California Sequoia Country Events

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CALIFORNIA SEQUOIA COUNTRY EVENTS

Along with being a major agricultural hub that is known for feeding America, Tulare County is also home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest. Dubbed California’s Sequoia Country, the region makes for a fabulous destination offering a variety of outdoor activities, a calendar full of art events and seasonal festivals, and an eclectic selection of shopping and dining opportunities in the park gateway communities of Three Rivers, Exeter, Visalia, Porterville, Tulare, Lindsay, Woodlake and Dinuba. East of Fresno, the area is an easy 4-5 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and 3-4 hours from Los Angeles. For more about the area including up-to-date event information, visit www.DiscoverTheSequoias.com. Please note event details may change or events may even be cancelled last minute due to COVID-19 regulations and concerns.

ON-GOING EVENTS:
Visalia Farmers’ Market – Visalia Farmers’ Market, a year-round farmers’ market features produce and food produced in Tulare County, located behind the old Sears building at Caldwell Avenue and Mooney Boulevard, open from 8am-11:30am on Saturdays, rain or shine. Info: (559) 730-6021

Downtown Visalia Farmers’ Market – Held Thursday evenings in historic downtown Visalia, the new Downtown Visalia Certified Farmers Market is focused on organic and sustainable farming practices, environmentally friendly packaging & connecting shoppers to their producers.  Closed from Christmas to the 1st Thursday in February

Giant Conversations: Life in the Parks Virtual Speaker Series – Sequoia Parks Conservancy is offering a FREE virtual speaker series that will take you in-depth with people who know Sequoia and Kings Canyon the best. Register for FREE for these live virtual events held Sept. 16, Oct 21, Nov. 18, and Dec 16, and learn more about these spectacular national parks. Register and get more details at – https://www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/


National Park Service Fee Free Entrance Days –
Sept. 25, Nov. 11, and Jan 17, 2022

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Sept. 15-19: Tulare County Fair
– Celebrate the region’s agriculture and enjoy family fun with scrumptious food, celebrity entertainment, interactive children’s activities, hundreds of animals, a thrilling carnival, exciting motorsports, and more. Held at the Tulare Fairgrounds in Tulare. Info:  (559) 686-4707


Sept. 18 & 19: Rusty Roots Show – Traveling junk show at the International Ag Center in Tulare. Info: RustyRootsShow.com

Sept. 23-26: Raisin Harvest Festival
– For over 100 years Dinuba has celebrated ‘Raisin Day’ with a carnival, festival featuring kids activities, craft & food vendors, entertainment, and a parade. Info: (559) 591-2707


Sept. 24: Visalia Oktoberfest – Held at Vossler Farms, this annual celebration features live music along with food samplings, wine tastings, and of course, beer tastings from local breweries. Info: (559) 734-5876.

Sept. 25: Mascot Madness & Sidewalk Sale – Downtown Visalia. Info: (559) 732-7737

Sept. 25-26: Home Expo
– Held at the Visalia Convention Center, highlights include home remodeling, decorating and interior design, outdoor living, home improvement. Info: (559) 713-4000


Oct. 1-31:  10th Annual Exeter Scarecrow Contest – Downtown Exeter. Info:

Oct. 7: 5th Annual Wine & Shop – Soroptimist International of Tulare and Tulare Outlets event featuring wine tasting, food, music, silent auction, drawings and gifts. Info: (559) 731-5693 or (559) 730-0407.

Oct. 9: Irish Fest – Held at Rawhide Stadium in Visalia and featuring a sampling of over 30 favors of local craft breweries, local food and more. Info: VisaliaBreakfastLions.org

Oct. 16: Taste The Arts – Annual family-friendly festival held in downtown Visalia and presented by the Arts Consortium— the official arts council of Tulare County. This event features over 70 regional visual artists and their paintings, sculptures, steel work, photographs, gourds, and jewelry. Enjoy entertainment on two packed stages featuring musical acts, dance troupes, and cultural performers. Participate in aerosol art and printmaking workshops, or showcase your creativity in the Farmers Market “Fun with Food” sculpture contest. Take advantage of numerous youth activities and much, much more. Free admission. Info: (559) 802-3266


Oct. 19: Taste of Downtown Visalia – Enjoy food from over 30 downtown Visalia restaurants along with wine and beer tasting, and live music. Info: (559) 732-7737

Oct. 20-21: Rusty Roots Show – Traveling junk show at the International Ag Center in Tulare. Info: RustyRootsShow.com

Oct. 21-23: Tulare County Library 4th Annual Book Festival  – Held at the Visalia Branch Library with a hybrid virtual/limited in-person event. This year is a space themed festival entitled Tulare County Library Space Book Festival 2021: Where no library has gone before. Info: (559) 713-2700  

Oct. 23: Pride Visalia – This family-friendly Pride event will be a fall and Halloween-theme with amazing food, fantastic entertainment, drag shows, and a beautiful setting at the Rawhide Stadium. Info: (559) 429-4277

Oct. 23: 3rd Annual Visalia Halloween Pub Crawl!  Get drink specials and no cover charge with your wristband at all locations. Food specials with participating vendors. There will also be contests, games, prizes, and different atmospheres at all locations. Info: DoTheCrawl.com

Nov. 29: 75th Annual Candy Cane Lane Parade – Experience all the sights and sounds of the Holidays as floats, trucks, bands, dancers, and more parade down the iconic Candy Cane Lane in downtown Visalia! Info: (559) 732-7737

Dec. 8: Annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree – Held the 2nd Sunday of December each year at the base of the General Grant tree in Kings Canyon National Park. This beautiful ceremony includes a wreath laying in honor of the men and women of the Armed Forces, carolers and more. Event starts at 2:30. Admission to the park is waived. Info: (559) 875-4575

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