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10 weekend events in Northern California | August 13-14

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 Mole festival, a poetry and music show, and even a brunch market!

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!

California Garlic Festival

Any vampires around? The California Garlic Festival is coming to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, featuring all things garlic featuring food like garlic fries, garlic pesto pasta, garlic mushroom and onion bread bowls, as well as cooking demos, craft vendors, a petting zoo, monster truck rides, local entertainment, the Miss California Garlic Festival Scholarship Pageant, and more! 

  • 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14
  • Located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds (1658 South Airport Wy., Stockton)
  • Organized by The California Garlic Festival
  • More information about this event HERE.

All things California Garlic Festival! August 13-14! Details at www.CaGarlicFestival.com

Posted by California Garlic Festival on Friday, August 12, 2022

Oaxaca en Sacramento

Come celebrate Oaxacan culture in Sacramento; Honrando los Lunes del Cerro...or Honoring the Mondays of the Hill! There will be presentations by dance groups from the 8 regions of Oaxaca, Oaxacan food vendors, handicrafts, live music, family activities, and the Lico Music Academy from Los Angeles will perform. 

  • 10 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, August 14
  • Located at the Latino Center of Art and Culture (2700 Front St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by The Latino Center of Art and Culture
  • More information about this event HERE.

Thanks, Councilmember Valenzuela! Hope to see you all here on Sunday, August 14th! Buy your tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oaxaca-en-sacramento-tickets-381482262717

Posted by Latino Center of Art & Culture on Thursday, August 11, 2022

StocktonCon 2022

Get dressed up and head to the Stockton Arena where you can celebrate all things pop culture. There will be more than 200 exhibitors and artists, various celebrity guests and artists, cosplay costume contests, gaming tournaments, panels, vendors, and more! 

  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14
  • Located at the Stockton Arena (248 W Fremont St., Stockton)
  • Organized by StocktonCon
  • More information about this event HERE.

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Posted by StocktonCon on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Sacramento Black Womxn’s Festival

The theme is Money, (Em)Power, and Respect for this summertime family-friendly experience. Come celebrate and elevate Black womxn and girls and listen to panelists, activists, and enjoy music, dance performances, and a free yoga session! 

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13
  • Located at the William Land Park Amphitheater (3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento)
  • Organized by Black Womxn United
  • More information about this event HERE.

Tomorrow is the day! The Black Womxn's Festival is finally here!🎉 For the past few months, our board members and interns...

Posted by BWU Sacramento on Friday, August 12, 2022

Second Sunday Brunch Market

A pop-up brunch market including live music on the balcony, restaurants with brunch and mimosa specials, workshops, and other events hosted by local businesses! 

The weekend is here! 🥳 #TGIF It’s going to be a beautifully mild weekend here in Sacramento and we’ve got three events...

Posted by River City Marketplace on Friday, August 5, 2022

Heroes, Hops & Hot Rods

An event to uplift all the local heroes. There will be food trucks, a hot rod car exhibit, games, raffles, live music, local beer and wine, and firefighters! Put that flame underneath you and support. 

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Second Saturday Vendor Fair, Food & Music

There will be 12+ vendors with food, gifts, and art as well as a local DJ spinning while you go shopping!

  • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, August 13
  • Located at Midtown Cantina Alley (2331 K St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by Midtown Cantina Alley
  • More information about this event HERE.

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Posted by Midtown's Cantina Alley on Friday, July 29, 2022

Festival del Mole

Sacramento's first ever festival celebrating Mexican cuisine and gastronomy along with an evening night market. One of Mexico’s oldest traditional foods, mole, will be at the forefront of every dish featured. 100% of the proceeds from the food and bar will benefit the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California College Scholarship Fund, so come out and support!

Extraordinary Houseplant Event

Grab your friends and come see all your favorite plants along with unique varieties! There will be specials, a DIY succulent and petite houseplant pot up, air plant displays, and lots of plants and flowers. Don't forget to take your allergy medicine beforehand!

  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13
  • Located at Green Acres Nursery & Supply (9220 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove)
  • Organized by Green Acres Nursery & Supply Elk Grove
  • More information about this event HERE.

See on you August 13- the Extraordinary Houseplant Event is coming to Elk Grove 🤩

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply Elk Grove on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Saturday Love Market

Saturday Love is a free community-based event combining unique culinary experiences, live art, music, clothes, and more! There will also be cool sneakers, unique art and clothing, and even a rap battle.

  • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, August 13
  • Located at 3400 Broadway, Sacramento
  • Organized by 1UP Retro Clothing
  • More information about this event HERE.

HerStory | An Entertainment and Empowerment Event

An evening filled with entertainment, empowerment, laughter, wisdom, and good vibes. There will be poetry by Larue and Terry Moore, motivational speakers, panelists, and musicians.

  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, August 13
  • Located at (1913 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento)
  • Organized by T-Mo Entertainment
  • More information about this event HERE.
Posted by T-Mo Entertainment on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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