Spring in Fresno
Awaken your senses...
No one can deny the beauty of the region's landscape during the spring months. In fact, it's during this time of year that Fresno's outdoor experiences come alive. Whether driving through the countryside, paddling down the river or just relaxing, you'll love springtime in Fresno!
Fresno County Blossom & Fruit Trails
These self-guided tours are a "must-see" for visitors and locals alike. From late February through mid-March, the Blossom Trail will guide you through the region's countryside with orchards of fruit trees full of blossoms and fragrances bound to enliven your senses. Then, from May through September, wander along the Fruit Trail to savor the region's bountiful harvest.
Vintage Days at Fresno State
Vintage Days is a four-day, student-planned celebration that combines numerous social, cultural and recreational activities into a series of coordinated programs over an extended weekend. Features include the Boomtown Carnival, Casino Night, Kids Zone, Crafts Faire, concerts and more. It's a fun-filled festival for any age!
Waterfalls in Yosemite
Visitors from all of the world flock to Yosemite National Park every spring to experience these waterfalls. Yosemite Falls, dropping 2,425 feet, is the highest waterfall in North America. And that's just the beginning as each year the waterfalls vary depending on that winter's snow pack. You'll never to what you're going to see!
Rodeo Month in Old Town Clovis
First up is Big Hat Days when the streets of Old Town Clovis are filled with music, arts and crafts, a beer garden, international food fair, family carnival, pony rides and so much more. But don't forget to wear your hat!
At the end of the month, the Clovis Rodeo has grown into one of the top three rodeos in California and top fifteen across the nation. The three-day festival is a celebration of Clovis' western heritage and the enduring legacy of the cattle ranching industry in the Central Valley.
San Joaquin River Parkway
The San Joaquin River Parkway is a mosaic of parks, trails, and ecological reserves located along the San Joaquin River between Friant Dam and Highway 145, just north of the City of Fresno. The Parkway Trail Network includes places to ride your bike, walk, jog, ride your horse, or just escape into nature. If you're feeling even more adventurous, guided canoe tours begin in late April and run throughout the summer, or you can go fishing in one of five designated areas. The Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies offers art and educational exhibits, programs and activities, gardens and links to pedestrian and bike trails.
Kingsburg Car Show
The Kingsburg Car Show features Roadsters, Antiques, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, T-Birds, Mopars and more. There will be great food, entertainment, carnival and shopping available. Vendors will be selling items specializing in custom auto parts.
Shinzen Japanese Gardens
Located in Woodward Park in North Fresno, the Shinzen Japanese Garden features an authentic teahouse, koi pond, Ume Grove, streams and waterfalls, double moon bridge and meditation areas. Of particular interest in springtime is the Shinzen Blossom Festival, which occurs on the weekend closest to the Equinox, when the Spring section especially is ablaze with color. Other fun spring events include the Fr. Bonsai So. Spring Show, Shinzen Run, Spring Artist Day in the Garden, Spring Pruning Day and Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern) Ceremony.