7th Annual Banana Festival Saturday, August 20, 10am – 7:30pm, Sunday, August 21, 10 am – 5pm

Welcome to the Banana Festival!

The 7th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival is an exciting two-day festival that kicks off with a 5k run/walk on Saturday and continues throughout the weekend with fun for all ages, food, exciting live entertainment, multi-cultural exhibits, marketplace and more. Banana Festival benefits the National Academic Youth Corps, which provides art and educational programs for over 15,000 youth and adults every year right here in Sacramento, as well as over a dozen other worthy local charities. General admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the gate, free for children age 5 and under.

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Latest Exciting News

Play Pokémon Go at Sac Banana Festival Aug. 20-21 August 18, 2016 - Pokémon Go Fans! Come to Sacramento Banana Festival and Catch Them All! There are 10 Pokéstops in beautiful Shasta Community Park–make that 11 if you count the one in the middle of the Valley Hi-North Laguna Library! During Sacamento Banana Festival Aug. 20-21 we’ll set some ... Read More
Thank You, Banana Festival Exhibitors! August 18, 2016 - Our 2016 Sacramento Banana Festival Exhibitor Fair is bigger and better than ever! Please visit our Exhibitors’ booths, and join us in thanking them for making Sacramento Banana Festival possible!
Did You Know… Bananas DO Grow in Sacramento! August 12, 2016 - See Gardener Eric George and His Amazing W. Sacramento-Grown Banana Trees at 7th Annual Banana Festival! All the Gardening Gurus will tell you, “Bananas don’t grow in Sacramento.” But we found someone who IS growing bananas in West Sacramento… and has been growing them for ... Read More
New! Skate Jam at Sac Banana Festival 2016 August 12, 2016 - With Shasta Park’s beautiful new Skate Park in mind, the 7th Annual Banana Festival presents Skate Jam, scheduled for High Noon on Sunday, Aug. 21, hosted by Boulevard Skate Shop. This all-new event will feature skateboard demos and special appearances, product give-aways, contests and Open Skate. Bring ... Read More
New in 2016! SMASHED! Chef Challenge Pits Oakland Chefs v. Sacramento’s Finest! August 12, 2016 - Cook-Off Challenge: Oakland Chefs v. Sacramento Chefs Sunday, Aug. 21, 3 PM Sponsored by Banana Bread Beer The 7th Annual Banana Festival will once again host the SMASHED! Chef Challenge, but this year there’s a new twist. On Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m. some of Oakland’s most ... Read More
Get Moving With P.U.S.H. Banana Festival 5K Fun Walk! August 5, 2016 - Get your Banana Festival experience off to a healthy start with the P.U.S.H. 5K Fun WalK, 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at Shasta Park in Elk Grove. Registration just $15 for adults. For information or to submit your Fun Walk application form, email coachriyana@yahoo.com. Click ... Read More
Savor Blueberry Banana Pancake Breakfast by ChefAmor AlwaysFresh July 31, 2016 - Start your Banana Festival day with a delicious banana pancake breakfast!  ChefAmor AlwaysFresh will serve up Banana Pancakes with Blueberry Redwing Reduction Syrup at the 7th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and 21st, from 9 to 11 a.m., at beautiful Shasta Park in Elk Grove. ... Read More
Little Mr. & Miss Banana Pageant July 10, 2016 - Sacramento Banana Festival 2016 offers fun and activities for all ages, and our Banana Pageants are no different! The Banana Pageant is where every child ages 0-12 is provided an opportunity to compete for Baby Banana, Tiny Banana, Little Banana and Banana. The pageant is ... Read More


Delicious Food

The Banana Festival is known for wonderful banana recipes as well as other amazing foods!



Our entertainment lineup is sure to delight you! Check out our schedule for Saturday and Sunday


Activities & Contests

Join in the fun! Banana bake-off, Banana Pageant, Carmen Miranda Hat Contest, and more!