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The Charming city of Clovis, known as the "Gateway to the Sierras", sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in Fresno County.

Clovis is packed full of fun festivals, events, and activities to do in and around the area. You won't want to miss the Clovis Rodeo, which is one of the City's most well known attractions. The rodeo began in 1914 as a community picnic called "Festival Day" sponsored by the Clovis Women's Club.There is a parade on Saturday morning, and rodeo events such as roping and bull riding are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Rodeo Grounds. This is a major event for Clovis, with men and women coming from all parts of the U.S.A. to participate.


The "Big Hat Days" which began in 1969 continues to be an ever growing, popular event which takes place on the first weekend in April. Events include crafts, arts, music, car shows, food and fun. This all happens in Old Town Clovis, which is west of Clovis Avenue, between Third and Sixth Streets.


Listed below you will find some of the exciting events and things to do in and around Clovis.


Click the link to visit the Old Time Clovis official site and get more detailed information.



Blackbeard's Family fun Center - 5.3

A 15-acre amusement park featuring three 18-hole miniature golf courses, sil flume waterslides, slic-trac racers, bumper boats, speedway, batting cages, video arcade, pirate ship ride, Captain Kid's fun Factory, play port and ride land, picnic area, and snack bar. Open every day of the year, some attractions are seasonal. Admission is free - pay as you go for activities. 4055 North chestnut Avenue - (559) 292-4554


California State University - Fresno, California - 5.8 miles

California State University, Fresno was founded as Fresno State Normal School in 1911, became a teacher's college in 1921, and has offered advanced degrees since 1949. " Our mascot is the Bulldog.

Special activities open to the public throughout the year.


Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens - 5.8

Located in Fresn's Roeding Park, the zoological and botanica gardens are home to nearly 700 mammals, birds, and reptiles.

879 West Belmont Avenue - (559) 621-5700 or (559) 498-2671

Open every day of the year.


Clovis/Big Dry Creek Historical Museum - 0.8 miles

The museum has a beautiful display of artifacts from the Clovis township history and the families of the surrounding areas that have created our "Clovis way of life".

Located at 4th & Pllasky - (559) 297-8033

Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, and by special appointment.


Fig Garden Village - 6

It features more than 50 gift and specialty shops, fine fashions, and some of Fresno's best restaurants.

Palm and Shaw Ave.- (559) 226-4084 For more information Click Here.


Fresno Art Museum - 5

The Fresno area's only modern and contemporary art museum.

2233 North First Street Fresno - (559) 441-4221


Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History & Science - 7.3 miles

The museum features innovative traveling and permanent exhibitions that spark curiosity and stimulate thinking.

1515 Van Ness Avenue - (559) 441-1444


Old Town Clovis

260 Antique and collectible shops, restaurants, gift shops, clothing stores, and nail/hair care salons with a historic western flair. On Pollasky & Fourth Streets.


Roger Rocka's Dinner Hall

Dinner theatre featuring the Good Company Players.

The Tower District -1226 North Wishon Ave. Fresno (559) 266-9494


Rotary Storyland and Playland

Experience your favorite fairy tales as they come to life! The area also includes 11 rides such as a train, merry-go-round, and boat rides on Lake Washington that appeal to younger children. Call for hours.

Roeding Park -890 West Belmont Avenue Fresno (559) 233-3980


Simonian Farms

Historic valley landmark since 1901, growing more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Antique farm equipment display.

2620 South Clovis Ave. Fresno (559) 237-2294


Tower District

Unique art deco neighborhood with an interesting and varied selection of shops and restaurants.

Located near Wishon and Olive Avenues.


Table Mountain Rancheria Casino & Bingo

The largest gaming facility in the San Joaquin Valley.

From Fresno, take Highway 41 N. to Friant Road, 29 minutes to Table Mountain Casino, just two miles past Millerton Lake.

(800) 541-3637


Chuck Chancy Casino and Gaming Center

Filled with 2,000 of the "Hottest" slots around and 48 table games.

711 Lucky Ln. Coarsegold, CA 1.866.7.WIN.WIN (946-946)


Wild Water Adventure Park

Family water amusement park with more than 52 acres of grass, trees, and water fun. More than 17 rides and attractions.  11413 East Shaw Avenue. Clovis

Call for days and hours. (559) 299-9453

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