Independence Day: Celebrate the 4th of July in Sacramento

                      Our friends at Sacramento365 have put together this little list of Fourth of July happenings next week. For more detailed information, visit the Sacramento365 website here. Folsom Pro Rodeo Dan Russell Rodeo Arena June 30-July 3 | Sat-Tue 6pm-10pm Fourth on the Field Raley…

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…

24th Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn will Bring Fun and Entertainment to the Whole Family

Our Sacramento region is bursting with fall color.  Typically, we associate fall with apple pies, pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apples…but what about good old Vitamin C?  Oranges, mandarins and everything citrus is also a great fall combination.  Up the hill in nearby Placer County, it’s the season of the mandarin!  Mark your calendars for…

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…

Win Tickets: Gibson Ranch Hosts its First Pumpkin Festival Complete with Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Costume Contest, and More!

From bird watching to fishing to horseback riding and hiking, Gibson Ranch Park in nearby Elverta, Ca. has been the setting for many Sacramento-area family activities and events over the years. The 325-acre country park has now added “pumpkin farm” to its repertoire. Each Saturday and Sunday beginning Sept. 30 through Oct. 29, 2017, Gibson…

Find Out What’s New for Kids at this Year’s Annual Farm-to-Fork Festival

Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival is celebrating five years this month. One of the best parts of the celebration is the free Farm-to-Fork Festival held on Capitol Mall. Last year, the festival drew more than 50,000 people to downtown Sacramento where they were able to enjoy face-to-face meetings with the farming and restaurant community – those who contribute to the farm-to-fork movement. Attendees…

Win Tickets: Fairytale Town Giving Away Prize Bundle in Celebration of the 17th Annual ScholarShare Book Festival

One of Fairytale Town’s signature events is coming up this next weekend. The 17th Annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival will feature New York Times Best-Selling Author and Caldecott award-winner Lindsay Mattick, author of Finding Winnie, the true story of World War I Canadian Soldier Harry Coleburn who rescued a baby bear as he headed overseas…

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,…

11 Surprising Ways to Immerse your Kids in Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Culture this Fall

What makes Sacramento the Farm-to-Fork Capital of the world? A year-round growing season and ideal climate for, oh, just about 1.5 million acres of farms and ranches growing over 160 crops! But did you know that there’s a cornucopia of ways in which families and kids can dig into all this Farm-to-Fork fun? And the…

Local August Food Festivals Will Provide Fun for the Whole Family

Grab your Chiquita banana hat and sombrero and enjoy delicious treats at Sacramento’s upcoming food festivals. This weekend, August 12-13, join banana-loving families at the 8th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival.   Located at William Land Park (1401 Sutterville Road), the Sacramento Banana Festival is a family friendly multicultural celebration of the diverse cultures that use the famous fruit. …

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…

Sacramento’s Free New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular is Bigger, Better and More Family-Friendly than Ever

While celebrating New Year’s Eve in Old Sacramento with the family has always been a great idea, this year it gets even better with a change in programming that caters more to families. Traditionally, the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular has offered two fireworks shows – the first at 9:00 pm with a second, shorter fireworks…

Global Winter Wonderland is Back for its Third Year at Sacramento’s Cal Expo

Last week, Global Winter Wonderland opened for the season at Sacramento’s Cal Expo. Produced by China’s International Culture Exchange Group, Inc., the event features hundreds of giant traditional Chinese lanterns on display over several acres of the west side of the venue. Visitors will be delighted to walk through Santa’s Village, Snow Land, Candy Land,…