjoy K-LOVE Sunday Fundays, featuring pregame player autographs, face painters, balloon artists, and the opportunity to “Run the Bases” on field after every Sunday home game!

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