2017 Banana Festival: Live Entertainment & Art Activities | Sacramento
Sacramento Banana Festival is a two-day family-friendly celebration of the diverse cultures that use the banana as food.
The Banana Festival is multicultural extravaganza, featuring delicious foods from the Caribbean, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Africa and Pacific Rim cultures, as well as traditional festival foods.
2017 Banana Festival
– Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 10 am to 7 pm
– Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm
William Land Park, 3800 Land Park Drive, Sacramento
Tickets: $8 in advance or $10 at the gate; free for children age 5 and under.
The festival also will feature a Health and Wellness pavilion with free blood pressure, eye exam stations, and heart disease/breast cancer information, and an exhibit on the historical context and health benefits of the banana.
Other highlights include live entertainment including ethnic dancers; R&B, jazz, country and rock performers; a fashion show; interactive hula hoop and hip hop stations; healthy cooking demos and culinary art for kids and families; crowd participation Zumba; community line dance and salsa lessons; arts and culture displays, and a crafts bazaar and vendor fair.
Kid-friendly activities will include arts and crafts, face-painting, storytelling, banana split-eating contest, bounce houses and inflatables, carnival rides and more.
The festival will provide opportunities to more than 200 local artists in visual art (live art demos), performing art, music and dance to showcase their talents and provide artistic experiences to the community.