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California Museum Free for Military Personnel

Free general admission May 30 through September 3, 2017 at the California Museum for all active, Reserve and National Guard military personnel and up to 5 family members with proof of current military ID.

Some exhibits include:

California Hall of Fame
“Inductees come from all walks of life and have made distinguished achievements across a variety fields, including the arts, education, business and labor, science, sports, philanthropy and public service.”

California Missions
“The California Missions served as the first major European effort to colonize the Pacific Coast, which gave Spain a valuable toehold in the New World. “

California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, 95814
General information: (916) 653-7524

Visitor Guide (PDF)

Admission:
Adults (18+) — $9.00
Students & Seniors (65+) with valid ID — $7.50
Youth (6-17) — $6.50
5 & under — free

All active, Reserve and National Guard military personnel and up to 5 family members — free (May 30 through September 3, 2017)

Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday
Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday
Open 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Parking:
On-street parking is available in metered on street spaces during the Museum’s regular business hours Tuesday through Sunday. On weekdays, parking is also available in the hourly garage located at 1500 10 Street across the street from the Museum.

Public Transit: Archives Plaza Light Rail stop

Free Pancake Day at IHOP

Tuesday, March 7 is National Pancake Day. Get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at participating IHOP restaurants.

The pancakes are free, but consider at least a $5.00 donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (local: UC Davis Children’s Hospital). Extra good: make a $5 donation and receive a coupon good for $5 off your next visit.

National Pancake Day
IHOP Restaurants
Find your IHOP here

Tuesday, March 7, 2017!
Free pancakes 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

National Frozen Yogurt Day at Yogurtland

YogurtlandNational Frozen Yogurt Day is celebrated annually on February 6th.

Get a free yogurt and toppings in commemorative cup at Yogurtland Monday, February 6, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Find your Yogurtland location and check with them if they are participating. Yes, this should be easier.

Story Time for the Young

StoryTime2Introducing the love of reading for children (Ages 2-5). The California State Railroad Museum every Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the East Theater. Museum volunteers will read a different railroad-related book. Afterwards the youngsters can visit the Museum with their parent(s).

California State Railroad Museum
125 I Street
Sacramento, 95814
(916) 323-9280

Adults – $12
Youths – $6 (ages 6-17)
Children – Free (ages 5 and under)

Parking: Old Sacramento Garage, Tower Bridge Garage also limited-term, metered street parking.

Sky Spectacular 2017

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Saturday, December 31, 2016 is the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular a free family-friendly event from 6:00 p.m. with fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
There will be Superheroes roaming Front street. Bring your camera to take photos of your kids with their favorites.
In the Waterfront Park area there will be balloon twisting and face painting.
At 9:00 is the fireworks show with music simulcast on 106.5 FM. Only one fireworks show this year; however, it will be about 20 minutes long.

Plan ahead, the will be a great deal of traffic. Consider public transit. If driving, consider this: Old Sacramento will be closed to ALL vehicle traffic at 4:00 p.m. also the Tower Bridge will be closed beginning at 7:30 p.m. to ALL vehicle traffic and will re-open after the 9:00pm fireworks display.

New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular
Old Sacramento
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Admission: free
Parking: SacPark

Harry Potter Yule Ball

Harry Potter Yule BallThe third annual teen Yule Ball December 17, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Witches and wizards ages 14-19 are invited to the Galleria for a formal dance. Dress code is semi-formal; cosplay is encouraged.
Registration for this free event is not required; however, suggested.

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street, Sacramento, 95814
(916) 264-2920
Saturday, December 17, 2016
8:00 p.m. to midnight
Ages 14-19
Admission: Free

22nd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

craftHoliday Arts and Crafts Saturday and Sunday December 3-4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

Looking for a special and unique handmade gift by local artisans then check out the Holiday Arts and Crafts Show.  The handmade items include but not limited to fabric, gemstones, glass, and needle work.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5330B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, 95608
(916) 971-3713

Saturday and Sunday December 3 & 4, 2016
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: Free

Old Sacramento Tree Lighting Ceremony

oldsactree002The 58-foot tall Old Sacramento Christmas Tree will be lit Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (Thanksgiving Eve), at 6:00pm Front Street and K Street. Festivities from 5:00pm to about 8:00pm.

The lights and sound of Theatre of Lights begins after the tree lighting Wednesday, November 23, skipping Thanksgiving Day then Thursday through Sundays, at 6:15 and 7:45 from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.

Old Sacramento
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
5:00pm
Free
Parking: Old Sacramento Garage (I St & 2nd St), Tower Garage (Capitol & Neasham), and Macy’s West Garage (3rd St & L St).
SacPark

 

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