Social Events in Fresno, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in Fresno, CA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Fresno where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Fresno

Fresno Go Club Family-Friendly Meetup

Fresno Go Club Family-Friendly Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Woodward Park Regional Library

Join us for a fun and family-friendly afternoon at our Fresno Go Club’s Family Go meeting! Bring your loved ones and enjoy a new engaging strategy game and board game in a social and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned board game enthusiast or new to the world of gaming, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Meet new friends, bond with family members, and challenge your strate(…)

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Let’s Meet Up and SING – four part a cappella harmony.

Let's Meet Up and SING - four part a cappella harmony.

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 5140 N Fruit Ave

If you sing loud and proud in your car or shower, if you’re in or missing your choir days, if you harmonize with tiktok stars, or looking for a crew bonded by music, community, fun, and creativity…
You were meant to be in VU!

We perform and compete in the delicious sounds of 4 part a cappella music! We work hard, and offer lots of support, encouragement, and love, along with all the benefits th(…)

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Pints for Pits at Summer Fox Brewing

Pints for Pits at Summer Fox Brewing

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Summer Fox Brewing

Join us for a pint and support the Fresno Bully Rescue! Summer Fox has agreed to donate a portion of all beer sales from this event to FBR. There will be souvenir pint glasses for sale, FBR merch, and adoptable dogs!

More details to come! Save the date!(…)

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Fresno Dance Fiesta – May 18-19, 2024

Fresno Dance Fiesta - May 18-19, 2024

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Fresno Dance Fiesta

Pre-Sale EXPIRES Monday! $130

$130-$160 Full Pass
@ [https://www.eventbrite.com/…/fresno-dance-fiesta…](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fresno-dance-fiesta-tickets-825526019547?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=IwAR2w5dOJLxDAEji4Bgx48eeLYfrP-44U32kJauGFmcH_tt-IYSOlSdwiN7Q_aem_AcwA_vCDXYaHoIRn7Lew7fP0pd3TtRub-6sDbDvMH9qW-xH8yfcrPTPdy4SdJEHVcD5mmqnZPv2DIZqQuEkAZRRC)
2-Party Room

2 Days of Workshops & Boot(…)

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Women’s Circle: What is a Spiritual Awakening?

Women's Circle: What is a Spiritual Awakening?

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Dawn Everhart’s Home

Women’s Circle: What is a Spiritual Awakening? Sometimes this is called a spiritual crisis, feeling like everything is coming apart, a dark night of the soul. A spiritual awakening can also feel like a burst of joy, a powerful sense of freedom, an extraordinary experience of connection to others, to everything! Do you need to go sit on a mountain? Find a guru? Fast for 30 days? LOL Maybe, maybe no(…)

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Join Us! 6 pm Outdoor 80s CONCERT Max Headroom

Join Us! 6 pm Outdoor 80s CONCERT Max Headroom

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Martin Morgan Amphitheater

Hello All!!

Join us for MAX HEADROOM CONCERT!

Let’s meet while enjoying an outdoor 80s CONCERT!!
This event features FOOD TRUCKS if you want to grab something to eat please note concert on lawn so bring chair or blanket to sit.

6 pm… see u there.

Karie

Event recommended by Gary. Thanks!!(…)

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Tioga Brewery Anniversary Block Party

Tioga Brewery Anniversary Block Party

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Tioga-Sequoia Beer Garden

Let’s celebrate with our dogs at Tioga’s Anniversary Block Party! They will have food trucks and live music (see pics for more info).

[Tioga Brewing Company](https://www.facebook.com/tiogamerced/)(…)

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1st Annual Fresno Latin Dance Fiesta

1st Annual Fresno Latin Dance Fiesta

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Fresno Dance Fiesta

###### FRESNO DANCE FIESTA

###### A celebration of dance and music in the Valley.

May 18-19, 2024

Featuring:
24 Workshops of Salsa, Sensual, Traditional Bachata, Cumbia & Merengue
10 Top Teachers & Coaches
24 Dance Workshop for Beginners to Advance Students
2 Days of Workshops
2 Days & 2 Nights of Dancing
2-Party Room
Live Band Concert by Grupo Invasion Latina
Buy Tickets @ [www.fresnodancefie(…)

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Queer Crush @ MetalMark

Queer Crush @ MetalMark

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: MetalMark Climbing

🎟️ free for [@touchstoneclimbing](https://www.instagram.com/touchstoneclimbing/) gym members!

🎫 $20 day pass for non-members (thats a 33% discount on the regular price!)

🧗🏻‍♂️rentals are FREE for QC attendees, so no need to worry if you don’t have climbing shoes or a harness (if you wanna climb ropes!)

🎉this is an all levels meet up, so no matter your experience, you’re welcome to join us!(…)

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Learn to Dance: Salsa, Bachata, and More @ Fresno Dance Fiesta

Learn to Dance: Salsa, Bachata, and More @ Fresno Dance Fiesta

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Fresno Dance Fiesta

FRESNO DANCE FIESTA

\#\#\#\#\#\# A celebration of dance and music in the Valley\.
May 18-19, 2024
​A dance festival where everyone is welcomed regardless of their dance level and skills. It’s a weekend of learning how to dance or upgrading your dancing!
Featuring:
24 Workshops of Salsa, Sensual, Traditional Bachata, Cumbia & Merengue
\- For Beginner and Advance Students
10 Top Teachers & Coaches
(…)

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Weekly Chess Club Meeting @ Carl’s Jr.

Weekly Chess Club Meeting @ Carl's Jr.

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Carl’s Jr

Join us at the **Clovis Chess Club**, a family-friendly gathering that meets every **Thursday** from **5PM-9:30PM**. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, all skill levels are welcome!

Our weekly meetings take place at **Carl’s Jr** on Shaw/Willow ([818 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612](https://maps.app.goo.gl/CzYvVsivEXH7EzgYA)).

Stay in the loop: [clovischessclub.com](https://clovischess(…)

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Co-Ed Soccer

 Co-Ed Soccer

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Jaswant Singh Khalra Neighborhood Park

Hello all !
Welcome all over 18 years and up, you are welcome to join us have fun playing soccer on Sundays. We are playing Co-Ed Beginners and up.

Liability Release Consent:
By signing up (rsvp) to play you have consent that you are responsible for and assume all risks involved in your choosing to participate in the sport. You expressly release this group on meetup or meetup.com as ” Fresno Co-E(…)

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TOASTMASTERS MEET AT THE MUG

TOASTMASTERS MEET AT THE MUG

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: The Mug Community Coffee Shop

Learn new leadership and public speaking skills. Practice and polish up public speaking in preparation for that upcoming job interview or presentation. Lots of fun, supportive environment, encouragement, no pressure. We meet at The Mug every Tuesday at noon. Guests are welcome.
Come early if you want to buy your lunch at The Mug: https://themugfresno.com/menu/
For more information about the Toastm(…)

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Beginner/ Introductory Level Futsal

Beginner/ Introductory Level Futsal

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Dickey Park

Introductory level Futsal!

Have you ever seen futsal or soccer but thought it was too fast or technical?

Are you asthmatic or have severe allergies or don’t have the lungs to run 90 yards but love to kick a ball?

Are you old af and just need some exercise?

We got you. This is a slower paced game centered around the fundamentals of Futsal: passing, moving, shooting, positioning, talking. In a c(…)

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Small Dog Social – Hosted by Tiny Paws Fresno

Small Dog Social - Hosted by Tiny Paws Fresno

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Roeding Park

Thank you for attending our Small Dog Social.

Location:
Roeding Dog Park

Directions:
Take the Olive Ave entrance into Roading Park and turn left. Keep going East. The dog park is the furthest street near Golden State. You will see the chain link fence.

Arrive early because parking gets full fast if there’s an event.(…)

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Interval Training Dumbbell Weight Workout (BYOWeights 😎)

Interval Training Dumbbell Weight Workout  (BYOWeights 😎)

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: 1030 Shaw Ave

Work every muscle group in your body with this quick-HIITing workout! Everyone can workout at their own tempo and with their own weights and have a good time doing it!

🌟 😃Before attending this class you can learn the moves at home! 🤗💛

PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK: Learn proper form and technique for the 8 exercises on this video so that you’re prepared to jump in and get to work so that you prevent in(…)

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Thursday evening meditation

Thursday evening meditation

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: undefined

Online meditation for enhancing your experience of Peace, Love and Happiness(…)

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Rotary East Pickleball: Open Play All Are Welcome

Rotary East Pickleball:  Open Play All Are Welcome

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Rotary East Park

Open Play Group: All are welcome.(…)

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Summer Pride Festivals

Summer Pride Festivals

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: California

Long Beach Pride is kicking off the season on May 18th! We are hoping to attend a few of these other Pride events this summer. Possible caravan? Hoping to meet-up in YOUR town along the way!

* WEHO -May 31st
* Santa Ynez/Santa Barbara- June 22nd
* Ventura -August 17th

Work won’t allow me to attend all of them, but I am definitely in for Santa Ynez <3(…)

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Singles Group for Successful Dating & Relationships

Singles Group for Successful Dating & Relationships

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Central San Rafael Location

We’ll meet for 9 Thursday evenings, for an hour and a half. Small group setting, like an experiential class. We’ll be exploring ways that you get in your way in dating and relationships, and help you create a plan for more success. Great opportunity for creating a shift (and to make new friends). Meetings currently held online and advanced sign-up required. Usually 7-12 participants (mostly from B(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Fresno, you can try out Visitfresnocounty.org, Yourcentralvalley.com, or Abc30.com.

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