Welcome to the Banana Festival!
The 6th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival is an exciting two-day festival that kicks off with a 5k run/walk on Saturday. Enjoy your day filled with fun, food, exciting live entertainment, and exhibits. The event 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.
In conjunction with the Sacramento Banana Festival, Correctional Workers Who Care will host its 5th Annual 5K “Soul Stroll for Health”. The walk will promote community wellness and bring attention to the issue of infant mortality in the African American community. Saturday, August 8, at 8 a.m. Register today!
Latest Exciting News
Banana Festival Entertainment Line-up Has Vegas Vibe July 30, 2015 - You don’t have to go to Vegas this summer to see a Vegas-style show. In keeping with its Viva La Banana theme, the entertainment line-up at the 6th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival will mirror all the glamor, diversity and excitement of a Las Vegas-style show. ... Read More Banana Youth Got Served Talent Show July 17, 2015 - Calling All Sacramento Regional Talent! OPEN AUDITIONS Friday, July 31, 2015 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Audition Location will be at Sojourner Truth Museum, 2251 Florin Rd #126 corner of 24th and Florin Rd behind McDonalds. Acts: Dance, Sing, Cultural, Instrumental, Theater (solo or groups) ... Read More Walmart, Y-Corps Team Up to Give Backpacks, School Supplies to Kids July 16, 2015 - For the first time this year, in partnership with the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Southgate Shopping Center and the National Academic Youth Corps, the Sacramento Banana Festival will give away free backpacks containing school supplies to children from underserved communities, while supplies last. Eligible children ... Read More Banana Pancake Breakfast, Sponsored by Laguna Creek Lions June 23, 2015 - Start your banana adventure with a delicious banana pancake breakfast! Our friends at the Laguna Creek Lions are hosting a pancake breakfast on both festival days, Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th at 8:00 am. Arrive early at the festival and get ready to ... Read More CALL TO LOCAL ARTISTS TO PAINT IT UP! June 23, 2015 - The Sacramento Banana Festival is excited to announce a fun and exciting activity this year called Paint It Up! Paint It Up is a creative project inviting artist (youth and adults) to come out and create and for art lovers to come out and enjoy. ... Read More SMASHED! Chef Challenge June 23, 2015 - Contest to be held Sunday, August 9. The 6th Annual Banana Festival will once again host the SMASHED! Chef Challenge on Sunday, August 9. The SMASHED! Chef Challenge is our Banana Festival version of the Bravo cooking show CHOPPED! with a twist added to the ... Read More Sacramento Banana Festival Presented by Banana Water June 19, 2015 - Sacramento Banana Festival is proud to welcome Banana Water, a brand-new product from Elmhurst Naturals™, as its 2015 title sponsor. Banana Water is a light, refreshing hydration beverage, formulated with all-natural banana juice concentrate and packed with electrolytes. Each bottle of Banana Water contains as ... Read More Elvis in the House at Viva La Banana June 19, 2015 - In keeping with this year’s Viva La Banana theme, Rob Ely, one of Northern California’s most sought after Elvis Tribute Artists, will rock the Main Stage at the 6th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival, Sunday, August 9 at 1:00-1:45 p.m. Ely, a singer of ’50s and ... Read More 5th Annual 5K Soul Stroll for Health May 15, 2015 - In conjunction with the Sacramento Banana Festival, Correctional Workers Who Care will host its 5th Annual 5K “Soul Stroll for Health”. The walk will promote community wellness and bring attention to the issue of infant mortality in the African American community. Saturday, August 8, at ... Read More
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
Join in the fun! Banana bake-off, Banana Pageant, Carmen Miranda Hat Contest, and more!