EVENTS IN CHOWCHILLA AND THE CENTRAL VALLEY
The Spring Festival Parade takes place at 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday morning of the Fair. The 2019 Spring Festival Parade will be presented on Saturday, May 18th. It travels down Robertson Boulevard from 15th Street down to First Street. You'll see many participants from schools, clubs, churches, and businesses make their way down the boulevard with grand sights and sounds for the large crowds that line the main thoroughfare in Chowchilla.
The parade is always on the annual Armed Forces Day and boasts a very large military display for the parade-goers. Military vehicles of all sizes can be found rumbling their way down the parade route. As a matter of fact, the Spring Festival Parade is the largest military parade throughout the state.
Local marching bands perform their most exciting music selections while floats create a scenic extravaganza as they pass by. The Police Department and City Council come out to participate in this event along with several other businesses who volunteer their time, their classic cars, and their talent. You'll also see local queens and their courts riding down Robertson Blvd. in beautiful cars.
A Chowchilla Fair Tradition!
The most popular event of the festival is the traditional barbeque that takes place after the parade on the Saturday of the Fair. The festival committee starts preparing the meat in advance to slow cook in large deep pits for many hours which makes it extraordinarily delicious. The Spring Festival Committee and many volunteers strive to make the annual event a family affair with great food and a large, shady picnic area for great conversation.
MADERA FLEA MARKET
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
FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS
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
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.
711 Lucky Lane
Coarsegold, CA 93614
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.
890 W Belmont Ave.
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.
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.
CASTLE AIR MUSEUM
Open year-round (weather permitting) except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
10:00am - 4:00pm year-round.
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.