The Murieta Equestrian Center in the community of Rancho Murieta, just southeast of Rancho Cordova, has a yearlong calendar of races and horse shows. Starting in 2019, Murieta will host the Sacramento Spring Classic at the end of May and early June, with premier hunter, jumper, and equitation competitions. The Murieta Equestrian Center has five indoor arenas, 12 outdoor arenas, and seating for 3,000 spectators.
8. Collegiate Regattas
In June of select years, Rancho Cordova hosts the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta at beautiful Lake Natoma. College athletes from across the country compete in this multi day event, which welcomes spectators to the races. Both the Western and National championships are regularly scheduled at Lake Natoma, and you can check Regatta Central for exact dates.
9. Sacramento Pride Festival
The SacPride Festival promotes LGBTQ awareness and equality with entertainment, multiple stages and dance tents, food and drinks vendors, and a community march. This weekend-long extravaganza in June is hosted by the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and takes place at Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento. Single- or two-day tickets can be purchased online.
10. Folsom Fourth of July Rodeo
Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Folsom Pro Rodeo in the Dan Russell Rodeo Arena, 12 miles east of Rancho Cordova. The four-day spectacle includes classic events like the Painted Ladies, Flying Cowboys, and Mutton Busting. The jubilee continues into the evenings with fireworks and live music.
11. Fourth of July Festival & Parade
Each year in Hagan Park, the Cordova Community Council hosts a weekend-long celebration of the quintessential American holiday. With concerts, parades, food, carnival rides, games, a beer garden, and, of course, fireworks come sundown, this is the place to be for the holiday. Fireworks admission tickets and carnival ride wristbands are available for purchase.
12. Little League Western Regional Championships
In 2019 Rancho Cordova will host the Little League Baseball West Regional Senior Tournament in July at the American River College Baseball Complex. Young athletes from across the Western U.S. will get their time in the spotlight at this week-long tournament.
13. California Capital Airshow
The world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be zooming overhead in autumn for the California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport. This family-friendly, two-day event in October honors the Sacramento area’s rich aviation history and local veterans.
14. Run to Feed the Hungry
The largest Thanksgiving run in California, the Run to Feed to Hungry includes a 5K and a 10K run or walk through the streets of East Sacramento every Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds from the run support the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services organization.
15. Cordova Christmas Tree Lighting