Springtime in Sacramento

April 14, 2015


Life in Sacramento promises to become more entertaining. With all of the new construction in the downtown area of the city for example, it seems that one new project burgeons into another; and to top it off there's just a bit more water now in the valley due to a wonderfully rain-soaked winter season; - a beautiful spring is sure to be near. A few things fun for the whole family happening in town...  




1. Egg - O - Rama Egg Hunt and Carnival; April 4th It's a day long egg - hunting extravaganza. Be there in the morning for pancakes, and the games begin immediately afterwards, continuing throughout the day. The egg hunters will be organized by age and takes place at the Fulton - El Camino Recreation Park and District @ Howe Park. http://www.fecrecpark.com/wp/ 916.927.3802


2. SXSW Free Play PC Arena presented by Intel and LANFest; March 13th Intel Campus FM7 Folsom, CA. Play as many of the latest games (and the older games), as you wish. LanFest is a gaming organization providing fun family supportive community activity. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_OE03805


3. Members St. Patrick’s Day Party; The Sacramento Children’s Museum annual St. Patrick’s Day party is for museum members, in which the children can participate in a scheme that involves a mischievous leprechaun who leaves evidence behind for the children to find and evaluate. There will be a hunt for gold; charmed necklaces, and magical snacks (that have been touched by mysterious leprechaun spells).  http://www.sackids.org/programs--events.html


4. Art Beast; March 11 Children experiment and delve into the “messy” side of science, in order to investigate the study. Activities include the lab creation of alien goo, rubber bones, and even tornadoes in a jar.  The ArtBeast messy scientific experiment is supposed to inspire children’s curiosity and leave them filled with wonder.


5. Sacramento Dog Show; April 9th – April 12th Just about everyone loves dogs. Cal Expo 1600 Exposition Blvd. This event is being produced by the Sacramento Kennel Club. Judges come from around the county to award the very best. http://www.sacramentodogshow.com/festivals:




1.Sutter's Fort Children's Wellness Festival; March 21st This event combines fun, games, and health screenings in order to support healthy childhood development; taking place in Fairytale Town. Admission is free of charge. Sutter medical personnel will be there to answer questions. Fun activities like riding the smoothie bike and the Mother Goose stage play; games and dancing. 3901 Land Par Dr.  916.808.7462  http://www.fairytaletown.org/events/sutter-childrens-center-wellness-festival-2/


2. Kids Art Festival – Community Focus creativity; April 25th Register for the festival on the website. A hands on art experience for children and teens. This is an opportunity for children to focus on creativity. There will be music, take away stations, performance, an art show, and plenty of food available; in Village Park. http://fairoakspark.org/events/spring/kids-art-festival/


3. Sacramento Spring Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet; April 18th Taking place at the Sleep Train Arena. A great opportunity to teach children an appreciation for cars and machinery. Learning about the components of a vehicle could save kids money and hassle in the future, as well as foster an interest in science and engineering. http://festivalnet.com/52807/Sacramento-California/Antiques-Collectibles-Shows/Sacramento-Spring-Classic-Car-Parts-Swap-Meet


4. Sacramento Food Film Festival Kick-Off; March 18th The festival begins at the State Capital on national Ag day. Some of Sacramento’s best chefs will be in attendance, including the Food Literacy Center’s KID CHEFS. The festival is designed to celebrate the regions agriculture and cuisine. There will be plenty of food and Silk Road beverages available.  1315 10th Street. Free with RSVP. http://sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/Go-Do/Sacramento-Events-Calendar/index.php/name/Sacramento-Food-Film-Festival-Kick-Off/event/9433/h


5. Berry Fest; May 9th – May 10th This festival celebrates the harvest of nature and berries, in the town of Roseville. Fairground Placer County. 800 All America City Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95678 Feedmeberries.com


simple ideas:


1. The Tony Award winning Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is performing its final shows in Sacramento, closing the Broadway season. The performances take place May 12 8 PM - May 16 2 PM. Children continue to enjoy the story of Cinderella, a timeless classic. It's a good vs. evil, rags to riches story about a beautiful maiden, who falls in love and becomes royalty. 916. 557.1999 http://www.cinderellaonbroadway.com/tour/ 


2. Pilobus; 3/21-3/22 Physicality, choreography, and athleticism are showcased in this modern experimental, performance style art. Introduce children to a different type of intelligence, and inspire them to be physically active. Haris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake. 10 College Prkwy Dr. www.pilobolus.com/ 


3. Beary Special Play Date; Every second Wednesday of the month. It's fun for families and special needs children. Sacramento Children Museum. This event is sponsored by Ronald McDonald House. Full of all types of activities which the family is encouraged to take part in. Light refreshments available. 916.638.7225. RSVP at rsvp@sackids.org 


4. Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad; March 10 – May 5th Every Tuesday relax and enjoy an excursion locomotive train ride. This activity is fun for all ages. Learn about the history of Sacramento in this authentic relic of the 19th century, so iconic of the City of Sacramento.   


5. Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai; April 9th- April 12th This production of Cirque Du Solei is about the path which leads to Varekai, which means “wherever” in the Roman language of the gypsie – universal wanderers.Cirque Du Soleil is a very popular circus-performance company and a must-see. 





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