Happy November! There are so many great shows, markets, and events happening across Fresno County this month. Get your running shoes ready and take part in the Two Cities Marathon and experience traditions of the past during the annual Kearney Park Renaissance Faire. As the holidays near, many places in Fresno County are also gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some of the events to check out:

EVENTS

Two Cities Marathon - November 5

Group of runners beginning race at starting line

Location: Clovis Community College, 10309 N Willow Avenue, Fresno, CA 93730

Time: 6:30 am 

About the event: Runners from far and wide will take to the streets of Fresno and Clovis during the Two Cities Marathon. The Boston qualifying marathon course is full of scenic views. Cheer on the runners or lace up your shoes to hit the pavement! Registration is still open. Click here for registration information.  

Little Explorers Toddler Time- Nov 6

Little Explorers

Location: 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730 

Time: 9:30 am 

About the event: Little Explorers is a time for you and your little one to explore the outdoors together and practice fine motor skills, cooperation, and increased social interactions. 

Paranormal Cirque- Nov 10-13 

Location: Big Fresno Fairgrounds1121 Chance Avenue, Fresno, CA 93702

Time: Times vary. See details here.

About the event: Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous things? Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for a MATURE audience! Get tickets here.

Family Fall Hike at the River Center- Nov 11 

Location: 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730

Time: 10 am 

About the event: Join the River Parkway Trust for family-friendly hikes each month! These events consist of interactive activities aligned with the month's theme, followed by a guided hike along the Parkway. All ages are welcome. Get tickets here.

Central Valley Veterans Day Parade - November 11

Band marches on street during Veterans Day parade

Location: Downtown Fresno

Time: 9:30 am pre-ceremony, 10:45 am opening ceremony, 11:11 parade kick-off

About the event: Honor and celebrate our veterans during the Central Valley Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Fresno. See the parade route here. Click here for more information. 

Kearney Park Renaissance Faire - November 12 - November 13

Kearney

Location: Kearney Park, 6725 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706

Time: 10 am to 5 pm 

About the event: Learn and celebrate Christmas customs and traditions of the Renaissance at Kearney Park. There will be jousting, a tournament of arms and battle pageant as well as a Christmas market and food vendors. Click here for more information. 

One Enchanted Evening - November 16

Infographic with "One Enchanted Evening" written at the top and a photo of a horse carriage with Christmas lights

Location: Old Town Clovis, Clovis, CA 93612

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm 

About the event: Watch as Old Town Clovis comes to life with the holiday spirit and get ready for One Enchanted Evening! Shops in downtown Clovis will be decorated for the holiday season while carolers sing holiday songs and Santa's elves serve up hot chocolate. You and your family can also enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides for a perfect view of Old Town Clovis. Click here for more information. 

Swede Fest 2023- Nov 17 

Location: Tower Theatre, 815 East Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93728

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

About the event: Prepare to be entertained by homemade, low-budget remakes of your favorite films. Watch as a group of talented filmmakers put their own unique spin on classic movies, and you won't want to miss the laughter and surprises they have in store. The event is free!

IllumiNature at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo - Begins November 24

Graphic cartoon with lion on rock surrounded by flying butterflies and plants

Location: Fresno Chaffee Zoo, 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Time: Times and dates vary. Click here for full calendar. 

About the event: Experience this brand new event by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo! IllumiNature will feature magnificent animal light displays of all shapes and sizes across the zoo with nature, Christmas and Lunar New Year themes. You and your loved ones can enjoy the lights, holiday food and drinks, live entertainment and photos with Santa. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Jonas Brothers- Nov 2 

Jonas

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

Time: 7 pm

About the event: The Jonas Brothers announced additional dates for their North American tour with a stop at the Save Mart Center. Sing your heart out to original classics as they sing to all of their albums. Click here for tickets. 

Los Temerarios- USA Tour 2023- Nov 3

Los Temerarios

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

Time: 8 pm

About the event: Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Los Temerarios will perform live at Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center. Get tickets here.

Pierce The Viel- The Jaws of Life Tour 2023- Nov 5 

Pierce the Veil

Location: Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center, 848 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 6:30 pm

About the event: Platinum-selling rockers Pierce The Veil will perform live at Fresno Convention Center on Nov. 5, 2023. Buy tickets here.

Gabriel Iglesias: Don't Worry Be Fluffy- Nov 9

Gabriel Iglesias

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

Time: 8 pm

About the event: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful stand-up comedians. He recently became the second-highest-grossing touring comedian and is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with over 1.1 billion views and over 25 million fans on social media. Buy tickets here.

Laurie Morvan Band- Nov 9 

Location: Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St, Fresno, CA 93721 

Time: 8 pm

About the event: Laurie Morvan Band is a 5-piece high energy, rockin’ blues band based in Long Beach, CA that honed its distinctively tight sound through joyful, relentless, and ever-expanding touring throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe, amassing over 80 festival performances along the way. Buy tickets here.

Aubrey Logan- Nov 15 

Location: The Painted Table Event Center, 5080 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

Time: 8 pm

About the event: Aubrey Logan is a singer, trombone player, songwriter, and performer. She’s recorded with her childhood hero, Gloria Estefan. But it’s in her writing that we find out who Aubrey Logan really is. And with her latest album, we now discover that “The Queen of Sass” has depths to which we would never have imagined. Get tickets here.

The Riff of Life: Beethoven's 7th, Inbal Segev Cello- Nov 18, 19 

Location: Paul Shaghoian Memorial Concert Hall,

About the event: Enjoy a night of classical music played by cello soloist Inbal Segev. See how jazz music and classical music get fused together to make art. Get tickets here.

Sounds of Fresno- Nov 19 

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

Time: 12 pm to 3:30 pm

About the event: Indulge your senses in an afternoon of live music, fine wine, and delicious wood-fired pizza at Ziveli Winery's upcoming event, "The Sounds of Fresno." 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve- Nov 30

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

Time: 7 pm

About the event: Multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced that its highly anticipated 2023 winter tour, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More.” will be playing at the Save Mart Center.