Finally, an event where you can go bananas and no one will think any less of you. The Fourth Annual Sacramento Banana Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10–11 in William Land Park (Sutterville Road and South Land Park Drive). A 5K run/walk kicks off the event at 9 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the festival. Register here for the 5K and get into the festival for free. What can one expect at a banana festival? Well, I can’t speak for all of them, but this one will have a youth art exhibit, multicultural activities (the event is put on by the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum), fun stuff for the kids, entertainment (the lineup is packed both days), contests (click on the website for more info) and more. Oh, of course, I can’t forget to mention the food! A few items on the lineup: banana bread, plantains, banana licorice, banana tempura and . . . banana tamales. Not into the 5K and want to get straight to the food? Enjoy a banana pancake breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. for just $3. Tickets to the Banana Festival are $5 and can be purchased here. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
What: Fourth Annual Sacramento Banana Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday, Aug.10–11, Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: William Land Park, Sutterville Road and South Land Park Drive