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Use your imagination and create your own play structure during Community Day at SACRAMENTO ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND. Saturday FREE

Listen to live music and see a fireworks show at the annual ROCKLIN COMMUNITY FESTIVAL. Friday – Sunday FREE

Enjoy rides, a petting zoo, entertainment, and food at BERRY FEST. Saturday – Sunday (kids 5 and under FREE)

Go on rides together on Mother’s Day at FUNDERLAND. Sunday (moms ride FREE)

Touch, climb on and explore unique vehicles at MEET THE MACHINES in Haggin Community Park. Saturday FREE

See art, music, dance, and food from around the world at the annual RANCHO CORDOVA IFEST. Saturday FREE

Learn what it’s like to be a firefighter, take a tour and climb on a fire truck at a FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE. Saturday FREE

Take a YOLO BYPASS WILDLIFE TOUR with an experienced field trip leader and look for migrating and resident birds. Saturday FREE
Play games, enjoy entertainment and celebrate Mother’s Day during HEALTHY KIDS DAY at the Golden 1 Center. Saturday FREE

Celebrate mom with a MOTHER’S DAY TEA PARTY in Carmichael Park. Sunday FREE

For more fun ideas, check out Sacramento 365’s article – Make Memories with Mom this Mother’s day Weekend.

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Watch Puppet Art Theater perform THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF inside the Children’s Theater at Fairytale Town. Saturday – Sunday

Enjoy hands-on lessons together at Powerhouse Science Center’s SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY Family Workshop. Saturday

See a parade, live entertainment and more at the annual ELK GROVE WESTERN FESTIVAL. Friday – Sunday FREE

Build a Windmill Planter at Home Depot’s KIDS WORKSHOP. Saturday FREE

Find out how to identify oak trees during UNDER THE OAKS or create an abolone necklace during GIFTS FROM MOTHER EARTH at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Saturday, Sunday FREE ($5 parking donation)

Take a ride on a MINIATURE STEAM TRAIN through the trees of Hagan Community Park. Saturday – Sunday FREE (donations appreciated)

Learn what it’s like to be a firefighter, take a tour and climb on a fire truck at a FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE. Saturday FREE

Watch the Sacramento Yacht Club Annual Opening Day BOAT PARADE go down the river. Sunday FREE
Be entertained at the CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL in Southside Park. Sunday FREE

Learn about art at Crocker Art Museum’s KIDS & CO GALLERY ADVENTURE. Saturday – Sunday

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Watch cultural dance performances, get your face painted and have your teddy bear fixed during EARTHFEST at Sacramento Zoo. Saturday

Launch stomp rockets and investigate craters at Powerhouse Science Center’s EARTH & SPACE EVENT. Saturday – Sunday

See the Fairytale Troupers’ comical version of LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD at Fairytale Town. Saturday – Sunday

Celebrate Dia de los Ninos, watch the Ohana Hawaiian Dance Group or meet Nature’s Critters’ live animals at a Sacramento Public LIBRARY EVENT. Saturday FREE

Go on a BIRDING FOR FAMILIES walk with a naturalist or explore wildlife and plants during an EARTH DAY WALK at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Saturday, Sunday FREE ($5 parking donation)

Take a ride along the Sacramento River on a California State Railroad Museum’s EXCURSION TRAIN. Saturday – Sunday

Climb onto a fire truck, look into a dump truck  and sit in a limo during Arcade Creek’s TOUCH A TRUCK. Saturday FREE

Enjoy a guided tour through the Phoenix Park VERNAL POOLS. Sunday FREE
Learn to KAYAK or try STAND UP PADDLING on Lake Natoma. Sunday

ICE SKATE together during a Family Session at Skatetown in Roseville. Saturday – Sunday

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If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Easter with your family this weekend, here are the best events going on in Sacramento. Kids can hunt for Easter Eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, see a puppet show, create Easter crafts, go on a train ride, and much more!

Remember to bring your own basket to Easter Egg Hunts!

Fairytale Town Spring Eggstravaganza

When: Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1; 11am – 4pm
Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento
What: Egg hunts, prizes, spring themed arts and crafts and more! Daily egg hunts will be separated by age group. After each hunt, redeem your eggs for a prize in Mr. McGregor’s Garden. Puppet Theater Art will also be on hand performing Bunny Bootcamp in the Children’s Theater at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm. Plus, visit with Peter Cottontail on the Mother Goose Stage. Get a printed photo for $5, or take your own photo. Make spring-themed crafts, including bunny ears.
Cost: Advance Tickets: $7.00 per person, Kids 1 and under free; Day-of Tickets: $10.00 per person; Puppet Show Tickets $1 members, $2 nonmembers.
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Sacramento RiverTrain Easter Egg Express

When: Saturday, March 31; 10:00am or 2:00pm
Where: West Sacramento Boarding, 400 N. Harbor Blvd.
What: Two and a half hour train ride with children’s entertainment and Easter egg hunt.
Cost: $45.00 – 60.00
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Easter Blast

When: Saturday, March 31; 11am
Where: Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave., Sacramento
What: Meet the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, magic show and more.
Cost: FREE (magic show $3.00)
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Sacramento Zoo Eggstravaganza

When: Saturday, March 31; 10am – 3pm
Where: Sacramento Zoo, 3903 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento
What: 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 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.
Cost: Included with general admission: $14.94 adults, $9.95 kids
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Curtis Park Spring Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, March31; 9:30 – 11am
Where: William Curtis Park, 3349 W. Curtis Drive, Sacramento
What: Pajama parade 9:30, Crafts & Bunny photos 10:00, Egg Hunt 10:30.
Cost: FREE; Photos with Easter Bunny $5.00
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Carmichael Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast

When: Saturday, March 31; 9 – 11am
Where: Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael
What: Egg hunts, arts and crafts, visits with the Bunny and a pancake breakfast.
Cost: FREE
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Fair Oaks Easter Eggstravaganza

When: Saturday, March 31; 9am – 1pm
Where: Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks
What: Egg Hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, Petting Zoo, WOW Bus, Craft Table, and more.
Cost: FREE egg hunt; Carnival Tickets are $.50, $10 wristband for unlimited games, train ride, face painted, and inflatables
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Folsom Spring Eggstravaganza

When: Saturday, March 31; 8am – 11am
Where: Lembi Park, 1328 Riley Street, Folsom
What: Egg Hunt, pancake breakfast, carnival games, and activities.
Cost: FREE
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Elk Grove Spring Eggstravaganza

When: Saturday, March 31; 8:00 – 10:15am
Where: Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove
What: A hearty pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with the Bunny and have a photo taken.
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Hoppin’ and Huntin’ at Hagan

When: Saturday, March 31; 8:30am
Where: Hagan Community Park
What: Egg hunts at three time slots for children aged 10 and under and the Easter Bunny will be available for photos. Attendees will enjoy games, music, face painting, inflatable houses, contests and prizes.
Cost: FREE; Pancake Breakfast $5 per adult, kids free
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Hornblower Easter River Cruise

When: Sunday, April 1; 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00
Where: Old Sacramento, L Street Dock
What: Enjoy a one hour cruise along the River and visit with the Easter Bunny!
Cost: $20.00 per person
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Hunt for eggs, meet the Easter Bunny and go on rides at Funderland’s EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA. Friday – Sunday

Celebrate the beginning of spring during SATURDAY AT THE FARM. Saturday

Test your SURVIVOR SCIENCE skills as you track your way back to a shelter you build yourself. Saturday – Sunday

Enjoy art, a hip hop class, reading to a dog and more at a Sacramento Public LIBRARY EVENT. Saturday FREE

Experience the magic of the forest on a NATURE TALES HIKE at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Sunday FREE

Solve puzzles together and ESCAPE THE SACRAMENTO GOLD RUSH in Old Sacramento. Saturday

Jump and play amid music and lights at BounceU’s COSMIC GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BOUNCE. Saturday – Sunday

See TREASURE ISLAND, an adventurous tale of piracy, at the Harris Center. Saturday
Learn to KAYAK or try STAND UP PADDLING on Lake Natoma. Sunday (ages 12 &up)

ICE SKATE together during a Family Session at Skatetown in Roseville. Saturday – Sunday


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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at BOOKS BEFORE BEDTIME or a HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS PUPPET SHOW at Fairytale Town. Friday, Saturday (Fairytale Town closes when it rains heavily. If skies are gray, check  website or call (916) 808-7462.)

Jump AFTER DARK at Sky High Sports Trampoline Park. Friday

Learn something new at Powerhouse Science’s Taking Robotics by Mindstorms FAMILY WORKSHOP. Saturday

Construct and decorate your own periscope during Home Depot’s KIDS WORKSHOP. Saturday FREE

Create your own pizza at Pizza Rock’s KIDS IN THE KITCHEN. Saturday

Enjoy magic, crafts, singing and more at a Sacramento Public LIBRARY EVENT. Saturday FREE

Take a miniature steam TRAIN RIDE through the trees of Hagan Park. Saturday – Saturday FREE (donations appreciated)

Get up close to a resident hawk and learn how to identify different types of our area’s raptors during HAWK TALK at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Saturday FREE
Take a guided tour of the MAIDU MUSEUM and historic site. Saturday

Be introduced to art in a fun way at Crocker Art Museum’s KIDS & COMPANY GALLERY ADVENTURE. Sunday

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Celebrate a beloved author at HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS! STORYTIME at Barnes & Noble. Saturday FREE

Jump and play at night during BounceU’s COSMIC GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BOUNCE. Saturday

Hear stories, play and learn about home building and hibernation at Sacramento Zoo’s NATURE EXPLORERS.  Saturday

Watch the El Dorado Musical Theatre’s young professionals perform the classic tale, 42nd STREET. Saturday

See what the deer are up to during OH DEER! nature walk or learn about a special plant from a naturalist during PIPEVINE PREVIEW at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Sunday FREE

Read to a dog, sing along with Mister Cooper, explore music from around the world, or create a work of art at a Sacramento Public LIBRARY EVENT. Saturday FREE

Enjoy a gaming expo, dress up for a cosplay contest and check out the science of sci-fi at the WOW Museum’s GEEKOLOGY event. Saturday

Explore the wetland pond, meet ducklings, and learn how to call ducks and geese at the annual California DUCK DAYS FESTIVAL. Saturday FREE
Take a guided tour of the MAIDU MUSEUM and historic site. Saturday

Go to a TEA PARTY with the Snow Queen and Snow Princess at A Dash of Panache. Sunday

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Enjoy arts and culture at local museums during the 20th Annual SACRAMENTO MUSEUM DAY. Saturday FREE (or discounted admission)

Join the Bug Squad, explore Cruddy Creek or build a birdhouse at BIRD AND BUG BONANZA in Roseville. Saturday FREE

Enjoy cookie decorating and crafting during a TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY at the Fair Oaks Library. Saturday FREE (advance registration required)

Build a VALENTINE BEAN BAG TOSS at Home Depot’s Kids Workshop. Saturday FREE

Take a relaxing stroll while learning about GROUND SQUIRRELS or find out fun facts about BEAVERS AND OTTERS at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Saturday FREE ($5 parking donation)

ICE SKATE together during a public session at Iceland. Saturday – Sunday

See Sacramento Theatre Company’s cast of talented young professionals perform KISS ME KATE. Saturday – Sunday

Go SWIMMING in the winter at the Mike Shellido indoor pool in Roseville during rec hours. Saturday – Sunday
Go on a KIDS & COMPANY GALLERY ADVENTURE at the Crocker Art Museum. Sunday

Roller Skate around the rink together at Sunrise Rollerland’s FAMILY SKATE NIGHT. Sunday

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*1/2 price admission at Fairytale Town this Saturday for Sacramento Museum Day*

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Go FISHING IN THE CITY at Florin Creek Park and learn techniques from the Fish and Wildlife Department. Saturday FREE

Enjoy a reading of the new Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens book at Barnes and Noble’s STORYTIME. Saturday FREE

ICE SKATE together during a public session at Iceland. Saturday – Sunday

Learn the differences between FROGS AND TOADS or explore the trails on a PLANT WALK at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Saturday, Sunday FREE ($5 parking donation)

Hear stories, play and learn about leaves during NATURE EXPLORERS at the Sacramento Zoo. Saturday

Listen to talented young musicians perform at the Sacramento Youth Symphony’s WINTER CONCERTO CONCERT . Saturday

See Puppet Art Theatre’s Cinderella puppet show, Wild Things: Animals of the World presentation, make a Kokeshi doll, and more at a Sacramento Public LIBRARY EVENT. Saturday FREE

Go SWIMMING in the winter at the Mike Shellido indoor pool in Roseville during rec hours. Saturday – Sunday
Be inspired by a work of art to create your own during Crocker Art Museum’s SKETCH IT. Sunday

See acrobats, singers and musicians bring creatures of the land and sea to life on stage at CIRCA: CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS. Sunday

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