Wondering what to do this weekend with all of your family in town? If the house is feeling cramped and you're looking for something to do to get the clan out and about this holiday weekend, look no further! Here's are some suggestions that won't break the bank and will surely put some smiles on everyone's faces.
Celebrate the onset of spring tonight with the "Spring Jam Concert" at the Radisson Hotel featuring the funky sounds of the Ohio Players and ConFunkShun. Get your groove on to the sounds of the 70s along with some good ol party-hits that are sure to make you want to dance!
Not feeling like dancing? How about a little laughter to lighten you up after a long week? Check out Josh Blue at the Punchline Comedy Club this weekend. You may know him for his performances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" (which he won). A diverse and triumphant individual, he is a hilarious stand-up comedian, but also a stand-out guest star on television, talented artist, and stellar U.S. Paralympic Soccer player– refusing to bow to any of the challenges that come from living with Cerebral Palsy.
After a fun-filled Friday night, you may be tempted to sleep in late and mozy around the house before you start your day... until the kids burst into your room to interrupt your drowsy slumber to remind you that it's Easter Bunny time! Depending on where you live, there are all kinds of kid-friendly festivities going on. If an egg hunt is up your alley, check out the Fairytale Town's Spring Eggatravaganza (on Sunday too!), or the Southside Park Spring Egg Hunt. Maybe you'll want to join the easter bunny at the Kids Easter Egg Decorating class at Taylor's Market.
Around lunch time, head over to Old Sacramento for the Living History Annual Easter Bonnet Promenade where ladies and gentlemen of the past don their Sunday Best in a leisurely Easter stroll throughout Old Town. For the more adventurous, animal-lovers, check out the "Earth Fest- It's a Party for the Planet" at the Sacramento Zoo. Browse through the rummage sale while the kids enjoy games, crafts, face painting and the animals of course!
If all of that wasn't enough to entertain the family, you may want to consider winding down with a scenic Excursion Train Ride with the Sacramento Southern Railroad! Climb aboard for a relaxing 40-minute six-mile roundtrip route atop the levees of the Sacramento River in the vintage passenger coaches and converted freight cars. Or upgrade to First Class service on the El Dorado where you will enjoy being treated as a VIP aboard this beautifully restored 1920s lounge-observation car, which offers large picture windows, plush seating and air conditioning!
Whatever your fancy, there sure are lots of Sacramento family events and recreation activities to keep you entertained all weekend long!
Don't forget, if you have family staying at one of the many Sacramento Hotels, make sure they ask about the Sacramento Gold Card to get lots of discounts at many of these (and other) Sacramento tourist attractions.