Annual Events
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January
  MLK Celebration  
  Fresno  
  Info: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Committee  (559) 284-6420
     
  Robert Burns Supper  
  Scottish Society of Central California presents its annual Robert Burns Supper celebration. Hear about the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Scotland. Raise drams toasting the Haggis, the Laddies and Lassies. Bagpipe and Drum band and Highland dancers. Live entertainment. Dancing. Installation of the Board of Governors. Pamper yourself with an elegant evening out.
Fresno
 
  Info: (559) 313-7548 or www.scottishsociety.org  
     
  Bald Eagle Tours (thru Feb)  
  Millerton Lake  
  Info: Millerton Lake Ranger Station   (559) 822-2332
 
 
February
  Blossom Trail Begins  
  Enjoy this trail created to celebrate the beauty of Fresno County agriculture. View the splendor of a variety of blossoms – almond, plum, apricot, peach, nectarine, apple and citrus. Panoramas of orchards await you alive with fragrance and bursting with blossoms. Blossom Trail events celebrate the season including the Blossom Bike Ride and the Blossom Trail Wine & Cheese Tasting in Reedley, and the Blossom Trail 10K Run and Blossom Days Festival in Sanger.  
  Info: Fresno County Office of Tourism   (559) 262-4271  
     
  Fresno Dixieland Society's Mardi Gras  
  Central California’s premier music festival features 3 days of non-stop jazz and special events bringing musicians and fans from all over California.  
  Info: Fresno Dixieland Society  (559) 292-3999  
     
  Tower District Mardi Gras Parade  
  With each year bringing a different festive theme for the celebration, the Tower District beckons visitors to come early to find a great spot to watch the parade and then stay late and enjoy one of a kind shopping, dining, music and merriment. Cajun & Creole food specials featured all week long at Tower District eateries.
Fresno
 
  Info: Tower District Marketing   (559) 497-8362
 
 
March  
  Shinzen Garden Spring Blossom Festival  
  This annual event occurs on the weekend closest to the Equinox. Blooming cherry and crabapple trees, along with forsythia, kerria, and miniature daffodils will be at their most magnificent. The Teahouse is open for viewing, and the Fresno Bonsai Society Show will add to the beauty and culture celebrated at this event.
Shinzen Japanese Gardens, Woodward Park - Fresno
 
  Info: City of Fresno Parks  (559) 621-2900  
     
  Antiques and Collectibles Street Faire  
  The greatest little show in Central California. Dozens of dealers - thousands of tems.
Old Town Clovis
 
  Info: Business Organization of Old Town  (559) 298-5774  
     
  Blossom Days Celebration  
  Sanger  
  Info: Sanger Chamber of Commerce  (559) 875-4575  
     
  Rogue Performance Festival  
  Fresno – Tower District  
  Info: Rogue Performance Festival  (559) 709-1464  
     
April  
  Bob Mathias Fresno Relays  
  An annual rite of spring in the San Joaquin Valley attracting some of the world's finest athletes. This meet has had 40 world records broken or tied in its history.  
  Info: Fresno State Athletics  (559) 278-3647  
     
  Laton Rodeo & Rodeo Days  
  The parade kicks off a weekend filled with festivities for the entire family. After the parade enjoy a rodeo barbecue lunch, two days of rodeo events, and a concert. Rodeo action includes seven International Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned events.  
  Info: Laton Lions Club  (559) 923-1303  
     
  Orange Cove Blossom Festival and Pageant  
  A new tradition to celebrate the Orange Blossom Trail. Family friendly festivities include live entertainment, food booths, crafts, parade, classic cars, fire and law enforcement demonstrations, children's train, bounce house, and displays of sidewalk chalk art.
Orange Cove
 
  Info: Orange Cove Chamber of Commerce  (559) 626-7371  
     
  Big Hat Days  
  Kick off Western heritage month at the largest festival in the Central Valley (65 years and running). Wear a “big hat” to shield you from the rays as you visit over 400 food and craft booths, peruse the home and garden show, listen to live entertainment and have a ball at the street carnival.
Old Town Clovis
 
  Info: Clovis Chamber of Commerce  (559) 299-7363  
     
  Clovis Rodeo  
  A way of life since 1914, this annual tradition has grown to become a stop on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Tour. A true regional event, festivities include an opening night concert by a top country music artist, a rodeo parade complete with a queen and her court, a dance and a special “kids’ rodeo” event.
Clovis Rodeo Grounds
 
  Info: (559) 299-5203  
     
  Vintage Days at Fresno State  
  Vintage Days is a four-day celebration which attracts over 50,000 people to the Fresno State campus. The annual spring event combines numerous social, cultural and recreational activities into a series of coordinated programs over an extended weekend. Activities include: Boomtown Carnival, Casino Night, Concerts, Crafts Faire, Kid's Day, and Special Events.  
  Info: Fresno State  (559) 278-2741  
     
  Kingsburg Car Show  
  One of the largest pre-72 shows in the Valley. Featuring great food, entertainment, carnival, shopping and an old fashioned sock-hop. Come visit at dusk on Friday night and watch the procession of classic cars roll through town. The Show is free for the whole family to enjoy!
Kingsburg Swedish Village
 
  Info: Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce  (559) 897-1111  
     
  Respite by the River (April through August)  
  Visit the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies to hear local authors read works about the Central Valley. For more information and specific dates and times call (559) 248-8480 extension 154.  
     
  Saroyan Town Walk  
  Fresno – Downtown  
  Info: William Saroyan Society  (559)221-1441
 
 
May  
  Fresno County Fruit Trail Begins  
  Enjoy this trail celebrating the beauty and flavor of Fresno County Agriculture. View the orchards of succulent fruit and experience the rich agricultural heritage of the region through the farm fresh produce and old-fashioned customer service.  
  Info: Fresno County Office of Tourism  (559) 262-4271  
     
  Arte Americas Nights in the Plaza (thru Aug)  
  Fresno – Downtown  
  Info: Arte Americas   (559) 266-2623  
     
  Fulton Rev Fest  
  Fulton Mall, Downtown Fresno  
  Info: City of Fresno   (559) 621-8350  
     
  Cinco De Mayo Festival  
  Enjoy three days celebrating the culture, flavor and heritage. This festival will include a variety of live entertainment including mariachi music and traditional Mexican folklore dances, crafts and delicious food offerings.
Fulton Mall, Fresno
 
  Info: Fresno Downtown Association  (559) 490-9966  
     
  Fowler Springfest  
  Ponzak Park, Fowler  
  Info: City of Fowler Parks & Recreation  (559)834-5486  
     
  Fresno County Wine Journey  
  Fresno  
  Info: Engelmann Cellars  (559) 274-9463  
     
  Greater Valley Concours d’Elegance  
  An annual tradition showing museum quality antique and classic automobiles, racecars and motorcycles. This years event will recognize anniversaries: 100 years of Rolls Royce and 40 years of Mustang.
Fresno State
 
  Info: East Fresno Rotary  (559) 645-8018  
     
  Horned Toad Derby  
  Nearing the 70th anniversary, this annual event is a weekend of fun for the entire family. Events include toad races, carnival rides, derby parade, craft and food vendors, fireman’s water fights, deep pit barbecue, softball tournament and loads of entertainment all paying tribute to the noble horned toad!  
  Info:  (559) 935-2948  
     
  Info: Kerman Chamber of Commerce  (559) 846-6343  
     
  Parlier Round Up  
  Join in this annual tradition. The parade starts at 1:00 and the fun continues all day. Festivities include a carnival, live entertainment, and delicious food.
Earl Ruth Park, Parlier
 
  Info: Parlier Chamber of Commerce  (559) 646-3545  
     
  Reedley Street Faire  
  Food, entertainment and unique gift items all in a historic downtown. Come enjoy the friendly hospitality of this magical city.
Downtown Reedley
 
  Info: Reddley Downtown Association  (559) 638-5484  
     
  Selma Raisin Festival  
  Held in the “Raisin Capital of the World”, this 25 year old event celebrates the raisin and agriculture industry and includes competitions in baking art floriculture, photography and poetry, as well as offering live entertainment, carnival rides, craft booths, delicious food and old-fashioned family fun!
Lincoln Park, Selma
 
  Info: Selma Chamber of Commerce  (559) 891-2235  
     
  Sudz in the City  
  Set in Downtown Fresno’s beautiful new baseball stadium, this is Fresno's Celebration of Microbreweries. An annual event where microbreweries and homebrewers alike come together and serve up the fruits of their hard labor. The Microbrew festival features California beers, BBQ, and live music – attendees are guaranteed a good time!
Grizzlies Stadium - Downtown Fresno
 
  Info: Downtown Association  (559) 490-9966  
     
  Kingsburg Swedish Festival  
  Valkommen! Now entering its 40th year, Kingsburg invites guests to come and experience the rich culture of Sweden in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. This 3-day event is filled with entertainment, food and fun. Enjoy specialty shops, arts & crafts, a magnificent parade, the raising of the maypole, and traditional Swedish fare including the famed Svenska pancake.
Swedish Village, Kingsburg
 
  Info: Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce  (559) 897-1111  
     
  Taste & Toast of the Tower  
  Fresno – Tower District  
  Info: Tower Marketing Committee  (559) 497-8362  
     
  Tower Classic Car Show  
  Fresno – Tower District  
  Info: Tower Marketing Committee  (559) 497-8362
 
 
  Fresno Movies in the Park  
  Friday evenings from late May through September.
Eaton Plaza, Fresno
 
  Info: City of Fresno Parks and Recreation, 
(559) 891-2235
 
     

June
 
 
  Summer Concerts in the Park (thru Aug)  
  Enjoy outdoor concerts in the lovely surroundings of Woodward Park (bring your blankets and lawn chairs). A new band is featured every other week - fun for the entire family.
Woodward Park - Fresno
 
  Info: City of Fresno Parks (559) 621-2900  
     
  Shaver Lake Brewfest  
  Shaver Lake  
  Info: (559) 841-3350  
     
  Hye Fest  
  Fulton Mall, Downtown Fresno  
  Info: City of Fresno  (559) 621-8350  
     
  Orgnaic Stone Fruit Jubilee  
  MOA's Oasis Garden, Clovis  
  Info: Slow Food  (559) 324-0465  
     
  Hog Kabob Poker Run  
  Kerman  
  Info:  
     
  Rumble to the Summit  
  Clovis to Sierra Summit  
  Info:  
     
  Sanger Street Faire  
  Saturday evenings in June and September.
Downtown Sanger
 
  Info: Sanger Chamber of Commerce  (559) 875-4575  
     
  Kingsburg Summer Band Concerts Under the Stars  
  Thursday evenings in June and July.
Memorial Park, Kingsburg
 
  Info: Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce  (559) 897-1111  
     
July  
  Independence Day Celebrations  
  City & Community events throughout Fresno County. Contact the Fresno county Office of Tourism for loactions.  
  Info: Fresno County Office of Tourism  (559) 262-4271  
     
  Taste of the Harvest  
  Info: UC Master Gardeners/Garden of the Sun
(559) 456-4151
 
     
  Harvest Fiesta & Carnival  
  Join in this 4-day alcohol free family event featuring food, sports, water fun, music, carnival and coronation of the Harvest Queen.
Mendota
 
  Info: City of Mendota  (559) 655-3291  
     
  Obon Odori and Carnival  
  Kern and E Streets, Fresno  
  Info: Chinatown Revitalization  (559) 441-7915  
     
  Peach Party  
  This party includes peach displays, samplings, and peachy specialties. The whole family can enjoy the great food, Clovis farmers market and special kids’ activities.
Old Town Clovis
 
  Info: Business Organization of Old Town 
(559) 298-5774
 
     
  High Sierra Regatta  
  Hosted by the Fresno Yacht Club, the 2005 High Sierra Regatta will be the 52nd year of racing on beautiful Huntington Lake. The regatta spans two weekends, the first on July 9-10, and July 16-17. The High Sierra Regatta will attract Olympic gold medalists, and national champions. The consistent winds and beautiful scenery attract sailors and visitors from all over the country.
Huntington Lake
 
  Info: Fresno Yacht Club www.fresnoyachtclub.org  
     
  Shaver Lake Wine Tour & Luau  
  Enjoy good food, good wine, and good friends in the naturally gorgeous community of Shaver. A unique and delicious experience.
Shaver Lake
 
  Info: Shaver Lake Chamber of Commerce
(559) 841-3350
 
     
  Rock & Rod Revival  
  Fresno Kearney Park  
  Info: KMJ Radio
(559) 490-5800
 
August  
  North American Pole Vault Championship  
  Watch the nation’s best pole vaulters fly through the air on the streets of Old Town Clovis. When the family is done watching the spectacular acrobatics, enjoy a farmers market, petting zoo, bounce house and more!
Old Town Clovis
 
  Info: Business Organization of Old Town 
(559) 298-5774
 
     
  Cantaloupe Round Up Festival  
  This annual Firebaugh event includes food booths, art & crafts, entertainment, carnival games and lots more!
Firebaugh
 
  Info: City of Firebaugh  (559) 659-2043  
     
  Summer Concerts in the Park  
  Lincoln Park, Selma  
  Info: Selma Chamber of Commerce   (559) 891-2235  
     
  Taste of the Harvest  
  Garden of the Sun, Fresno  
  Info: UC Garden of the Sun  (559) 456-4151  
     
  Jamaica My Weekend  
  Kick off your shoes, relax on the lawn and listen to an evening of Reggae music under the stars! This fabulous community celebration features Caribbean food specialties, crafts, a bounce house for the kids, and a beverage oasis for the adults!
Tower District - Fresno
 
  Info: Tower District Marketing  (559) 497-8362  
     
  Toro Nagashi Ceremony  
  In honor of loved ones who have passed away, this beautiful ceremony features a performance by Heiwa Taiko Drummers, and dedication, lighting, and launching of 250 lantern-lit boats.
Shinzen Japanese Garden, Woodward Park - Fresno
 
  Info: City of Fresno Parks and Recreation
(559) 621-2900
 
     
  Ice Cream Zoofari  
  Stop by the Chaffee Zoo for an fun-filled evening visiting the animals and all you can eat ice cream!
Chaffee Zoo, Roeding Park - Fresno
 
  Info: Fresno Zoological Society  (559) 264-5988  
     
  Greek Food Festival  
  Fresno  
  Info: St. George Greek Orthodox Church
(559) 233-0397
 
     
  Fig Fest  
  California State University, Fresno  
  Info: California Fig Advisory Board (559) 243-8600  
September  
  Celtic Concert  
  Scottish Society of Central California presents its annual Celtic Concert, a night of Celtic music, featuring Celtic singers and musical groups and a rousing pipe and drum band. Proceeds support the Society’s Scholarship Fund. SSCC is an IRC 501(c)(3) corporation.
 
  Info: (559) 313-7548 or www.scottishsociety.org.  
     
  Kirkin' O' the Tartan  
  Scottish Society of Central California presents its annual Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan. This is a century-old traditional ceremony honoring Scottish heritage. Each clan is called forward to place their tartan on the altar rail for the blessing of the tartan. The blessings praise the faith and fortitude of the clan fathers, and honor the noble tradition that Scots proudly share. Everyone is invited to enjoy a variety of Celtic delicacies following the service.  
  Info: (559) 313-7548 or www.scottishsociety.org.  
     
  Reedley Taste of the Town  
  Sample local restaurant specialties or try some of their new recipes - Delicious! The event is complete with wine tasting and live music.
Downtown Reedley
 
  Info: Reedley Downtown Association  (559) 638-5484  
     
  Fiesta Patrias  
  Fulton Mall, Downtown Fresno  
  Info: Fresno Downtown Assoc.  (559) 490-9966  
     
  Crayfish and Jazz  
  Swedish Village, Kingsburg  
  Info: Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce,  (559) 897-1111  
     
  Parkin' in the Park  
  Lincoln Park, Selma  
  Info: Selma Chamber of Commerce  (559) 891-2235  
     
  Firebaugh Car Show  
  1972 and older hot rods, classics, antiques, and custom cars and trucks are the featured attractions at this show. With your favorite oldies music to set the mood, extras include raffle prizes, great food, and a kiddy area.  
  Info: Firebaugh Police Activities League 
(559) 659-3051
 
     
  Mexican Independence Day Celebration  
  Join us for entertainment, traditional and contemporary Mexican music, food booths, vendors, prizes, & fun!
Fulton Mall - Downtown Fresno
 
  Info: Downtown Association  (559) 490-9966  
     
  Musick Mountain Blues Festival  
  This annual event is a foothill tradition, a wonderful day of good music, good food, good friends and good fun, all in the beautiful setting of Shaver Lake. Presented by the warm and wonderful members of the Intermountain Rotary!
Shaver Lake
 
  Info: Intermountain Rotary  (559) 822-5837  
     
  Selma Mariachi Festival  
  Enjoy an afternoon of great music, wonderful food, and family fun!
Pioneer Village, Selma
 
  Info: Selma Arts Council  (559) 891-2237  
     
  Kerman Harvest Festival & Parade  
  For over 60 years this tradition has included a harvest parade, along with a long weekend filled with carnival games, food booths, craft vendors, kids’ pavilion, live entertainment and evening dances.
Kerman
 
  Info: Kerman Chamber of Commerce  (559) 846-6343  
     
  Fresno Highland Gathering and Games  
  Scottish Society of Central California invites you into the atmosphere of a Scottish village of old with pipers, drummers, singers, Highland dancers, storytellers, sheep dogs, kilted athletes, and hearty Scottish food. Athletic, piping, drumming, and dancing competitions. Youth athletic competitions. Enjoy live Scottish and Celtic music. Thrill to the sounds of bagpipe and drum bands. Visit with the Clan of your heritage. Meet Scottish legends in literature and fame at the Living History Stage. Take home a Celtic memento purchased in the bustling marketplace. Opening Ceremony begins at noon with the "Massing of the Pipe Bands" and "March of the Clans". Venue: Roeding Park, Fresno. SSCC is an IRC 501(c)(3) corporation.
  Info: (559) 313-7548 or www.scottishsociety.org  
     
  Clovis Fest  
  For 30 years, the Clovisfest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly is held on the last full weekend in September, attracting over 70,000 visitors. Two days of free family fun in Old Town Clovis are centered around 25 booths with multi-cultural food, great live entertainment, over 200 craft artisans, carnival games and a great car display. Each day at sunrise the sky fills with colorful hot air balloons, lifting off to float across the Valley.
Old Town Clovis
 
  Info: Clovis Chamber of Commerce  (559) 299-7363  
     
  Caruthers District Fair  
  For over 75 years, California’s largest free gate fair has entertained and educated generations of fair goers. From agricultural and livestock exhibits, diverse food offerings, tope notch entertainment, carnival rides and midway, and the highlights the Queen Coronation and daily raffle prize drawings – the Caruthers District Fair is Fun!  
  Info: Caruthers District Fair  (559) 864-3768  
     
  Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival  
  Fresno Tower District  
  Info: Reel Pride (559) 488-6562  
October  
  Civil War Revisited  
  The largest annual Civil War reenactment and living history event in the United States. Union, confederate and Civilian reenactors will bring to life a time when our country was faced with one its greatest challenges. Visitors experience living history from this riveting period.
Kearney Park - Fresno
 
  Info: Fresno Historical Society  (559) 441-0862  
     
  Moonlight & Chocolate  
  Join in an evening of desserts from the best local restaurants and bakers in a beautiful moonlit garden setting. Proceeds benefit the Garden of the Sun. Garden of the Sun - Fresno  
  Info: UC Master Gardners/Garden of the Sun
(559) 970-3384
 
     
  Coalingafest  
  Live entertainment, classic car shows, arts & crafts, petting zoo, kids’ games, and offerings celebrating Coalinga’s garlic heritage. Delicious BBQ will be grilled up by local service clubs – making your old-fashioned fest experience complete.
Coalinga
 
  Info: Coalinga Chamber of Commerce (559) 935-2948  
     
  Big Fresno Fair  
  For over 120 years the Fresno Fair has celebrated the local agricultural heritage with exhibits showcasing the area’s rich talents and bountiful offerings. Along with the thrills of the midway, top-notch entertainment and live horse racing, fairgoers can enjoy exhibits of all kinds including agriculture, livestock, home arts, floriculture, gems & minerals, fine arts and a rainforest.
Fresno Fairgrounds
  Info: Big Fresno Fair  (559) 650-FAIR (3247)  
     
  Reedley Fiesta  
  Celebrating the unique heritage of the region with arts & crafts, entertainment, food booths, and on Friday night the coronation of the King & Queen (as selected by the residents). A wonderful parade winds its way through the charming downtown on Saturday morning – a wonderful weekend of family fun.
Reedley
 
  Info: Reedley Chamber of Commerce  (559) 638-3548  
     
  Fowler Fall Festival  
  Celebrating the agricultural heritage & bountiful harvest, this hometown parade & festival features marching bands & community floats competing for top awards. After the parade, enjoy great food, music & entertainment in the park where the Festival Queen & Court will be crowned. Fowler  
  Info: City of Fowler  (559) 834-3113  
     
  Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire  
  The greatest little show in Central California. Dozens of dealers - thousands of items.
Old Town Clovis
 
  Info: Business Organization of Old Town  (559) 298-5774  
     
  Zoo Boo  
  Trick-or-treating, carnival games and fun galore!
Chaffee Zoo, Roeding Park - Fresno
 
  Info: Fresno Zoological Society  (559) 264-5988  
     
  Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival  
  Growing bigger and better every year this marching band extravaganza was launched in 1965. The Selma Rotary sponsors this event and plans to continue the tradition for years to come. The traditional hot air balloons will launch in the morning to signal the start of the festival and then the parade begins. Winding through downtown, the festival breaks for lunch before regrouping for the dazzling field show competition Selma High’s Staley Stadium at 1:30 p.m. In addition to marching bands, participants in the parade include community groups, dignitaries, Shriner Clowns, car clubs and a Japanese Taiko drummer band which also performs just before the start of the parade. Selma  
  Info: Selma Chamber of Commerce  (559) 891-2235  
     
  Halloween Events  
  City and Community events including haunted houses, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, and safe trick or treating parties going on throughout Fresno County. Check October's calendar of events or contact Fresno County Office of Tourism for locations.  
  Info: Fresno County Office of Tourism  (559) 262-4271  
     
  Fresno County Wine Journey  
  Countywide  
  Info: Engelmann Cellars (559) 274-9463  
     
  Fall Wine Cornucopia  
  Fresno  
  Info: Central California Winegrowers (559) 618-1856
 
 
November  
  Shinzen Garden Cultural Fair & Fall Color Festival  
  Set in this lush and serene garden this faire features, art exhibits, children's activities, educational displays, floral arts, food booths, Japanese poetry, Koi exhibits, Martial Arts, Tea Ceremonies and a performance by the Clovis Heiwa Taiko Drummers.
Shinzen Japanese Garden, Woodward Park - Fresno
 
  Info: City of Fresno Parks  (559) 621-2900  
     
  Veterans Day Parade  
  This long-standing and historical Veterans Day tradition continues. Join in honoring our armed forces at the largest Veterans Day Parade in the U.S.
Downtown Fresno
 
  Info: St. Giles Guild: www.aycsnetwork.com  
     
  Kearney Park Renaissance Fair  
  Be transported to England in 1542 and take in the pomp and spectacle of a 16th century battle presided over by King Henry VIII. In addition to enjoying live stage performances and mock battles, the fair will offer a wide array of renaissance food, crafts, and other period items in the faire marketplace. The presentation of this historical era in an educational and safe environment makes it a sure bet for family entertainment.
Kearney Park
 
  Info: (559) 227-5875  
     
  Citrus & Fall Foilage Trail (thru Jan)  
  Eastern Fresno County  
  Info: Fresno County Office of Tourism (559) 262-4271  
     
  Dia de los Muertos  
  Fresno  
  Info: Arte Americas (559) 266-2623  
     
  Julgranfest  
  Kingsburg  
  Info: Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce (559) 897-1111
 
 
December  
     
  Christmas at the Meux Home  
  The Meux Home, built in 1888, celebrates this holiday season with each room of the house decorated to reflect one of the nine decades the home was occupied by the Meux family. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and ambiance on a docent led tour of this beautifully restored Victorian home. Meux Home Museum - Fresno  
  Info: Meux Home Museum  (559) 233-8007  
     
  Holiday Cheer at the River Center  
  Join the River Parkway Trust for the annual holiday themed event at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies. You, your family and friends will enjoy free cookies and hot beverages, live music and entertainment, booths by local organizations and free children's games. The ranch house will be decorated for the season. Children can participate in craft sessions for just $5 per child. Food is available for purchase. You can accomplish all your holiday shopping in the River Store, which will be stocked with nature themed gifts for everyone on your list. For more information call (559) 248-8480 or visit www.riverparkway.org. Free Admission.  
     
  Santa’s Village  
  Christmas tree lighting, holiday boutique and the guest of honor Santa! Experience the holiday in nature's winter wonderland!
Shaver Lake
 
  Info: Shaver Lake Chamber of Commerce  (559) 841-3350  
     
  Christmas Tree Lane  
  Van Ness Boulevard is transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland for the 82nd annual Christmas Tree Lane. Light displays adorn trees, lawns and homes in a mile long Yuletide homage. As a fundraiser, Tree Fresno hosts two nights on the lane for walkers only.
Fig Garden - Fresno
 
  Info: Fig Garden Homeowner's Assoc.   (559) 348-9200  
     
  Annual Chanukah Bazaar  
  Fresno  
  Info: Temple Beth Israel (559) 432-3600  
     
  Philharmonic Holiday Concert Spectacular  
  Fresno  
  Info: Fresno Philharmonic (559) 261-0600  
     
  Christmas at Kearney Mansion Museum  
  Step into a Victorian Christmas, and experience the Mansion dressed for the Holidays! Browse for special gifts at the Christmas store and enjoy a holiday tea, group tour or open house!
Kearney Park - Fresno
 
  Info: Fresno Historical Society  (559) 441-0862  
     
  Electrical Farm Equipment Parade  
  Experience the chill in the air as a unique light show honoring the Valley’s agricultural heritage parades through the heart of Reedley – an event not to be missed!
Downtown Reedley
 
  Info: Reedley Downtown Association  (559) 638-5484  
     
  Children’s Electric Christmas Parade  
  Since 1988, the parade has blinked and twinkled its merry way through Old Town Clovis, featuring kids, live animals, costumed characters and brilliantly lit holiday floats. Parade participants have only one rule – they must be decorated with lights!
Old Town Clovis
 
  Info: Clovis Chamber of Commerce  (559) 299-7273  
     
  Santa Lucia Festival  
  Santa Lucia Day opens with each household’s oldest daughter donning a long white gown, red sash and a crown of candles. Kingsburg’s Swedish Village celebrates this tradition with traditional Swedish breakfast offered by local restaurants, an arts & crafts festival, a gingerbread house contest, home baked goods & food offerings, and the Festival of Lights parade!
Kingsburg Swedish Village
 
  Info: Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce  (559) 897-1111  
     
  Holiday Parade  
  A tradition for over 75 years, the Downtown streets come alive with music, floats and holiday merriment – celebrating the joy of the season!
Downtown Fresno
 
  Info: City of Fresno Parks  (559) 621-6720  
     
  Nation’s Christmas Tree City Toyland Parade  
  For the 57th year decorated floats, marching bands and community groups will vie to be the Judges Choice at this annual holiday event also featuring food, arts & crafts, and fun for the entire family!
Sanger
 
  Info: Sanger Chamber of Commerce  (559) 875-4575  
     
  Nutcracker at the Saroyan  
  The Fresno Philharmonic and Fresno Ballet present this holiday classic. This all new production features a magical journey to the land of sweets. A feast for the eyes and ears - a treat for the whole family!
Saroyan Theater - Downtown Fresno
 
  Info: Fresno Philharmonic  (559) 233-2623  
     
  Christmas Electric Light Parade  
  Enjoy a day filled with holiday festivities. Food booths, craft fair, entertainment, prize drawings, and a Christmas Tree lighting all lead up to the grand parade!
Firebaugh
 
  Info: City of Firebaugh  (559) 659-2043  
     
  Annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree  
  This annual pilgrimage is a landmark event honoring the Christmas tradition!. The annual Nation's Christmas Tree Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. on the second Sunday in December, at the base of the General Grant Tree in Grant Grove at Kings Canyon National Park. This will be the 79th celebration of the two honors held by the General Grant Tree. It was designated as the “Nation's Christmas Tree” by President Calvin Coolidge in 1926, and established as the only living National Shrine in 1956 to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country. Enjoy non-denominational services, live musical performances, a tribute to those who died serving the country, and a presidential proclamation. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the Chartered bus service (with full police escort) arranged by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce. Set in an enchanted winter wonderland, this inspiring one and one half hour event, defines the spirit of Christmas. Kings Canyon National Park  
  Info: Sanger Chamber of Commerce  (559) 875-4575  
     
  Coalinga Twilight Christmas Parade  
  Join this annual holiday celebration of lights and Christmas Magic!
Coalinga
 
  Info: Coalinga Chamber of Commerce  (559) 935-2948  
     
  Candlelight Christmas on Huntington Blvd.  
  Experience holiday magic as a mile of lampposts transform into glowing red candles. Enjoy over a 100 homes resplendent with festive holiday displays. Santa will be live in person – with his reindeer itching to take flight over in the center median. Be dazzled by the nation’s tallest lighted and decorated living tree!
Huntington Boulevard - Fresno
 
  Info: Huntington Boulevard Homeowners Association 
(559) 266-4242
 
     
  Luminarias & Noche de las Luminarias  
  The Night of the Soft Lights, a Southwestern tradition where paper bags are filled with sand and candles to line walkways on Christmas Eve to help the Christ child find his way. The Discovery Center celebrates with arts & crafts, holiday decorations, traditional Mexican foods, and live music. The Discovery Center - Fresno  
  Info: The Discovery Center  (559) 251-5533  
     
  Pageantry of Lights Christmas Night Parade  
  Enjoy this Christmas night parade down main street featuring a very special guest – Santa Claus
Kerman
 
  Info: Kerman Chamber of Commerce  (559) 846-6343  
     
  Hmong New Year Celebration  
  This celebration is the largest in the U.S.A. This is an occasion to rest from one’s daily demands and enjoy a period of feasting and entertainment, celebrating the richness of the culture. Interwoven in the festivities is a time to reflect on the past and set goals for the future.
Fresno Fairgrounds
 
  Info: Hmong International New Year Committee  (559) 252-8782  
     
  Annual Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Show  
  Sierra Summit  
  Info: Sierra Summit (559) 233-2500