Camping Spots & Events Near Sacramento for Labor Day Weekend in 2014

Labor Day Ideas

Still looking for things to do this Labor Day weekend? We’ve got you covered! If you’re doing the traditional Labor Day camping, check out the list of spots below where you are guaranteed to have a good time! Just remember, if it’s a campground that takes reservations, you’ll want to make sure you reserve right away! If you’re thinking of keeping your week simple, we have some great events that are located within 20 minutes of Sacramento listed below the camping spots. So Happy Labor Day everyone! We hope your time is full of fun, adventure, and family bonding!

Camping Spots:

Auburn State Recreation Area

Features: Hiking, River Access, Boating, & Fishing

Drive time from Sac:    45 Min       Directions and Info: Click Here

Scotts Flat Lake

Features: Swimming, Lake Access, Boating, & Fishing, Boat Rentals

Drive time from Sac:    1 Hr & 30 Min   Directions and Info: Click Here

Russian River        

Features: Hiking, River Access, Boating, & Fishing

Drive time from Sac:    2 Hrs   Directions and Info: Click Here

Sugar Pine Reservoir    

Features: Biking, Hiking, River Access, Boating, & Fishing

Drive time from Sac:    1 Hr & 45 Min    Directions and Info: Click Here

Beals Point in Folsom   

Features: Lake Access, Picnic Spots,

Drive time from Sac:     20 Min    Directions and Info: Click Here

Redwoods near Santa Cruz    

Features: Hiking, River Access, Ocean Within 5 Miles

Drive time from Sac:     2 Hrs & 30 Min     Directions and Info: Click Here

Mineral Bar in Auburn    

Features: Hiking, River access, & Fishing

Drive time from Sac:    1 Hr & 15 Min     Directions and Info: Click Here


All American Picnic at the Old Sugar Mill:

Does a picnic in a beautiful outdoor setting with a glass of wine, and some relaxing live music sound like a good time? Then this is the event you are looking for. The Old Sugar Mill is hosting this picnic event that is sure to be a good time. Bring a blanket, wine, and your picnic lunch and get ready to enjoy your day.

Dates: Aug 30, 31, & Sept 1   Time: 11am – 5pm   Cost: Free   Directions & Info: Click Here

Natomas at Nite: Movies in the Park – Playing Frozen

Come see the hit movie Frozen with the family at this free event in the park. There will be free popcorn and water, and you can feel free to bring any other snacks you can think of. If your kids are still singing those catchy songs, there is no better place to enjoy Frozen than underneath the stars in the great outdoors?

Date: Aug 29    Time: 8pm-10pm    Cost: Free    Directions & Info: Click Here

Labor Day Fun at the Discovery Museum:

Enjoy the holiday weekend at the Discovery Museum, and learn something while you have fun! Visitors will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Blast from the Past exhibit, kids crafts, a patriotic windsock, and everything else the museum has to offer. Included with admission are planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (ages 4 and above only) and animal presentations at noon & 2pm (all ages). Picnics are always welcome on their grounds!

Dates: Aug 30, 31, & Sept 1   Time: 10am – 4:30pm   Cost: $6-$8  Directions & Info: Click Here

Annual Rhythm & Blues Labor Day Festival By the River

The Greater Sacramento Annual NAACP Rhythm & Blues Festival will begin with an explosion of gospel entertainment featuring the best choirs, praise dancers, old fashion quartet groups, and soloists. The Rhythm & Blues sound comes from their gospel background, which makes it befitting to start the event with such rich and exciting entertainment.

Date: Aug 30   Time: 11am-on    Cost: $5    Directions & Info: Click Here

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