What to do, Sacramento April 8-10: Easter, Spring Festival

The Sacramentans are bracing for warm weather this week, with temperatures hitting 90 degrees Thursday and over 90 degrees Friday.

Your spring temperatures will return to the regular schedule this weekend, with a high of 78 degrees on Saturday and 73 degrees on Sunday. However, the National Weather Service is also predicting a gusty weekend and warning of loose objects and weakened tree branches.

To prepare, the weather service recommends people secure loose objects, avoid burning outdoors, and exercise caution when driving next to trucks and buses.

With these recommendations in mind and for those looking to take advantage of this spring weekend, Sacramento has many events planned, indoors and outdoors, for families and friends for April 8-10. :

Friday

Pregame at Odd Cookie

1015 Ninth Street, Sacramento

Odd Cookie is hosting its weekly pre-game event this Friday with $5 cocktails and free appetizers from 9-10:30 p.m. There is no entrance fee to enter.

Watch the local theater

2727 B Street, Sacramento

Watch a performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Celebrations Arts Theater in downtown Sacramento. The show has been running since March 10 and this is its last weekend of performances. Friday’s show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online for $20.

Saturday

Celebrate Spring

2315 34th Street, Sacramento

St. HOPE Public Schools is hosting its first Spring Festival this weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sacramento High School. The market will feature craft and food vendors, local community resources and a children’s area with face painting, a petting zoo, among other activities. Admission to the fair is free and open to the public.

Go on an Easter egg hunt

3501 59th Street, Sacramento

Easter is right around the corner, and Tahoe Park is hosting a seasonal egg hunt Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. In addition to thousands of hidden eggs, the event, sponsored by the First Church of God, features carnival games and a bouncy house. The egg hunt is free, just bring a basket.

job search opportunity

Charles A Jones Career and Education Center: 5451 Lemon Hill Ave

The North State Building Industry Foundation is hosting a skilled trades job fair this weekend. Several employers, from sectors such as construction and residential construction, will be looking to hire for hundreds of positions, including in warehouses, offices, trades and manufacturing.

The event is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Although not mandatory, those who register in advance will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gas gift card.

Sunday

Egg hunt for the whole family

11070 Bradley Ranch Road #3, Elk Grove

Bradley Ranch Winery is hosting its third annual Easter Egg Drop this Sunday, and the egg hunt lasts from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The local winery invites families to spend the rest of their afternoons at the ranch, which will host wine tastings, food trucks, wagon rides and a post-hunt craft fair. Tickets are $25 for each hunter and seating is limited.

Free Easter Party

4242 Florin Road, Sacramento

Southgate Plaza is bringing back its Easter Festival this year, which includes free Easter Bunny photo shoots as well as a bouncy house, balloon artist and live DJ. The festival takes place from 1-4pm on Florin Road and is free, but online registration is required.

This story was originally published April 7, 2022 11:47 a.m.

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