Sacramento Banana Festival is a two-day family-friendly multicultural celebration of the diverse cultures that use the banana as food, held each August at William Land Park in Sacramento. The Banana Festival features live entertainment on two stages, a chefs’ challenge, multi-cultural exhibits, marketplace, line dancing, pageants, fashion show, art exhibits, exhibits by dozens of local businesses and community organizations, arts and crafts activities, kiddie carnival rides, and lots of banana cuisine.
The Sacramento Banana Festival will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is located at William Land Park, 1401 Sutterville Road. General admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the gate; youth age 6 and over $6 in advance, $8 at the gate; free admission for children age 5 and under. Purchase tickets NOW!
Now celebrating its ninth year, the Sacramento Banana Festival was established in 2009 as a community celebration of arts and culture and as a fundraiser for the National Academic Youth Corp., which serves some 15,000 Sacramento-area youth and adults annually with arts education and cultural awareness programming. In addition Banana Festival was designed to be a catalyst to support other local non-profits and their efforts to benefit our communities.