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October is full of events in Citrus Heights. Here’s 10 of them

File photo, a Trunk or Treat event was held in 2021 outside the Citrus Heights Police Department. Image credit: Citrus Heights PAL

Updated Oct. 6, 2:41 p.m.–
By Sara Beth Williams– Fall is in full swing and this month’s events in Citrus Heights include a fundraiser, ribbon cutting, trunk or treats and an annual parade.

Mesa Verde High School will host a ribbon cutting for its new stadium at 3 p.m. on Oct. 13, followed by the school’s historic first homecoming game held the same evening. See prior story for more: Tickets on sale for Mesa Verde’s first-ever homecoming game in new stadium

ArtBeat, an Art and Music Festival, is coming to the Marketplace at Birdcage on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is hosted by Citrus Heights Arts. Find out more on their website.

The City of Citrus Heights is also hosting a volunteer day this month. All are welcome to join on Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. and will be provided with a light continental breakfast as well as pizza for lunch afterward. All tools needed for volunteering will be available, according to an event posting. The event takes place at City Hall, located at 6360 Fountain Square Drive. More information is available on the city’s website.

The city will also host its annual State of the City address on Oct. 19 at City Hall, featuring Mayor Tim Schaefer and City Manager Ash Feeney. The event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a ticketed pre-event reception hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. More information is available on the city’s website.

The Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team is hosting their annual Spaghetti Fest fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 20. The event will be held at the Citrus Heights Community Center and will feature a spaghetti dinner, raffle, live music, and desserts for purchase. Funds raised go toward winter shelters, housing and rental assistance and at risk student support. For tickets and more information visit HART’s website. The Community Center is located at 6300 Fountain Square Drive.

The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band is hosting its annual Howl ’O’ Ween parade on Saturday, Oct. 21. The parade will travel down Auburn Boulevard from Twin Oaks to Rusch Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. and a festival will held at Rusch Park beginning at 10 a.m.

Several Trunk or Treats are occurring throughout the city this month as well, with the first event taking place on Oct. 24 at Texas Roadhouse, located on 6309 Sunrise Blvd. The restaurant is hosting a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. More information can be found online.

Another Trunk or Treat will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Citrus Heights Police Department located on Fountain Square Drive. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Citrus Heights Police Activities League.

A third Trunk or Treat event will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at Heights Church on Sylvan Road from 6-7:30 p.m. and will feature a maze of cars offering candy, as well as carnival games and bounce houses. More information can be found at

Also on Oct. 27, a Harvest Festival and Hocus Pocus Movie Night will be held in the Sunrise Mall parking lot. The event will include a trackless train, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, and a showing of Hocus Pocus. An event page shows a start time of 5 p.m., concluding at 9 p.m.

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