On May 3, our region will light up with activity! Every year there are dozens of events region-wide during Big Day of Giving, from block parties to live rehearsals to brewery parties. There will be something for everyone! Check back often as we begin to add details to this page.

Events are sorted by start time. All events take place on May 3 unless otherwise stated. Click a link below to be taken to a list of events starting during that time frame. 



Morning Events

Broadway Coffee Supports Sick & Injured Families
Organization: Kiwanis Family House
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Broadway Coffee (3200 Broadway, Sacramento)
Description: Kiwanis Family House will display guest family stories and other marketing material to promote our charitable services.  Last year, Mix 96 radio was on site and the on-air personalities promoted Big Day of Giving, Kiwanis Family House, and Broadway Coffee during the event period.  

Big Day of Giving Kickoff Breakfast
Organization: Sacramento Children's Home
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Casa Garden Restaurant (2760 Sutterville Rd, Sacramento)
Description: On Thursday, May 3rd, Sacramento Children's Home will host its Second Annual Big Day of Giving Kickoff Breakfast at Casa Garden Restaurant. Donors, volunteers, and prospective donors are invited to take part in this fun and festive kickoff to the BIG DAY. RSVP's are required and can be made by emailing

Walk with Friends: BDOG Kick Off
Organization: Health Education Council
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Robla Park (625 Bell Ave Sacramento)
Description: Start the Big Day of Giving 2018 off right with Health Education Council and a Walk with Friends! This 1 hour walk around Robla Park will be led by our friendly walking, talking Fruits and Vegetables and will feature giveaways and other fun activities. This kid-friendly event is a great way to be a part of the community spirit that Makes Health Happen in the Sacramento region.

Glass Slipper Scavenger Hunt!
Organization: Fairytale Town
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento)
Description: Help Cinderella find her glass slipper in Fairytale Town! Several slippers will be hidden throughout the Park--find one and bring it to Cinderella's coach to redeem for a prize and to learn more about how you can make a gift to renovate the Coach playset!

Help Grow the California Garden
Organization: The California Garden Project
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, Sacramento (8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento)
Description: The California Garden Project will be at Green Acres Nursery & Supply, Sacramento to provide information on The California Garden and receive input from the Greater Sacramento Region on what they would like to see in a world-class, sustainable, botanical garden. There will be a drawing at the end of the day for a $100 Green Acres gift certificate. We will also be available to take donations for The Big Day of Giving.

Live Pop-Up Broadcasts
Organization: KVMR Community Radio
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location: Various locations in Nevada City & Grass Valley (see description for details)
Description:  KVMR Live Pop-Up Broadcasts throughout the day on May 3rd:  9am at South Yuba Club in Grass Valley with J Ross Parrelli and DJ Step D Luna,  12pm at SPD in Nevada City with Cassidy Joy & Karen Woerne,  3pm at BriarPatch with Whee the People, and 5pm at Golden Era Longe with DJ Van Gloryus

Kittens and Kupcakes
Organization: Kitten Central of Placer County
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Pet Food Express (1109 Galleria Blvd., Roseville)
Description:  Who can resist Kittens and Kupcakes in one place??  Have a yummy homemade cupcake and a bottle of water while you learn about Kitten Central of Placer County and its unique role in saving kittens from being euthanized.  Enjoy a meet/greet with foster kittens from newborns to 3 months old.  We're sharing space at Pet Food Express again this year with our wonderful pals from RRUFF, there will be foster pups to meet/greet, too.  You can find us by looking for the balloons outside Pet Food Express, but really, we're hard to miss even without them.

BDOG Shoe Drive & Sale-A-Thon
Organization: Acres of Hope
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: The ReNew Store (1725 Santa Clara Drive, Roseville)
Description:  Clean out those closets and donate your gently used/new shoes to the ReNew Stores on the Big Day of Giving. Stay and shop with special BigDOG discounts of 25-75%. Enjoy coffee and cookies and learn about how the ReNew Stores are breaking the cycle of homelessness for the women and children at Acres of Hope.  The ReNew Stores offer up-scale thrift fashion, home goods and furnishings.  100% of proceeds support Acres of Hope.

Free Cat & Kitten Adoptions at FieldHaven Feline Center
Organization: FieldHaven Feline Center
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: FieldHaven Marketplace (454 F St., Lincoln)
Description:  Come to FieldHaven Feline Center (2754 Ironwood Lane, Lincoln) or FieldHaven Marketplace (454 F St., Lincoln) and adopt a cat or kitten at no cost to you* because adoption fees have been sponsored by generous donors specifically for Big Day of Giving! Enjoy snacks and refreshments while you mingle with FieldHaven's adoptable cats and kittens. FieldHaven is home to Champy's Catfe, where you can sip beverages and hand out with cool (adoptable) cats. Both locations are opened extended hours on May 3rd from 10am to 7pm.  *Adopter will need to pay a minimal $11 chip fee.

Organization: Sacramento Guitar Society
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sunrise Mall, Inside in front of J.C. Penny's (6041 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights)
Description: Sunrise Mall is hosting the Sacramento Guitar Society.  They will set up a platform with a backdrop and seating for mall attendees to enjoy listening.  There will be a different guitarist on stage each hour throughout the day. There will be an information table where we will inform visitors about the Big Day Of Giving and our volunteers will solicit  donations from the public.  We will also have guitars available for people to try out.

#StongLikeMom FREE Mini Photo Sessions
Organization: Sierra Pregnancy and Health 
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Sierra Pregnancy and Health (1212 Coloma Way, Roseville)
Description: FREE Mini Photo Session for you and YOURS! On Big Day of Giving we  celebrate STRONG...strong moms and strong babies! Let's show our community what we are made of! Photo session and photos are FREE but registration is required at

Sacramento Medical Reserves Corps Foundation at Food Truck Thursday
Organization: Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps Foundation
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Food Truck Thursday (3720 Dudley Blvd., McClellan)
Description:  Come on out and support the Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps Foundation and grab a great bite to eat at Food Truck Thursday!  Located at the corner of Dudley and Forcum on McClellan.

ALS Care 4 a Cure Research Symposium
Organization: ALS Association Greater Sacramento
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Citrus Height Community Center (6300 Fountain Square Dr, Citrus Heights)
Description: This one-day event features an opportunity for patients, caregivers, and families affected by ALS to learn the latest on ALS research and to meet and greet with local service providers whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life for those experiencing a terminal disease. Attendees will have the opportunity to peruse the exhibition spaces and visit with representatives to learn how products/services can benefit them as they battle ALS. There will be a donation station for Big DOG!

24 Hours of Giving Hope
Organization: Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: Zinfandel Grill (2384 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento)
Description: Our friends at Zinfandel Grille generously offered their patio for our  Big Day of Giving Gathering.   Come out to meet Buddy (the FJC Comfort Pet), and get your picture taken.  Bring your family & friends out to meet & socialize with the Family Justice Center Board of Directors, former District Attorney Jan Scully, CSUS Administration Staff, the FJC Team, Survivors form the FJC Voices group, and many others.    Receive free 'giveaways", while having the opportunity to donate to the Family Justice Center to help us on our mission to prevented domestic violence and domestic violence deaths in the Sacramento Community.

RRUFF/Healing Heroes - Help our Veterans
Organization: RRUFF Healing Heroes
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pet Food Express (1109 Galleria Blvd., Roseville)
Description: Table outside with information, donating to fund training of Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD and other invisible disabilities.  Dog training demonstration.  Trained Dogs with their owners.  Master dog trainer present.

Afternoon Events

Big Day at the Ranch
Organizations: Project R.I.D.E. and other Elk Grove nonprofits
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 9455 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove 
Description: Please join us at the Ranch for a tour and see why your donation makes a HUGE impact in our community. We will have food/beverages/desserts, just stop by and say Hi!

Meet Capital Public Radio!
Organizations: Capital Public Radio
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: New Helvetia Brewing Company (1730 Broadway, Sacramento)
Description: Capital Public Radio will be at New Helvetia Brewery for drinks, food trucks, and general merriment.   Come meet our talent:  * Donna Apidone * Steve Milne * Devin Yamanaka * Randol White  Live music DJ'd by Hey Listen's! Nick Brunner   Take a long lunch and join us!

Flash Mob At the Plaza!
Organizations: The Arc of Placer County
Time: Noon - 12:10 PM
Location: Civic Plaza Complex - City of Roseville (311 Vernon St, Roseville)
Description: On Wednesday, May 2nd, clients and staff from all three day programs will be representing The Arc of Placer County and getting the word out about our BIG Day of Giving by having a flash mob at the plaza!  Our clients will be dancing, hula hooping, waving streamers and custom art signs in support of our agency's biggest fundraiser on May 3rd. Staff will be playing songs and passing out reminders to the public to donate to our cause. We will FB live this event too!

Yolo County Midday Celebration
Organizations: All participating nonprofits located in Yolo County. Sponsored and organized by the Yolo Community Foundation
Time: Noon - 1:00 PM
Location: Heritage Plaza in Woodland, CA
Description: Yolo County nonprofits participating in the Big Day of Giving are invited to join us at Heritage Plaza in Woodland!  Please reserve your space at the lunchtime event by emailing  You bring a table, chairs, a pop-up tent and information about your organization. We'll provide a PA system, treats and some celebrity speakers!  It's a fun tradition, and we get to watch the leaderboard climb during the noon hour together!

SRBX Design Build Competition
Organizations: SRBX Education Foundation
Time: Noon - 1:00 PM
Location: Consumnes River College - Lot C (8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento)
Description: Come join us as we kick off the Big Day of Giving, award scholarships, and celebrate the workforce development efforts of the SRBX Education Foundation at the 32nd Annual Design Build Competition. We will have nearly 300 high school students and more than 150 industry professionals in attendance including the Boards of SRBX, the SRBX Education Foundation, the California Homebuilders Foundation and the Associated General Contractors of California. See high school students in action as 25 teams construct 96 square-foot structures that they design for use as a tiny home, playhouse, garden shed , chicken coop, or other structure. Please register at to join us for lunch, networking, and an experience you will not want to miss.

Reflections Art Showcase
Organization: LSS of Northern California and Mutual Housing California
Time: Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: Mutual Housing at the Highlands (6010 34th Street, North Highlands)
Description: Reflections is a multigenerational art show featuring original works by formerly homeless youth and adults. Youth in LSS supportive housing programs are joining with their adult counterparts to stage a multigenerational art show that will feature dozens of original works of art, music, dance and performance art. Art will be for sale and will benefit the residents and LSS supportive housing programs.

Big Day of Giving Party!
Organization: ACC Senior Services, Meals on Wheels by ACC, Philippine National Day Association, My Sister's House
Time: Noon - 7:00 PM
Location: ACC Senior Services (7334 Park City Dr, Sacramento)
Description: Enjoy live music by ACC bands (Pocket Pickers, Guitar Ensemble, and others) and special guests Maeley Tom, The Ukettes, Bill & Harry Harmonica Duo, CCC Hula and Ukulele Fellowship, Show Stoppers choir, Aunty Amy's Hula, and College Fund Street Band! We'll have a fashion show, photo exhibit of the Asian American Experience, Japanese Doll exhibit, food sales, and more! Everyone is welcome; this is a FREE family-friendly event.

Come, Sit, Stay - FDR Open House 
Organization: Foothill Dog Rescue 
Time: Noon - 3:00 PM and 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Foothill Dog Rescue Adoption Center (4131 S. Shingle Road, Suite 14, Shingle Springs)
Description: We're having an Open House on Big Day of Giving, May 3rd, at the Foothill Dog Rescue Adoption Center. We'll have the computers up and running so people can come in to make their Big Day of Giving donations, our Board of Directors and lots of volunteers and fosters will be available to give tours and to provide information on our programs, and we plan on having some of our available dogs there as well (no adoptions on that day though). The Open House will be 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Be sure to stop by! 

Scoops for School
Organization: Peregrine School
Time: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:  The Good Scoop (130 G Street, Suite C., Davis)
Description: Join Peregrine School for ice cream and face painting at The Good Scoop ice cream shop! Peregrine School board members and staff will be scooping ice cream and face painting from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. 15% of all sales on May 3 will be donated to Peregrine School. And, to "sweeten" the deal The Good Scoop is also offering $1 off all purchases. No flyer or coupon necessary! Stop by anytime between 1 - 10 pm, bring some friends, eat some fantastic ice cream and support your local non-profit!

Acres of Hope Campus Tour
Organization: Acres of Hope
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:  Acres of Hope (13675 Bowman Road, Auburn)
Description: The public is invited to get an insiders tour of our beautiful campus in Auburn.  Hear stories of hope and transformation that will inspire and encourage you as you are led thru the oak studded campus.

Big Day at The Book Den
Organizations: Friends of Sacramento Public Library
Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Book Den (8250 Belvedere Ave., Suite E, Sacramento)
Description: The Friends of Sacramento Public Library will be hold a "donation party" at The Book Den. There will be refreshments, music, balloons and friendly people to help you with your donation. All funds raised during BDoG support SPL's Book First project. But wait, there's more! We wouldn't ask you to come to a special party at the Book Den without letting you shop from our vast collection of gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks. Shoppers making a donation to the Friends on the Big Day of Giving will receive a special discount. Stop by, change the life of a first grader, and enjoy the party!

Our Woven Story: Iu Mien Cultural Clothing Exhibit
Organizations: Iu-Mien Community Services
Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Warehouse Artists Lofts (1108 R Street, Sacramento)
Description: Iu-Mien Community Services (IMCS) is hosting an exhibit featuring Iu-Mien cultural clothing on May 3rd! The purpose of this event is to celebrate the cultural clothing as well as educate the community (Mien and non-Mien) about our traditional wear. FREE for all ages and open to the public. Mien food & drinks will be available for sale. Don't forget to stop in our free photobooth! Donations will be accepted however it is not required for entry. Exhibit Hours: 2:00pm - 8:00pm Reception: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Time to Get Your Party On for a Big Day of Giving
Organizations: Sacramento Poetry Center, Women's Wisdom ART
Time: 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 1719 25th Street Sacramento, CA
Description: Join Sacramento Poetry Center and Women's Wisdom ART for Big Day of Giving festivities. Wisdom community ART project and refreshments 2-5 pm. Food, libations, art and music by Extra Innings Acoustic Band 5:30-8:30 pm.

Under One Roof: 909 12th Street BDOG Open House
Organizations: Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, Breathe California Sacramento Region, Sacramento Housing Alliance, Alchemist Community Development Corporation, 350 Sacramento, Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors, Sacramento (and other nonprofits not participating in Big Day of Giving)
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Breathe CA Building (909 12th St, Sacramento)
Description: 909 12th Street is home to a dozen non-profits, all #UnderOneRoofSac, While we focus on areas from food access to climate change, affordable housing to clean air, together we share a vision for a better world and a better Sacramento.  Nonprofits at 909 12th Street that are participating in the Big Day of Giving include:  Join us for the Big Day of Giving; learn more about each organization; and enjoy food, wine and music. Admission is free, but please consider making a #BigDOG gift to 909 12th Street non-profits.

Open House at The Sofia!
Organizations: B Street Theatre
Time: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts (2700 Capitol Ave. Sacramento)
Description: Come enjoy a sneak peek at B Street's next production, Airness, along with a full tour of our gorgeous new home with a member of the artistic staff. Special presentations by B Street's Outreach & Education team, and more fun surprises!  A Happy Hour no-host bar & special cocktails, food, and sneak into rehearsal for a peek at Airness. Backstage tours of The Sofia (RSVP - limited capacity). More entertainment surprises, donation stations, special gifts and prizes for donors (more info to come).  What you need to do: Reserve your time now for Airness and The Sofia tours.  Space is limited! Don't miss this fun event.
Airness Sneak Peek & Sofia Tours:   3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.  RSVP to or call 916.443.5391 x113 to reserve your spot for the Airness teaser, and a tour of The Sofia.

Capitol Ballet Company Big Day of Giving Open House
Organizations: Capitol Ballet Company
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Capitol Ballet Center (4430 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento)
Description: Come see our dancers take class from 4:00 to 5:30 and rehearse from 5:30 to 7:00.  Enjoy refreshments and make an online donation while you are here.   Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by our Angel donor up to $5,000!!   Capitol Ballet Company produces high quality affordable ballet performances since 1999.  We touch about 2,000 ticketed individuals most years through performances and about 7,000 youth and families through outreach.  Over half of the individuals we serve are youth, followed by adults, families and seniors.  We are an all volunteer organization so your donation goes directly to programming.

CDP's Big Day of Giving Happy Hour! 
Organizations: Capital Dance Project
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Punch Bowl Social (500 J St., Sacramento)
Description: Join Capital Dance Project (CDP) at Punch Bowl Social on Thursday, May 3rd for a special Big Day of Giving Happy Hour event. Punch Bowl Social will donate 20% of all food and drink purchases made venue-wide between 4-7PM to CDP's Big Day of Giving Campaign, which helps make dance accessible to everyone in our community. For every $5 raised, CDP will be able to send an individual living with autism to their first live dance performance. Now is the time to pay-it-forward! Come out on May 3rd, mix & mingle with the CDP artists, and enjoy Punch Bowl Social's fun atmosphere and delicious food & drinks, all while helping raise funds for a worthy cause. 

Eat.Drink.Give. Health Education Council BDOG Happy Hour
Organizations: Health Education Council
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Monk's Cellar (240 Vernon St. Roseville)
Description: Join HEC and our partners as we celebrate the Big Day of Giving and the spirit of partnership that Makes Health Happen in the Sacramento region. Purchase great food and drink from Monk's Cellar, meet the region's health and business leaders and support important community-based programs.  The Monk's Cellar will donate 10% of event proceeds to HEC's community health and well-being programs in Roseville and across the Sacramento region.

Folsom Pavilion Party 
Organizations: Firefighters Burn Institute
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Folsom Pavilions (6608 Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom)
Description: Our awesome team of Community Connections Ambassadors, FFBI staff,  and our Advisory and Executive Board members will be on hand to collect donations, meet the patrons of the Pavilion, and give away gifts and information about who are and how we serve the community of Sacramento. We will be located in front of Hoshall's Salon and Pete's Restaurant and Bar. Come join the celebration and fun!

GHC Big DoG Happy Hour
Organizations: Gender Health Center 
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Sac Brew Bike (1519 19th St. Sacramento)
Description: This year the Gender Health Center will be celebrating Big Day of Giving at Sac Brew Bike! A portion of beer sales will be donated to our Big Day of Giving efforts, so come on by to the happiest of all hours!! This event is open to community and will be a safe space for all gender presentations and expressions.

Greater CA German Shepherd Rescue Fun
Organizations: Greater California German Shepherd Rescue
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Fort Rock Brewing (12401 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova)
Description: Promoting the organization and the Big Day of Giving.  iPads and laptops will be available to make a donation on site.  Donations above $50 will have a choice of a gift from the table.  Fort Rock Brewing serves great beer and food can also be ordered from select restaurants.

Women's Empowerment Big Day of Giving Superhero Celebration!
Organizations: Women's Empowerment
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Fox and Goose Public House (1001 R Street, Sacramento)
Description: Come join Women's Empowerment for Happy Hour as we celebrate the superheroes who make our work of ending homelessness for women and children in Sacramento possible!  LIVE superhero characters will be there! Take a selfie and enjoy a pint with your fav. Also, featuring local girl-power champion John Marcotte and the team from Heroic Girls.  Family friendly and lots of fun!

BDOG at The Patriot in Carmichael!
Organizations: Junior Tennis Fund Sacramento, The Wish List Project, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Sierra Club ICO
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Patriot (6241 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento)
Description: We will be serving hors d'oeuvres to our donors as a "thank you" for their support.  The Patriot will be serving drink specials and hosting live music during Happy Hour (4-6).  Effie Yeaw will be bringing a few of their favorite critters for a meet and greet!

SASF's Big Day of Giving
Organizations: Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (9040 High Tech Court, Elk Grove)
Description: Winners from our Teens Create Dreams Talent Show will be providing entertainment from 5:30 to 7. Come meet our Board Members and join us for food samples. Lots of free onsite parking.

Organizations: Winters Education Foundation, Putah Creek Council, Center for Land-Based Learning, Winters Theatre Company, Winters Friends of the Library
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Berryessa Brewing Company (27260 Hwy 128, Winters)
Description: An informal social event where you can enjoy a beer, visit with your neighbors and learn how our local non-profits enrich our community!

BDOG Special Happy Hour with ASL and Poetry Slam
Organizations: NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Corner Pocket Sports Bar (7777 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights)
Description: Oh Yeah!! C'mon down to join us for a special Happy Hour with good food and drinks! Join us! CELEBRATE Big Day of Giving and join us to share their ASL Poetry or Rap SLAM! Donations may be done anytime between now and at the event on May 3rd! See you there!!

Bonfire & Open House
Organizations: Hearts Landing Ranch
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Hearts Landing Ranch (8902 Quail Lane, Granite Bay)
Description: Enjoy s'mores, sing campfire songs around the bonfire and meet the new rescue horses.  Come anytime between 4pm and 9 pm.

"SAAC" Pack Fundraiser and Happy Hour
Organizations: Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC)
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Yolo Brewing Company (81520 Terminal St. West Sacramento)
Description: We're back at Yolo Brewing Company to drink beer, pet friendly dogs, and raise money for spay and neuter! It's all part of the annual Big Day of Giving (BDOG), the regional charity fundraiser!  With your support, we can raise enough money to provide hundreds of affordable spay and neuter surgeries for pets in our community! Join us at Yolo Brewing Company for happy hour, a silent auction, Pet Safe Sex Kits, Kitty Coloring Books, and a Puppy Kissing Booth (or maybe just Puppy Cuddling). And as always, bring your furry friend to the event too!

El Rey on K - Big DOG Happy Hour for Shriners Hospitals for Children 
Organizations: Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California 
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: El Rey on K (723 K Street, Sacramento)
Description: Former Sacramento King and owner of El Rey on K, Kenny Thomas, is excited and proud to host a very special happy hour to celebrate Shriners Hospitals for Children on the Big Day of Giving! Guests will be treated to an expanded and extended happy hour and menu, where visitors can donate in person, meet staff to learn more about the hospital, and receive discounts on food and drinks with a special percentage of all purchases to go straight back to Shriners! Come visit one of Downtown's newest and exciting restaurants just steps away from the Golden 1 Center! 

The Big Day of Giving: Class & A Glass for A Cause
Organizations: West Sacramento Friends of the Library
Time: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Jackrabbit Brewing Company (1323 Terminal Street, West Sacramento)
Description: Celebrate the Big Day of Giving with the West Sacramento Friends of the Library at Jackrabbit Brewing Company! The Friends are raising funds to increase the library's programs and services geared towards teens and youth to provide them with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) resources that will empower them to be the leaders of tomorrow.   Limited edition pint glasses with the logo of the West Sacramento Friends of the Library will be for sale for only $5! The Friends will also be tabling with information about the exciting programs and events offered by the Arthur F. Turner Community Library. 

Evening Events

Big Day of Giving Elk Grove Nonprofit Roundup
Organizations: California Farmland Trust (Central Valley Farmland Trust), Chicks in Crisis, Dreamer 2 Dream, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, Elk Grove Food Bank Services, Elk Grove Historical Society, Elk Grove Homeless Assistance Resource Team (H.A.R.T.), Elk Grove Lions Foundation, Musical Mayhem Productions, Runnin' for Rhett, Save Them All Horse Rescue, Senior Center of Elk Grove, Sisters Animal Sanctuary, Sisters of Nia Incorporated, Soroptimist International of Elk Grove, Strauss Festival of Elk Grove, Teen Center USA, xHope Inc.
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Project R.I.D.E. Jerry Strong Arena (8840 Southside Avenue, Elk Grove)
Description: Open house event including interactive activities and demonstrations, information about 20+ nonprofits in Elk Grove, champagne toast and light refreshments, appearances by notables and exciting live entertainment from the Teen Center and the Strauss Festival. Gifts for all donors await with your donation to any Elk Grove-based nonprofit, with special prizes for donors to multiple organizations. All free!

Donation Celebration!
Organizations: Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: King Cong Brewing Company (1709 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento)
Description: Please join as we celebrate our Big Day of Giving donors! Enjoy appetizers, games, and fun. To thank our donors for their generosity, the first beverage is on us. Hope to see you there!

Sisters in Service Big Day of Giving Celebration
Organizations: Harm Reduction Services, Street Soccer USA, Community Against Sexual Harm, Wellspring Women's Center
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Wellspring Women's Center (3414 4th Ave, Sacramento)
Description: Be a part of Sacramento's grassroots #MeToo movement by attending Sisters in Service Big Day of Giving Celebration. Four grassroots nonprofits making profound differences in the lives of many are collaborating in Sisters in Service Big Day of Giving Celebration. Sister organizations are teaming up for the fundraiser, which hopes to raise $4,000.  These nonprofits serve as agents of change, hope and healing in the Oak Park community, providing assistance, compassion and direction for drug users, sex workers, the homeless and those living in poverty  The event, which will feature sangria, appetizers, live music and pick-up soccer games, also will showcase the operations of each nonprofit, and offer the chance to train in the use of naloxone -- the widely used miracle drug that saves lives of those overdosing on opioids.

Eat Your Art Out
Organizations: Natomas Arts and Education
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Natomas Charter School (4600 Blackrock Dr. Sacramento)
Description: Our Third Annual EAT YOUR ART OUT! Event is a celebration of Big Day of Giving. We will have food trucks, games, bounce houses, live entertainment and fundraising! The entire community is invited to come learn more about Natomas Charter School and the Natomas Arts and Education Foundation!

Community Gratitude Circle with Shakti Rising
Organizations: Shakti Rising
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Casa Luna y Lobos, Shakti Rising Leadership House (2211 O St., Sacramento)
Description: In a world so often focused on scarcity and the pursuit of more, the practice of gratitude reminds us that we are, have, and do enough - more than enough!  Although simple, gratitude has the power to fundamentally alter how we approach and experience life. It also has the power to forge connections, create momentum for action and serves as the thread that weaves people and communities together.    As the Sacramento community gathers virtually and in person in support of the many amazing organizations taking part in Big Day of Giving, Shakti Rising would like to respond by holding space for transformational gratitude.  In this circle we will: learn about cutting-edge research on the impacts of gratitude, experience gratitude practices and build community.  Join us for refreshments and a tour of the Shakti Leadership House at 5:00, and the Gratitude Circle will begin at 6:00.

Iceland Ice Skating Rink's Donation Celebration
Organizations: Iceland Ice Skating Rink
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Iceland Ice Skating Rink (1430 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento)
Description: Come celebrate Big Day of Giving at Iceland. Raffle, games and Prizes. Pizza, Ice Cream Bars and Soft Drinks for a suggested donation of $8.

Auburn Downtown Co-op
Organizations: Placer Land Trust, Protect American River Canyons (PARC), Placer Nature Center, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, and more.
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Street Fair on Lincoln Way, Auburn (Between Monkey Cat and the Clocktower)
Description: Join several participating Big Day of Giving nonprofits, plus others, for an evening of family fun, live music, food and play! Peruse the wares of local and regional artisans. Sip wine, craft beer or other adult libations while kids enjoy crafting, dancing, and other activities. Cheer on local performers, dance and meet local merchants, artists, farmers and nonprofits that are improving our community.

BDOG Biers at Der Biergarten with Runnin' for Rhett!
Organization: Runnin' for Rhett
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Der Biergarten (2332 K Street, Sacramento)
Description: Join us for BigDOG Biers at Der Biergarten! Drink beer, eat food and help our local nonprofit. Der Biergarten will generously be donating 20% of all sales to Runnin' for Rhett, and anyone who donates $10 or more to R4R during Big Day of Giving will receive a free pretzel gift card!

Food Trucks, Yogo, Hoop Dancing, and More!
Organization: Carmichael Parks Foundation
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Park, Rec and Eat It in Carmichael Park (5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael)
Description: Free Yoga and Hoop Dancing sessions hosted by the Carmichael Parks Foundation in partnership with Sacramento Hoop Dance during the Park, Rec and Eat It event in Carmichael Park.  There will also be music, vendors and activities for children, and the SactoMoFo Food Trucks will be contributing a portion of their proceeds to the Carmichael Parks Foundation.

Happy Hour at the Sacramento History Museum
Organization: Sacramento History Museum
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Sacramento History Museum (101 I Street, Old Sacramento)
Description: Wrap up your day at a free Happy Hour! Enjoy an evening of light appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and Gold Rush games as we celebrate Big Day of Giving. Focus in on our new photography exhibit and be entertained by Author, Chris Enss as she talks of the men and women who shaped American history when they came West. Hear the true stories of those searching for a better life, from the schoolmarms to the gold miners, and even mail-order brides.

BDOG Celebration and Concert at Camp Pollock
Organizations: Sacramento Valley Conservancy, Reading Partners, California FFA Foundation, World of Powerful Youth, PRO Youth and Families
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Camp Pollock (1501 Northgate Blvd. Sacramento)
Description: C'mon down to the river to celebrate Big Day of Giving with some amazing local nonprofits! Family-friendly live music with The Taylor Chicks and Photo Booth with the California FFA Foundation. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket or camp chairs for the concert.

HYP Big Day of Giving House Party!
Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Capitol Garage (1500 K St, Sacramento)
Description: Join Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) for a Big Day of Giving House Party at Capitol Garage! Come eat, drink, and dance with us as we raise money to build and repair homes for hardworking, low-income families. Capitol Garage will generously be donating 20% of all sales on May 3rd to Habitat Greater Sacramento, just let them know upon purchase that you wish to support Habitat. There will also be a raffle and fun board games. Don't miss out!

Beers, Brains and Big Dogs: Trivia Night with SMS
Organization: Sacramento Master Singers
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Track 7 Brewery - Natomas (26 Professor Ln #100, Sacramento)
Description: Join the Sacramento Master Singers for Trivia Night at Track 7 Brewing Co. in Natomas. We'll be celebrating the annual Big Day of Giving, and Track 7 will donate a portion of sales to SMS! Donations may be made onsite as well. The very funny (and very British) friend of the choir Dr. Charlie Bamforth - "The Pope of Foam" - will be our MC. A food truck or two, to be named later, will be on site for food. 

Stage Right's Big Day of Giving Party
Organization: Stage Right Productions
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Dell's Pizza (11711 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks)
Description: Please join us to visit with old friends and new as we celebrate Stage Right's upcoming 2018 Summer Season and celebrate the Big Day of Giving!   We will be at Del's Pizza in their new location! Dell's Pizza has a great menu that you can order from!  You can make your donation to Stage Right in person at the event or before you come. Our actors and volunteers are invited, to thank our supporters and celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Summer Season.

Next Move's Big Day of Giving Kick-Off Party
Organization: Next Move
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Goodwill Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada - Corporate Offices (8001 Folsom Blvd, Suite #200, Sacramento)
Description: Join us in impacting the community together supporting the programs and services of Francis House Center a program of Next Move Sacramento.

Sacramento SPCA "80's Prom" themed Yappy Hour!
Organization: Sacramento SPCA
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: SacYard Community Tap House (1725 33rd Street, Sacramento)
Description: Join the Sacramento SPCA for our Big DoG "80's Prom" themed Yappy Hour at SacYard Community Tap House! Attendees can expect big hair, puffy sleeves, cheesy prom pictures, a raffle and of course, adoptable pups! For every pint that is sold, $1.00 goes back to the Sacramento SPCA, PLUS there will be a prize for the best-dressed human, dog, and human/dog combo. It's going to be totally tubular!

PNDA: Big Day of Giving Kamayan Dinner
Organization: Philippine National Day Association (PNDA)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Bistro Filipino (7909 Bruceville Rd, Sacramento)
Description: Great food and no silverware!   Kamayan, in Tagalog means "with hands". In the Philippines, Kamayan was a customary way of eating before the Spanish colonization in the 16th century. Obviously, utensils and plates are more accessible and common now but this old school way is often used for big celebrations and paying homage to culture. Join PNDA for our first Kamayan night!   Did you miss Filipino Fork last year? Here's your chance to reserve your seat to that too!   Limited seats available! Make your donation at   Donation Levels: $40 = Ticket to Kamayan Dinner $50* = Ticket to Kamayan Dinner and seat saved (unpaid) for Filipino Fork $75 = Ticket to Kamayan Dinner and seat purchased for Filipino Fork $100* = Two tickets to Kamayan Dinner and two seats saved (unpaid) for Filipino Fork $150 = Two tickets to Kamayan Dinner and two seats purchased for Filipino Fork $200 = Ticket to Kamayan Dinner and VIP seat for Filipino Fork *Note: Filipino Fork unpaid seats are reserved up until two weeks prior to event.   Once you've made your donation, go to to reserve your seat!   We can't wait to see you!

Big Day at the Dock 
Organization: Acme Theatre Company, Cool Davis, Davis Arts Center, Davis Media Access, Davis Phoenix Coalition, Davis School Arts Foundation, Davis Shakespeare Festival, International House Davis, Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, Pence Gallery, Suicide Prevention of Yolo County, Yolo County CASA, Yolo County SPCA, Yolo Land Trust 
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sudwerk Brewing Company Dock Store (2001 Second Street, Davis)
Description: Davis Media Access, Davis Music Festival and Davis Phoenix Coalition are the combined force behind "Big Day at the Dock." Big Day at the Dock features live music by local bands, information tables and giving stations from a wide variety of non-profits, a BBQ by Davis Firefighters, and of course the beer for which Sudwerk is famous. The event is an all-ages venue. KDRT 95.7 FM will broadcast live from the event between 7 and 9 p.m. 

Stones Supports Sick and Injured Families
Organization: Kiwanis Family House
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sammy's at Stones (6508 Antelope Rd. Citrus Heights)
Description: Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Citrus Heights, this evening of food, drink, socializing, and fundraising will support Kiwanis Family House on the Big Day of Giving.  The event at Sammy's Bar and Grill inside Stones will be open to the public.

Yoga, Youth, Music, & Community!
Organization: Girls Rock Sacramento, The Yoga Seed Collective
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Shine Sacramento (1400 E Street Sacramento)
Description: Girls Rock Sacramento and the Yoga Seed Collective are joining passionate forces on the Big Day of Giving to raise money for community programs that will empower and bring mindfulness to Sacramento's youth. Please come to this very special event, and help both organizations meet their goals. There will be food and drinks, amazing raffle prizes, live music, and much more. $10 cover, and all are welcome!

Concert and Conversation with the Soloists
Organization: Sacramento Baroque Soloists
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1430 J Street, Sacramento)
Description: Join Sacramento Baroque Soloists Music Director Lisa Lawson and performers Naomi Rogers-Hefley, Michael Lawson, and Faythe Vollrath for a casual concert and conversation with refreshments. 

Drag Queen Bingo
Organization: Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Mango's Sacramento (1930 K St., Sacramento)
Description: Drag Queen Bingo funds go directly to the Rainbow Chamber Foundation benefiting students in need of financial assistance. Raffle Prizes!!!