Fun Things To Do in Folsom and close by

· Apple Hill – high season September through Thanksgiving for all things apples, crafts, pies. http://www.applehill.com/
a. Note: October is an extremely busy month for Apple Hill. Sept is a great month to do this in. The weather is pretty predictable and it is not overcrowded, making your event much more manageable.
· Free Museum Day in Sacramento – First Saturday in February
· Snow Day / Sledding http://www.aboutlaketahoe.com/childs_play/sledding.htm
· Labor Day weekend typically in Sacramento:
a. Sacramento Greek Festival http://sacramentogreekfestival.com/ / http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=1893&zoneid=1
b. Gold Rush Days in Old Sac is Labor Day weekend - http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=1893&zoneid=1
· Veteran’s Day Parade in Folsom: http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=309&zoneid=1

· Thursday Night Market in Old Folsom Sutter Street for about 3 months in summer
· Aquatic Center in Folsom for public swimming - http://www.folsom.ca.us/depts/parks_n_recreation/aquatic/default.asp
· Folsom Concerts in the Park = Free typically every Friday night starting at 6:30PM June through July at Folsom City Lions Park. Chat with friends, picnic, lounge and enjoy the musical talents of local artists
· California State Fair: July 12-29 http://www.bigfun.org/buy-tickets/
· Lake Natoma / Nimbus Lake– rent a canoe or Kayak! http://www.sacstateaquaticcenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=238&Itemid=274
· Folsom Rodeo July 4th weekend timing: http://files.myfolsom.com/folsomrodeo.shtml
· River Cats Baseball game. The stadium is really nice! http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t105
· Folsom Bike Trails http://www.folsom.ca.us/depts/parks_n_recreation/bike_trails/bike_map.asp
· Rafting the American River – Lazy, slow river locations safe for all ages - http://www.raftrentals.com/ or white water: http://www.whitewatervoyages.com/rivers/americanriver-trips.html
· Day at Negro Bar playing in the water, picnic or Folsom l
o Negro Bar http://folsomtelegraph.com/detail/186667.html?content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&event_ts_to=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=1&sub_type=photos&town_id=
o Overview link: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500
· Sacramento Music Festival is at the end of may: http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=1893&zoneid=1

· Historic Old Folsom: the Folsom History Museum, Pioneer Village, The Folsom Railroad Museum,
· Six Flags/Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo (about an hour away) http://www.sixflags.com/discoveryKingdom/index.aspx
· Old Sacramento Browsing/Shopping/Museums . The railroad museum and take a steam train ride, the novelties in Evangeline’s shop, take a paddle boat river ride, bring a picnic lunch
o Railroad Museum http://www.csrmf.org/ and/or http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=668
o 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17; there are MANY events like this, such as the
o May 25-28 Sacramento Music Festival
o Walking Tours are fun! http://www.historicoldsac.org/programs/programs-walkingtours.asp
· Crocker Art Museum….see if a docent will take you around if you get enough people together; there is a small cafeteria there, too. http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/
· Towe’s or California Auto Museum….if your kids/husband are in to CARS, this is cool. http://calautomuseum.org/
· California State Capitol – it’s a gorgeous building and worth a look http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=495
· Miniature Golfing - http://www.monsterminigolf.com/fran-ca-rancho/index.html
· Folsom Live Theatres
o https://www.threestages.net/Online/default.asp
o http://www.sutterstreettheatre.com/stage9/default.php
· Indoor Kart Racing: http://raceplacemotorsports.com/
· Sky High Sports – a trippy trampoline experience for ALL ages http://sacramento.jumpskyhigh.com/
· Water Amusement Park and outdoor mini golf and laser tag and more: http://www.golfland.com/
· Laser Tag in El Dorado Hills - http://www.lazercity.org/
· Bowling in Folsom http://folsomlakebowl.com/FLB/openbowling.html
· Bounce Places for little kiddies http://www.bouncetown.org/ or http://www.bounceopalace.com/
· Indoor rock Climbing http://granitearch.com/

Fun Weekend or Day Trips further away:
· San Francisco Giants Game: http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sf
· Day at the Beach (half Moon Bay or Ocean Beach) http://www.half-moon-bay.ca.us/ or http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/casfmenu/p/beach_sfocean.htm
· Fort Funston - watch hang gliders/take a walk
· Cable Car Museum http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/info.html
· Chabot Space & Science Center http://www.chabotspace.org/visit/
· The Exploratorium…this place is awesome http://www.exploratorium.edu/
· Golden Gate Park has MUCH to do:
o California Academy of Sciences - 55 Music Concourse Drive - Golden Gate Park includes Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and Kimball Natural History Museum URL: www.calacademy.org
o Japanese Tea Garden - Tea Garden Dr - Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA 94118
· Ghirardelli Square www.ghirardellisq.com
· Fisherman’s Wharf (has a nice tiny aquarium)
· Oakland Temple – beautiful grounds and some art in the visotir’s center
· Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge http://www.ehow.com/how_2101701_walk-across-golden-gate-bridge.html
· Monterey! http://monterey.org/ has a great beach, awesome aquarium
· Point Reyes for Sea Shore/ http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm



Since we have so many different ages of children to accommodate, we will be having two different park days. Come and join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and/or Fridays at 3:00 p.m. at Kemp Park. As the weather starts to cool off, come and enjoy some great weather and company!


Summer Park Days 2011

Summer Park Days will start this Friday, May 27th. They will be Fridays at noon at Kemp Park. Pack your lunches and come join us!


Regal Summer Movies 2011!

Regal will have Summer Movies playing this year for $1.00. Click here for the schedule:



Kemp and Livermore Water Hours 2011

Just an FYI: here is the dates that the water will run at Kemp and Livermore:

Kemp Park & Livermore Park Water Feature Hours:
May 1 - September 30, 2011
Sunday - Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm.


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Summer Park Days!

It is that time of year that the water is on at Kemp and Livermore Parks! Park Days for the summer months of June and July 2010 will be Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Put your kids in swim suits and come and relax with friends!