Sacramento CA Weekend Events Guide: Music, Food, Festivals



Fall is here in Sacramento. Go out and enjoy the first weekend of one of the best seasons in the region with a weekend full of activities.

Go find that missing piece of decor for your living room, enjoy an evening filled with fresh produce, or take the family for a day at the 28th Folsom Renaissance Faire. But whatever you do, don’t forget to grab your bike and cycle along the American River Parkway to get some fresh air.

Here’s a look at the weekend’s events in the Sacramento area.

Find treasure at The Great Junk Hunt

from friday to sunday

700 Event Center Dr., Roseville

Join The Great Junk Hunt for a weekend full of shopping, friends and fun. The market is expected to span over 160,000 square feet, filled with West Coast vendors and plenty of space to spread out and find goods to take home.

Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event.

Cost: $ 5 to $ 15

Bring the family to a night market in Roseville


1151, boulevard Galleria, Roseville

Head to Roseville for an outdoor night market experience with live music, street food stalls, and kids’ games and activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville. This will benefit Raley’s Food for Families.

Cost: $ 0 to $ 10

The Californian capital air show

The skies over Sacramento will once again be filled with jets and other planes as the popular air show returns.

Back in action since COVID shut it down last year, the air show has reduced the audience’s size to about half. You can get tickets online only – visit his website Eventsprout.

Doors open at 2 p.m. on Friday for the Afterburnin ‘Drive-In air show, with a show of over 25 jets from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doors open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, performances from noon to 4 p.m.

Support American River Parkway with a bike ride


5700 Arden Way, Carmichael, California

Take a morning bike ride in support of the American River Parkway Foundation before enjoying a party with barbecue, beer and live music at the William B. Pond Recreation Area. The Ride the Parkway event features several routes of varying distances; a 7 a.m. start time is suggested for longer routes and a 9 a.m. start for the shorter five-mile route. Rest areas will be available along the way.

Cost: $ 40 to $ 80

Watch a jousting competition at the Folsom Renaissance Faire

Saturday and Sunday

403 Stafford Street, Folsom

Don medieval costumes and watch parades, archery competitions and falconry presentations at the 28th Folsom Renaissance Faire on Saturdays 10 am-6pm and Sundays 10 am-5pm at Folsom City Lions Park.

Cost: $ 0 to 36

This story was originally published September 24, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.

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Brianna Taylor is Engagement Journalist for The Sacramento Bee. A former Bee intern, Brianna has also reported in Missouri and Maryland. She graduated from Morgan State University.

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