Hello, April! There are so many great events happening this month in Fresno County! Head out to the annual Big Hat Days festival and gear up for the Clovis Rodeo. Baseball is back at Chukchansi Park and check out the shows playing in Fresno County. 

Big Hat Days - April 1-2

Welcome sign hangs over street as people check out different vendor booths

Location: Old Town Clovis

Time: April 1, 9 am to 6 pm and April 2, 9 am to 5 pm

About the event: Kick off Rodeo month in Clovis with the Big Hat Days festival. The annual event celebrates Clovis' rich history and culture, which is rooted by an entrepreneurial spirit. The two-day event has live music, food and fun activities in Old Town Clovis. Find more information here.

Danzantes Unidos Festival 2023 - April 1-2

Location: Sunnyside High School, 1019 South Peach Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727

Time: Times vary

About the event: Danzantes Unidos is the cultural network of Mexican folk dancers and artists. The three-day festival includes live performances and visual art displays. Get more information here. 

Fresno Grizzlies Opening Day - April 11

baseball fans attending game in progress

Location: Chukchansi Park, 1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 6:50 pm 

About the event: Baseball is back at Chukchansi Park! The Fresno Grizzlies will take on the Stockton Ports during the season opener. Help the team kick off their season and stay for fireworks after the game. Get tickets here.

Wanderstars - April 11

Location: Fresno Discovery Center, 1944 N Winery, Fresno, CA 93703

Time: 7 pm to 10 pm 

About the event: Don't miss this first-ever stargazing event at the Fresno Discovery Center! Get an amazing view of the beautiful night sky, and enjoy activities and vendor booths. Find more information here.

Fresno Philharmonic Farm to Fiddle Dinner Party - April 20

Location: 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730

Time: 5:30 pm 

About the event: Back by popular demand, the Fresno Philharmonic’s second annual Farm to Fiddle Dinner Party brings together two of the Central Valley’s signature creations: food and music. The evening begins with local wine and cocktails, a bountiful grazing table, and a special performance by Rei Hotoda and members of the Fresno Philharmonic. A seated farm style dinner with local specialties completes a magical evening in the spectacular setting of the San Joaquin River Parkway. Find information and purchase tickets here.

Earth Day Fresno 2023 - April 22

Location: Fresno City College, 1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

About the event: Earth Day Fresno is back! This free outdoor festival will feature educational exhibits, a bike clinic, all-electric vehicle test drives, children’s activities, local cuisine, and much more. Details here. 

Journey with special guest Toto - April 23

Location: Save Mart Center, 2650 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

Time: 7:30 pm 

About the event: One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, Journey, announces the continuation of their highly successful tour with the 50th Anniversary Celebration Freedom Tour 2023 featuring, very special guest Toto. The band will make a stop in Fresno at the Save Mart Center. Get tickets here.

Clovis Rodeo - April 26-30

Clovis Rodeo PBR

Location: Clovis Rodeo Grounds, 748 Rodeo Drive, Clovis, CA 93612

Time: Times vary

About the event: The Clovis Rodeo is the best of country living all wrangled up into one huge occasion. One of the top five rodeos in California, it is part of the ProRodeo/Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Tour. Events Include Professional Bull Riding, PRCA performances, jackpot roping and celebrity roping events. The rodeo action is accompanied by a parade, concerts, dances, and some of the best tri-tip sandwiches to boot. Get tickets here.

10th Annual Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Exhibition and Reception - April 27

Location: 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730

Time: 5:30 pm to 8 pm 

About the event: Arts Alive in Agriculture is a celebration of our agricultural industry through the visual arts with the intent to promote and encourage creative perspectives on our intimate relationships with food-production here in the Central Valley. Artists will present pieces in six categories, and prizes will be awarded. Details and tickets here.

Clovis Rodeo Parade - April 29

Location: Old Town Clovis

Time: 9:30 am

About the event: Traditionally held the Saturday of rodeo week, the parade features more than 120 entries in 27 different categories. It winds through the streets of Old Town Clovis to the cheers of the thousands of parade fans lining the route. Whether you come for the marching bands, horse drawn vehicles, mounted groups, novelty acts or the themed floats it is certain to be worth the trip. Details here.