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10 weekend events in Northern California

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Does a muddy obstacle course, a taco and margarita festival, maybe even a floating circus sound fun to you? If so, that goes to show there's something for everyone this weekend in Northern California.

The weather this weekend really shouts "Hello summer," reaching highs in the low 100s with a slight breeze, so gather up some friends, maybe family members or even go solo, but head out and enjoy the official start of summer.

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

Placer County Fair

The Placer County Fair is back for the summer and ready to open its fairgrounds to all new and returning fairgoers! There will be carnival rides, tasty treats, livestock and entertainment including a BMX stunt team, a magic and comedy show and a two-woman aerial team from Canada.

  • 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, June 26
  • Located at the Placer County Fairgrounds (700 Event Center Dr., Roseville)
  • Organized by the Placer County Fair
  • More information about this event HERE

Historic Folsom Hometown Parade

Folsom's annual parade showcases the people and the talent in Folsom. They have an assortment of entry participants including color guards, historic preservation organizations, vintage cars, activities, floats and entries from different Folsom neighborhoods, police and fire departments, and surprises!

  • 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25
  • Located on Sutter Street in Folsom
  • Organized by Historic Folsom
  • More information about this event HERE.
Posted by Historic Folsom District on Sunday, January 16, 2022

DOCO Makers Market

Happy summer! This is a pop-up that features 40+ local artisans, crafters and makers showcasing handmade jewelry, candles, art, bath & body, and other specialty items. There will also be musical entertainment and other activities!

  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25
  • Located in the main plaza at the Downtown Commons (405 K St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by River City Marketplace and DOCO Sacramento
  • More information about this event HERE

Join us this Saturday, June 25th for our Makers Market pop-up from 11am-4pm! 🎨 Features 40+ local artisans, crafters,...

Posted by DOCO Sacramento on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Muddy Princess Sacramento, CA

The Muddy Princess is an outdoor 5 km, 3.1 mile, obstacle mud run for women! This is strictly for princesses of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. They focus on fun, so get ready to run, walk, crawl, climb, slide, balance and laugh your way along the courses! 

  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, June 25
  • Located at Murieta Equestrian Center (7200 Lone Pine Dr., Rancho Murieta)
  • Organized by the Muddy Princess Corporation
  • More information about this event HERE

8th Annual Fiesta De Frida

This free event is to celebrate Frida Kahlo and not only her work but for her stance on women empowerment. There will be food and drinks, musical performances, dancing, arts and crafts, DJs and fun! 

  • 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25
  • Located at the Latino Center of Art & Culture (2700 Front St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by the Latino Center of Art & Culture
  • More information about this event HERE

¡Fiesta de Frida! Saturday, June 25th, 2022, 1-8 PM! Next weekend! The highlight every year is our Frida look-alike...

Posted by Latino Center of Art & Culture on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Curtis Fest Artisan Fair and Music in the Park

The 14th Annual Curtis Fest Artisan Fair is back and happily set up under the shade of trees in the middle of Curtis Park. There will be over 70 vendors, food trucks and a day full of magic for the little ones. After the fair, grab a lawn chair or blanket and stay in the park for some live R&B, soul and funk music.

  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, June 26
  • Located at William Curtis Park (3349 W Curtis Dr., Sacramento)
  • Organized by Sierra 2 Center
  • More information about this event HERE.

Dont forget to stay after or come back for Music in the Park after Curtis Fest! June's band is Unsupervised! with Mr Cooper for the young at heart. 6-8pm in Curtis Park. https://buff.ly/3NqRF5w

Posted by Sierra 2 Center on Friday, June 17, 2022

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Banana Sundaes 'The Streets' Block Party

A 2-day block party and music festival featuring sounds and performances that will rock the streets of Sacramento! Enjoy listening to vinyl-heavy blends of moody, atmospheric house and techno music with breakbeat, trip-hop and electro influences. 

  • 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday, June 25 and 2 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26
  • Located at The Flamingo House Social Club (2315 K St., Sacramento)
  • Organized by The Flamingo House Social Club and Banana Sundaes
  • More information about this event HERE

Sacramento Bachata & Salsa Festival

A three-day/four-night event featuring 75 dance workshops from internationally renowned instructors. Get ready to be an expert in salsa and bachata, and even round out your palette with fundamentals, hip-hop, lap dance, rueda, and cumbia with these workshops. After the fun, there's even more fun with outdoor parties, live performances, and dancing until 6 a.m.!

  • 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. June 24 - 26
  • Located at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento (2001 Point W Way, Sacramento)
  • Organized by the Sacramento Bachata & Salsa Festival
  • More information about this event HERE

We are SUPER EXCITED for the Sacramento Bachata & Salsa Festival next weekend June 23-26!!!! Get your tickets and check...

Posted by Sacramento Bachata & Salsa Festival on Sunday, June 12, 2022

Taco & Margarita Festival

The perfect pairing, right? Come through and enjoy live music, pro wrestling, food trucks, restaurant pop-ups and a custom margarita menu! Grab a bite to eat, a drink to sip on and have some fun!

Tacos | Margaritas | LIVE Pro Wrestling at Heart Health Park

Posted by Sacramento Taco & Margarita Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2022

FLOTSAM! River Circus

Sacramento's first floating circus, FLOTSAM!, is a troupe of musicians, circus artists, and puppeteers traveling on a handmade raft, giving free performances in waterfront towns along the way, so just look for the unusual "boat" floating in the river! 

Here we go!

Posted by Flotsam River Circus on Friday, June 3, 2022

Pride, But Make It Queer! A Small Business Market

Come and attend Banes.co's very first Pride Market! This is an outdoor market has various food vendors, coffee, drinks and mocktails, along with 70+ artists and vendors, clothing, jewelry. Experience and support vendors that are a part of the queer, trans, disabled, femme, or BIPOC community. 

  • 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25
  • Located at 9580 Micron Ave., Sacramento
  • Organized by Hunter Banes of Banes.co
  • More information about this event HERE

Verbal Insults

Get ready to hear some of California's biggest comedians roast each other and laugh off of your chair! Might want to bring some water, the show might get heated, but all in good fun of course. 

See you at Roast Battle Bay Area this Sunday? This month judged by Morgan Anderson, Colin Casados and Kalea McNeill 🔥 Get tix now 🎫

Posted by Punch Line Sacramento on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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