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| 06/23/2023 | Baseball, Dine, Family Friendly, Things to Do


Celebrate America's birthday in Visalia!
Your unforgettable weekend visit is brimming with big trees, craft beers, dazzling skies, fast cars and talented women.  Visalia has something for every spirited American.  Spend the weekend and celebrate your independence with us. 

Big Trees

The national parks are open and ready for visitors! There is nothing more patriotic than a trip to our national parks. Walk among the giant sequoias and see the General Sherman Tree, climb to the top of Moro Rock for unforgettable views, or hike to Tokopah Falls where the cascading falls are gushing as the winter snow melts away.  Did you know that the General Grant tree in Kings Canyon National Park is a living shrine to the men and women of the armed services? Take time to see this magnificent grove.

Beginning July 1, ride the Sequoia Shuttle from your Visalia Hotel right into the park. The Gateway Shuttle runs daily all summer long.

Talented Women

Visit Visalia is thrilled to host the 2023 Miss California and Miss California’s Teen Competition at the Visalia Convention Center, July 1, 2023. This prestigious and professional development competition is set to kick off Sunday, June 25, when Visalia welcomes the young women for a week of interviews, rehearsals and meaningful community involvement.  The contestant’s experience will culminate with the crowning of the winners on Saturday, July 1 at the Visalia Convention Center. The public are encouraged and invited to attend.

The schedule of events to which the public are invited:

Fast Cars

Micro Sprint Car Racing on the Plaza Park raceway brings excitement to your weekend celebrations. Catch the action on June 30. Gates open at 5:30 with first race at 7:00.

Craft Beers

Celebrate the holiday with a Craft Brew Party at Soccer City 1852, Visalia's newest brewery, tap room and footy football venue. Join their Independence Day celebration -Red, White and Brews Party at 1852 - on Saturday, July 1 from 5:00-10:00 PM. Enjoy games, prizes, face-painting, water activity relays, food and of course, cold brews. 

Dazzling Skies

The baseball season is in full-swing at Valley Strong Ballpark! Cheer on the local team - The Visalia Rawhide - as they play Lake Elsinore Storm July 4 in America's favorite pasttime. Enjoy a post-game fireworks spectacular that will light up the sky with its dazzling display. Get your tickets in advance

Cool Fun

Get soaked on waterslides, steer through bumper boat battles, conquer mini golf, and win big at our arcade. All for just $10 at our incredible Fun in the Sun 4th of July Spectacular event!

Family Fun Run

Join the fun at the Great American 5K and 10K Run. The Great American Race is presented by the City of Visalia and Forever Young Events. Race kicks off July 4th with a 5K or 10K run and Costume Contest. This takes place at Riverway Sports Park and along the paved trails along the St. John's Trail. Enjoy food, music, race photos and more. 

Not a runner? It's OK. Bring a lawn chair and cheer on the runners. Enjoy the music of GenFM with their 4th of July playlist created just for the race. Hot Dogs and drinks will be available to purchase.

Register Early.

Visalia's growing and diverse restaurant scene is top of the list for foodies looking to explore. From 5-star dining in Downtown to funky food trucks at the Saturday Farmers Market and everything in between, you will find just what you're craving.


©2023 Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 2734 Visalia, CA 93279
112 E Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
(800) 524-0303 : (559) 334-0141
Visitor Center Hours
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
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