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July Calendar of Family-Friendly Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento

July Calendar of Family Friendly Fun Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento, Northern California

July is almost here which means we are deep into summer fun! Here are some events going on the last few days of June and into July. Stay cool and have fun this summer!

  • There are four more Concerts in the Park left this year! June 29, July 13, July 20 and July 27 at Cesear Chavez Plaza in Sacramento. Free for all ages and featuring some great music and activities. 
  • June 29-July 8: The Davis Musical Theater is putting on a production of The Little Mermaid (the sanitized Disney version, so it's appropriate for the little kids). My almost 4-year-old saw it with Grandma and loved it!
  • June 30-July 3: The Folsom Pro Rodeo is in its 57th year and offers nightly fireworks.
  • July 7 at 11am: Story Time at the California Automobile Museum
  • July 8 2-4pm: Sol Kids Day at the Sol Collective, Sacramento, featuring cultural arts, crafts and music for the whole family.
  • July 10-15: Disney's Newsies at the Sacramento Music Circus
  • July 13: Pizza Night at Fully Belly Farm -- bring a blanket for a family-friendly picnic!
  • July 13-29: The California State Fair was always one of my favorite events as a kid -- I loved looking at the County exhibits and all of the best in show competitions. Now my kids love seeing the animals.
  • July 28: The 11th annual Capay Tomato Festival hosted by Farm Fresh to You features tomato tasting, tractor rides, music, and more. Tickets are $20 per adult, kids 12 and under are free. Camping at the Farm is available.
And a few recurring events throughout the summer:
  • The Sacramento Zoo hosts its Nature Explorers Program from 10am-2pm on the last Saturday of the month (July 28, August 25 and September 29), featuring an open play environment and stories at 10:30am and 12:30pm.
  • Saturdays 9am: Yoga Moves Us offers free community yoga classes throughout the Sacramento region. The Davis Yoga in the Park is a free outdoor yoga class that brings some of the best teachers in the region to us right here at Community Park in Davis, every Saturday morning at 9am while the weather is nice. Feel free to bring the kiddos -- they can play at the nearby playground, run around or participate!
  • Select days throughout the summer: Bat Talk and Walks at the Yolo Basin. Following a 45 minute indoor presentation on bat natural history, the group will carpool out to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to watch the “flyout” of the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in California. The bats emerge in long ribbons as they head out to hunt for insects for the night. To get to the viewing site, the group will caravan through wetlands and rice fields to an area not open to the public. (We often drive to the bypass at dusk to watch the flyout and our toddlers love it!)

And while not really family friendly, I had to throw in Pints & Poses, a community event bringing together Fit House Yoga at Sudwerk Brewery in Davis. Two of my favorite things. It takes place the last Saturday of the month in July and August. $25 gets you an hour yoga class and a pint of beer!

Sudwerk and Fit House Davis, Pints and Poses

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