See below for free or low cost events happening in various counties this month.
Family Movie Matinee at The Guild Theater: The Bad Guys:
Join the Guild Theater for free family movies! This May they will be showing the movie The Bad Guys.
- Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm
- Guild Theater
- 2828 35th St., (35th Street & Broadway), Sacramento, CA 95817
- RSVP here.
Concerts in the Park: Matt Maeson:
Concerts in the Park is a summer music series presented by Dignity Health and hosted by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership in Cesar Chavez Plaza. Enjoy live music, vendors, artist activations, and food every Friday. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for purchase.
- Friday, May 12 2023 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Cesar Chavez Plaza
- 910 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Voice Class Recital:
The Sacramento City College Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Voice Class students will present a recital of solo works and Art Songs. This recital is free to the public.
- Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
- Sacramento City College (Performing Arts Center - PAC 113 - Choir/Recital Hall)
- 3835 Freeport Blvd Sacramento, CA 95822
- Reserve your spot on Eventbrite
Farm and Tractor Days:
Vintage tractors, antique engines, farm animals, hay rides, museum tours, demonstrations, local vendors, food and drink at the beautiful Dry Creek Ranch under towering oaks. Free Event *Donation appreciated
- Friday, May 19, 2023 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Saturday, April 20, 2023 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Dry Creek Ranch
- 6852 Dry Creek Rd, Rio Linda, CA 95673
May Open Garden:
The garden is flourishing! Bring your family and friends to see the new spring growth in our spaces for ideas to use in yours. From vegetables in raised beds, grapes grown in barrels, fragrant herbs, or espalier fruit. You will be delighted you came, and inspired for spring planting.
- Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
- 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
End of Season Show at The Boardwalk:
School of Rock Sacramento students present 80s Hits, Jack White, AC/DC, 90s R&B, Radiohead vs Muse, Michael Jackson vs Prince, Emo vs Screamo, and Reggae.
- Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 11:00 am – 9:00pm
- The Boardwalk
- 9426 Greenback Ln Orangevale, CA 95662
Roseville – Annual Plant Sale:
Locally grown plants including veggies, annual & perennial flowers, ornamental grasses, houseplants, & succulents. All at great prices! Fresh flower arrangements, lots of garden items, garden art, baked goods & books.
- Friday, May 5 2023 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Maidu Community Center Walkway
- 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661
Celebration of the Arts All Day Street Festival:
Join the fun at Lincoln’s 1st Annual Celebration of the Arts and the 35th Annual Clay Day event! We will have live music, food trucks, kids zone and performing artists – all happening as a huge street festival. Clay Day will be held in Beermann Plaza plus 2 streets will be closed for our street festival. We are inviting artisans and artists of all mediums, especially clay and ceramics to apply now to be part of this great event.
- Saturday, May 6 2023 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Beermann Plaza
- 640 5th St, Lincoln, CA 95648
Movies in the Park:
Bring the entire family, blankets, and chairs to enjoy a free movie under the stars! Food trucks will be there before the movie begins to have a yummy dinner or snack. The movie that will be playing this evening will be Back to the Future!
- Friday, May 19 2023 7:00 pm
- Kathy Lund Park
- 6101 W Oaks Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765
EL DORADO COUNTY
HEAP at the Georgetown Library:
HEAP assists income-eligible households with paying their energy bill or heating fuel provider. In order to apply you will need to complete your application, provide copies of energy bills (PG&E, Propane), Proof of income for all adults, Proof of Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport) for applicant.
- 2nd Friday of each month, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
- Georgetown Library
- 6680 Orleans St, Georgetown, CA
El Dorado Hills Art, Beer & Wine Festival:
This annual tradition features the best 80+ artists from both near and far, displaying their fine art along Town Center Boulevard. In addition to wonderful art, there is great food and live music, plus some of the area’s most prestigious wineries and award-winning craft breweries.
- Saturday, May 13 2023 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday, May 14 2023 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- El Dorado Hills Town Center
- El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Alan Feeney piano Jason Wilkins upright bass:
Alan Feeney piano Jason Wilkins upright bass playing all the jazz standards.
- Sunday, May 14 2023 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
- Mraz Brewing Company
- 2222 Francisco Dr #510, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series:
Heavenly Village starts its Summer Concert Series. All genres of music will be featured, with most shows on Fridays and Saturdays, holiday Sundays. The free shows in this series are held on the stage between the Fire and Ice and Gunbarrel Tavern restaurants.
- Friday, May 26 2023 5:45 pm – 9:15 pm
- Heavenly Village South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
- 1001 Heavenly Village Way
Our region’s most popular Farmers Market returns with more produce and commodities than ever before and runs every Sunday. Note a different location for the first day May 21 due to Half Marathon, see website. Visitors will experience fresh fruits and vegetables from local area farms, as well as homemade honey, jams, cheeses, and other household favorites.
- Every Sunday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
- El Dorado Hills Town Center
- 4364 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Community Coffee Tasting & Artisan Market:
Free coffee tasting & artisan market at Moschetti. Join us to sample coffees from around the world side-by-side, develop your palate and discover coffees you LOVE that you never knew existed with food, vendors and live music!
- Every Saturday at 9am-2pm
- Moschetti Coffee 11 6th Street Vallejo, CA, 94590
FREE Family Fun Day at The Museum:
On every third Saturday of the month, admission is free at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum in Downtown Vallejo!
- Saturday, May 20 2023 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
- 734 Marin Street Vallejo, CA, 94590
Vallejo Community Block Party:
This block party encourages community building and to connect Vallejo’s residents with resources. At this family-friendly event, plan to connect with resources for health and wellness, housing, seniors, youth, and well-being while eating the great food of Vallejo and having great fun with your community.
- Saturday, May 20 2023 12:00 pm
- Norman C King South Vallejo Community Center
- 545 Magazine Street Vallejo, CA
- Free event. Reserve a spot online at Eventbrite.
Battle of the Bands:
Solano Brewing Company First Annual BATTLE OF THE BANDS-Rain Or Shine. Benefiting Neurofibromatosis. The Music Genre Shall Be Rock And Roll, Blues, R&B, Funk, Reggae, Country, Country Rock, R Any Mix Thereof.
- Sunday, May 21 2023 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Solano Brewing Company
- 5500 Weber Road Vacaville, CA 95687
Western Railway Museum Showcase Weekend:
Join us as we celebrate our Museum’s collection with operation of less frequently run equipment, special presentations and tours in our Library & Archives, car barn tours, and more!
- Saturday, May 27 2023 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday, May 28 2023 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Western Railway Museum
- 5848 California 12 Suisun City, CA, 94585
LAVENDER FARM TOURS:
FarmHer Sherri and her team guide this informative tour, explaining lavender varieties and the planting, harvesting and drying process. The tour ends at the the Workshop, where you’ll learn how we distill essential oils and hydrosols. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy warm scones baked fresh with culinary lavender. The tour involves walking approximately 1 mile on flat terrain. Seating is available for those in your party who do not wish to walk. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy some of the best views in the Valley? Tables and restrooms are provided for your comfort.
- Friday, May 7 2023 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Saturday, May 12 2023 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Sunday, May 13 2023 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Capay Valley Lavender
- County Road 79, Capay, CA
- $10 per person. Sign up online
DAVIS FARMERS MARKET PICNIC IN THE PARK:
Picnic in the park features live music, food vendors, children’s entertainment and a farmer’s market.
- Wednesday, May 17 2023 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Central Park
- 301 C Street Davis, CA 95616
Davis Farmers Market:
Year-round at Central Park in downtown Davis, thousands gather each week to shop for what is grown, raised, and made locally at our markets. We are dedicated to bringing farmers right to your table, so we stay open rain or shine.
- Saturdays 8am-1pm & Wednesdays 3-6pm
- Central Park
- 301 C Street Davis, CA 95616
Begin your Tai Chi journey: Traditional Movements for Health / Rejuvenation:
Learning even basic Tai Chi skills can promote balance, calmness, and mental focus. This series does seasonal training to help you develop a wide range of skills which will enhance both your health and your practice. Basic Tai Chi / Qigong skills as posting, walking, breathing, stretching, energy work, bone tapping and hand movements.
- Every Sunday: 8am. Free online class.