Farm-to-fork on the mall
The Farm-to-Fork Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Third to Ninth streets on Capitol Mall. Funded by Tower Bridge dinner ticket sales, the event last year drew 50,000 people – up from 35,000 in 2014. Live music at the celebration offers links to food and farms. Skyler’s Pool, featuring Paragary Group executive chef Kurt Spataro and his wife, KFBK afternoon news anchor Kitty O’Neal, is among the local bands supporting headliners the Wallflowers. Sixty-five vendors are set to appear at the event, offering food and drinks for sale or just promoting their brands. The festival also holds a kids zone and cooking demonstrations. Go to www.farmtofork.com for more information.
McBridge Fest in West Sacramento
West Sacramento celebrates McBridge Fest 2016 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on the Mike McGowan Bridge on South River Road at the Barge Canal. The party is free and will include a farmers market, a children’s play area, a live band and food trucks. Wine and beer are available for purchase. The bridge will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Founder’s Day in Carmichael
Carmichael Founder’s Day salutes the 107th birthday of the community with a car show, live music, food trucks, hands-on activities and more. The celebration begins with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave. Other events conclude at 3 p.m. Free entry. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Go to http://carmichaelpark.com for more information.
Open house at Fire Station 17
Station 17 of the Sacramento Fire Department will host a free open house for residents from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1311 Bell Ave. in the Robla area. Visitors can meet firefighters and medics, tour the station, and take a close look at the trucks, engines, ambulances, equipment and gear. The event is part of the Fire Station Open House series.
Things to do
▪ The annual Elk Grove Greek Fest continues this weekend at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 9165 Peets St. The festival celebrates Greek culture and food. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Go to www.saintkatherine.org/foodfestival for more information.
▪ The annual Romanian Festival features food, live music, entertainment, traditional folk dances, children’s activities, art and more. The festival is scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. at Royer Park, 190 Park Drive, Roseville. Go to www.romaniancentersacramento.org for more information.