The summer season is in full swing in Fresno County, and August brings more fun events to enjoy. From family-friendly activities to special wine tastings and new entertainers rolling into the area; we've put together a list of some of the events happening this month that you don't want to miss! Read on to find a link to our full events calendar. 


Cupcake and Wine Pairing — August 20

Location: Kings River Winery, 4276 S Greenwood Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

About the event: Enjoy cupcakes from Gourmet Goodies by Delilah paired with samples of wines by Kings River Winery


Toro Nagashi — August 20

Location: Shinzen Japanese Friendship Garden, 114 W Audubon Drive, Fresno, CA 93720

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

About the event: Celebrate the last night of the festival of Obon with the Shinzen Friendship Garden's 37th annual Toro Nagashi candle lit lantern celebration. Lantern decorating with occur from 1 pm to 5 pm and the lantern celebration begins at 7 pm.


Cen Cal Thrift and Vintage Expo — August 27

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S Chance Avenue, Fresno, CA 92702

Time: 11 am to 7 pm

About the event: Shop for vintage clothes, art and other handcrafted items at the Cen Cal Thrift and Vintage Expo at the Fresno Fairgrounds


 aerial view of a farm field     

Field of Fresno Ag Tour — August 27                                                                                             

Location: Kearney Mansion Museum, 7160 W Kearney Boulevard, Fresno, CA 93706                                                                                                                                             

About the event: The Field of Fresno Ag Tour is presented by the Fresno Historical Society. You and a group will take a tour of Kearney Mansion and learn about Fresno County's deep agri-business roots. You'll also visit local crops followed by lunch and wine tasting at Woolf Farms. Tickets are on sale now. 



Jurassic Empire — August 6 & August 7

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S Chance Avenue, Fresno, CA 92702

Time: Varies based on tour. 

About the event: Your family can learn about dinosaurs and have some wild fun at Jurassic Empire. The dino museum will be at the Fresno Fairgrounds on August 6 and August 7. Tickets are on sale now. 

Woman and child pet horse on ranch

Family Craft Day — August 20

Location: The RIDE Foundation Ranch, 24768 E Kings Canyon Road, Reedley, CA 93654

Time: 11 pm to 3 pm

About the event: Gather your family for an incredible hands-on experience! Sugar Pine Crafts & Creations is hosting guided woodworking craft creation for all ages at the RIDE Foundation Ranch. There will also be a demonstration on gentling wild mustangs. 

Children sit in circle learning about science and nature

Young Explorers Enrichment Program — August 30

Location: San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, Inc., 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

About the event: Your child can take part in this hands-on nature-based experience hosted by the San Joaquin River Parkway Conservation Trust. They'll take nature walks, have free-play in one of several themed play areas and learn about item collection and sorting. The program begins August 30 and runs through December 15. 


Rebelution — August 4

Location: Woodward Park Amphitheater, 7775 N Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93720

Time: 5 pm to 10 pm

About the show: Hear hit songs from Grammy-nominated reggae rock music band Rebelution during the 2022 tour stop in Fresno. 


Camilo Septimo x Francisca Valenzuela Gira Galactica 2022 — August 9

Location: Strummer's, 833 E Fern Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728

Time: 7 pm

About the show: Artists Camilo Septimo and Francisca Valenzuela will share the stage at Strummer's in Fresno's Tower District, performing their newest singles and songs from their albums. 

Poster with comedian Jim Gaffigan making various faces.

Jim Gaffigan: The Fun Tour — August 13

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

Time: 7 pm

About the show: Two-time Emmy winning comedian, actor and writer Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Save Mart Center, sharing his humorous view of life. 


Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — August 20

Location: William Saroyan Theater, 730 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 8 pm

About the show: Get ready to rock out to classics like "Can't Take My Eyes of You" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons take the stage at William Saroyan Theater

Anjelah Johnson — August 25

Location: William Saroyan Theater, 730 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 7:30 pm

About the show: Comedian and actor Anjelah Johnson is bringing here comedy tour to the William Saroyan Theater. 


Click here for our full calendar of events.