August Fun at Sacramento Museums

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring celebratory events and activities, a few of which include the following:

Sojourner Truth’s Banana Festival at William Land Park — 8/9-10!
The 5th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival is an exciting two-day festival that kicks off with a 5k run/walk on Saturday.  Guests can enjoy a fun-filled weekend with food, exciting live entertainment and special exhibits. The event benefits the National Academic Youth Corp., which provides art and educational programs for more than 15,000 local youth and adults every year, as well as for a dozen other worthy local charities.  For more, visit

Hands on History: Commemorating 175 Years at Sutter’s Fort — 8/16!
The community is invited to a very special “Hands on History: Commemorating 175 Years” event at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.  In addition to commemorative activities, special guests and interpretive presentations, a variety of hands-on activities will be available that day.  Plus, Gold Rush era weapons will be on display and guests can see weaponry demonstrations in-action including the crowd-favorite firing of Sutter’s cannon.  For more, visit

Ice Cream Safari at the Sacramento Zoo — 8/16!
Don’t miss the 30th annual Ice Cream Safari where guests can enjoy unlimited Baskin Robbins Ice Cream in cones, sundaes and floats along with Coca-Cola beverages. Plus, guests can explore the 14-acre Zoo with ice cream treats around every corner with special activities and live entertainment, too.  All proceeds benefit the general maintenance and animal care at the Sacramento Zoo.  For more, visit

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