Local Events of Interest

Our members often hear about interesting events happening locally.  This is where they can be listed so other members learn about the event.  Who knows, maybe you'll want to go together.  

If you know of a fun event occurring (that is not a Friendship Force activity) send the information to webmaster@ffsacramento.org.  Please include at least one photo, the date, time and any links to the event.

We hope to see you at one of these activities!

Upcoming events

    • March 02, 2024
    • March 03, 2024
    • Sacramento Area Museums

    Sacramento Museum Weekend


    2024 marks the 26th consecutive year that Sacramento Area Museums have collaborated to present a free museum experience.  20+ local museums are collaborating to present a two- day Free Museum Weekend on March 2-3, 2024. Similar to last year, the popular community event is free but requires advance registration and capacity will be limited for each museum. Ticket availability may fluctuate by museum and/or by day, and advance registration is required to participate in the 2024 Free Museum Weekend. For more information visit the Sacramento Area Museums website.

    Local museums participating in the 2023 FREE Museum Weekend include:

    California Agriculture Museum – California Automobile Museum – California Museum – California Pharmacy Museum – California State Library – California State Railroad Museum – Crocker Art Museum – Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park – Locke Boarding House Museum – Maidu Museum & Historic Site – Museum of Medical History – Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Sacramento Children’s Museum – Sacramento Historic City Cemetery – Sacramento History Museum – Sacramento Regional Fire Museum – State Capitol Museum – Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum – State Indian Museum – Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park – Verge Center for the Arts

    To make visiting local museums accessible to everyone on Free Museum Weekend, SacRT is offering free rides those two days (March 2-3) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. 


    • March 09, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Downtown and Old Town Sacramento

    The THIRD annual City of Trees Parade & Mardi Gras inspired event will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The City of Trees Parade is a dazzling showcase of Sacramento’s rich diversity and culture! Click here to learn more about the event.  Presale Tickets are $ 5 to enter the grounds.

    • March 16, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir 10548 Armstrong Ave, Mather, CA


    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sacramento invites you with your family & friends to come celebrate and enjoy Kite Festival. A Mandir is a sacred Hindu place of worship. You can learn more by clicking here.

    Several of our members have joined in this festival in the past.  They have kites and strings you can purchase and everyone flies them in front of the temple.  There are food stalls with very tasty treats.  You can go into the temple and they will give you a tour and discuss their religion if you like, but it's not required.

    Event Timings:

    11am to 4pm - Kite Flying (Outdoor) in the Mandir Parking Lot

    1pm to 3pm - Food Stalls (Outdoor) in the Mandir Parking Lot

    ** Everyone in the family coming for this event needs a ticket (no cost), kindly register your entire family **  Click here to go to Eventbrite and register.  NOTE: registration is filling up fast so register soon!

    ** Please follow all safety and social distancing guidelines **


    • April 13, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Howe Avenue river access (off La Riviera Dr.)

    American River Spring Clean-up

    Walk along the river and collect trash left by other visitors. Plastic gloves and garbage bags provided. Bringing your own heavier gloves is recommended. You may also bring collector stick, if you have one.

    You may attend for one, two, or all three hours. People with kayaks or other small craft can collect trash from the water along the edges of the river.

    Click here for more details, click here to register, or contact Nancy Sinnwell - nlsinnwell@gmail.com

    • April 16, 2024
    • 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Sacramento ZOO : Land Park Drive & 16th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822
    • 7
    Register


    Stephanie Turner (a F.F. Member) is a volunteer docent at the Sacramento Zoo and invites you to join her for a tour of the zoo and personal stories of her experiences.

    The zoo does NOT offer tours and this is NOT an official zoo tour, it is a personal one. There will NOT be any behind the scenes tours included with this visit. You are being invited as her friend.

    There is a giraffe feeding at 10am. She will be going to work at 11am, but you are invited to spend as much time as you want the rest of the day enjoying the zoo. There might be a cheetah feeding at 1:45pm.

    There are plenty of benches for resting, and tables for picnics. Kampala Café will be open for those wishing to stay for lunch. 

    An additional tour will be offered May 14th in the afternoon.

    Sacramento ZOO : Land Park Drive & 16th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822

    (Please note: if you google the address it will take you to the back gate)

    We will meet in front of the gift shop by the entrance.

    Parking is free wherever you can find a spot near the zoo. Sometimes there are spaces available across the street along side Fairytale Town.

    Zoo Members are admitted free. The zoo admission fees are based on plan ahead pricing and vary during the week. At the time of this publication the price, if tickets are bought on-line, is $21.50. This could change.

    If you are interested, giraffe feeding is at 10am on the giraffe deck for $5.

    (Please note: Admission fees and donations go to support the care of the animals, and a portion of each admission is used to support many of the zoo’s conservation projects around the world.)

    Register on this site:  Maximum registration is 8 so register early and please cancel your reservation if you can't go.

    Questions? Contact Stephanie Turner, ursb2me@earthlink.net, 916-709-4565

    • April 28, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sacramento State Ballroom

    Culture show 


    • May 14, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Sacramento ZOO : Land Park Drive & 16th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822
    • 8
    Register


    Stephanie Turner (a F.F. Member) is a volunteer docent at the Sacramento Zoo and invites you to join her for a tour of the zoo and personal stories of her experiences.

    The zoo does NOT offer tours and this is NOT an official zoo tour, it is a personal one. There will NOT be any behind the scenes tours included with this visit. You are being invited as her friend.

    If we are lucky, we might see a cheetah feeding at 1:45pm. Giraffe feedings are at 2pm. You are invited to spend as much time as you want the rest of the day enjoying the zoo. There are plenty of benches for resting, and tables for picnics. Kampala Café will be open for those wishing to eat before we meet. 

    This will be the second offering of this tour. If there continues to be interest, another event will be scheduled for June.

    Sacramento ZOO : Land Park Drive & 16th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822

    (Please note: if you google the address it will take you to the back gate)

    We will meet in front of the gift shop by the entrance.

    Parking is free wherever you can find a spot near the zoo. Sometimes there are spaces available across the street along side Fairytale Town.

    Zoo Members are admitted free. The zoo admission fees are based on plan ahead pricing and vary during the week. At the time of this publication the price, if tickets are bought on-line, is $21.50. This could change.

    If you are interested, giraffe feeding is at 2:00pm on the giraffe deck for $5.

    (Please note: Admission fees and donations go to support the care of the animals, and a portion of each admission is used to support many of the zoo’s conservation projects around the world.)

    Register on this site:  Maximum registration is 8 so register early and please cancel your reservation if you can't go.

    Questions? Contact Stephanie Turner, ursb2me@earthlink.net, 916-709-4565

Past events

February 18, 2024 Black History Month Art-Craft Show
February 18, 2024 Black History Festival at the Crocker
February 17, 2024 Night Out at the Maidu Museum
February 10, 2024 Black Heritage Festival
February 04, 2024 Chinese New Year LEO (Let's Eat Out)
February 01, 2024 Hmong Culture - Working Effectively With Diverse Cultures
January 15, 2024 MLK Annual Walk
November 18, 2023 November General Membership Meeting
October 14, 2023 Armenian Food Festival
September 24, 2023 Harvest Moon Festival
September 23, 2023 Great American River Cleanup
September 22, 2023 Farm to Fork Festival
September 22, 2023 River City Quilters Show
September 09, 2023 Elk Grove Multicultural Festival
August 25, 2023 Ukraine Independence Day Celebration
August 19, 2023 Lazy Daze of Summer
July 30, 2023 Celebrate International Day of Friendship 2023
June 25, 2023 Celebrate Summer!
April 27, 2023 General Membership Meeting
March 29, 2023 LUNCH & LEARN MAHJONG - FREE
February 18, 2023 12th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day
February 04, 2023 Chinese New Year Celebration
February 02, 2023 SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity - Happy Hour
January 22, 2023 Monthly Meeting: Celebrate Chinese New Year
October 02, 2022 International Festival in Davis
September 15, 2022 Travel Fair
August 20, 2022 Trips & Tours with the City of Sacramento
August 05, 2022 Retro Cuba (Opening Reception)
June 18, 2022 LAVENDER BLUE HARVEST DAYS
May 04, 2022 Hope in the Face of Climate Change (FREE)
April 27, 2022 What Will It Take to End Climate Change? (FREE)
April 24, 2022 Earth Day at South Side Park
April 23, 2022 Great American River Clean Up (GARCU)
April 22, 2022 Wild and Scenic Film Festival ($20 AFTER $5 DISCOUNT WITH CODE CCLSAC)
April 06, 2022 How Climate Change Will Impact Sacramento and Placer Counties (Free)
April 02, 2022 April is Photography Month
March 12, 2022 Kite Festival 2022
February 03, 2022 The Negro Motorist Greenbook
September 18, 2021 Great American River Clean Up (GARCU)
August 26, 2021 River City Food Bank - Empty Bowls Silent Auction
April 29, 2021 Virtual Ramadan event by Muslim DEIN
March 01, 2021 Free Virtual Programs
October 24, 2020 Dia De Los Muertos - California Museum
October 17, 2020 Shred Day
October 14, 2020 CA Ballot Measure Forum
October 12, 2020 Renaissance Free Community Lectures
August 27, 2020 Empty Bowls Fundraiser for River City Food Bank
June 20, 2020 Watch Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
April 11, 2020 B Street Theater- Virtual Improv
April 10, 2020 Musical Performances- Six Feet Apart
April 09, 2020 B Street Theater- Dealer's Choice
April 05, 2020 B Street- Seekers of the Strange
April 04, 2020 B Street Theater- Virtual Improv
April 03, 2020 Musical Performances- Six Feet Apart
April 02, 2020 B Street Theater- Dealer's Choice
April 01, 2020 B Street Theater Virtual Social Hour
March 28, 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition – CANCELLED –
January 19, 2020 Chinese New Year LEO (Let's Eat Out)
October 28, 2019 Holiday Party Planning Meeting
October 06, 2019 Davis Festival
September 28, 2019 Farm-to-Fork Festival 2019 (Free)
August 24, 2019 City of Elk Grove Multicultural Festival
August 08, 2019 Wide Open Walls Mural Event 2019
July 13, 2019 World Relief Night - Soccer Game
June 23, 2019 Crocker Art Museum Free Community Open House
June 22, 2019 2019 Lavender Festival at Bluestone Meadow Farm
June 20, 2019 World Refugee Day - Story Telling
June 08, 2019 World Refugee Day - Soccer Tournament
June 06, 2019 Wakamatsu 150 yr Celebration
June 01, 2019 Honored Elders Day
May 24, 2019 Local Event- Waterfront Days in Old Sacramento
May 08, 2019 Local Event- Sesquicentennial Community Day
April 06, 2019 Local Event- Davis Cherry Blossom Festival
March 30, 2019 Free Admission at Sacramento History Museum
March 30, 2019 Scandinavian Festival
March 11, 2019 Local Event- Wings of the City, Sculpture by Jorge Marin
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