Would you like the good news or the bad news first?
We thought so! The Good news is that there’s freakin’ so so much to do here this weekend. Seriously! The ClovisFest starts Saturday, plus the Bulldogs are at home on Saturday. They are 3 and 0 and you can just feel the excitement around town.
WE’RE GIVING AWAY 2 TICKETS TO THE BULLDOG GAME!
JUST ANSWER THE QUIZ IN THE FRESYES INSIDER SATURDAY MORNING!
Sunday has WWE at the Save Mart. Oh my!
Sometimes the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.
The Bad News? You just can’t do it all. Just think about tonight… There’s Bluegrass in the Park, then there’s a screening of one of the better Star Trek movies of all time at The Crest. Better? Some would say it’s the BEST! But, then the Marshall Tucker Band is playing too?
How are you ever going to decide?
The 48th Annual ClovisFest
and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly
This weekend the Central Valley comes alive with the sights and sounds of hot air balloons, shopping, and family entertainment! The 48th annual ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly, hosted by the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, is set to take place this weekend. It’s a much-anticipated event that draws thousands of local residents from Clovis and Fresno to Old Town Clovis for a fantastic day of family fun.
Step into the vibrant atmosphere and explore the ClovisFest International Village on 4th Street. Here, you and your family can embark on exciting cultural adventures and enjoy captivating live performances.
Don’t miss the chance to witness the spectacular display of hot air balloons. You’ll want to be at the Clovis Rodeo grounds before sunrise. Yeah, it’s hella early but you’ll be treated to the breathtaking sight (and sound) of these majestic balloons preparing for takeoff. To secure a prime viewing spot, make sure to arrive early on both Saturday and Sunday. The balloon pilots start inflating their balloons around 6:15 am, with liftoff scheduled for dawn, weather permitting. Dawn is at 6:47 A.M. because you were just wondering that, right?
While public balloon rides may not be available, tethered rides are an option for those seeking a taste of the ballooning experience. ClovisFest is always an unforgettable blend of hot air balloons, unique craft vendors, delectable festival foods, and a rich cultural adventure for everyone to enjoy.
Where To Find Major Attractions:
Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly – Clovis Rodeo Grounds (Arrive early morning, around 6 am for best viewing position). Sunrise is at 6:47 AM
Street Fair with Vendors & Festival Foods – On Pollasky Avenue between 3rd Street and 8th Street in Old Town Clovis opens at 8am.
International Village – Enter at Pollasky & 4th street for live entertainment and cultural booths
Inflatable Attractions – Located on the east side of 4th Street & Pollasky Avenue (Near Two Cities Coffee)
Kids Zone – Located on the east side of 5th Street & Pollasky Avenue
Made In Clovis & Children’s Business Fair – Located on Pollasky Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets
Hot air balloons are really cool. (pun totally intended)
Did you know:
- The Balloon part that fills with hot air is called the Envelope.
- The Burners run on propane – just like your BBQ.
- The Basket is commonly made out of woven wicker – for it’s lightness and strength. There’s usually a steel or aluminum frame.
- Obviously the balloon cannot be steered but… the pilot can move the balloon up or down to find a different wind direction.
- Wind? Check out Windy.com – it’s pretty wild!
Hey, if you are one of the Balloon Pilots could you please fly up towards Millerton Lake? – we have a great listing that would look fabulous from a up there!
(see our Featured Listing below)
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|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan|
|38 Special with The Marshall Tucker Band and Molly Hatchet|
|Clovis Cars and Coffee|
|Introduction to Screenwriting|
|Sensory Friendly Movie Screenings|
|Trek Bicycle Sunnyside Breakfast Ride|
|Great Sierra River Cleanup: San Joaquin River|
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Your Haiku of the Day
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Colorful spheres kiss the clouds,
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