Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Friday

State Fair opens at Cal Expo

The California State Fair begins its 17-day run at 10 a.m. at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. Also on Friday, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. inside California Building A, on the west side, celebrating the Sacramento branch of the NAACP’s exhibit at the fair. The exhibit celebrates the organization’s 100 years of service and features a photo and video gallery. For a cheat sheet on the fair’s hours, prices, parking, concerts and how find shade, go to sacb.ee/6Mmh. Want to to know the specialty food being offered at the fair? Go to sacb.ee/6LqP.

Diversity employment event scheduled

More than 30 major employers are scheduled to be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 16th annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J St., Sacramento. Multicultural, bilingual, people with disabilities, women, LGBT, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend. Event is for those 18 and older. Go to www.citycareerfair.com for more information.

Downtown concert at plaza

Downtown Sacramento’s free Concert in the Park series continues from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St. Friday’s scheduled performers are Tyler Rich, Hannah Jane Kile, Colleen Heauser, Taylor Green and DJ Rawhide. Go to godowntownsac.com for more information.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field