Events at Cal Expo in Sacramento include the Sacramento County Fair, the Sacramento Mile, the Dia de Donar Sangre Blood Donor Day and the California State Fair, as of May 2015. Cal Expo also has an RV park and a September 11 Memorial Plaza.
The Sacramento County Fair began in 1937 and moved to the Cal Expo facility in 1969. Its goal is educating the community and youth about agriculture, business and technology. The fair has a variety of entertainment options, including duck races, Chinese acrobats, a comedy hypnosis show and a petting zoo.
The Sacramento Mile is a motorcycle racing event that began on July 19, 1959. The first race at the Cal Expo track occurred in 1978. The event is one of the stops on the AMA Pro Grand National Championship. It's considered one of the most challenging locations because it has tight corners and long straightaways.
The Dia de Donar Sangre Blood Donor Day is an annual blood drive held by BloodSource and Univision 19. Each donor receives a ticket to the California State Fair.
The California State Fair is an annual event that features competitions, vendors and entertainment. Other attractions available during the fair include horse racing, rides and livestock.