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96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento

January 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Due to COVID-19 MOST events have been canceled. Scroll through the page to get ideas on where you could social distance and still get some sun, right here in Sacramento!

MIX 96 wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy for free! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area. 

1. Tahoe Park Dinner to Go

Dates: 

  • Jul 10, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 17, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 24, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 31, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 7, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 14, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 21, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 28, 2020 at 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Fri)

Location: Tahoe Park – 3501 59th Street, Sacramento, CA 95820

Join SactoMoFo every Friday night for the dinners to go program! Pick & choose from different food tucks while practicing social distancing! 

2. 2nd Saturday Reception: Animal House

Date: July 11, 2020 

Time: 5:30p – 8:30p

Location: Sacramento Fine Arts Center – 5330 Gibbons Drive, Suite B, Carmichael, CA 95608

Enjoy this award ceremony for the art work of animals! Showcasing all the art, also enjoy live music, refreshments, and more! 

3. Midtown Farmers Market presented by Sutter Health

Date: ONGOING

Location – Midtown Art Retail Restaurant Scene Building – 1050 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Time: 

  • Jul 11, 2020 at 08:00 am – 01:00 pm (Sat)

Grab your mask and shopping bag for a day at the farmers market! With live music, fresh produce & chef demos, you won’t want to miss this! Check it out every Saturday in the heat of Midtown! 

4. Natomas Farmers Market

Dat

  • Jul 18, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 25, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 1, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 8, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 15, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 22, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 29, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 5, 2020 at 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)

Location: North Natomas Regional Park – 4989 Natomas Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95835

Grab your mask and shopping bags for day at Natomas’s Farmers Market! Enjoy local farmers, vendors and live music every Saturday!

5.  Culinary ART Show First Saturday Gallery Reception

Dates: July 11, 2020

Time: 4:00p – 7:00p 

Location:  Elk Grove Fine Arts Center – 9683 Elk Grove Florin Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95624

Presented by Elk Groves Fine Art Center, come and enjoy the first annual culinary ART show! Celebrating the love of food and all that comes with it! 

 6.  Seekers of the Strange

Date: July 12, 2020 

Time: 7:00p 

Ages: 10+ 

Join B Street Theater for a night of seeking the strange, wanting to help take the mind of the current state of things. Zoom in HERE

7. Social Media Consultation Sessions with Sophia Flores

Dates: 

  • Jul 8, 2020 at 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jul 15, 2020 at 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm (Wed)

Learn the new business of social media with Social media manger, Sophia Flores for one-on-one consultation session! You’ll learn: 

-The Later platform
-Writing captions
-Navigating recommendation algorithms
-Content buckets
-Authenticity in social media
-Other social media topics

The Zoom link will be provided with the confirmation email!

8. The Movement presents Real Men Talk

Date:

  • Aug 2, 2020 at 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 6, 2020 at 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Sun)

Join Sol Collective for Real Men Talk, providing a place for men to discuss mental health, brotherhood & community! Meet via Zoom

9. Maximum Occupancy

Date: 

  • Jul 11, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 18, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 25, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 1, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 8, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 15, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 22, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 29, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Sat)

B Street Theatre – Mainstage presents a night of improv and to make things more fun if they get more than 60 viewers, they will pick on participant to have a pizza delivered! Tune in HERE!

10. The Bad Flick Show (Online)

Date: 

  • Jul 8, 2020 at 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm 
  • Jul 15, 2020 at 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
  • Jul 22, 2020 at 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
  • Jul 29, 2020 at 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm 

The Sac Comedy Spot will sit and talk about the worst clips in films and will share with other comedians, getting their hilarious feedback! Tune in HERE

11. Print Radio 2020: CapRadio’s Annual Design Contest

Dates: ONGOING UNTIL JULY 26, 2020

Important Dates:
-Art Submissions: May 13-July 26, 2020
-Public Voting: July 29-August 8, 2020
-Artist Notification: August 10-14, 2020
-Celebration Event: Mid-September (TBD)

Calling all creatives, Capital Public Radio are hosting a friendly design contest! The 2020 Contest Theme is Your connection to public radio! So get your supplies and ideas together & submit by July 26! See coverage area HERE! 

12. Chicago Fire Trivia Night (Elk Grove)

Dates:

  • Jul 8, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jul 15, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jul 22, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jul 29, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 5, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 12, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 19, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 26, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 2, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 9, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 16, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 23, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 30, 2020 at 06:00 pm (Wed)

Test your trivia knowledge every Wednesday at the Elk Grove Chicago Fire location!

13. Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery

Location: 1000 Broadway Sacramento, CA 95818

Visit one of the oldest cemeteries in Sacramento! Built in 1849 check out the 44-acre cemetery daily for free during daylight hours and see notable burials of state politicians and business leaders! 

14. The American River Bicycle Trail

Also known as Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, take time out to explore this historic 32 mile long trail! Leading you from Folsom to Old Sacramento, enjoy the various activities as you explore!     

15. Joy of Living Cooking School: July

Date: July 18, 2020 

Time: 5:00p – 8:00p 

Location: Sacramento Woodside SDA Church – 3300 Eastern Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

Enjoy a cooking demonstration with free samples! This months theme is vegetarian potluck, yummm. There is also child care provided for ages 5-17. 

16.  Mindful Meditation and Mid-Day Refresh with Gina

Dates: 

  • Jul 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm (Tue)
  • Jul 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm (Tue)
  • Jul 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm (Tue)
  • Jul 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm (Tue)

Take your mind of work and other stress with a 20 minute meditation with the Hacker Lab! RSVP HERE for the Zoom meeting! 

17. Kareem and Sammy’s Broadway Dance Adventure

Dates: 

  • Jul 10, 2020 at 07:30 pm – 08:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 17, 2020 at 07:30 pm – 08:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 24, 2020 at 07:30 pm – 08:30 pm (Fri)

Break out your dancing shoes right in the comfort of your own home! Join Empire Arts Collective for an hour of a dance adventure! “Choreographers Sammy Caiola and Kareem Jenkins will switch off teaching a combination to a different Broadway song every week via Zoom once a week.” 

18. Mindfulness and Money

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 9:00a – 10a  

Presented by SAFE Credit Union, check in with being mindful of your money and understand Mindfulness and its connection to budgeting! Register HERE

19. Community Circles

Dates: 

  • Jul 13, 2020 at 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jul 18, 2020 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Sat)
  • Aug 10, 2020 at 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 15, 2020 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Sat)

With all that is going on in the world, Chill Center, Inc. welcomes everyone to their community circle for a place to speak and feel safe. With community circles being ancient form of connection, this will be a great way to learn and teach others. Register HERE

20. TBD Crafts and Drafts

Dates: July 18, 2020

Time: 12p – 5pm

Location: Drake’s: The Barn – 985 Riverfront St, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Presented by River City Marketplace, come and enjoy vendors, local artist and small businesses! Free entry!

21. Superhero and Villains Art Exhibit

Dates: 

  • Jul 27, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jul 28, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jul 29, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jul 30, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jul 31, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 3, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 4, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 5, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 6, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 7, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 10, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 11, 2020 at 08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Tue)

Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall – 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Check out the cool exhibit of superheros & villains depicted by local artist! You can also see the gallery HERE!  

22. Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market

Dates: Ongoing through October.

Thursdays, 10:30a – 1:30p 

Location: Capitol Mall Greens – 1300 7th Street, Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Enjoy locally sources sweets, veggies and fruit at the Downtown farmers market every Thursday, with the freshest Cali grown apples and asparagus!  

23. The Witching Hour: A Macabre and Mystical Market

Dates: July 10 – 12, 2020 

Time: 9:00a – 9:00p 

Shop mystical & magical treasures and artwork while supporting small businesses and creators with Ghosts of Christmas: A Dark Holiday Market! Viewing link is TBD. 

24. Six Feet Apart Concert Series: Kevin Burt

Dates: July 10, 2020 

Time: 7:00p 

Join B Street Theatre for their virtual concert series featuring Kevin Burt! Self-taught Kevin Burt, makes his own blues & adds a bit of magic. Tune in HERE

25. Wheels and Deals! Car Show and Flea Market

Dates: July 11, 2020 

Time: 10:00a – 2:00p 

Location: The Meadows of Isleton – 301 Jackson Slough, Isleton, CA 95641

Enjoy Sacramento delta’s historic town of Isleton with local cars & motorcycle clubs! Did we mention there will be local food trucks & vendors as well?! 

26. Managing Finances in Challenging Times

Dates: July 9, 2020 

Times: 9:00a – 10:00a

Learn how to manage your finances during these troubling times and learn to maintain financial health with SAFE Credit Union. Register HERE!  

27. Sacramento Creative Economy Meeting

Dates: July 9, 2020 

Times: 5:30p – 7:30p 

Join The Atrium for a discussion on the COVID-19 relief fund from the city, sharing insight about thriving through this crisis. Register HERE to tune in!  

28. Six Feet Apart Virtual Concert Series: Nellie McKay

Dates: July 31, 2020 

Times: 7:00p 

“A singer-songwriter drawn to the inherent tensions between surface and substance.” – NPR. Register HERE to tune in! 

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