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96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento

MIX 96 wants to share all of the free fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy!

November 15 @ 12:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

MIX 96 wants to share all of the fun free activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area. Scroll through this page to get ideas on where you can have some fun, while staying safe, right here in Sacramento!

916 Ink Write Night

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month in 2021, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: 916 INK online/virtual space

Experience the whimsy of the 916 Ink method yourself! Be a part of a magical and empowering word-filled atmosphere at this adults-only workshop.

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Davis Downtown’s 2nd Friday

When: Every 2nd Friday of the month

Where: Davis Downtown Business Association, 826 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95616

Each art exhibit is personally hosted by the individual business, showcasing a variety of painters, photographers, mixed media makers, musicians and more.

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Country Club Plaza Certified Farmer Market

When: Every Saturday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: 2310 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825

The market is located in the Butano Drive parking lot.

Buy directly from California growers at this certified farmers market!

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Laguna Gateway Center Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: 8245 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Buy directly from California growers at this certified farmers market, located behind the Red Robin.

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Midtown Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday, 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Where: Midtown Art Retail Restaurant Scene Building, 1050 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

With up to 100 vendors, this lively public market features fresh produce, locally made artisan crafts, live music, a kids activity zone and chef demonstrations.

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R Street Marketplace

When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Where: Arthouse: Gallery and Studios, 1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA 9581

Shop local and support an industry that has been heavily impacted by 2020.

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Sunday Certified Farmers Market

When: Every Sunday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: Arden Fair, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

Buy directly from California growers at this certified farmers market! The market is temporarily located at the Arden Fair Mall and is held in the northwest parking lot near Sears. The market will return to its 8th and W location in December.

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Food Truck Mania

When: Every Sunday, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: 1790 Edgewater Circle, Marysville, CA 95901

Find a weekly gathering of food trucks and many mouthwatering options in Marysville! Please use online ordering for a 100% contactless meal ordering experience. All food truck personnel will have gloves and masks. We ask that you bring a mask as well for your protection and those around you. Food trucks are being sanitized before, during and after each service and all CDC recommended measures are in place to ensure a safe food purchase.

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Meditation and Tea

When: Every Wednesday, 8:00AM – 8:30AM

Where: Oak Park Massage Clinic, 2845 35th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

Join in for outdoor meditation and mindfulness break. The group will enjoy tea and a self-care check-in. All levels and all people encouraged to join.

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Cruise In Car Show

Presented by Mean Machines Car Club at Stardust Vintage Emporium, Sacramento CA

When:

  • June 3, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM (Friday)
  • July 1, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM (Friday)
  • August 5, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM (Friday)
  • September 2, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM (Friday)
  • October 7, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM (Friday)
  • November 4, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM (Friday)
  • December 2, 2022 at 4:00PM – 8:00PM (Friday)

Where: Stardust Vintage Emporium, 9580 Marcon Ave., Sacramento, CA 95827

Are you a fan of vintage cars? Do you like showing off your vintage car? Then you won’t want to miss this. Stardust Vintage Emporium is excited to announce that they will be hosting a cruise-in car shows the first Friday of every month. Cruise by, check out some cars, and connect with fellow car enthusiasts.

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Sacramento Songwriter Circle Meetup

When:

  • June 1, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)
  • June 8, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)
  • July 6, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)
  • August 3, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)
  • September 7, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)
  • October 5, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)
  • November 2, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)
  • December 7, 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Wednesday)

Where: 1219 S St., Sacramento, CA 95811

At this in-person songwriting event, bring yourself and an in-progress song. Get and give feedback on your work in a supportive, community-oriented environment. All ages, genres, and skill levels are welcome.

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Family Movie Matinees at the Guild Theatre

When: First Sunday of each month December – July 4:00PM

Where: Guild Theater – 2828 35th St., (35th Street & Broadway), Sacramento, CA 95817

The entire family is invited on the first Sunday of each month to attend free Movie Matinees at the Guild Theater!

Film schedule:

-April: Black Panther
-May: A Wrinkle in Time
-June: The Princess and the Frog
-July: Jungle Cruise

Note: Movies are subject to change.

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18th Annual International Kids Festival

When: May 28, 2022 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Where: 3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95822

Join the International Kids Festival and enjoy pony rides, jumbo inflatables, rock climbing wall, miniature train rides, trampolines, face painting, and more. Try some amazing food from a parade of local food trucks while you watch spectacular stage entertainment by professional dancers, gymnasts, and athletes. Don’t miss big fun for the entire family!

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Native Plants Day at the Koobs Nature Area

When: June 4, 2022 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael, CA 95608

The Koobs Nature Area is happy to welcome kids and families out for their monthly public open days. June’s theme is native plants. Learn about plants that belong in the Sacramento region, like valley oaks, cottonwoods, milkweed. You can also take time to explore the nature preserve.

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Sacramento Juneteenth Festival

When:

  • June 17, 2022 at 6:00PM – 9:00PM (Friday)
  • June 18, 2022 at 11:00AM – 6:00PM (Saturday)
  • June 19, 2022 at 12:00PM (Sunday)

Where: 3800 Landpark Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822

This year’s festival will host the Friday night Gospel Under the Stars concert, Juneteenth parade, arts/educational theater, health/wellness row, two stages of live entertainment, fashion show, Juneteenth talent show, food/ware vendors, and much more!

Schedule:
-June 17: Gospel Under the Stars at the William Land Park Amphitheatre
-June 18: Sacramento Juneteenth at William Land Park
-June 19: Juneteenth Golf Tournament at William Land Park Golf Course

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Curtis Fest Artisan Fair

When: June 26, 2022 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM 

Where: 3349 West Curtis Dr., Sacramento, CA 95818

Curtis Fest is an outdoor celebration of the arts and community filled with booths selling handmade art, crafts, and goods. Live music and food trucks will also be on site.

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The Great American Stamp Show

When:

  • August 25, 2022 at 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Thursday)
  • August 26, 2022 at 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Friday)
  • August 27, 2022 at 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Saturday)
  • August 28, 2022 at 10:00AM – 4:00PM (Sunday)

Where: 1401 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814

The Great American Stamp Show (GASS) is the largest national postage stamp show in the country. The show is co-hosted by the American Philatelic Society, American Topical Association and the American First Day Cover Society. The free event is co-sponsored by the United States Postal Service who will also have a large retail presence and host a first day of issue during the show.

Whether you are a new or experienced collector, the Great American Stamp Show packs four days of philatelic fun for the whole family.

 

Sacramento Rainbow Festival & Street Fair 2022

When: Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 12:00PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Midtown area

Celebrate the end of Summer in Sacramento with the Rainbow Festival held during the Labor Day Weekend. Rainbow Festival is an LGBTQ Community Block Party Fundraiser held annually at the intersection of 20th and K streets in Midtown Sacramento, Labor Day Weekend. Rainbow Festival brings top notch live entertainment and street vendors together for a celebration of Sacramento’s GLBT Community.

The celebration includes music, festivities, booths, performances, and more. The success of the Rainbow Festival is due largely to an atmosphere of merriment and revelry. Events are held across several stages and the festival features over over 100 informational and vendor booths.

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Sac Free Day of Yoga (10th Annual)

When: September 6, 2022 all day

Where: Old Sac Waterfront  

Once again Sacramento Free Day of Yoga and Free Yoga Sacramento have teamed up to offer free practices all day long.  From morning till night, Sacramento-area studios offer free yoga opportunities — from flow to restorative and everything in between.  Whether an absolute beginner or an advanced practitioner, Sacramento Free Day of Yoga has something for you. 

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Farm-To-Fork-Festival

When: September 23-24, 2022

Where: Sacramento Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

The harvest season’s most anticipated music and food festival will return to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall on September 23-24, 2022. Top music artists will headline the festival’s two-day concert series, and visitors will find local food, regional wines, craft beer, cooking demonstrations and much more. The festival is admission-free.

Further information regarding this year’s festival will be posted in the summer. The vendor application will be live beginning June 15, 2022.

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Alternative Energy Day at the Koobs Nature Area

When: October 1, 2022 at 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael, CA 95608

The Koobs Nature Area is happy to welcome kids and families out for their monthly public open days. October’s theme is alternative energy. Learn how energy can be found in wind, water, and the sun. You can also take time to explore the nature preserve.

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November 15, 2021 12:00 am - December 31, 2022 11:59 pm