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10 weekend events happening in Northern California

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Whether its jazz music, grilled cheese or lowrider car shows, there's a little something for everyone this weekend in Northern California.

Now that the springtime showers have passed, the weekend weather will reach the 90s with a light breeze, so there's plenty of reason to head outside and enjoy these weekend events.

Sacramento Vegan Food Festival Spring 2022

Get your New Years' resolutions back in order by going to the Vegan Food Festival! This is a healthy living food and music event filled with food, snacks, pastries, drinks, and more and all healthy! There will also be cooking demonstrations and guest speakers. 

Posted by Miguel Castillo on Sunday, May 8, 2022

Stockton Flavor Fest

This is a two-day celebration of Stockton's diverse culture featuring arts and crafts, cultural performances and a wide variety of music including sounds from the Ohio Players, arts and more! 

It wouldn't be a flavor fest without good food and good flavors, so there will be over 30 food and drink vendors and culinary demonstrations.

  • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15
  • Located at Weber Point Event Center (221 N Center St., Stockton)
  • Organized by Stockton Flavor Fest and Visit Stockton
  • More information about this event HERE.

Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival

A full weekend dedicated to grilled cheese! They've paired their grilled cheese with everything from craft beer to bounce houses, so there's something for everyone.

  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14;11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15
  • Located at Southside Park (2115 6th St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by the Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival
  • More information about this event HERE.

The Grilled Cheese Fest is one week away and we can't wait! 🍞🧀 There are more than just grilled cheese vendors, including a photo booth and caricature artist...be sure to visit their booths! Snowie Magic, Ohana Cannabis, Rich's Ice Cream, Mr. Pops Popcorn, Farm Fresh To You, EA Family Services, Sacramento Book Haus, Columba Bianca, Cowtown Creamery, Sac Vibes 360, Unity Hemp Company, Lil Bro's Hot Sauce, EasyOne Marketing, I Scream Yogurt, So-Cute-Succulents, New York Life Insurance Company, Dragonfly Art: Event Entertainment & Decor, Oyster Art Gallery, Restore Hyper Wellness, Cutco Cutlery and AT&T.

Posted by Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival on Sunday, May 8, 2022

Open Air Jazz Festival

This is a concert to bring communities together and celebrate Sacramento’s historical association with jazz. Leon Guidry will be the host and emcee and Niki Harris will be the special guest artist. Various jazz musicians including the All Star Band will be making all of the best noise at Cesar Chavez Plaza. There will also be local vendors and local talent. 


Posted by California Black Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 21, 2022

Country in the Park

It's returned! Country in the Park will have live performances outside and under the stars from Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina, and more! Also, enjoy entertainment ranging from a rock wall to lounges with pool tables and games and food trucks.

  • 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15
  • Located at Miller Lite Grandstand at Cal Expo and State Fair (1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento)
  • Organized by Cal Expo State Fair and New Country 105.1
  • More information about this event HERE


Rancho Cordova iFest

'Small world. Big party.' This is a festival celebrating ethnic and diverse communities. There will be music, dancing, camel riding, henna tattoos, piñatas, arts and crafts, international food and more! There will also be a unique wine-tasting experience for adults called "Wines of the World.”

  • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14
  • Located at Village Green Park (3141 Bridgeway Drive, Rancho Cordova)
  • Organized by the Cordova Community Council
  • More information about this event HERE

Come watch us perform this Saturday at the Rancho Cordova Ifest! We love this free outdoor performance, so many fun...

Posted by McKeever School of Irish Dance on Monday, May 9, 2022

Pakistan Cultural Festival

This is the first-ever Pakistan Cultural Festival in Roseville! This is an opportunity to experience the authentic culture, food, handicrafts, music, dances, clothing and jewelry of Pakistan. There will also be a Sufi concert, folk dances and banjo. 

  • 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14
  • Located at Vernon Street Town Square (311 Vernon St., Roseville)
  • Organized by Sacramento Pakistan Festival
  • More information about this event HERE
Posted by Asim Rehman Khan on Friday, March 4, 2022

Mama's Makin' Bacon 2022

A once-a-year drag brunch gala extravaganza! Party with a purpose and enjoy a scrumptious plated brunch served right to you, ranging from egg soufflé and a stack of bacon to roasted Yukon and yam hash. There will also be live and silent auctions and games.

StreetLow Lowrider Car Show & Concert

There will be hundreds of cars like lowriders, imports, motorcycles and more. Brenton Wood and other entertainers will be taking center stage.

  • 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15 
  • Located at the Yolo County Fairgrounds (1250 Gum Ave., Woodland)
  • Organized by StreetLow Magazine
  • More information about this event HERE

3rd Annual Yuba Sutter Taco Festival

Tacos, tacos, and more tacos! This event features music, food, a beer garden, cornhole, cards, vendors, a kid's area, a chihuahua beauty contest and more. 

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