Weekend Family Fun
9/5 – 9/6 – 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.
9/6 – Fishing in the City at Howe Park – FEC and Fishing in the City are excited about the catfish season! At the Howe Park Pond, Fishing in the City is providing free loan of rods, bait, and tackle for up to 50 people and free instructional clinics. This is a first come, first served event with no registration and no license required! Sponsored by the California Department of Fish & Game and City, District & County Parks Departments.
9/6 – Walk on the Wild Side at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Tiptoe like coyote through the trails in hopes of sneaking a peek at deer, turkey, woodpeckers and other wild neighbors on this outdoor adventure.
9/6 – Sacramento Fire Station Open House at Station 4 – The Sacramento Fire Department will begin hosting Fire Station Open Houses on Saturdays starting in May. Bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, get an up-close look at a fire engine, and more!
9/6 – 25th Annual Sacramento Polish Festival – Now in its 25th year, this cultural festival will feature authentic Polish food and beer, live Polka music, performances from the Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble, games for children, raffles and more.
9/6 – 9/7 – 9th Annual California Capital Airshow – The 9th Annual California Capital Airshow will be roaring across the skies of our region again this year. The event will offer spine-tingling performances including an international jet team, military demonstrations, world-class aerobatics, wingsuit flyers, barnstorming, wing walking, and endless entertainment and displays along the ramp. Nearly all never before seen in the Sacramento region. Arrive early to explore aircraft displays, interactive exhibits, and the Kids Zone.
9/6 – 9/7 – Animal Antics at the Discovery Museum – Have you ever wondered why animals do what they do? Well, perhaps Discovery can help answer your questions. This weekend, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from the Animal Behavior Graduate Group at UC Davis present short overviews of their own research which is being done all over the U.S. Their research covers a wide variety of animals, including birds — greater sage grouse, tree swallows, cross bills, and dark-eyed juncos — primates (rhesus macaques), and even elephants! They’ll also have games, which demonstrate key principles of animal behavior
9/7 – Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at Sleep Train Arena – Disney hits are remixed with the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country, and much more! Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula, Jasmine, Aladdin, Genie, Woody, Buzz, and Jessie are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family!
9/7 – Grandparent’s Day at Fairytale Town – Celebrate National Grandparents Day with a play day at Fairytale Town! Bring the grandparents and enjoy some fun in the sun. On this special day, the amusement park offers free admission to grandparents when accompanied with a child (Ages 0-12).
9/7 – Coyote Tales at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Join for a Native American story about Coyote, and then get a close-up look at a coyote pelt, skull, and mounted specimen. Space is limited and sign-ups are taken the day of the event. They recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to start time.
9/7 – Renowned Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson – Third Generation Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson will be at Pottery Barn Kids to create hand cut silhouettes. Each one is a unique, one-of-a-kind artwork, cut freehand and takes just minutes. All ages are welcome including the squirmy ones! Cost is $25 per silhouette and a reservation is highly recommended. Karl’s work has been featured in over 30 magazines including The O List in Oprah Magazine, People, and Elle Decor.