March 2015 Fresno Madera Events
Spring is in the air... Here is a list of great local events to attend through March.
Rogue Festival Feb. 26-Mar. 7
An annual, non-juried performance and visual arts festival held in Fresno’s Historic Tower District and surrounding areas. The Festival aspires to bring emerging and established artists to audiences with works that are imaginative, innovative, and enriching. Rogue Festival strives to foster stronger relationships in the community by joining local businesses, audiences, and performers to share this gift of human creativity.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Tower Theatre: 815 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno
Spring Procurement Fair Mar. 6
Every year millions of dollars are spent by government agencies/departments and large corporations on contracts with small businesses. This event is being organized to provide an atmosphere that lets small businesses generate networking opportunities and potentially gain access to these dollars.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Fresno State: 550 East Shaw Avenue
Contact: (559) 445 5126 / www.playfresno.org
Life in Color Mar. 7
LIFE IN COLOR, “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” began in 2006 on college campuses in Florida. Featuring the worlds biggest DJ’s, soaring aerial acts, stilt walkers, contortionists, and fire shows…leading up to the ever so famous PAINT BLAST!
Time/Place: Fresno Convention Center
Chinese New Year Parade & Festival Mar. 7
This year we’ll be celebrating the Year of the Ram! Our celebration will be filled with amazing food, free kids activities, merchants, music, a car show and of course the parade which step’s off at 12pm.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Fresno Chinatown: 914 F St.
Contact: (559) 201-8696 / www.downtownfresno.org
Spring Fling Mar. 7
Social and luncheon. Entertaining fashion show, silent auction, and raffle. Event benefits the organizations: The Arc Fresno/Madera Counties, Addicott Elementary School, Break the Barriers, Lori Ann infant Program, RATA School Special Olympics Scholarships.
Time/Place: 11am / Fort Washington Country Club: 10272 N. Millbrook Ave., Fresno
Blossom Day Festival & Car Show Mar. 7
There will be arts and crafts booths, food booths, displays, point’s race, the Measure C Road Show will be coming, Blood Mobile--Blood Donations-on “N” Street, car show, entertainment, Depot Museum Tours, and the Sanger Library Book Sale. There will be plenty of fun activities for kids too with various inflatables, games, and more!
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Downtown Sanger: 7th & N Streets
Contact: (559) 875-4575 / www.sanger.org
Moonlit Garden Masquerade Mar. 14
United Way of Fresno County Gala. An evening of dinner, dancing and other delights! Suggested Dress Dress as simple or lavish as you wish!
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Fresno Convention Center
Contact: (559) 244-5710 / www.unitedwayfresno.org
California Classic Half Marathon Mar. 15
It’s a half marathon, relay and 5K. Run a Half Marathon through the Chaffee Zoo! Rock to the sounds of valley bands as you run or walk our Rock & Run 5K. We are Celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary and you will benefit. We have lots of SWAG for YOU! If you ran the Cal Classic all 4 years and register for our 5th year you will score!
Time/Place: 7am / Chukchansi Park: 1800 Tulare St., Fresno
Bowl for Kids’ Sake Mar. 21 & 28
This fun-filled event is our largest national and community-wide fundraiser that takes place in four counties served here in the Central Valley. We’re excited to offer you the opportunity to help kids in your local community. We provide 2 games of bowling, T-shirts, awards for competitions, opportunities for prizes and much more to celebrate your team’s impact.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / AMF Rodeo Lanes: 140 Shaw Ave., Clovis
Contact: (559) 268-2447 / www.bigs.org
Rainbow Girls Annual Convention Mar. 25- Apr. 1
Every day, across the globe, hundreds of thousands of girls come together to laugh, share, and grow through fun events and challenging workshops designed to empower girls.
Time/Place: Fresno Convention Center
Contact: (800) 843-4674 / www.gorainbow.org
State of Downtown Mar. 26
You won’t want to miss this year’s State of Downtown! There’s so much happening that we’re going to have a hard time fitting it all into one afternoon of drinks, delicious appetizers from downtown restaurants, and inspiring keynotes from Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro!
Time/Place: 4:30pm / Pacific Southwest Building: 1060 Fulton Mall
Contact: (559) 490-9966 / www.downtownfresno.org
Fresno Urban Run Mar. 29
Are you ready for this challenge? Test your skills as you climb to the finish with a 10 story flight of stairs up the Grand Tower. The true Urban Run has returned to Fresno with a more challenging course for 2015. This event is benefiting the Central Valley Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Time/Place: 8am / Chukchansi Park: 1800 Tulare St., Fresno
Antique & Collectibles Fair Mar. 29
Old Town Clovis’ one-of-a-kind Antique & Collectible Fair boasts cobblestone streets brimming with antique and collectible treasures from over 90 vendors. This show also features free appraisals by Kathy Osterberg Sobelman. Appraisals will take place between 9-11am and from 1-3pm.
Time/Place: 8am-3pm / Pollasky Avenue
Contact: (559) 298-5774 / www.oldtownclovis.org
Chowchilla Rotary Club Crab Feed Mar. 7
Dinner includes crab, pasta, salad and bread. A dessert auction will also be held. Tickets may be purchased from a Rotarian, at Chowchilla Autobody: 54 Kings Ave.
Time/Place: 6pm / Chowchilla Madera County Fair & Event Center
Contact: (559) 665-2924 / www.chowchillafair.org
Rotary Club of Madera St. Patty’s Day Celebration Mar. 13
6 Local Breweries and 2 Local wineries will be pouring. Enjoy Corned Beef and a good time with entertainment provided by local band Celtic Alchemy.
Time/Place: 6-9:30pm / Madera Fairgrounds - Hatfield Hall: 1850 West Cleveland
Contact: (559) 706-0626 / www.maderachamber.org
Spring Handmade Craft/Art Fair Coarsegold Mar. 14
Perfect timing to jump into spring activities and update your spring Décor. Especially selected for you: Jewelers, Wood crafting, Sewing for the home, Pottery, Crochet, Mosaics, Hair accessories, Framed art, Handbags Seasonal décor, Soaps and Critters.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Community Center of Coarsegold: 35610 Hwy 41
Contact: (559) 692-2352 / www.coarsegoldchamber.com
Spring Extravaganza Open House Event Mar. 19
The event will showcase program and services available to college students, club rush, food, music and prizes, 4 year University reps., environmental education and community agencies. All are invited to attend.
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Madera Community College Center: 30277 Avenue 12
Contact: (559) 675-4865 / www.maderachamber.com
2015 Senior Farmer of the Year - Ken Leach Mar. 19
The Madera District Chamber of Commerce will honor Ken Leach as our 2015 Senior Farmer of the Year at the annual presentation and celebration dinner.
Time/Place: 6pm / Madera Municipal Golf Course - St. Andrews Ballroom: 23200 Avenue 17
Contact: (559) 673-3563 / www.maderachamber.com
Cow Belles Luncheon Mar. 26
Annual Town & Country Chuckwagon Luncheon Fundraiser hosted by the Madera County Cattlewomen’s Association.
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / Women’s World, Madera District Fairgrounds: 1850 West Cleveland Avenue
Contact: (559) 665-3056 / www.maderachamber.com
Second Wind 5K Mar. 28
The Second Wind 5K is not only an opportunity for the Madera County Food Bank and the Madera Rescue Mission to unite, but also for you as a community to help us fight hunger and addiction and restore our community—one family at a time. Spectators are welcome. 5K Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd females and 1st, 2nd and 3rd males in each 10 year age division
Time/Place: 6:45am / Madera District Fairgrounds
Coarsegold New Office & Visitor’s Center Grand Opening Mar. 28
Hot dogs and entertainment.
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / Coarsegold Historic Village
Contact: (559) 642-2262 / www.coarsegoldchamber.com
Chowchilla Fair Horse Show Mar. 28 4-H & FFA compete against each other.
Time/Place: 8am / Chowchilla Madera County Fair & Event Center
Contact: (559) 665-3728 / www.chowchillafair.org
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March 4th 2015
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