Book Giveaway: 1,001 Things to do in Sacramento with Kids

Those of us who live in Sacramento or visit frequently know that there are all kinds of fun things to do with kids of all ages. But did you know that someone has actually counted? According to local author Sabrina Nishijama, there are at least a thousand (seriously, one-thousand) things to do with your kiddos in and…

Spring Break in Sacramento: Ideas for Keeping Kids (and Parents) Entertained

For most Sacramento area kids, Spring Break is just around the corner.  Kids anticipate this week-long break full of fun and relaxation from the “daily grind” of school, sports and chores. For parents, it can be a break in the routine, but finding ways to keep them entertained can be stressful, expensive and nerve-wracking. I’ve compiled a…

WIN TICKETS: Sacramento’s Harvest Festival Goes Beyond Holiday Shopping with Live Music, Holiday-Themed Performers and a Hands-On Kids Zone

                        Just like that, Halloween is over, which means the holiday season is right around the corner. Thanksgiving is three weeks away and Christmas just seven. It’s time to start planning your holiday shopping which means scouring the Internet and store ads for deals, and strategically…

Round Up the Family and Hit the Streets of Sacramento for a View of All the New Artwork Going Up Around the City

If you haven’t already heard, read or seen, Sacramento is currently hosting Wide Open Walls, a huge 10-day mural festival that includes 40 local, national and international artists who are carefully applying their art in a huge way, on various buildings all over the city. The mural festival began Aug. 10 and runs through the weekend,…

The Crocker Art Museum Unveils New Art Spot PL!NK, and Kids Love it!

Sacramento is a wonderful family town with a plethora of events, activities and venues for children and families. Perhaps one of the most surprising places in Sacramento to welcome children is the West Coast’s oldest public art venue, the Crocker Art Museum. While the Crocker has welcomed children for years, they have really stepped up their game…

Win Tickets: A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy, Fairytale Town’s Most Popular Summer Event

It’s starting to heat up here in Sacramento, which means hot days and warm nights – a typical Central Valley summer.  So, how do Sacramentans stay cool (and sane) all summer long? One of our favorite ways to stay cool is to eat ice cream. There’s really nothing better on a hot summer night than cold, creamy,…

Celebrate Mother Earth and Teach Your Children About Earth Day this Saturday, April 22

This Saturday, people all over the world will be celebrating Mother Earth. April 22 marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It’s a day of celebration, raising public awareness and coming together as a community to help preserve our land. Around the nation there will be…

Win Tickets: Fairytale Town’s Free Book Festival to Feature Barbara Jean Hicks, Author of Frozen: A Sister More Like Me

Every September, Sacramento’s favorite storybook park opens its doors to children of all ages for its free annual children’s book festival, featuring a lineup of renowned children’s book authors. This year, the 16th annual Scholarshare Children’s Book Festival will feature headlining author Barbara Jean Hicks, of Frozen: A Sister Like Me and a new book, Once Upon a Parsnip.…

Weekend Family Fun

It’s looks like the weather is going to give us a wonderful break from the heat this weekend – the perfect time to head straight to Cal Expo for the California State Fair, which begins today. You might also want to stop by Fire Station #11 to meet the firefighters, learn about your favorite reptiles at…