Sactown Kids: Top 20+ Things to Do in Sacramento This Weekend! [Mar. 31 – Apr. 1, 2018]

Looking for things to do this weekend with the kids? Here’s our Top 20+ Picks for the Weekend of March 31st – April 1st!

 

SATURDAY, MAR. 31ST

Plan your April’s Fool Day joke on someone you love…

Before we get to all the egg-tastic events… we’ll just say that you can still squeeze in a ski day before all the snow melts. Sierra-at-Tahoe is a good bet, we just went there yesterday and there’s still snow! And they’re the closest major resort to Sacramento. Check their updates before going. (No, we are not affiliated with them in any way.)

Now for the Easter fun…

Hop, skip, and jump to the Sacramento Zoo as it blooms with egg-cellent Easter fun including age-specific egg hunts, colorful crafts, animal enrichments, and goody bags. As you walk the zoo look high and low as a family to see if you can spot the golden eggs and do not forget to watch a stage show or visit a keeper chat to learn about the roles eggs play in the animal world. Free with admission. Sat. 10am – 3pm. Check times for scheduled egg hunts according to age. More info…

Fair Oaks Easter Eggstravaganza. Join in for an “eggciting” Easter adventure for the entire family. Enjoy plenty of free or low-cost activities that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, including children’s egg hunts, photos with the bunny, a craft table, petting zoo and more. Try your luck at the adult egg hunt (Age 16 and up) sponsored by the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board. Purchase your entry to the hunt at the ticket booth. And hop on over to the pancake breakfast presented by the Fair Oaks Host Lion’s Club. Free entry. Pancake breakfast $6 for adults, $3 for kids. Unlimited carnival wristband $10. Sat. 9am – 1pm. More info…

Carmichael Park Easter Egg Hunt. Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail to Carmichael Park. Join in for egg hunts, arts and crafts, visits with the Bunny and a pancake breakfast. This annual egg hunt will be held rain or shine and begin at 10am. Children will be divided by age groups as follows: age 0-2, age 3-4, age 5-6, and age 7-8. Hunting areas will be spread throughout the park and all age groups will depart at the same time. Arrive at least 30-45 minutes early so as not to miss this egg-citing adventure! Free. Sat. 9am – 11am. More info…

Southgate Underwater Egg Hunt. Join in for activities and an egg hunt in the swimming pool! They will have treats for all egg hunters and a special prize for the hunter who finds the golden egg! Participants are encouraged to bring a basket or mesh bag to the event. There will be open swim time for egg hunt participants after the hunt. Note: This event is for kids Ages 12 and under. Children Age 6 and under must be accompanied/supervised by an adult at all times including while in the water. This event will be canceled if it rains. $3. Sat. 1pm – 3pm. More info…

Spring Fling and Community Egg Hunt at Freedom Park in North Highlands. Enjoy this free family-fun community event that will feature an egg hunt, train rides, games, bounce houses, crafts, activities, and more! Free. Sat. 10am – 12pm. See website for scheduled egg hunts by age. More info…

Egg-O-Rama and Pancake Breakfast. Fulton-El Camino Recreation is excited to announce the annual Egg-O-Rama and Spring carnival! Please join in for a fun-filled community event, including family pancake breakfast, carnival and the Bunny Battle Egg Hunt! Bring you family and friends for a hopping good time! See website for egg hunt times by age. Sat. 8am – 12pm. Egg hunt, bunny battle, and carnival $5. Breakfast $3. More info…

Easter in the Park. Join in at 4th Avenue Park for a morning of face painting, balloons, pictures, prizes and eggs! There will be a special visit by Dinger from the Sacramento River Cats. Free. Sat. 11am – 1pm. Presented by City Church of Sacramento.

Elmhurst Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck at the Coloma Community Center. The Elmhurst Neighborhood Association’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Coloma Community Center. There will be easter egg hunts for toddlers and for older kids, as well as craft activities, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. It’s a great way to have fun and meet your neighbors. It is a potluck, so please bring a dish to share. Free. 9:30am – 11:30am.

District 7 Egg Hunt Extravaganza at Garcia Bend Park in the Pocket Neighborhood. Join Vice Mayor Rick Jennings for an Egg Hunt Extravaganza! The egg hunt is for toddlers to elementary school-aged children. Along with a free egg hunt, families can take photos with the Easter Bunny and hear music by BTU Arts. Free. Sat. 10am – 11am. Egg hunt at 10:30am. More info…

District 8 Egg Hunt at Meadowview Park. Bring a camera and your own basket for your child to hunt and collect candy-filled eggs. Lucky egg hunters may find an egg with a golden ticket to exchange for a prize! Free. Sat. 10:15am. More info…

Bonnet Promenade and Easter Ball at Stanford Gallery. You are cordially invited to join Old Sacramento Living History at their annual Bonnet Promenade and Easter Ball! Put on your most cheerful bonnet and join in to stroll through the streets of Old Sacramento. You will start off in front of the Sacramento History Museum and stroll through the streets of Old Sacramento greeting visitors and shopkeepers alike. At the Easter Ball, held at the Stanford Gallery, attendees can expect to learn and participate in 19th century waltzes and line dances accompanied by live music provided by the local music ensemble, Claudia’s Kitchen Band! Free. Sat. 11am – 3pm. More info…

There’s still time to get tickets to see the epic Kings vs. Warriors NBA basketball game Sat. 7pm! Curry is injured but it will be an interesting game. Go Kings!! $60+. More info…

Sensational Spring. Explore your senses as you absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of spring on this Naturalist led hike at Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Free, donations welcome. $5 parking. Sat. 10:30am – 12pm. More info…

Meet choreographers at CLARA. Take older teens interested in dance to the first ever Sacramento A.I.M. Lab (Artists In Motion) is an artistic platform that seeks to foster and support emerging and established choreographers based in the city of Sacramento. There will be a Q&A with the choreographers after the performance! Founded by Mexican movement artist Diego Campos, in collaboration with the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts, this pilot choreographic showcase will feature the works of the very first artists in residence at CLARA: Inertia Dewitt (American Wonder Woman) and Ayo Walker. Donation, sliding scale $5-10. Sat. 7pm.

See the first spring blooms at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. Join Historic Rose Garden curator Anita Clevenger to see and smell spring flowers that have emerged from a brief winter slumber and are blooming brightly throughout the garden. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the garden, spending time with the volunteers who created and care for it. The Historic Rose Garden is nestled among the cemetery’s monuments, re-creating the garden cemetery that was established in 1849. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is registered as a National Historic District. In spring, the combination of blooms and tombs are at their best. Please note that rain will cancel the event. Free. Sat. 10am. More info…

Pick a book to give to a child less fortunate in our city. Community members are invited to participate in a virtual book drive throughout the month of March for United Way’s Read to Succeed campaign. The campaign, launched in celebration of National Literacy Month, encourages literacy throughout Sacramento. Books received during the drive will be donated to children of all ages in Sacramento. Those interested in participating are asked to fulfill the Read to Succeed Amazon Wish List by March 31st.

Take older teen thespians to Julius Caesar and Macbeth at Geery Theater. Something wicked this way comes. Four actresses. Two tragedies. One show. Theater Galatea’s groundbreaking new production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Macbeth — performed in two acts with only four female performers. Local favorites Jessica Laskey, Kelley Ogden, Kellie Yvonne Raines, and Analise Langford round out the four-woman cast. $25. Sat. 8pm. More info…

 

SUNDAY, APR. 1ST

Happy April Fools! Be a jokester and pull a harmless prank.

Spring Eggstravaganza at Fairytale Town. This fun-filled family weekend features egg hunts, prizes, spring-themed hands-on activities and visits with Peter Cottontail. Advance $7, Doors $10, Kids 1 & under free. Sat. & Sun. 11am – 4pm. More info…

Egg-stravaganza at Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Join Effie Yeaw Nature Center for a program that celebrates animals that hatch from eggs! Egg-xamine the nest and egg collections, then hit the trails in search of nests and the rare species of egg-laying bunnies (April Fools)! Free. $5 parking. Sun. 1:30pm – 3pm. More info…

 

Providence Church Easter Egg Hunt at Tahoe Elementary School. Join Providence Church of Sacramento on Easter Sunday for SacTown’s largest Easter egg hunt. Over 2,000 eggs will be hidden! Five will be stuffed with a Golden Ticket for a chance to win a big prize. A dedicated egg hunt area will be set up just for kindergartners and younger. There will be a free BBQ lunch, a photo booth with the Easter Bunny, and more! Free. Registration recommended. Sun. 10:30am – 1:30pm. More info…

Take kids 8 & up to the ‘Escape the Sacramento Gold Rush Adventure Game’ at Center for Sacramento History at Suite H. Tapping into the popularity of escape room experiences where players use clues, hints and strategies to solve a series of intriguing puzzles and riddles, the Sacramento History Alliance has partnered with Shipwreck Entertainment to present a limited, four-week run of an “Escape the Sacramento Gold Rush” adventure game in Old Sacramento. $28, Sat. & Sun. 10am. More info…

Check out the For the Birds art exhibition at The Artery in Davis. Yolo is in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, a corridor for millions of migrating birds. It is also home to wintering habitat for impressive numbers of waterfowl, and to the iconic yellow-billed magpie. This passageway inspired about forty photos ranging from Anna’s Humming Bird to the Bald Eagle. Free. Sat. 10am – 6pm. Sun. 12pm – 5pm. More info…

See a giant train snowplow! Back by popular demand, visitors to the California State Railroad Museum now have the opportunity to see an impressive 251,000-pound rotary snowplow from the Museum’s collection along with a compelling and all-new exhibit titled “Snowbound in the Sierra.” With the historic snowplow as an eye-catching centerpiece, the exhibit highlights the dramatic story of 226 passengers and crew members who were rescued – with the help of crews working around the clock and seven rotary snowplows – after being trapped on a luxury streamliner locomotive during a massive snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada in 1952. The exhibit will include riveting narrative from passengers and crew, a special kiosk, exhibit case and video along with an interactive game. The museum is open Sat. 10am – 5pm. More info…

Happy Adventuring! : )

xo
sabrina

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