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Local Attractions & Events

Local Attractions & Entertainment Venues

Arte Américas - The largest Latino cultural center in California's Central Valley hosts exhibitions, concerts, and more. Arte maintains a Partnership Gallery with the Fresno Art Museum inside their facility located at 1630 Van Ness in downtown Fresno.

Big Fresno Fair - The Big Fresno Fair runs during the month of October. This is a great time for everyone. Enjoy horse racing, exhibitors, concerts, food and more.

Chaffee Zoo - The zoo is located inside Roeding Park, which is conveniently situated one block east of Highway 99 between Olive Ave. and Belmont Ave. in Fresno, California. They are open from 9 am to 4 pm.

Clovis Rodeo - The Clovis Rodeo receives national attention every year. With some of the best food and bull riding money can buy, attending the rodeo is a fun way to spend the day.

Downing Planetarium - Located on the campus of Fresno State University. The Planetarium is fun for all ages. Stop by and look around.

Forestiere Underground Gardens - Be amazed by this most unique garden built entirely underground.

Fresno Ballet Theater - This company is part of the Valley Performing Arts Council and focuses on classical performances for children. The company stages the Nutcracker every holiday season as well as other performances throughout the year.

Fresno Grand Opera - Formed in 1998, this company produces operas featuring artists of international renown in world class concerts for the residents of Fresno and the entire Central Valley region.

Fresno Philharmonic - The Fresno Philharmonic strives to present high quality, live orchestral music to audiences throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

Fresno State Sports - Fresno takes pride in their collegiate sports. Enjoy football, baseball, basketball, softball and more. Every year, Fresno State athletics are among the nation's best.

Madera Wine Trail - It's the Valley's best kept secrets - working wineries just a few minutes drive from downtown Madera and just across the river from Fresno.

Meux Home Museum - One of the prime houses in terms of historical and architectural significance is the Meux family home at the northwest corner of Tulare and R Streets.

The Mural District - Discover Fresno's vibrant and lively art scene that has emerged in its urban core. 

Shinzen Japanese Garden - The Shinzen Japanese Garden is located within Fresno's Woodward Region Park. The entrance to the park is located on Audubon Drive, just off of Friant Road. Pack a lunch and enjoy your day at the park.

The Tower District - Full of restaurants, shops, and local hotspots, the Tower District is a great place to check out.

The Woodward Shakespeare Festival - Shakespeare is alive and well in Fresno. Click on the link to learn more about them.