Welcome, May! There are so many great events happening this month in Fresno County. Check out the Fresno County Fruit Trail, head out the Kingsburg Swedish Festival and catch one of the many shows happening in the area.

Fresno County Fruit Trail - Begins Mid-May

peaches in a fruit basket

Location: Find map of the trail here.

About the event: With its lush farmlands and orchards, the Fresno County Fruit Trail is a feast for the senses, offering you the chance to explore some of California's best agricultural offerings. From cherries to peaches, plums to apricots, you'll not only taste a variety of fresh fruits but you'll get to meet the farmers who grow, pick and package them. 

Selma's 43rd Annual Raisin Festival - May 4-7

Location: Lincoln Park, Selma, CA 93662

Time: See times here.

About the event: Come out for the Selma Raisin Festival at Lincoln Park. Enjoy carnival rides, food and more! Details here.

Fresno State 2nd Annual Mariachi Festival - May 6

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

Time: 7 pm

About the event: Fresno State is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Mariachi Festival will take place on May 6th at the Save Mart Center.  This years festival features: Mariachi Los Camperos De Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán, Mariachi Los Reyes, Ana Barbara, and Majo Aguilar. Get tickets here.

Fresno Urban Run - May 6

Location: Downtown Fresno, CA

Time: 8 am

About the event: Starting inside of Chukchansi Park, you will be put to the challenge of climbing every step from the bottom to the top of the stadium, followed by a run up and down a 6-story circular garage and then a half-mile run down Fulton Street to the Tuolumne Overpass. Take the final climb up 220 stairs of the 10-story Grand Tower. The Urban run is approximately 3 miles. Register for the run here.

Josh Bravo at Solitary Cellars Winery - May 6

Location: 14439 N Friant Rd, Friant, CA 93626

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm 

About the event: Enjoy an evening of live music performed by Josh Bravo at Solitary Cellars in Friant. This event is free! Find more information here.

Old Town Clovis Wine Walk - May 6

Old Town Clovis at Night

Location: Old Town Clovis

Time: 5 pm to 8:30 pm

About the event: Shop, sip and taste your way through Old Town Clovis during the spring Wine Walk. You'll get to sample local wines in various shops and pick up bottles at the pop-up wine shop located on the corner of 5th and Pollasky. Details here.

New Worlds presented by the Fresno Philharmonic - May 7

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

Time: 3 pm

About the event: What is “American” classical music? Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, answered that question by drawing inspiration from Indigenous and African American music. Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Clans expresses his Chickasaw identity through the medium of modern classical music. Placing these two works in dialogue hopefully deepens this fundamental artistic question. Julian Rhee, winner of the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, brings Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto to life with his signature energy. Purchase tickets here.

All Shook Up - May 11

Location: Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater, 1226 N Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm

About the event: Elvis meets Shakespeare in this hip-swiveling, knee-popping 1950's fantasy that will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes! All Shook Up is running at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater from May 11 through July 9, 2023. The show is rated PG. Purchase tickets here.

Taylor Tomlinson: The Have it All Tour - May 12

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

Time: 7 pm 

About the event: Get ready for a night of laughs, comedian Taylor Tomlinson will bring her new show, "The Have It All Tour" to the William Saroyan Theater on May 12. Purchase tickets here.

Strawberry Festival at Sunshine's Farm - May 13-14

Sunshine's Farm

Location: 284 S Temperance Ave, Fresno, CA 93727

Time: 10 am to 7 pm

About the event: Enjoy berry picking, flower picking, live music, kids activities and plenty of food at Sunshine's Farm's Strawberry Festival. Details here.

Felly @ Strummer's - May 14


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

Time: 7 pm to 10 pm

About the event: Singer, rapper and songwriter Felly is bringing his show to Strummer's in Fresno's Tower District. Get tickets here.

Mother's Day Buffet Brunch - May 14

Location: Ziveli Winery, 5840 N Biola Ave, Fresno, CA 93723

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

About the event: Celebrate all of the mothers in your life at Ziveli Winery! There will be a brunch buffet, unlimited “MOM”osas (for a 1-hour time period) and orange juice for the kids! There will be three 1-hour time slots: 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm. The winery’s tasting room & Brick L’Oven will also be open! Get tickets here.

BLOOMS & Bubbly at the Fresno Art Museum - May 13

Fresno Art Museum Statue in front of museum

Location: Fresno Art Museum, 2233 N First St, Fresno, CA 93703

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

About the event: Celebrate the flavors of spring and create traditions with Fresno Art Museum’s 3rd Annual Blooms & Bubbly Mother's Day Brunch. Together with your friends, family, Mom or a special someone, guests are invited to enjoy an array of brunch specialties, including glazed ham, crêpes, egg soufflé, potatoes, fresh fruit, bottomless champagne and mimosas, and pastries! Purchase tickets here. 

Kingsburg Swedish Festival -  May 18-20

Kingsburg Swedish Festival

Location: Downtown Kingsburg

Time: Thursday, 5 pm to 7 pm; Friday, 5 pm to 7:30 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm

About the event: Experience and taste the rich culture of Sweden in Kingsburg. This event is filled with entertainment, food and fun. It all begins on Thursday night with the pea soup & Swedish pancake supper. On Friday night, enjoy a Swedish Smorgasbord and Heritage Program, and Saturday we will have a Festival with Parade, Vendors, and Heritage Activities! Besides the many great shops & restaurants on Draper St. in Downtown Kingsburg. Details here.

Tequila Fest - May 20

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

About the event: As one of the largest tequila festivals in the state, attendees can expect tequila tastings, lots of food trucks, vendors, and more. Get tickets here.