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Calling kids & canines…Midtown Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Calling kids & canines…Midtown Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Association (MA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Biba, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, Monkey Bar, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches.  

Midtown crawling with tricks, treats & more Halloween fun on October 28

Midtown crawling with tricks, treats & more Halloween fun on October 28

The community is invited to visit, stay and play in Midtown Sacramento from morning until night on Saturday, October 28, 2017, to enjoy a wide variety of Halloween-related experiences sure to entertain individuals, families and four-footed friends alike.  A sampling of the spirited activities happening that day include the following:

Midtown Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th at J & K Streets
In addition to a bounty of harvest and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and other gourmet edibles available, Halloween-related activities will be on the menu at the Midtown Farmers Market on this special day. Shoppers are encouraged to come in costume and children of all ages are invited to take part in a fun and free mini pumpkin scavenger hunt throughout the market plus pick up a free temporary tattoo decal. For more, visit www.midtownfarmersmarketsac.com

Local museums offer scary, fun & festive activities just in time for Fall

Local museums offer scary, fun & festive activities just in time for Fall
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. This fall, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween, Día de Los Muertos and harvest-related events and activities – some for families, children only or specifically for adults.  A sampling of the special activities is listed below (but please check with the various museums and/or destinations for more detailed information):
Scary, Creepy Science at the Powerhouse Science Center – Weekends in October

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Some people refuse to stay buried. Come to the Old City Cemetery if you dare and dig up creepy and sordid tales of corpses gone missing, disinterment, body snatchers, and mistaken identities. Who will arrive? Who will survive?

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Living history ghost tours are back in Old Sac!

Living history ghost tours are back in Old Sac!

As part of the fun and interpretive Old Sacramento Living History Program, the eerie and ever popular one-hour “Ghost Tours” return for three weekends on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2017! 

Old Sacramento guests will have the opportunity to relive 19th century lore. Guides (and ghosts) will relate tantalizing narratives about the deaths of colorful citizens from Sacramento’s history. And guests will have the chance to see these not-so-dead Sacramentans. Departing every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and departing from the Sacramento History Museum, daring and inquisitive guests will be led through Old Sacramento’s infamous locales to experience the darker side of California’s history. Don’t miss these special Living History “Ghost Tours” beginning in mid-October. 

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 7th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is It Came from the Archives!?  Showcasing historic treasures from 24 Northern California institutions, numerous special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.