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“Trading Places” with George Folsey, Jr!

Sometimes life is all about who you know. This is the premise of the hilarious 1983 movie, “Trading Places” that stars Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. This is also how Visalia is lucky to have the movie’s Executive Producer, George Folsey, Jr join us at the Fox Theater for a pre-show chat about the making […]

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Visalia

Wow. The holidays are here! With Thanksgiving next week, so starts the most wonderful time of the year-and the most hectic! Let’s make sure you take some time to truly enjoy this season. I mean Really.Enjoy.It. Here’s how. Give the absolute best gift ever: the gift of time spent together with family and friends. It […]

Election Madness and our Privilege to Vote

Voters came out in record numbers this past Tuesday to cast their vote in arguably the one of the most historic, contentious, and wildest elections in years! We’ve seen all kinds of crazy posted on Facebook and Twitter, printed in our newspapers, and on TV. It got so that we were arguing over everything! Marney […]

Get your Taste of Visalia this Month!

Fall is here, which means it’s time for the Visalia festivals! Get your taste of Visalia this month with our Taste of Downtown Visalia Festival, Taste the Arts Festival, and Tastemakers Festival. Take the whole family along to check out the Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze or head up to the Sequoia National […]

Top 5 Weekend Get-Away Ideas for Fall Travel

Fall is the perfect time for a weekend get-away. The kids are back in school, tourists are back to work and many places that were swamped with visitors are now pleasantly quiet. Here are a few suggestions for a long weekend vacay in Visalia (just a few shorts hours from LA and SF)  that will […]

Visalia Summer fun in July!

This month has no shortage of fun things to do in the Valley. The FREE summer movie series in the parks and pools continue through July and includes The Hunger Games Mockingjay 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There will be a throwback concert at the Fox featuring The Turtles, Three Dog Night Paul […]

Tips for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Americans are hitting the road and visiting national parks in record numbers.  Visitation is up 15% at Sequoia National Park and all indicators point to a very busy summer. These are some tips from the parks to reduce wait time at the entrance stations.  The park will be operating four in-bound lanes to issue entrance […]

Stay cool and have fun in June!

June offers many FREE activities in the area that include ways to stay cool while having fun exploring all our area has to offer. Sequoia and Kings National Parks are FREE to all on Saturday June 18th to celebrate the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers who were early caretakers of the parks. Stay cool on […]

The return of the Rawhide and Crystal Cave and much more signal the start of Summer!

Saturday May 14th marks the re-opening of Crystal Cave for the Summer season. Tickets are now available online at www.recreation.gov and are required as tours of this majestic cave will often sell out on weekends and busy days. The Downtown Expo will take place on Friday May 20th and will feature cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, […]

Spring is here!

Spring is a wonderful time here in Visalia and there is plenty to do! Fresh produce at the Downtown and Mooney Blvd farmer’s markets featuring fantastic fruits and vegetables all grown right here in the valley, wine and cheese walk, renaissance fair, gospel fests, and comedy! Get out in this beautiful weather and see what […]