Must Attend Events

Elk Grove is know for great community events. The events this year are being cautiously planned due to COVID-19 and may be subject to change, whether that's a move to virtual or postponement till next year. Please refer to each event's website for updates.

Elk Grove Restaurant Week - Various Restaurants 
This week-long event gives you the opportunity to experience the culinary expertise of Elk Grove. Every day different restaurants will be offering specials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Princess Ball - Laguna Town Hall 
Is there a little princess in your life? Parent and child will dance the night away at this magical Princess Ball. 
For more info on each dance in February, visit

Father-Daughter Dances - The Center at District56
Dads and daughters will create beautiful memories as they enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing. 

Family Dance - Laguna Town Hall
This glow-in-the-dark party will feature a DJ playing upbeat, dance tempo songs that are family-friendly.

Shamrock Golf Tournament - Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Who couldn’t use some luck of the Irish on the golf course? You might even get a hole in one!
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Running of the Elk Half Marathon - District56 
Bring your running shoes, sweatband, and a positive attitude and join the community in supporting the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation.
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Elk Grove Brewfest - Elk Grove Park
This must-attend event features over seventy breweries, cideries, and meaderies. Not to mention local gourmet food trucks, vendors, and a couple music stages that will be sure to keep everyone refueled and entertained. Cheers!
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FitFest - Elk Grove Park
Celebrate everything fitness with healthy vendors, stage entertainment, obstacle courses and more! Bring the whole family and your furry friends!
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Elk Grove Western Festival - Elk Grove Park 
An Elk Grove tradition dating back to 1957. Three whole days filled with everything from carnival rides and games to amazing food trucks and a car show. The parade is the highlight of the whole day so don't miss it! 
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Big Truck Day - The Center at District56
Honk the horn on the bus, get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, build a castle in the sand, play with giant bubbles and learn about all of the vehicles involved in maintaining a city.
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Party on the Palms Teen Festival - Laguna Palms Way 
Leave the parents behind for a night of festivities including a DJ, foam party, teen scene social media lounge, food and drink, cornhole, ping pong, and more. Ages 13-18 with valid school ID.
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Elk Grove Historical Society Yard Sale 
You will definitely want to check out the number one fundraiser for the Elk Grove Historical Society. Assembled from donations and other estate sales throughout the year, this HUGE yard sale ends up with quite the collection. What a great way to fill in the gaps in your new home!

Elk Grove Salutes the Red, White & Blue - Elk Grove Park 
This is Elk Grove’s premier patriotic celebration marking the nation’s independence. The day will feature vendors, food trucks, roaming entertainment, a pie-eating contest, bike and stroller parade, live entertainment, and fireworks show to top off the night!
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Elk Fest - Morse Park 
Come celebrate the diversity and culture of our community. Featuring bounce houses, a splash ground, food trucks, performances, arts & crafts, live music, and more! Free BBQ to the first 1000 people! 
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Strauss Festival - Elk Grove Park 
A local tradition for over 30 years, the Strauss Festival is a cultural gem celebrating art, music, dance, and fun.
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Hot Summer Nights Concert Series - Laguna Town Hall 
Warm nights and great tunes are here for August! Bring your family and friends each Friday to join a series of FREE outdoor concerts!
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Community Campout -Elk Grove Regional Park (august)
Come camp out under the stars with the community. I mean who can say no to smore’s?! Sells out so register early.
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Elk Grove Multicultural Festival - District56 
Learn about culture through music, art, food, and entertainment. Featuring two stages of musical and dance entertainment, local artistry, a kids' craft area, car show, and more.
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Soccer Jamboree 
This is considered soccer’s opening day and is a great event for the whole family. Players come together for their first games, skill challenges, pictures, and other family soccer related fun. Come for the soccer, stay for the music, food, and bbq! 
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Comedy Under the Stars - Laguna Town Hall 
The Cosumnes CSD and Sacramento’s Laughs Unlimited are partnering for a night of comedy. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket, and a group of friends to laugh under the stars.
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Elk Grove Amateur Golf Tournament - Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Come show off your skills on the links for a little competition and a lot of fun.
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Franklin High School Band Invitational - Franklin High School (October)
The best of high school marching bands from throughout northern California converge in Elk Grove to compete. Come see the parades and field exercises sure to impress. Bands will be present from all over California. Expect 5,000+ people for this popular event.
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Pool of Pumpkins - Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex
Pick a pumpkin and jump in as we turn Adventure Bay into a floating pumpkin patch. Don’t forget your camera with all the fun carnival games and decorating stations for your pumpkin.
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Elk Grove GIANT Pumpkin Festival - Elk Grove Park
Elk Grove’s largest family festival attracts an estimated 65,000 guests each year. The festival has something for everyone including the Elk Grove World Pumpkin Eating Championship, pumpkin derby, pumpkin recipe contest, scarecrow-making contest, kids’ zone, an art walk, crafts, live entertainment, and a race across the lake between giant pumpkin boats! 
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Veterans Day Parade - Elk Grove Florin Rd 
Join the tradition of honoring those who have selflessly served our nation during Elk Grove’s annual Veterans Day parade.
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Gobble Wobble Walk/Run - Long Leaf Drive 
Start your Thanksgiving with a family-friendly race. You can run, walk, or wobble with us on a 5K, 10K, or Kids' Fun Run so be sure to bring out your whole family and friends!
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Dickens Street Faire - Old Town Elk Grove 
Stroll through Old Town and explore local shops, enjoy holiday music, craft and vendor booths, eat delicious holiday foods, meet wonderful Christmas characters, and mingle with your friends and neighbors. Make sure to stick around until 6:00 p.m. as Santa flips the switch to light the town Christmas tree.
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Old Fashioned Christmas - Elk Grove Historical Society
Experience the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas as you step inside the Elk Grove House and Stage Stop, where all nine rooms are decked out with Victorian-themed holiday decor. Kids are sure to enjoy decorating cookies and visiting Santa. First three weekends of December.
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illumiNATION Holiday Festival - District56
Experience the season with sparkle and shine at the IllumiNATION Holiday Festival, a multicultural family celebration. Bring your family and friends to the City’s tree lighting and shop amongst the holiday peddlers. Get into the Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa spirit. 
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Holiday Parade of Lights - Come share in one of Elk Grove’s most cherished annual traditions. In conjunction with the IllumiNATION Holiday Festival, residents are encouraged to enter the Holiday of Lights Parade followed by the City’s tree lighting. 
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Santa & Sirens Parades - Various Firehouses 
A small convoy of emergency vehicles, along with firefighters, police officers and volunteers, will escort Santa through neighborhood streets. 2000+ people.
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