What’s happening in Elk Grove, April 25, 2023

We Love Trees!
It’s Arbor Day this week and it’s time to celebrate the shade, beauty, and environmental benefits of local trees. The City partners with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to advocate for and support the city’s urban forestry program. With the community’s help, we’ve planted more than 1,300 new trees in Elk Grove since 2020.
Join us on Arbor Day, Friday, April 28, at 8:45 a.m. to plant some trees along Franklin Creek Trail. Learn more. 

An Event Fit for the Whole Family…FitFest!
Join Cosumnes CSD Parks & Recreation at Fitfest, a special event celebrating everything fitness this Saturday, April 29 at Laguna Community Park (9014 Bruceville Road).
Stroll through the Fitness Festival and visit the healthy vendors on site. Check out the free kids zone and two fantastic fitness competitions. FitFest is free to attend and the hours are 9 am to 4 pm. Learn more.

Cash for College? Yes, please!
The City Youth Commission wants to support local students pursuing higher education. Students in grades 9-12 can apply to receive one of five $500-$1000 scholarships. Students must live or attend high school within the Elk Grove city limits. Apply by Monday, May 1Learn more.

Experience Art in Old Town
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will host the 2nd annual Elk Grove Festival of the Arts this Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Town Plaza (9615 Railroad Street). This free event will offer fine arts booths, live music, food and wine, a youth art show, and a kids zone. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the arts in Elk Grove. This event is sponsored by the Elk Grove Arts Commission. Learn more. 

Survey: Where should new EV charging sites be added in the city?
The City is looking at potential locations for installing new community-serving electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations. Submit your suggestions and pin preferred EV charging sites in a survey open through Monday, May 15Take the survey.
Questions? Email City Management Analyst Ash Kumar at akumar@elkgrovecity.org.  

Return of the Outdoor Markets
Open air markets will open for the season the first week of May. Stop by to shop local, support micro businesses and connect with your community.
NeighborGood MarketThursdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Beginning May 4District56
Old Town Elk Grove Farmers MarketSundays, 9 a.m. to 1 pm.Beginning May 7Old Town Plaza

Did You Hear the Retail News?
Nordstrom Rack announced that they’re coming to Elk Grove. The 25,000 square foot store will be located in The Ridge shopping center at the southeast corner of Elk Grove Boulevard and Bruceville Road. Learn more.

Did Someone Say Silent Disco?
Bring your family and friends to experience something new at the Old Town Plaza on Friday, May 5. Guaranteed to avoid violating the noise ordinance, the silent disco encourages guests to dance to music played through wireless headphones. Outdoor games and food trucks will also be on site. Get in the groove with this new experience in the Grove! Activities are free, food available for purchase. This is one of a series of new, free family events. For details, visit elkgrovecity.org/fridaysinthegrove.
 City Calendar
04/26 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
04/27 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
04/28 Arbor Day Tree Planting Event (8:45 a.m.)
04/29 Oil Filter Exchange Event (10 a.m.)
04/29 Elk Grove Festival of the Arts (10 a.m.)
04/29 FitFest (9 a.m.)
05/03 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
05/04 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
05/04 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/05 Fridays in the Grove: Silent Disco (7 p.m.)
05/06 Asian Pacific Culturefest (10 a.m.)
05/06 First Saturday Art Reception (4 p.m.)
05/07 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)
05/07 Tire Collection Event May 7-10
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