9/6-9 – Barnum & Bailey Circus at Power Balance Pavilion – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Dragons, a once in a millennium event that honors the year of the dragon. Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticism. Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus
champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats. Dragons is a never-before-seen blend of renowned spiritual and real life legends that can be found only at the greatest show on earth!
9/8 -Rebuild McKinley: Run for the Playground – Rebuild McKinley “Run for the Playground” is a benefit 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ 1/2 mile Fun Run that will start at the McKinley Park Playground and wind through the scenic McKinley Park neighborhood with final half mile in McKinley Park (see course map). This race will raise funs to help rebuild the McKinley Park Playground, one-third of which was destroyed by fire in July 2012.
This is a family fun run so participants will not be individually timed. However, an ocial race clock will be at the finish line, and the top three men & women will receive awards. All finishers in the Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run will receive ribbons. The race features a custom T-shirt (guaranteed to the first 500 entrants), food, beverages, music, and random drawing prizes.
9/8 – Mexican Soccer League Match at Raley Field – Mexico’s First Division League soccer visits Raley Field, when Club Atletico Monarcas Morelia take on San Luis FC. The two clubs will compete in an exhibition match at Raley Field, sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation. This will be the first time that professional soccer has been played at Raley Field
since June 12, 2010, when the San Jose Earthquakes took on Chivas USA.
9/8 – Celebrate Natomas – This event brings together the Sacramento community to celebrate our rich diversity and showcase all that Sacramento has to offer: from local businesses, to performance groups, to fun activities for children including carnival games
and bounce houses. Participants can sit and relax while watching local talents
perform or take a stroll and see what the many vendors have to offer. There will
be food trucks, a beer and wine garden, art gallery, and over 130 booths.
Perhaps most importantly, this festival is an opportunity for residents to come
out and mingle with neighbors and strengthen the bonds that make this a special
9/8-9 – California Capitol Airshow – Thrills, chills, and jaw dropping excitement await you at the 2012 California Capital Airshow. Don’t miss the USAF Thunderbirds, fast jets, loud warbirds, colorful aerobatic performers, miles of displays, and so much more!
Featured performers include: USAF Thunderbirds; USAF Heritage Flight – F-16 Falcon and P-38 Lightning; Kent Lane, Flag Jumper; Sean D. Tucker, Team Oracle; Tim Weber, Geico Aerobatics; Kent Pietsch, Jelly Belly Barnstorming; Bill Braack – USO Smoke N’ Thunder Jet Car; Eddie Andreini Mustang Superbatics; West Coast RaVens 16 Ship Formation Team; F4U Corsair Aerobatics; Red Stars Precision Warbird Team; C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Galaxy from Travis AFB; KC-10 Extender from Travis AFB; T-38 Talons from Beale AFB; USCG McClellan C-130 Hercules; U-2 Dragon Lady; and Bill Newman, SuperTug.
9/8-9 – Moovin’ & Groovin’ Skeletons at the Discovery Museum – The Discovery Museum Science and Space Center will be highlighting the human skeleton for this event! View a model of a human skeleton in the Bone Zone exhibit and learn what to eat to get healthy bones. Kids will be able to make a jointed, paper skeleton craft to take home as a souvenir. Don’t forget to bring a camera for pictures of your child in a skeleton costume. No bones
about it, this is a fun weekend activity for the entire family!
9/9 – California State Admission Day Celebration – Californians deserve a day to celebrate their great state. This special event is
in honor of California’s 162nd year of statehood. Visitors will enjoy patriotic live music, birthday cake, and ice cream provided by California State Parks, the State Capitol Museum and with financial support from the California State Capitol Museum Volunteer Association. Come one, come all and be sure to stop by the California State Capitol Museum located inside the Capitol that offers free admission all year long.
9/9 – Remarkable Reptiles at The Nature Center – Come to the Nature Center for a presentation on local reptiles. Enjoy viewing “biofacts” like skulls or shed skin and a live reptile too. All ages will enjoy this presentation.
9/9 – Grandparent’s Day at Fairytale Town – Join Fairytale Town and celebrate the 33rd annual National Grandparents Day. Families are encouraged to bring grandma and grandpa in tow and enjoy a day of play in the park. This is sure to be a fun event for the whole
Grandparents receive free admission when accompanied with a child ages 0-12. This program is made possible in part by ScholarShare College Savings Plan.
9/9 – 35th Anniversary of the Old Schoolhouse in Old Sacramento – Admission Day is extra special this year because on that day in 1977, the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse was originally dedicated 35 years ago. To celebrate, they are inviting the public to the (always free!) Schoolhouse in the afternoon to showcase the successful programs and projects the Schoolhouse has completed over the years. Guests are encouraged to stop by and join the fun!