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Country music star bringing his songs to Modesto amphitheater. More area entertainment

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Country singer Jake Owen brings his hits to the Fruit Yard Amphitheatre in Modesto. Also planned is the annual Modstock music festival at Graceada Park. Those are just two of the entertainment options in the Modesto region planned from Aug. 6-12.


Country singer Jake Owen is set to play at the Fruit Yard Amphitheatre in Modesto. His hits include “Yee Haw,” “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Eight Second Ride.” Also appearing will be guest artist Chris Janson. Limited seats were available at press time.

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17 nights of concerts: This year’s California State Fair has musical acts for every generation

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After two years away, the gates to the California State Fair & Food Festival will re-open Friday at Cal Expo and run through the end of the month.

While food and carnival rides are sure to be the main attractions, every day will end with a music concert headlined by a mix of contemporary, legendary and tribute acts.

All shows start at 8 p.m. and all but one are free with general admission; reserved seating is available for an extra cost.

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‘The Fun is Back’: Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Stanislaus County Fair

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The Stanislaus County Fair returns in full force this year, promising plenty of entertainment, arena events, carnival rides, livestock and more.

Because of the pandemic, the 2020 fair consisted of only online livestock competitions and drive-thru versions of a few food booths. The 2021 expo had livestock and motorsports back in person but the carnival and most of the food were missing.

But this year, the fair – which usually draws more than 200,000 people – has a 10-day slate of traditional events, set for July 8-17 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

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Fireworks fundraisers in full effect

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Every year, fireworks booths pop up around every city ahead of Fourth of July celebrations. Each booth is ran by local organizations and are major fundraising opportunities.

Kiwanis of Turlock is one of the oldest organizations to participate in fireworks fundraising, and it’s one of their biggest money makers of the entire year.

“We’ve been doing this for a while,” said Kiwanis member David Martin. “We are one of Phantom’s biggest sellers in the region and it’s by far one of our biggest fundraisers.”

While the fireworks sales help Kiwanis immensely, they aren’t just raising money for themselves.

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Summer blowouts abound in Modesto region with July Fourth celebrations and county fair

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Celebrations of American independence highlight Modesto region entertainment this weekend. While several communities will have events, three are highlighted below.

Country singer Chris Young also comes to the Fruit Yard Amphitheatre, there’s a craft fair in Arnold and the Stanislaus County Fair is set to begin. Here’s a look at just some of what’s planned July 2-8.


The city of Modesto and the Modesto Kiwanis Club present the “United We Stand” parade celebrating Independence Day in downtown. The parade begins at 10th and F streets, moves to J Street, then back to 11th Street to I Street, ending at 17th Street. Later in the evening, a fireworks show will follow the Modesto Nuts home game against the Stockton Ports.

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Fireworks, parades and more. Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Modesto region

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Summer’s biggest celebration promises fireworks, parades and community events across the Modesto and Mother Lode regions. Independence Day falls on a Monday this year and most are planned for that day, though some blowouts are being held on Saturday, July 2. Those include pyrotechnics at Woodward Reservoir. While that waterside show is set to go on, the traditional fireworks over Don Pedro Reservoir have been canceled due to the drought. Here’s a look at just some of what’s planned in the region for the Fourth of July holiday:

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Carnegie Art Showcase To Open In July

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From more than 200 entries, jurors have selected 88 works — including art from 10 Merced County artists — that will be on display in the annual Carnegie Art Showcase exhibition taking place this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock.

The juried exhibition is a celebration of artistic excellence, awarding a total of $2,350 in prize money.

The show will be on view in the CAC’s Ferrari Gallery from July 5 through Sept. 3, and a free public reception will take place on Friday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m.

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Canceled twice, company finally brings huge Broadway hit to Modesto’s Gallo Center

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After having to cancel the show twice, a Modesto theater company finally gets its chance to present “A Chorus Line.”

Modesto Performing Arts offers the hit Broadway show June 18-26 at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

“This show has literally been three years in the making,” MPA’s General Director Paul Tischer said in a press release. “It was originally scheduled for 2020. The show was fully cast, but just as we were starting rehearsals the Covid virus hit and everything had to be (canceled). So we rescheduled it for 2021, but that too had to be canceled. So now, fingers crossed, it is set for this June 2022.”

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Rev up for a return of Modesto’s monthlong summer celebration. When, where to be

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Modesto’s annual summer celebration gets back to where it belongs this year.

Graffiti Summer returns to June with a month of events planned for car lovers and fans of Modesto native George Lucas’ film homage to his hometown teen years, 1973’s “American Graffiti.”

Two stars from the film are set to appear at separate events.

Last year’s events were held in August, pushed because of the pandemic, which canceled completely the 2020 celebration.

The move to August didn’t appear to deter from the event, according to Todd Aaronson, CEO of the Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau, which markets the summer celebration.

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California Preservation Foundation hosting ‘Doors Open’ event

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The California Preservation Foundation will launch the first statewide Doors Open event in the country. Doors Open California is a two‐day celebration of architecture and culture featuring more than 70 on‐site tours and access to historic places across the state on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, 2022.

Bring your friends and family to as many of the independently operated sites as you can visit in one weekend, for a flat fee of $20 per person. Through an exclusive partnership with Doors Open, some participating area museums are opening their doors free for the public (no ticket needed).

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