Sactown Kids: Top 20+ Picks for This Weekend!

Looking for things to do this weekend with the kids? Here’s our Top 20+ Picks for the Weekend of March 3rd – 4th!

SATURDAY, MAR. 3RD

Visit the California Automobile Museum and take a look at some amazing cars, from vintage to modern. See an upside-down racing car. Climb into an old-fashioned Model T from the 1900s. A car-themed Storytime is being held at 11am and 12pm, Sat. More info…

Watch people eating donuts and racing at the Tesco Donut Dash X at Land Park. Participants start in Land Park then run, jog, or walk 2 miles to Marie’s Donuts. At Marie’s, participants consume 4 donuts (competitive division) or 6 donut holes or nothing at all before making their way back the 2 miles to the start/finish area. Proceeds from fundraising events are used to benefit hospitalized children. More info…

Join Barnes & Noble for a double-feature at 11am and noon: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime (11am), and A Wrinkle in Time Storytime & Giveaways (12pm). The new movie A Wrinkle in Time comes out Mar. 9th and they will read excerpts from the book and giveaway free items and do fun kid activities. More info…

Hawk Talk at Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Come discover more about these majestic raptors, learns tips on identifying the most common types in our area, and get close up with one of our resident hawks. Sat. 10:30am. Free, $5 parking. More info…

Watch the Sacramento Kings take on the Utah Jazz at 7pm, Sat. Tickets start at $17. More info…

Mausoleum Tour at the Old City Cemetery, for older kids. Join in for a rare glimpse of the architecture, the stories and the secrets that hide inside these magnificent monuments to Sacramento’s golden age. Since they don’t have permission from the owners and due to the fragility of the monuments, you won’t be able to go inside them, but they’re fun to look at and learn about. 10:00am – 11:30am, Sat. Free. More info…

Journey to the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners in a youth production of the classic play Our Town. This play tells the story of a town in New Hampshire between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its young residents, particularly Emily Webb and George Gibbs. Performed by STC School of the Arts Young Professionals Conservatory students. The Young Professionals Conservatory is a ten-month program for students ages 12 to 18 that prepares students for careers in theatre through master classes and performance opportunities with professional actors, directors, and designers. Showtimes Sat. 2pm, 7pm, and Sun. 2pm. More info…

Walk, run, or in-line skate across Folsom’s beautiful historic Truss Bridge. Make your way to the ever-popular, iconic  Karen’s Bakery before jetting home.

Get or borrow some pop-up soccer goals, get some friends together and play 3-on-3 soccer at a peaceful, riverside park like Larchmont Community Park. Get ready for Sac Republic’s opening season in a couple of weeks! Buy tickets for their opening game here…

Get a good grip and cruise down some snow on a toboggan at Adventure Mountain, at the top of Echo Summit off of Highway 50. Where can you find a toboggan? Home Depot usually has them in the playsets & recreation department. More info…

SUNDAY, MAR. 4TH

Go to a free mini-concert at the Avid Reader Broadway Station. Musicians from the Sacramento Youth Symphony will be performing at 3pm, Sun. Join in for good books and music. More info…

Join Sacramento Zoo for a fun talk: Flamingo Youngsters Keeper Chat at 10:30am, Wildlife Stage Show at 11am, Giraffe Encounter at 11:45am, Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat at 2:15pm, Horbill Keeper Chat at 2:30pm, Flamingo Keeper Chat at 2:45pm, or Vet Hospital Chat at 3pm. More info…

Feast your eyes on an explosion of flowers at the 94th Annual Sacramento Camellia Show. Drop by the oldest camellia show in the United States! Featuring beautiful camellias of all sizes and colors and a spectacular trophy table with winning blooms! Also on display, winning photos from our photo contest and unique arrangements by our Sister City, Matsuyama Japan!​​​​​​​​​ Over 200 camellia plants will be on sale with many varieties not available for purchase anywhere locally except this show. Free. Sat. 3pm – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 5pm. More info…

Tree: A Book Reading and Conversation at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, for older kids. Join in for a special program as author Melina Sempill Watt shares a reading of her book, Tree. Take a journey with her as you experience 229 years in the life of a California live oak from the point of view of a tree. Space is limited. Sign-ups are taken the day of the event. They recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to start time. 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Sat. Free, $5 parking. More info…

If you missed the Wingding exhibit for young children at the Art Spot at Crocker Art Museum, Sunday is your last shot. Wingding is a festive, three-dimensional art experience designed for young children and their caregivers and/or families. This installation by Sonya White offers opportunities to interact with and learn about the basic elements of art through play, experimentation, and creative collaboration. Museum is open Sun. 10am – 5pm. More info…

Check out the Art of the Airport Tower, a special traveling exhibit from
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibit takes you on a photographic journey around the globe. Come explore and discover 50 striking airport tower photographs. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo’s photographs reveal the architectural, cultural, and technological significance of each of the featured towers. This exhibit will change the way you think about flight. Open 10am – 4pm. More info…

Walk or ride all or part of the Davis-Covell Greenbelt in Davis. This 2.7-mile loop is flat, dog-friendly, and crosses large, grassy areas. Along the way, look for cherry blossoms in spring, giant dominos, dog sculptures, and the Julie Portansky Pond at Northstar Park.

Bring some lawn games to the quaint McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove and relax next to the vineyard and their 100-year old red barn. Tasting room is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11-5pm.

Visit Kid’s Town at Mill View Ranch in Apple Hill, where you can explore a countryside mini-city, built just for little humans. Open year-round 7:30am – 5pm.

Go to John’s Incredible Pizza in Roseville and ride the bumper cars. Get unlimited salad at the pizza and salad bar!

xo
Sabrina

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