There are many people with a variety of interests in Sacramento. There are also a variety of entertaining things that can be done on Labor Day holiday, depending on who you are doing them with. Family time is always important and holidays are a great time to make memories. Check out the following ideas for family time over the Labor Day weekend.
Urban Adventure Quest 
(805) 603-5620

This event is a great team-building or family activity that takes you through our historic city. The quest incorporates interesting sites found throughout the downtown area and Old Sac area. Participants will learn about the history of our capital city while enjoying the hunt in this dynamic interactive game. Your team uses its smartphone(s) to navigate through the hunt area, answer questions and take pictures. Still not sure? Urban Adventure Quest offers a free game demo on its website to show you how it works.

Picnic in the Park

Holidays when children are not in school gives any family an excuse to plan a picnic in the park. Sacramento has numerous parks throughout the area, so there is sure to be one near your neighborhood. Grab some hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings and invite the family, friends and/or neighbors to join in. Take along ball, bat and glove or other types of outdoor games. Don’t forget the camera or smartphone to take photos, because the memories made on holidays are priceless.

Related: The Ultimate Guide To The Mount Diablo State Park

Chalk-It-Up Annual Festival
Fremont Park
1515 Q St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 213-5059

Dates: Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2014

Chalk-It-Up is a nonprofit created to benefit arts education and activities for children. Funds are raised annually at the Labor Day Weekend celebration. Artists volunteer their chalk creations on behalf of the sponsors in the Sponsored Squares. The Community Squares are open to the public to create their own art masterpieces. They do request children be accompanied by an adult. There is entertainment daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. of various local bands, musicians and performers. All children’s activities during the festival are free. Bring out your children and let their creative juices flow as they draw their dreams on the downtown sidewalks.

Backyard Bar-B-Que

What family does not enjoy a backyard barbecue? Family and friends alike will enjoy a day with the grill going and everyone bringing a dish to share. The cooks from the group can take turns at the grill or sharing recipes. The children will need to be entertained, so if you do not have a pool, look for other outdoor things for them to do. Badminton, volleyball, catch or Frisbee are all favorites and, of course, don’t forget touch football. Keep the children (young and old) occupied and everyone will have a great holiday.

Related: Five Alternatives To Zoos In California

Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on

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