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Summer Fun Guide 2017

Summer Fun Guide 2017

| May 24, 2017

Summer is both a magical time of memory making and a daunting time for parents as we try to find ways to keep the kids busy. My mission: to round up all the very best things to do around town in order to ensure you have solutions when you hear “I’m bored” or better yet […]

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Spraygrounds in Sacramento 2017

Spraygrounds in Sacramento 2017

| May 24, 2017

If you’ve been following Sacramento Sidetracks through the years, then you know I am always enthusiastic about the spraygrounds we have in our area! They offer the most fabulous FREE way for kids to cool off in the summer! Most of the “spraygrounds”, “splash pads” and “fountains” on this list are located within a park […]

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ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival Giveaway

ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival Giveaway

| September 19, 2016 | 121 Comments

This awesome event is FREE and I’m giving away a big PRIZE PACKAGE! Fairytale Town presents the 16th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. The festival features back-to-back readings and presentations from children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, and more! Admission is FREE to […]

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Independence Weekend Top 10: July 1st – 4th

Independence Weekend Top 10: July 1st – 4th

| July 1, 2016 | 114 Comments

Celebrate Independence Day at a family-friendly 4TH OF JULY EVENT. Friday – Monday  Swim and catch a flick at Cottage Pool’s MOVIE NIGHT. Friday Learn safety rules while biking around a miniature town on FAMILY BIKE NIGHT at Safetyville USA. Friday FREE Watch the classic, A WRINKLE IN TIME, on stage at the Sutter Street Theatre. Saturday FREE Enjoy activities and entertainment […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Top 10: May 28th – 30th

Memorial Day Weekend Top 10: May 28th – 30th

| May 26, 2016 | 115 Comments

Pet farm animals, make jumbo bubbles at the Wild Science exhibit and go on rides at the SACRAMENTO COUNTY FAIR. Thursday – Monday Cool off under fountains and slipping down water slides at an AQUATIC CENTER. Saturday – Monday Get a diagnosis or repair for one of your favorite friends at Sacramento Zoo’s STUFFED ANIMAL VET […]

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The 16 Best Places to Cool Off for Free in 2016

The 16 Best Places to Cool Off for Free in 2016

| May 26, 2016

We all need a place to take the kids to cool off when it is hot and are extremely lucky that throughout Sacramento, there are 16 wonderful spraygrounds open this summer! Most of these are located within a park that also has a playground and picnic areas, so we are talking hours of fun for […]

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2015 Summer Fun Guide

2015 Summer Fun Guide

| June 1, 2015 | 127 Comments

It’s warming up, the kids are getting excited that school is almost out, and Sacramento businesses are gearing up to provide tons of fun for all of us. It is definitely time to start planning for awesome summer memories! This Summer Fun Guide is one gigantic roundup of water play places, fairs and festivals, movies […]

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Toddler Time at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Toddler Time at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

| April 8, 2015 | 134 Comments

The Nimbus Fish Hatchery is offering a FREE Toddler Time again this Spring! This is such a fantastic outing for little ones since it combines stories, music, crafts, and nature. There will even be fish feeding and the fish food is provided. Toddler Time is Mondays & Tuesdays through mid-June, from 10:30 – 11:00am. Each week […]

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Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town & Giveaway

Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town & Giveaway

| September 18, 2014 | 142 Comments

Two exciting things to tell you… 1. This awesome event is FREE! 2. I’m GIVING AWAY 2 children’s books! (see details below) Fairytale Town presents the 14th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on September 27 and 28. The annual Festival features readings and presentations from children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, […]

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Weekend Top 10: September 6th – 7th

Weekend Top 10: September 6th – 7th

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse at Home Depot’s KIDS WORKSHOP. Saturday FREE Play games and learn about the importance of being healthy at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s HAPPY HEART: HEALTHY EATING DAY. Saturday (2 for 1 admission all day) Take a tour, meet firefighters and see a fire truck up close at a FIRE […]

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