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Best Family Activities In Sacramento To Do Before The Summer Ends

By the time August rolls around, kids may have lost their enthusiasm for traditional summertime pastimes. To relieve frustrated cries of "I'm bored!" check out these fun Sacramento activities for children and adults.
Family Bike Nights
Safetyville USA
3909 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 438-3380

Dates: Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 28, 2015; 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: Free

Load up the bicycles and bring the kids to Safetyville for evenings of free family fun. There are more than three acres available for biking, and children and adults alike will love biking through the Safetyville mini-city, which is fully enclosed. Many food options are available for purchase, and there is a bike safety clinic held each night at 6:30 p.m. With a name like Safetyville, it is easy to understand why helmets are required for all riders. Specialty vendors are on hand to answer bicycle questions, and guests can purchase helmets and other items if needed.

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Certified Famer's Markets Of Sacramento County

As the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America, Sacramento is home to numerous farmer's markets, some open year-round. Bringing your family to one of the markets is a win-win situation for all involved. Your patronage helps support local farmers and allows kids to experience fresh, healthy foods. Late summer is the perfect time to visit, with seasonal offerings available including berries bursting with flavor, fresh corn on the cob, melons, peppers, peaches and juicy tomatoes. With school starting around the corner, let children plan delicious school lunches they can make with fresh local produce. Explore how eating right can make them grow up strong, be energetic and one of the quickest kids on the playground.

FEC Summer Movies At The Park
Bohemian Park
3131 Wright St.
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 927-3802 x 125

Date: Aug. 21, 2015
Price: Free

The Fulton/El Camino Recreation and Park District offers this free outdoor movie night that is fun for the whole family. The movie is the comedy adventure film "Hook," the tale of a now-adult Peter Pan going back to Neverland to rescue the children from the ultimate bad guy, Captain Hook. The popular flick featuring Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m. But come early, as there are pre-movie cartoons for the kids at 8:30 p.m. Pack up a picnic to bring along, or buy snacks from concession vendors.

Woodland Tomato Festival
Heritage Plaza
600 Main St.
Woodland, CA 95695

Date: Aug. 28, 2015 at 2 p.m.

This region is often called "Sacratomato", so a festival in honor of the juicy red globes is a natural. Located in historic downtown Woodland, the event celebrates the crop that brings over $100 million in to Yolo County. The 8th annual celebration includes plenty of fun for all ages. Kids will love the bounce house and face painting; expand both their palates and their interest in gardening by tasting numerous unique varieties of tomatoes. Enjoy shopping, a salsa competition and live music from Whoopie Qat.

The Gold Country Fair
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High St.
Auburn, CA 95604
(530) 823-4533

Dates: Sept. 10 – Sept. 13, 2015; see website for hours
Price: Free for children 12 and under and for military and first responders in uniform. For adult pricing and ticketed events, see the website

The 2015 Gold Country fair brings entertainment and action for the whole family. Live music of nearly every kind will be enjoyed throughout the fair, and concerts will feature performers including Kenny Frye Band, Mumbo Gumbo and Steve Holy. There will be a family fiesta, a parade, Radio Disney's Green Team show, contests and plenty of carnival amusements and rides. Enjoy fair food, and stick around for livestock competitions and auctions, as well as jugglers, puppeteers, magicians and a high-action destruction derby.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers business, employment, animal rescue, volunteerism and nonprofits. Her work can also be found at
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