Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Travel Guide

Festivals and Events

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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