8/29 – Free Family Bike Night at Safetyville USA – Free Family Bike Nights was designed to give families a safe place to ride their bikes together, learn basic bike safety rules, and get some exercise. Bring your bike and helmet because there is three and a half acres to ride on, a special area for new riders, bike safety clinics, and food available for purchase.
8/29 – Friday Night Concert Series: Hip Service – Have some fun with the whole family at Cordova Community Council’s Friday Night Concert Series!
8/29 – 8/30 – Beauty and the Beast, Jr. – Step into the enchanted world of Disney, with a twist, in Beauty and the Beast, Jr., where child actors Ages 5-18 step into the roles made famous by the animated movie. This show features original music from composers Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus new songs contributed by Tim Rice.
8/29 – 8/31 – SacAnime: The Sacramento Anime Convention – SacAnime is the anime convention “Where Fans Come to Play,” providing Japanese influenced pop culture fun for the entire family. Over 10,000 fans, many in costume, are expected to attend.
8/30 – Rattle Sssssnakes at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – These awesome animals deserve everyone’s respect. Learn to identify these amazing creatures and discover how they fit into the California landscape.
8/31 – 8/31 – Diesel Days at the Railroad Museum – California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering special train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring two visually exciting and gracefully styled diesel locomotives. Especially when these eye-catching diesels are in operation, guests of all ages will enjoy taking a memorable and relaxing weekend excursion train ride that is reminiscent of train travel from an earlier era. Those aboard are treated to a six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.
8/30 – 8/31 – Fairytale Town Troupers: Beach Party Princess – It’s a family friendly comedy review that’s just for you! Help select the winner of the beach party princess contest, then dance with your favorite fairytale princesses live onstage. Beach Party Princess is packed with pretty princesses, silly surprises, music, magic and interactive fun in the sweet summer sun!
8/30 – 9/1 – Chalk it Up! to Sacramento 2014 Art & Music Festival – the three-day event draws 30,000+ people each year and features more than 200 Artists creating chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks, live music by more than two dozen acts, hands-on art activities for children and more. Live music is featured all day long throughout the festival and this year’s stage will feature 30 top-notch regional acts including James Cavern and the Council; Seaons; The Westwards; Sneeze Attack and others.
8/30 – 9/1 – Americana in Old Sacramento – An “Americana in Old Sacramento” celebration awaits visitors to the popular historic district over Labor Day weekend complete with live music, classic cars, and vintage vehicles — such as 1950s-era buses, emergency vehicles, and taxi cabs. In addition, a variety of special evening events and various museum-related activities are planned for the extended holiday weekend.
Activities include free live music and beer garden at Waterfront Park featuring popular bands such as Garratt Wilkin and the Parrotheads, Madison Hudson Band, Rachel Steele & Road 88, 27 Outlaws, and the Cripple Creek Band. As an added musical treat, live gospel music will be featured on Sunday morning.
8/30 – 9/1 – Labor Day Fun at the Discovery Museum – Enjoy the holiday weekend by showing your patriotic pride. Visit the Discovery Museum for a self-guided tour of their Blast from the Past exhibit. Kids crafts will make a patriotic windsock. Also check out their planetarium shows (Ages 4+) and animal presentations (all ages).
8/31 – Those Wacky Woodpeckers at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Woodpeckers are instantly recognizable by their unique behavior of pecking vertically on trees and poles, but how much do you really know about these outstanding birds? The Nature Center will help clue you in.
9/1 – Little Buckaroos Day: A Free Family Festival – Families with young children will have a yee-haw time at the Crocker celebrating Sacramento’s annual Gold Rush Days. The West is always wild with wiggles and giggles in this unique festival featuring live performances, craft-making demos, art-making, and even a petting zoo. To make this event even more special, it is the last day to see Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.