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March

Blossom Days Festival. On the first Saturday of March, communities along Fresno County's Blossom Trail celebrate the flowering of the area's orchards, citrus groves, and vineyards. 559/262–4271. www.gofresnocounty.com/blossomtrail/blossomindex.asp.

April

Jazzaffair. On the second weekend of April, a festival of mostly traditional jazz takes place at several venues just south of the parks. 559/561–4549. www.jazzaffair.info.

May

Woodlake Rodeo. The local Lions Club sponsors this rousing rodeo that draws large crowds to Woodlake on Mother's Day weekend. 559/564–8555. www.woodlakelionsrodeo.com.

October

Big Fresno Fair. Over 12 days in October, agricultural, home-arts, and other competitions, plus horse racing and a carnival make for a lively county fair. 559/650–3247. www.fresnofair.com.

December

Annual Trek to the Tree. On the second Sunday of December, thousands of carolers gather at the base of General Grant Tree, the nation's official Christmas tree. 559/565–4307.

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