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

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
Banana Bake-Off June 28, 2016 - Have a great banana recipe to share with the world? Want to show off your mad baking skills? Enter our 2016 Banana Bake-Off! Contestants may enter a baked item in the following categories: Banana Pudding, Banana Bread, Banana Cakes/Pies, Banana Cookies, and Miscellaneous & Creative–just ... Read More
Banana Festival Goes Green with Regional Transit! April 14, 2016 - Sacramento Banana Festival is so excited to announce our newest sponsor, Regional Transit. With the Blue Line Cosumnes River College Station right next door to our new Festival location at Shasta Community Park, our partnership with Regional Transit is a natural. Regional Transit is generously ... Read More
Sponsor & Vendor Opportunities for Banana Fest 2016 March 28, 2016 - Showcase your business and  brand to thousands of visitors of all ages from throughout the Greater Sacramento region at the 7th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival! Sacramento Banana Festival gets bigger and better every year, attracting more than 15,000 visitors over the course of our two-day festival. In ... Read More
Get Excited for the 7th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival! March 27, 2016 - We are excited to announce the 7th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival, a two-day Sacramento community festival featuring fun for the whole family! That’s right, the 2016 Sacramento Banana Festival will be here before you know it, and we are going to deliver a most exciting ... 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!