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EVENTS IN CHOWCHILLA AND
THE CENTRAL VALLEY

2019 CHOWCHILLA MUSIC IN THE PARK SCHEDULE

CHOWCHILLA’S MOVIES IN THE PARK BEGINS FRIDAY, JUNE 21


Mark your calendars and plan to be in downtown Chowchilla on four special Friday nights this summer as the City of Chowchilla presents FREE family-fun movies that will delight audiences of all ages.

“Movies in the Park” returns to Veterans Memorial Park on Robertson Boulevard at 6th Street starting Friday, June 21. Show times start at SUNSET. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, sleeping bags and enjoy a fun night watching an outdoor movie on the BIG inflatable screen with full sound filling the park. This summer enjoy the following movies.

JUNE 21 – How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
JUNE 28 – Holes (2003)
JULY 12 – Cool Runnings (1993)
JULY 19 – Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Welcome to Friday Night BLOCK PARTY at the Fairgrounds! Madera summer nights spent outdoors are some of the best days of the year and what better way to spend those nights than with friends, family, food and fun.


Come on down to the fairgrounds the THIRD Friday of the summer months: June, July and August between 5:30pm and 9:30pm for FREE. Our gates are open to our community! Food trucks, drinks and seating as the sun sets along with specialized monthly activities. EVERY night enjoy music from local DJ. 


JUNE 21st // Friday Night BLOCK PARTY at the Fairgrounds kicks off with CO-HOST The Valley Barber Shop bringing the 2nd Annual "Valley Barber Battle" to the Patio Stage. Grab grub and drinks and check out the best fades in the Valley while Barbers compete for a title!

For more info on or to compete in The Valley Barber Battle visit:
maderafair.com/blockparty
Valley Barber Battle contact: Abraham Gutierrez 559.288.7109

FOOD TRUCK LINE-UP for 6.21.19


JULY 19th // Friday Night BLOCK PARTY at the fairgrounds. Grab some grub and drinks, meet up with friends and family, let the kids play and chill-out!
Special features in the works!

FOOD TRUCK LINE-UP for 7.19.19


AUGUST 16th // Friday Night BLOCK PARTY at the fairgrounds is full of family friendly activity and competition with special MADERA FAIR promotions and giveaways for this night only! Grab some grub and drinks, meet up with friends and family, let the kids play and chill-out!
For more info on the annual Madera Fair visit www.maderafair.com

FOOD TRUCK LINE-UP for 8.16.19


FOOD VENDOR information can be found at maderafair.com/blockparty , contact the office 559.674.8511 or email monica@maderafair.com

    ONGOING EVENTS

    MOVIES MADERA THEATER


    http://playingtoday.com/cinema/madera/ 


    1140 North Gateway Dr

    Madera, CA 93637
    (559) 674-1511



    MADERA SPEEDWAY


    Click on the website for schedule of events:


    http://www.racemadera.com/



    MADERA FLEA MARKET


    http://maderafleamarket.com/


    The Madera Flea Market is open every Wednesday and Sunday, except during the annual Madera Fair in September.  Arrive early to get the best deals and shop from 6am – 3pm. 


    The Flea Market is proud of its diverse and exciting vendors located on approximately 35 acres. Our products include fresh fruits and vegetables, electronics, clothes, shoes, jewelry, toys, beauty products, knick-knacks, furniture, and much more can all be found at this fun and diverse flea market!

    FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS 
    (
    BASEBALL)

    For information and schedule:


    http://www.gobulldogs.com

    FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS 
    (FOOTBALL)



    For information and schedule:


    http://www.gobulldogs.com

    FRESNO GRIZZLIES


    http://www.milb.com/schedule/


    The Fresno Grizzlies are a minor league baseball team based in Fresno.  The team, which plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL), is the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros major league club.  The Grizzlies play in Chukchansi Park.


     

    TABLE MOUNTAIN CASINO
    8184 Table Mountain Road

    Friant, CA


    Only 15 minutes from Fresno


    Bustling spot for gambling & slot machines plus a wide variety of on-site dining options. 


    BINGO! With games 4-5 times every week, players can choose from traditional daubers or state-of-the-art computer packages. 

    https://www.tmcasino.com/


    CHUCKCHANSI CASINO

    711 Lucky Lane

    Coarsegold, CA 93614

    (866) 794-6946

    This casino hotel with a 56,000 square foot gaming floor is situated in the Sierra foothills and a 39-minute drive from Yosemite National Park.

    Standard rooms feature plasma TVs, Nintendo 64, minifridges, personal safes and high-speed Internet. Some suites offer separate living areas and whirlpool tubs. In-room dining is available from the 7 on-site restaurants, including a noodle bar, a traditional cafe and a steakhouse.

    Amenities include a fitness center, a spa and an indoor/outdoor pool with poolside bar and cabanas. The casino features 1800 slot machines, 36 game tables and a poker room with views of the Sierras.


    FRESNO CHAFFEE ZOO


    Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a zoo in the center of Roeding Park in Fresno, California. It has a variety of animals, giraffe feeding, Stingray Bay, Dino Dig, Valley Farm, the newly constructed Sea Lion Cove, and Ross Laird's Winged Wonders Bird Show.


    https://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/

    STORYLAND


    890 W Belmont Ave.

    Fresno 

    (559) 486-2124


    Amusement center in Roeding Park with a Mother Goose-themed walk-through, rides & a splash park.


    FORESTIERE UNDERGROUND GARDENS


    Located at 5021 West Shaw Avenue in Fresno, California are an unusual manmade creation built by Baldasare Forestiere, an immigrant from Sicily, over a period of 40 years from 1906 to until his death in 1946.


    http://www.undergroundgardens.com/

    YOSEMITE


    While visiting VSP try to take a side trip to Yosemite.  The bus trip is reasonable.  For schedule and pricing:


    http://yarts.com/

    FOSSIL DISCOVERY CENTER


    We feature fossils from the Middle-Pleistocene (780,000 years ago.) Mammoth, Smilodon, Sloth, Dire Wolf, Camel and Horse are just a few of the 15,000 fossils found at Fairmead.  Family-friendly museum & dig site showcasing fossils from the middle Pleistocene period.


    http://www.maderamammoths.org/


    YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILWAY


    Serving Fish Camp and surrounding area

    56001 Hwy 41
    Fish Camp
    (559) 683-7273       


    http://ymsprr.com/

    CASTLE AIR MUSEUM


    http://www.castleairmuseum.org/


    HOURS

    Open year-round (weather permitting) except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

    10:00am - 4:00pm year-round.

      

    ENTRANCE FEES

    Adults: $12.00
    Seniors (60+): $8.00
    Youths (6-17): $8.00
    Children 5 & under (with paid adult): FREE
    Active duty military personnel (with I.D.): FREE

    NOTE: Entrance Fees do not include VC-9 tours

    CASTLE AIR MUSEUM


    Now Open For Tours!


    Tours of the VC-9C Presidential Aircraft are available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

                                                       MADERA WINE TRAIL

                                                                      
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