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10 weekend events in Sacramento | July 30-31

From daytime adventures to nightlife, here's what Northern California's got planned for your weekend.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — There's something fun for everyone this weekend in Northern California, including activities like a pear fair, a poetry and music show, and even a seafood and soul festival!

The weather this weekend evens out, reaching highs in the mid-90s with a southwest breeze so gather up some friends and family members, or even go solo, but head out and enjoy.

Whether you'd like to go out, stay in, or a bit of both, here are some events for your weekend!

Cirque Du Soleil's Alegria Opening Weekend

If you're looking for something fun for the family, you're in luck! Starting this weekend, Cirque Du Soleil will be opening their Big Top to perform their original production of "Alegria"! Alegria is a mystical world sprinkled with exciting acrobatics, surreal costume designs, vibrant sets, playful humor, visual poetry, and its unforgettable soundtrack. Experience a performance that brings you joy!

Out at the Fair® - CA State Fair

The official LGBTQ+ festival of the State Fair is filled with a day of family-friendly entertainment. There will be drag bingo, performances by the Sacramento Women’s Chorus, the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus, glam shows, silent disco, fireworks, and much more!

The 4th of July might be over but stay for tomorrow night's fireworks at #OATF - @castatefair on Saturday, July 30,...

Posted by Out at the Fair on Friday, July 29, 2022

Backyard Boogie Fundraiser - Washington Neighborhood Center

This is a fundraiser to create the Washington Neighborhood Center Urban Art & Garden Landscape project for the outside of the Center and the backyard. The event is filled with food, music, community, and culture in hopes to bring young artists to build and create a beautiful space for the community to enjoy and flourish.

  • 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30
  • Located at Washington Neighborhood Center (400 16th St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by The Washington Neighborhood Center
  • More information about this event HERE
Posted by The Washington Neighborhood Center on Monday, July 25, 2022

Courtland Pear Fair

A Delta tradition since 1972, the Courtland Pear Fair is the largest, continuously running agricultural fair of its kind in Northern California. This fair has everything including a fun run, a pancake breakfast with pear mimosas, awards for the biggest pear grown, a pie eating and pie baking competition, and many more to celebrate the local pear harvest.

  • 7:30 p.m. — 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31
  • Located at 180 Primasing, Courtland
  • Organized by the Courtland Pear Fair
  • More information about this event HERE.

Freakshow! An Oddities & Curiosities Market

The Menagerie has curated a market featuring 50+ artists and vendors selling extraordinary items! You can find bones, bugs, taxidermy, dark art, unique jewelry, collectibles, medical specimens, natural science, and more interesting and unique items. Local music by DJ Dire, DJ DUC, and DJ Chat Noir.

Next up! 🎪 Witness the ODD, the CURIOUS, the WEIRDness of our Menagerie…We’ve curated a market featuring 50+ vendors...

Posted by The Menagerie Oddities Market on Monday, July 11, 2022

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Four Men in Black: A Poetry & Music Show

Come enjoy a night filled with passionate poetry and music. This event features award-winning performers Chris Jones aka King, Charles Loeb aka LC, Jabrie Anderson aka Iso, and Terry Moore aka T-Mo with Compozzi. 

  • 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30
  • Located at Celebration Arts (2727 B St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by T-Mo Entertainment
  • More information about this event HERE

Free Sacramento Summer Block Party

This free block party features inflatables, free snow cones, character pictures face painting, food trucks and rumor has it, Spiderman and friends will be there!

  • 5 p.m. — 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30
  • Located at Esther's Park (3408 3rd Ave., Sacramento)
  • Organized by The Hope Community
  • More information about this event HERE.

Our Summer Block Party is just around the corner! 🥳 If you haven’t registered yet, click the link in our bio! WE CAN’T WAIT! #thehopecommunity #sacramento #saclocal

Posted by The Hope Community on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Seafood and Soul Festival

This annual Sacramento festival brings all the best seafood and soul to the beautiful river walk park in West Sacramento. Maxine Jones and other artists will be performing live, so bring the family to this great event and enjoy all the blues, jazz, country, reggae, pop, and r&b funk music from bands and singers.

  • 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30
  • Located at River Walk Park (651 2nd St., West Sacramento)
  • Organized by River Walk Media
  • More information about this event HERE

Maxine Jones former lead singer and original member of EnVogue is bringing her soulful sounds to the Sacramento Seafood...

Posted by Rico Layne on Saturday, July 9, 2022

1UP Retro Clothing Presents: SATURDAY LOVE MARKET & Grand Re-opening!

Saturday Love is a free community-based event combining unique culinary experiences, live art, music, clothes, and more. This is also a celebration for their grand re-opening of their larger store just two doors down!

  • 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30
  • Located at 3400 Broadway, Sacramento
  • Organized by 1UP RETRO CLOTHING
  • More information about this event HERE

Join us for a very special edition of SATURDAY LOVE 💕 and celebrate our ✨ GRAND OPENING ✨ with us on July 30th! A new...

Posted by 1 Up Retro Clothing on Saturday, July 16, 2022

Music in the Park

Come enjoy music, dancing, and fellowship and cool down at Curtis Park. There will be live music from Vivian Lee Quartet, so bring a blanket and chairs, maybe a picnic or charcuterie board, and jam to some local bands!

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