What to do in Sacramento this weekend?

From daytime adventures to nightlife, here’s what Sacramento has planned for your weekend.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hey! Do you like art festivals, vegan brunches, maybe even a mermaid convention? If so, that goes to show just how much there is for everyone this weekend in Northern California.

The spring weather is starting to warm up and this weekend’s weather will hit the 90s with a light breeze. Gather some friends, maybe family, or even go solo, but get out there and enjoy some of these weekend events!

2022 Sacramento Asia Pacific Film Festival

An annual celebration of the voices and stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in film and new media. This year’s festival themes explore Black and Asian solidarity, culture and belonging, food and family, justice and courage.

The Nextdoor 100 Block Party Sacramento

A free celebration of neighbors across America! ABC10’s Mark S. Allen will be the emcee and there will be local vendors, food, entertainment, music, special guests from the community and more.

  • 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22
  • Located at 1050 20th St., Sacramento
  • Organized by Nextdoor
  • More information about this event HERE.

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Posted by Nextdoor on Thursday April 14th, 2022

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Sacramento Bacon Fest Cocktail Contest

This event marks the end of the Sacramento Bacon Food Festival and features samples of each contestant’s cocktail and a vote to crown the winner of people’s choice, bacon-inspired bites and drink specials.

  • 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday May 21
  • Located at BAWK by Urban Roots (1409 R St #102, Sacramento)
  • Organized by Urban Roots Brewing and The Roost
  • More information about this event HERE.

Bacon and booze! The Roost is hosting the Sacramento Bacon Fest cocktail competition this year, Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m….

Posted by Sacramento Bacon Fest on Monday, May 16, 2022

The California Mermaid Convention

A three-day mermaid extravaganza with everything from swimming games and costumes to shopping and entertainment. The convention also features meetings, workshops, vendors, as well as mermaids from Sacramento’s own Dive Bar!

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Posted by The California Mermaid Convention on Friday, May 20, 2022

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Rocklin Community Festival

There will be free daily shows, a food court, a beer and wine garden, and the “Midway of Fun” carnival, which includes rides for kids of all ages, plus bargain vendors and crafts.

Auburn Downtown Summer Festival

This is a free, family-friendly community event featuring food, fun and games. There are also activities like dunking the police chief and city manager in a dunk tank, a water playground, a fashion show, live art, and more.

  • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday May 21
  • Located in downtown Auburn (1583 Lincoln Way, Auburn)
  • Hosted by the Downtown Auburn Business Association
  • More information about this event HERE.

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2nd Annual Malcolm X Festival

A free community event with live music, vendors, giveaways, slam poetry contests and more. This event honors Malcolm X for his vision of self-determination and his devotion to community.

  • 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday May 22
  • Located at 1913 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento
  • Organized by community activist Berry Accius and his daughter Ade’jah Accius
  • More information about this event HERE.

Posted by Berry Accius on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Multicultural Arts Festival

Theme: Beauty in Diversity. The Tahoe Elementary Art Docent program collaborates with Wide Open Walls, inviting them to watch local and global artists paint murals on multiple campus walls as well as multicultural performances, vendors, food and drink, and activities .

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22
  • Located at Tahoe Elementary School (3110 60th St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by Tahoe Elementary PTA and Wide Open Walls
  • More information about this event HERE.

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Posted by Tahoe Elementary PTA on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Over 90 vendors selling everything from vintage fashion, rare sneakers, trendy fashion, local brands, crafts, homewares, food, desserts and snacks, and Moreover. A free event for all ages, so bring your friends, family and even your pet.

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday May 22
  • Located at Diamond Autosport (912 Enterprise Dr., Sacramento)
  • Organized by Fly Market By FVME
  • More information about this event HERE.

Folsom VYBE Music Festival

An all-day rock music festival with a lineup of artists like Colony House, Switchfoot and Sacramento’s Red Voodoo. There will also be food, drink, vendors and sunshine.

  • 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday May 21
  • Located at The Field at Lakeside Commons (Oak Ave Pkwy & E Bidwell St., Folsom)
  • Organized by ST Productions
  • More information about this event HERE.

Folsom VYPE Music Festival – May 21

ONE WEEK AWAY! Switchfoot is coming to Folsom NEXT SATURDAY, May 21! We’ve been excited about this show since it was announced in December and we’re FINALLY a week away. Tickets are still available, use promo code ‘choosefolsom’ for $10 off at checkout. See you at the show! BUY TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/204693773587 MORE INFO: https://stproductions.events/folsom-vybe-festival Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Skips Music Inc Hyper Pixel Fellow Wines of Clarksburg Elk Grove Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Lake Natoma Inn Twin Lakes Food Bank Choose Folsom Code Ninjas

Posted by ST Productions Live on Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Afro Soca Love: Sacramento Black Owned Marketplace + Afterparty

A free community event featuring local black-owned businesses, food vendors, photo booths, fashion, giveaways and good vibes. There will also be a 21+ afterparty with DJs playing the best soca, afrobeats, reggaeton, salsa, hip hop and R&B music.

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21
  • Located at 1913 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento
  • Organized by Afro Soca Love
  • More information about this event HERE.

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There will be brunch-themed menu items, a mimosa bar, live art paintings, free yoga, and free health and nutrition advice.

  • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday May 22
  • Located in El Papagayo (5804 Marconi Avenue, Carmichael)
  • Organized by Bag Vegan Pop-Ups
  • More information about this event HERE.

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