Thanksgiving Meal by Creative Commons/flickr user Craig Dugas

Turkey Day is just around the corner (November 28), so get in the holiday spirit by participating in a few area Thanksgiving events. Whether you’re looking to entertain friends and family coming to town, searching for family friendly activities on the day itself, or looking for a little shopping to do over the weekend, the City of Trees has something to satisfy your needs.

Getting Grateful a Few Days Early:

Turkey Drive, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Nov 22
Drive by and drop off a turkey at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Oak Park location and kick off the holidays by helping your community!

Davis Turkey Trot, Civic Center Park, Nov 23
Along with an enjoyable run or walk through Davis’ neighborhoods and greenbelts, participants can enjoy a post-race expo, featuring an interactive area for kids and adults, live music and arts and crafts demos.

New Jack Fling: Pre-Thanksgiving Bash, Midtown BarFly, Nov 27
Make some room for your Turkey Day feast by burning calories at this feel-good, New Jack Swing theme night. CrookOne, DJ Epik, and Ben Johnson will be mixing favorite and forgotten classics, album cuts, and B-side gems from the 80s and 90s.

On "Gobble Gobble" Day:

Run to Feed the Hungry, Sacramento State (CSUS), Nov 28
In its 20th year, this 5K and 10K run/walk helps raise funds for families in need in our community. All event proceeds will benefit Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Courage Worldwide Turkey Trot, Consumnes Oaks High School, Nov 28
Come show your feathers, so the turkeys don't have to! This 5K and 10K run benefits girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking through the nonprofit organization, Courage Worldwide.

Thanksgiving Feast, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Nov 28
Join the Hyatt for a bountiful buffet featuring traditional holiday favorites, with all of the trimmings! Bonus: Complimentary valet parking is included.

Thanksgiving Dinner, The Firehouse Restaurant, Nov 28
Start a tradition! Join the Old Sacramento restaurant for a wonderful four-course Thanksgiving meal.

Relax...or Shop ‘Til You Drop:

Free Admission Day & Canned Food Drive, Fairytale Town, Nov 29
As a way to say thank you to the community, Fairytale Town offers free admission to visitors who bring in a canned good to donate the day after Thanksgiving!

Indian Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair, California State Indian Museum, Nov 29-30
Native artisans from all over California offer their wares for sale each year, giving you the chance to find those just-right gifts for the holidays.

Small Business Saturday, Various locations, Nov 30
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Pledge to shop your favorite local businesses and make a HUGE impact.

This is just a sampling of upcoming Thanksgiving events--to check out more seasonal things to do, visit’s Holiday Events page!

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