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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!

October 28 @ 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!

1. 916 Ink Write Night

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

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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2. 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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3. Country Club Plaza Certified Farmer Market

When: Every Saturday, 8AM – 12PM

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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4. Laguna Gateway Center Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday, 8AM – 12PM

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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5. Midtown Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday, 8AM – 1PM

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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6. Oak Park Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday (9AM – 1PM) and Wednesday (3PM – 7PM) – October 30th, 2021

Where: McClatchy Park, 3500 5th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

The Oak Park Farmers market features a diverse group of vendors selling locally produced and delicious fruits and vegetables, specialty plants and sprouts, breads, cheese, tamales, fresh flowers and more! In addition to vendors, the market also provides a variety of interactive activities each week, including live music from local bands, activities for children (story-telling, face painting, art projects) and information and giveaways from area non-profits and other organizations. The are conveniently located in beautiful McClatchy Park at 35th Street & 5th Avenue, across from McGeorge School of Law and two blocks from Old Soul Coffeehouse.

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7. R Street Marketplace

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

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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8. Dance On The Edge in Old Sac

When: Every 2nd Saturday on the month – October 9th, 2021, 6PM – 10PM

Where: Old Sacramento Waterfront, 1002 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Dance on the Edge in Old Sac is a free summer Latin dance series at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. The monthly dance and music experience is hosted on 2nd Saturdays on the Embarcadero and features dances lessons and musical performances by DJs and artists. The highlight of each event is their open accessibility of dance and music to the public. Discover how salsa and bachata create unforgettable memories in the community by spending the night dancing alongside the Sacramento River, and having the Tower Bridge as your backdrop while the sun is setting. Dance on the Edge in Old Sac makes for an unforgettable summer experience!

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9. Joy of Living Cooking School

When: Every 3rd Saturday of the month (except November and December) @ 6PM

Where: Woodside SDA Church YouTube channel 

Learn how to cook delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes you can prepare from home.

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10. Sunday Certified Farmers Market

When: Every Sunday, 8AM – 12PM

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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11. Food Truck Mania

When: Every Sunday, 5PM – 8PM

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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12. Meditation and Tea

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

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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13. Big Bold Bright Exhibit by Gerald Otis Simpson

When: October 16th – December 19th, 7 AM – 1 PM

Where: Broadway Coffee, 3200 Broadway Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817

Come enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, a snack, and enjoy the wonderful artwork by Gerry Simpson. All art will be for sale during the exhibition dates. Podcaster Ozola from Oz Collective Media will be live in person with a new episode on the opening day, October 16th.

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14. El Panteón de Sacramento 2021

When: October 28th – 31st 6:00 pm

Where: Latino Center of Art and Culture, 2700 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818

El Panteón de Sacramento is the re-imagination of a traditional Mexican Día de los Muertos celebration in a small town cemetery. With dancing, music, family and community altars this is one of Northern California’s signature Día de los Muertos events.

For more info: El Panteón de Sacramento 2021


15. Mix + Mingle Professional Networking and Business Mixer – Halloween Edition

When: October 28, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Mix Downtown, 1525 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

We are the largest and fastest growing networking group, mixer and social event in Sacramento. Over 450 professionals from all different industries attended the last mixer. This is a great way to meet someone new, grow your circle of influence, find new career opportunities, generate awareness for your brand or business and to meet other professionals!

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When: OCT 30 – NOV 01, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Where: The Atrium, 1020 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Art Market with Sacramento local creatives who are all about creativity and sustainability and art activities like painting.

Saturday morning Fall Eco-Art Market is an outdoor maker market for eco-friendly products, jewelry, furniture, and creatively upcycled items located in the historic district of the Old Sacramento Waterfronton Front Street. Live artists making on the spot.

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17. Festival of the Souls

When: October 30th 12pm – 9pm

Where: Mystical Celtic Heart 9031 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624

Mystical Celtic Heart presents Festival of the Souls. Come celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, Dia de Muertos and The Wheel of the Year with food, entertainment, music, activities and more. Remembering and honoring the departed souls, celebrating Samhain (pronounced “sow-en”), The Witches’ New Year (Halloween), and the eight annual Sabbats that make up the Wheel of the Year which include Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, and Fall Equinox.

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18. Halloween at Hagan

When: Oct 30, 2021 at 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Where: Hagan Community Center, 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Cordova Recreation and Park District’s annual Halloween at Hagan event is back!

Join us at the Hagan Community Center for trunk-or-treating, carnival games, a zombie run, themed obstacle course and more! Before heading inside for all the action, your little ghosts and goblins can enjoy collecting treats at the annual Trunk-or-Treat in the Hagan Community Center parking lot.

Face coverings are required to attend the event and participate in all activities, including the Trunk-or-Treat.

For more info: Halloween at Hagan Community Center


19. Sunrise Craft Fair

When: Nov 6, 2021 at 09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Where: Rusch Park, 7801 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

The Sunrise Craft Fair is an incredible opportunity to find that special someone a most unique gift that they will cherish. There will be raffle drawings proceeds benefit Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund. Food and beverages proceeds will benefit Citrus Heights Marching Band, Polar Express-Train Rides fun for the kids, and performances by the Citrus Heights Marching Band and Sunrise Community Church Carolers.

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20. Diwali & Annakut Celebration 2021

When: Nov 6, 12:00-7:30 pm

Where: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 10548 Armstrong Avenue, Mather, CA 95655

Celebrate this year’s Diwali & New Year with an amazing experience at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sacramento, on Saturday November 6, 2021. With an emphasis on Family Harmony, come and enjoy the divine darshan of Annakut (Grand display of 500+ Vegetarian dishes offered to God), Multi-Media Presentation, Rangoli, Decorations, Food Stalls, Prasad, Gifts & New Year Calendar.

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21. Weekend Warriors Concert

When: Nov 7, 2021, 1:00 PM

Where: Harlow’s, 2708 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

SKIP’S MUSIC launched and has been hosting the Weekend Warriors program for more that 20 years. This program has been responsible for bringing thousands of new and returning musicians to local stages

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22. November Intentional Dance Jam – Gratitude

When: November 12, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: her Elevated, 1900 28th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Intentional Dance is: a safe, non – judgmental space for women to express, connect & experience natural inner manifestation magic. Come connect to your Joy and Expressive beauty 💜 our November theme is Gratitude. We are expanding and grounding attitudes of gratitude through the dance. Join Us!

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23. Happy Holidays Shop Small Market

When: December 11th 11am – 3pm

Where: Warehouse Creative 110 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Wrap up your holiday shopping with Warehouse Creative by celebrating with a fun pop up at Warehouse Creative and the other shops on L Street! Lots of local artists and makers to shop from in the store and on the boardwalk!

For more info: Happy Holidays Shop Small Market, Warehouse Creative at Warehouse Creative, Sacramento CA, Festivals (sacramento365.com)


 24. Sacramento Photography Month 2022

When: April 1st – 30th 5pm

Where: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center 2015 J St., Sacramento, CA 95811

A variety of diverse and eclectic events are planned that include special exhibits, receptions, Open Call competitions, meet-ups, workshops, lectures, photo shoot gatherings, and more. Photography Month Sacramento creates a shared platform for galleries, museums, educational institutions, libraries, retail establishments, photographers, and patrons to celebrate and elevate the art of photography. Interested participants are encouraged to create or highlight their own exhibits, displays, lectures, receptions, workshops, demonstrations, temporary public art displays, art walks, photo shoot meet-ups, and other special events to help showcase the art of photography. First launched in 2018, the biennial collaborative visual arts celebration has expanded to include Sacramento, Placer, Nevada, Yolo, and El Dorado Counties.

For more info: Sacramento Photography Month 2022, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and Photography Month Sacramento at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento CA, Visual Arts (sacramento365.com)



October 28, 2021 12:00 am - December 31, 2022 11:59 pm