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Fresno? I say FresYES
Looking for something to do this three-day Memorial Day Weekend? Here are some fun suggestions for events happening in Fresno and beyond. Make sure to check our calendar for even more stuff to do.
And read our stories on Saturday’s Piñata Fest, happening in downtown Fresno, and Coalinga’s Horned Toad Derby, which sounds like the coolest small-town festival ever. Don’t forget the Beyby Shower happening Sunday.
Or, if you’re in the mood for a bit of a mini-vacation (and don’t mind crowds), head to Disneyland to see what’s new in the Happiest Place on Earth.
• Workspace Speaker Series #4 / DJ Mr. Leonard
From 6-9 p.m. at Workspace in downtown Fresno, Mr. Leonard, professional DJ, event coordinator, business owner, public speaker and local artist within the Fresno community, will share his knowledge and expertise on American music culture and how we can create more opportunities and collaborations with businesses that want to promote and support art, music and culture. [Details]
• Arthouse Documentary
This documentary showcases the story of the Arthouse told by the founders and several individuals in the art community of Fresno. Compiling photos and videos over the years of art shows and events held at the Arthouse, this documentary focuses on the culture and youth of the art community in Fresno and gives a glimpse of what is in store for the future of Arthouse artists. 7-10 p.m. Friday at Bitwise Industries. [Details]
• Fresno Fuego vs. Ventura County Fusion
The Fresno Fuego take on the Ventura County Fusion at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chukchansi Park. Tickets $7-$12. [Details]
• The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball
The Artourage presents Goblin Kings Masquerade Ball, a celebration and tribute to all things David Bowie. Performing select hits celebrating Bowie’s legacy, along with a few surprises is Javon Davis. Bowie- themed decorations, specialty drinks, vendors, food truck and more. 21+, 8-11 p.m. at Fulton 55. $10 in advance. [Details]
[See more Friday events here]
• Fulton Walk with Fresno Historical Society
This month, the Downtown Fresno Partnership partners with the Fresno Historical Society for its monthly walking tour of Fulton Mall/Street. Ruth Lang (Executive Director) and Katy Hogue (Collections Manager) will bring historic photos for this special stroll down Fulton’s history. It’s free and for all ages. 9 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone’s Wilson Theater. [Details]
• Beautifully Awakening Self-development Workshop
This four-hour workshop focuses on building confidence from the inside out, setting goals, health and fitness, and beauty/makeup/image tutorial. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valparaiso Café and Roastery. Registration for the workshop is $25. All proceeds will go towards Women of Purpose United’s 10th Annual Tea & Testimony, celebrating the strength and beauty of being a woman. [Details]
• Memorial Day Weekend at Lost Realms Pets
Join Lost Realms Pets for a three-day long celebration in honor of Memorial Day. From Saturday through Monday you can enjoy festivities each day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All weekend long, active duty and veterans get in free to the Reptile zoo with valid military I.D.) Plus, 5% of all proceeds from the weekend will go back to the Break The Barriers Veterans Program. [Details]
• Grrrrassic Park 3 – Fresno Grizzlies vs. Albuquerque Isotopes
There will be a special guest at the Fresno Grizzlies game against the Albuquerque Isotopes — Tacosaurus! Gates open at 6:05 p.m., game starts at 7:05 at Chukchansi Park. Tickets start at $7. [Details]
[See more Saturday events here]
• Glorious Junk Days
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to Old Town Clovis for vintage, collectibles, DIY projects, and demonstrations so you can create the looks of Anthropologie on a budget. More than 155 dealers will be in attendance. [Details]
• We Love the Breakfast Ride!
Head to Sunnyside Bicycles at 9 a.m. Sunday morning for a fun, low-key, friendly bike ride. [Details]
• WOM Day/Memorial Day Weekend Day Party
Sunday from 4-9 p.m. at Full Circle Brewing. 18+ to party, 21+ to drink. Food carts, beer pong and more. $5 cover or free before 6 p.m. with RSVP. [Details]
• Sunday Funday Patio Party
4-9 p.m. Sunday at Veni Vidi Vici, enjoy great food, drinks and music with DJ sets from Green Giant, dogplasma, DJ Muneca and special guests Richard Juarez band. Free. [Details]
[See more Sunday events here]
• Memorial Day in Clovis
Events include a car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., military and veterans documentaries shown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., patriotic concert from 11 .am. to noon, and lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Clovis veterans Memorial District. [Details]
• Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
From 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, join American Legion Fresno Post 4 to honor those who lost their lives at Liberty Veterans Cemetery. [Details]
• Clovis Community Band Memorial Day Concert
Join the Clovis Community Band for a free concert this Memorial Day, at the Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Building. 11 a.m. to noon. [Details]
• 2nd Annual Echo & Weldon Block Party
Celebrate Ampersand Ice Cream’s 2nd anniversary with a block party at Echo and Weldon in the Fresno High area. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Details]
[See more Monday events here]