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Film, Fair/Festival, For the Family, Community Event, Education
2017 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
The Sacramento Asian Pacific Cultural Village presents the 2017 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival at the Guild Theater on May 26-27, with a special encore presentation of Films of Remembrance at the California Museum, May 28th. This year’s theme is “Resist!,” featuring film and video projects that explore the Asian Pacific Islander immigrant, refugee and indigenous experience in America, and common struggles for justice and equality. Starting Friday evening, more than two dozen films will screen across three days and five separate showtimes, with a free film and panel discussion Saturday morning. Sunday’s expanded programming includes admission to the California Museum and coincides with the closing day of the exhibit “Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown,” with films focusing on the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
2017 Sacratomato Week & Festival
The restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the Sutter District in Midtown present the 2017 Sacratomato Week, which culminates in a free family-friendly festival on Saturday. with creative menu options, drink specials and more. The greater Sacramento community is invited to stroll through the district all week long, visiting the venues to order and enjoy tomato-themed edibles and beverages. The festival on Saturday will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and will serve as a finale to the week, offering chef demonstrations, hands-on children’s activities, music and more.
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Fair/Festival, Food, Music
22nd Annual BBQ & Brews Festival
Summer is just around the corner and no one helps you beat the heat better than the Eldorado Resort Casino with their annual BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival which will take place June 16-17 in Downtown Reno. Featuring free concerts from the Tonic and Five for Fighting, the annual event is equal parts barbeque block party, microbrew tasting event and music festival with two stages featuring nonstop rock and blues. Festival food favorites will be available throughout the event including St. Louis style BBQ ribs, Texas salt and pepper smoked beef brisket, whole hog pulled pork and Geno’s smokehouse steak sandwich with house smoked eye of sirloin and housemade BBQ sauce. Other favorites will include loaded waffle fries topped with BBQ beef, fried calamari with Sri-Rancha sauce, burnt ends skewers, an All-American cheeseburger and fries and fire-roasted corn. New this year, festival-goers will get to enjoy BBQ bacon-wrapped hot dogs with jalapeno corn relish and crispy fried onions as well as chicken apple sausage on a bun with apple and celery root slaw and whole grain mustard. Also making their Brews and Blues debut this year are smoky charbroiled chicken wings with bourbon BBQ sauce and chicken, carne asada and carnitas street tacos from El Jefe’s Cantina. Wash down the BBQ goodness with one of over 50 ice cold microbrews that will be served during Brew Fest including a special brew made exclusively for the annual event by The Brew Brothers own brewer Greg Hinge. Other Breweries on site will be Hop Valley Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery, Lost Coast Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Alaskan Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co. and Samuel Adams Brewery. Local breweries on tap will include The Brew Brothers, Lead Dog Brewing, Stoneyhead Brewery, Brewers Cabinet, High Sierra Brewing Co. and Under the Rose Brewery. A full list of breweries is available upon request. Unlimited tasting packages can be purchased in advance for $40 for one day or $65 for two, or day-of for $45 and $75. Presale tickets must be purchased by Thursday, June 15. The 22nd annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival hours are 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday. Entertainment Schedule Friday, June 16 4th Street Stage 3:30 p.m. – Jason King Band 5:30 p.m. – Maxx Cabello Jr. 7:30 p.m. – Tonic 3rd Street Stage 4 p.m. – US Air Force Mobility 6 p.m. – Shane Dwight Saturday, June 17 4th Street Stage 12:30 p.m. – 9 Below Zero 2:30 p.m. – US Air Force Mobility 4:30 p.m. – Shane Dwight 6:30 p.m. – Five for Fighting 3rd Street Stage 12 p.m. – Blue Haven Blues Band 2 p.m. – Prey for Son 4 p.m. – Jason King Band 6 p.m. – Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Schedule is subject to change.
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Antiques, Craft Show, Fair/Festival, Flea Market
39th Annual Arnold Spring Peddler's Faire
The 39th Annual Spring Peddler’s Fair will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 27 & 28, in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold on Highway 4 (Ebbett’s Pass). Situated amongst the pines and redwoods at the 4000' elevation, the Peddler’s Faire features about 70 booths: Antiques, collectibles, original art & crafts, gourmet foods, & vintage jewelry are just a few of the range of items offered. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, for your home or cabin, or your next camping trip, you’ll be sure to find it here! The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Fire Dptm. serves local beers, along with home-made food booths, kettlekorn, and baked goodies. There will be face painting for the kids – and adult kids! The Arnold Lion’s Club holds an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast of ham, eggs, & pancakes both days from 8am – 11am for just $8. The Peddler’s Fair is held from 9am - 4pm in downtown Arnold on the park-like grounds of Bristol’s Ranch House Café. (Physical address for Google Maps, GPS, etc. is 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA) It’s free for everyone, so come enjoy the fun and maybe find that treasure you’ve been searching for! For vendor space or further info, call Kim or Mark: 925/372-8961, or email us at: afterthegoldrush@sbcglobal.net
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Craft Show, Fair/Festival, For the Family, Social Event
40th Annual Honored Elders Gathering
The California State Indian Museum acknowledges the state's Native American elders via this event, held each year on the park grounds. This outdoor event is free and open to the public. However, there is a charge to visit the museum.
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Fair/Festival
5th Annual Mediterranean Food Festival
For the fifth year, St. Stephen Orthodox Church presents two days of food, family entertainment and your chance to win prizes. In addition, there will be singing performances by Nader Zaki and Fadi Hanani, with music by Samer Judah.
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Fair/Festival
8th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival
"Funky Banana Festival" is the theme of the eighth annual Sacramento Banana Festival, over two days in William Land Park. The festival is a family-friendly multicultural celebration of the diverse cultures that use the banana as food. The festival features entertainment on two stages, a chefs’ challenge, line dancing, pageants, fashion show, art exhibits, exhibits by dozens of local businesses and community organizations, arts and crafts activities, kiddie carnival rides and lots of banana cuisine.
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Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting
All Things Berry Festival - Downtown Roseville Farmers Market
FREE ENTRY- Come for a taste of all things “berry” – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries boysenberries, and cherries are all grown in California! Come taste what’s in season and all the wonderful foods, drinks, and delicacies made from these delicious fruits! Enter to win prizes and bragging rights by submitting your favorite “berry” pie recipe, no cost to register, to find out more and sign up visit www.ILoveMyFarmersMarket.com. You can also win prizes by creating your own berry bonnet! Make it and wear it and get 10 Raffle Tickets for a chance to win great prizes and enter the Berry Best Bonnet Competition for more prizes! 2 Chef Demos will include local chefs sharing favorite savory and sweet recipes with berries. Enjoy live music, face painting, berry inspired kids crafts, games, and prizes for the whole family. Adults can enjoy berry inspired cocktails in the Berry Lounge (must be 21 years or older). Create our 2017 All Berry Festival T-Shirt Design and post it on the All Berry Festival FB page and the design with the most likes wins $250.00. Visit us on the web for more contest information or download pdf from the All Berry Festival FB page. The contest will start March 1, 2017, and continue until May 15, 2017. It’s going to be a “berry, very” awesome time!
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Fair/Festival
All Things Berry Festival at Downtown Roseville Farmers Market
Come join us for a taste of all things “berry” – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries boysenberries, and cherries are all grown in California! Come taste what’s in season and all the wonderful foods, drinks, and delicacies made from these delicious fruits! Enter to win prizes and bragging rights by submitting your favorite “berry” pie recipe, no cost to register, to find out more and sign up visit www.ILoveMyFarmersMarket.com. You can also win prizes by creating your own berry bonnet! Make it and wear it and get 10 Raffle Tickets for a chance to win great prizes and enter the Berry Best Bonnet Competition for more prizes! 2 Chef Demos will include local chefs sharing favorite savory and sweet recipes with berries. Enjoy live music, face painting, berry inspired kids crafts, games, and prizes for the whole family. Adults can enjoy berry inspired cocktails in the Berry Lounge (must be 21 years or older). Create our 2017 All Berry Festival T-Shirt Design and post it on the All Berry Festival FB page and the design with the most likes wins $250.00. Visit us on the web for more contest information or download pdf from the All Berry Festival FB page. The contest will start March 1, 2017, and continue until May 15, 2017. It’s going to be a “berry, very” awesome time!
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For the Family, Fair/Festival
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Sacramento
Combine the excitement of “The Amazing Race” with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smartphone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace.
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