There are a lot of things to like about living in the Fresno area. For one thing, the city boasts a lively arts scene. The city has an easygoing atmosphere. The location is ideal—located in the middle of the state, allowing residents to get into the Sierra Nevada in less than two hours and to the Pacific Ocean in less than three hours. It’s also amazingly affordable. One can live comfortably in Fresno on an income of roughly $44,500 a year (as compared to roughly $70,000 in San Diego, $76,000 in Los Angeles, or $110,000 in San Francisco). It can get a little warm in the summer, but that same heat is one reason we enjoy an amazing selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Beyond that, however, is the fact that there’s always something going on around Fresno—any time of year. Springtime is no exception. Let’s take a quick look at the best 2019 spring events in Fresno.
Tickle Your Funny Bone
Fri, Mar 22nd
DiCicco's Old Town Clovis
408 Clovis Avenue Clovis, CA 93612
If you like to laugh, you’ll want to check out the Slice of Comedy with headliner Quincy Johnson II. Quincy Johnson II is an actor and comedian who appeared in the film C'mon Man with Tony Rock. He’s been on television shows such as Community, Black-ish, Walk Of Shame and Real Husbands Of Hollywood. Quincy has entertained audiences across the country with his unique brand of comedy. Click here for more information.
Get in Touch With Your Inner Farmer
Forget the bib overalls and boots. Get in touch with your inner farmer's produce at one of the area's farmers markets. The area around Fresno is (as mentioned above) known for fresh fruits and vegetables. Here are a couple of the local farmers' markets you may want to visit.
Vineyard Farmers Market
Sat, Mar 23rd
Blackstone & Shaw Fresno, CA 93721Mon, Jan 1st to Tue, Dec 31st, 2019 (This is an ongoing event)
Vineyard Farmers Market provides the finest quality, locally grown, fruits and vegetables direct from the grower and is dedicated to providing your family with a healthy grocery experience - year round! Located on the Northwest Corner of Blackstone & Shaw Vineyard Farmers Market conducts it's business onsite during regular market hours. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Town Clovis Farmers Market
Sat, Mar 23rd 8:00am-11: 30 am (This is an ongoing event)
Old Town Clovis Clovis, CA 93611
This small market has everything you need for your local, seasonal shopping: G.T. Florists & Herbs have a large assortment of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers; Tasty Cow has grass-fed beef (roasts, steaks, ground beef) and Ferrer Farms has seasonal local grown fruits and veggies. You'll find Butternut Bakery with delicious pastries and bread, Bread & Butter with their wonderful Portuguese bread and rolls, Ninik’s Natural Foods with seed and nut brittle, granola, mung bean crackers, and homemade pies. For additional information email email@example.com.
Almost Free Kid’s Activities
$1 First Friday at Fresno Discovery Center
Fri, Apr 5th at 9:00 am
1944 N Winery Ave Fresno, CA 93703
The Fresno Discovery Center is dedicated to giving kids of ALL AGES a “hands-on” experience with all things science, history, and nature! The park includes the beautiful Deutsch Cactus Garden, Tortoise compound with Dino friends, Walden Pond and lots of space for kids to run, swing, have lunch and just be KIDS! The hands-on museum includes an array of information and exhibits on Space, Botany, Geology, Natives and LIVE animals! For more information check out their website.
Dance, Dance, Dance!
Moving Through the Static
Fri, Apr 19th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
John Wright -Fresno State
Moving Through the Static is a dance concert developed by The Contemporary Dance Ensemble under the artistic direction of Kenneth Balint in the Speech Arts building on the campus of Fresno State. The ensemble will present an entertaining and thought-provoking evening of contemporary dance. Six different repertory dance works will be presented; the themes of identity, relationships, absurdity, competition, humor, and psychological insight will fill the stage. Click here for additional information.
Shake Your Tail Feathers!
Central CA Big Band Dance Society
Fri, May 3, 1:30pm-5:00pm
Radisson Hotel Fresno
1055 Van Ness Avenue Fresno, CA 93721
Maybe you’re not content to watch other people dance. Maybe you want to get out on the floor and cut a rug yourself! You can enjoy local bands performing and show off your moves. With paid admission, you’ll enjoy a FREE 1 Hour dance lesson that begins at 12:15 pm. If you enjoy dancing to the sounds of “Big-Band” era music, this is the place to be. For more information check out www.bigbanddancing.com.