What To Do On Labor Day Weekend???

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!!! Three day weekend is finally here and what are you gonna do with it? Well, we decided created a list of events and fun activities you look forward doing on this glorious three day weekend.

1. Sacramento Greek Festival

Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814

Dates: August 31-September 2, 2012

Times: Fri 11am-11pm, Sat Noon-11pm, Sun Noon-10pm

The 49th annual Greek Festival returns to the Sacramento Convention Center for a Labor Day weekend filled with plenty of Greek food, Greek dancing, and much more.

2. 26th Annual Rainbow Festival 

Location: 20th & K Street, Sacramento, CA

Dates: August 31-September 2, 2012

Times: Fri 8pm-close, Sat 10pm-close, Sun 10am-6pm

Held in the heart of midtown Sacramento’s Gay and Lesbian Community, the core purpose of Rainbow Festival is twofold: To raise money for charities that have significant importance to the Lesbian and Gay Community and to raise public awareness of those charities; to create a celebration of our Pride that is pure fun!

3. Gold Rush Days

Location: Old Sacramento State Historic Park, 1002 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Dates: August 31-September 3, 2012

Times: Fri 9am-4pm, Sat & Sun 11am-7pm, Mon 11am-6pm

Hitch up the team to your buckboard and come on down! Bring the young’uns and the in-laws, the neighbors and the new folk just off the stage from Back East. Heck, bring your sweetheart along for a thrill. During Labor Day Weekend in Old Sacramento you’ll find yourself transported back to the days of Gold and Glory, when California was a brand-new state with brand-new ideas. Join in the truly old-time fun in the world of Yesterday! Featuring dancers, street dramas, wagon rides, gold panning, period artifacts, storytelling, craft making, embarcadero tent city, period musicians, horse-drawn carriages, and much more!

4. Labor Day Weekend at Carvalho Family Winery

Location: Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Avenue, Clarksburg, CA 95612

Dates: September 1-September 3, 2012

Times: Sat-Mon 1pm-4pm

Come spend the day at our winery. Play winemaker for a day and bottle your own wine. Enjoy a glass of wine, BBQ tri tip, and live music on our Crush Pad. Music performed by DeWald/Taylor Jazztet and Ray Iaea.

5. The Bone Zone Grand Opening Weekend

Location: Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3615 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95821

Dates: September 1-September 3, 2012

Times: Sat-Mon 12:30pm-4pm

Celebrate the opening of the Discovery Museum’s newest exhibit, Bone Zone. Bring the whole family to learn about skulls, bodies, and health. Kids can come dressed in lab coats to make-believe in the doctor’s office and dentist’s office. Adults and children can also role play in our ‘50s-themed Healthy Bones Diner. Bring your camera and join in on the fun by making a glow-in-the-dark skeleton necklace to take home! Special guests from community organizations will also be there to teach children about being active and healthy.

6. Chalk It Up! to Sacramento Festival

Location: Fremont Park, 1515 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Dates: September 1-September 3, 2012

Times: Sat-Mon 10am-6pm

Chalk It Up! To Sacramento is a fun, family-friendly outdoor event that celebrates great art and music.

7. Free Treat Monday

Location: Unleashed by Petco, 8447 East Elk Grove, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Dates: September 3, 2012

Times: Mon 9am-9pm

Celebrate Labor Day by bringing your pets to Unleashed by Petco to celebrate. The store will be giving away free treats to all pets that stop by the store to say hello! This year will also see the return of the Kids Create-A-Zone, where kids are led through activities by local professional artists. The food trucks will be back featuring Wicked ‘Wich, Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, and Mama Kim On The Go, and there’ll also be returning favorites Little Rich’s Italian Ice, Senor Dog and Yolanda’s Tamales. Persons 21 & over can enjoy the beer garden, sitting in the shade with adult beverages and a great view of the musical acts on the nearby stage.

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