How to Spend Labor Day Weekend 2022 at Fresno City

Labor Day 2022 is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time to escape from your daily grind and enjoy a lovely, relaxing 3-day weekend. You deserve it!

For the ultimate summer escapade, make things exciting and visit Fresno County! Located in the heart of San Joaquin Valley in Central California, there’s an endless array of recreational opportunities in the area – from water parks to jazz band concerts.

Here are 7 things to do on Labor Day weekend in Fresno that are sure to make your visit memorable:

Catch The Black Market Trust at The Tower Theater on September 2, Friday. Doors Open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

Start the Labor Day weekend early and catch The Black Market Trusts’ performance at The Tower Theatre on September 2, Friday. The Black Market Trust is an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz Group that features an infusion of the sound and energy of Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhart with classics from the Great American Songbook and the intricate vocal harmonies of The Beach Boys and other artists. Whether jazz bands are your thing or not, you don’t want to miss this Labor Day weekend event. The vocal prowess and pedigree of The Black Market Trust is a sure crowd-pleaser. Tickets are available HERE.

Go garden-hopping and visit the Forestiere Underground Gardens and Shinzen Friendship Garden.

Fresno offers a myriad of ways to stay in touch with nature. Two of which are the Forestiere Underground Gardens and Shinzen Friendship Garden.

The Forestiere Underground Gardens is a 10-acre underground network of passageways, tunnels, chambers, and grottos. It’s the handiwork by Baldassare Forestiere, a Sicilian immigrant who built the structure as a subterranean living space complete with a bedroom, washroom, and kitchen for 40 years from 1906-1946. You’ll also find 100-year-old trees thriving in the garden.

The Shinzen Friendship Garden, on the other hand, is a Japanese-style garden to recognize the ‘importance of friendship and international brotherhood.’ It is home to the Clark Bonsai Collection and often holds cultural and educational events for the Toro Nagashi Lantern Event, Spring Blossom Festival, as well as tea ceremonies and pruning workshops.

Release your inner child at the Island Water Park

It’s not really a real summer adventure without a trip to a body of water… pools included. Beat the summer heat and head down to the Island Water Park. Enjoy slides and water rides with your family and friends. Book your ticket and a cabana ahead of time so you won’t have to queue when you arrive. You can purchase tickets in advance on their website.

Watch a game of the Fresno Grizzlies

You’re going to want to get your tailgating game on this Labor Day weekend. Catch the Fresno Grizzlies play at the Chukchansi Park on September 2, Friday. It’s going to be Princess and Pirates Night with fireworks to boot! September 4, Sunday, is fan appreciation day. So if you’re a fan, don’t miss the game.

There will be plenty of food and drink available for those tailgating in the parking lot before the game starts!

Go on a drinking tour: wine, beer, or craft cocktails. You choose!

There’s a drink for everyone at Fresno. Wine lovers will delight in some of Fresno’s most prestigious wineries and craft beer, and cocktails enthusiasts will enjoy Fresno’s local breweries, tap houses, and cocktail bars.

Did you know that ⅕ of California’s wine grapes are grown in Fresno County? Check out some of the county’s best wineries, including Moravia Wines, Engelmann Cellars, Ziveli Winery, A. Nonini Winery, and 3 Oaks Vineyard, and schedule a tasting.

If you love craft beers and craft cocktails, visit the Downtown Fresno Brewery District. Check out Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company, Modernist Craft Cocktail Bar, and Full Circle Brewing Company to start with. The breweries and bars downtown are located just along Fulton Street between Inyo and Mono, so you don’t have to go far to check them all. They are all within walking distance away from each other.

Go on a hike at one of the national parks near Fresno - Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite.

A trip to Fresno won’t be complete if you don’t visit at least one of the national parks nearby. The Sequoia National Park & Forest and the Kings Canyon National Park are both 90 minutes away from Fresno City Inn. They can be visited on a day trip, and they are usually less crowded than Yosemite, especially on long weekends like Labor Day 2022. Go on a hike and enjoy breathtaking views of giant cliffs, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife.

On the other hand, Yosemite is around 2.5 hours away. Check out our blog on how to spend one day in Yosemite coming from Fresno.

Embark on Journey to The Fresno Fruit Trail 

Experience the bounty of Fresno Country and embark on a self-guided tour at the Fresno Fruit Trail. Visit orchards, wineries, and ranches, stop by fruit stands and taste the bursting flavors of freshly-picked fruits along the journey. Download the map and find out more about the trail on their website.


This Labor Day 2022 could be your chance for a final summer hurrah. So grab the opportunity and start planning as early as now before things get hectic and places get fully booked. Reserve your stay at Fresno City Inn and stay in the heart of all the fun things to do in Fresno. Our clean, fully-equipped, and spacious rooms are sure to ease your achy bones after a long day of adventure. Just click the button below to book your room!

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