Family Friendly Sacramento: September 2019

Well it is getting to be that time of year where the weekends are busy and we aren't really looking to add more. School is back in session and soccer season is here. For us that means games on Friday nights and Saturday morning. Sunday School and Greek Dancing also starts up soon to make it really busy.


But we still find times to add more! And here are some of the great things around Sacramento you can do with the whole family this month:


September 5 - Member's Only Night at Fairytale Town: We've gone to a few of these member's only nights at Fairytale Town and the Zoo and they are always a good time. Later hours, less people and always a few goodies to enjoy. Worth checking out if you're a member.

September 5 - 80's Night Food Truck Night at Carmichael Park: If you're trying to avoid cooking tonight and want to let your kids run around a bit -- these Food Truck nights are perfect. It's harder now that we are on a school schedule -- but the no cooking is totally tempting. 

September 6 - Mary Poppins Returns (Movie in the Park): When the park where the movie is playing is down the street - these things are a no brainer. Lucille enjoyed this movie and so did I - so we'll take the rest of the family (and maybe some wine?) this time.

September 7 & 8 - Crawfish &Catfish Festival: If you like some good Louisiana style cooking - this festival at the Yolo County Fairgrounds is for you. My husband grew up in Louisiana and if we find the time - this would be so fun to check out!

September 8 - DOCO Block Party: They are having a family-friendly block party at Downtown Commons and music is going to be Vanilla Ice... I don't know how you feel about that - but it could be a little nostalgic and fun for the kids. I think Gus would get a kick out of it.

September 21 - Scholarshare Book Fair at Fairytale Town: We have been to this event at least once and really loved it. It's a great chance for kids to get to meet authors, parents to check out new books and of course kids get to play and burn off some energy, too.

September 27-28 - Farm-to-Fork Festival: We always love celebrating the farm-to-fork goodness that is the Sacramento area. This festival is the place to do it every year. Lots going on -- music, food, drinks and activities that the kiddos can get involved in too.

September 28 - Haagan Daz Honey Bee Haven @UC Davis: This open house and plant sale is a fundraiser for the honey bee area at UC Davis. Teaching kids about the importance of bees helps them understand and maybe be less afraid in the long run. Worth checking out if you have the time!

September 28 - National Public Lands Day: How about another day you can visit the National Parks for free? I'm scouting out as many junior ranger badges for Lucille as I can... and these days are perfect for the smaller parks that are close by.

September 28 - Carmichael Founders Day: Celebrate 110 years of Carmichael at the Founders Day event at Carmichael Park. Lots of fun stuff for the kiddos. 

Ellen Martin

I'm a west-coast mama of two little ones, 15 months apart. This is our family story with reviews and recommendations along the way. Thanks for joining our journey.

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