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2023 Merced County Fair Pre-Party
& Dinner

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Merced County Fair
Come kick-off the 2023 Merced County Fair season with us! The Friends of the Merced County Fair Board, Merced County Fair Board and Fair Management formally invite you to kick off the 2023 Fair season with more than 500 members of the community at the Merced County Fair Annual Pre-Party!

Come celebrate and support the Merced County Fair at this fun annual event featuring live music by Scotty Rich, entertainment by stilt walker, Karen Quest, live and silent auctions, raffle items and more! Your ticket includes dinner and a hosted bar. Attendees must be 21 years old.

Tickets are $50 per person. All proceeds go to support the Merced County Fair. Also, this will be your first chance to purchase the always sold-out Preferred Parking Passes! Purchase your tickets at the Fairgrounds’ Administration Office now! No tickets will be sold at the door.

Fairground Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Questions? Please call our office at (209) 722-1506 or

Isaac’s 2nd Annual Lowrider
February 25, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
K Street (400 Ft in from 11th Street)
Merced, CA
Sergio Del Toro, to close K street (400 ft. in from 11th Street) to host Isaac’s 2nd Annual Lowrider, to display classic cars from 6:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m.

*This event shall not be serving alcohol.

2023 Freedom Fund & Community
Service Awards Banquet
The Modesto/Stanislaus will hold its 2023 Freedom Fund & Community Service Awards Banquet, Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. The Banquet location is Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, Modesto, CA The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) strives to ensure civil rights for all individuals. For over 113 years, the NAACP has been a leading voice in advocating for equity, diversity, and civil rights. The organization ensures that everyone has the same opportunities and is treated fairly, regardless of race or background. Civil rights for one is civil rights for all—the NAACP and the Modesto/Stanislaus Branch are committed to fighting for the rights of everyone.

Through this event, and with the support from our local community and friends, we hope to raise funds to continue our essential work. Your support also provides the opportunity to demonstrate your partnership in our efforts to promote equality, provide equal accessibility and eliminate discrimination in our local community.
To Become an Event or Table Sponsor, call (209) 896-9196.

February 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Black History Month

Campus Stockton
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House

Originally established by Carter G. Woodson in 1926, a one week celebration has evolved into a full month of activities and events that reflect the relevance, impact and accomplishments of those who identify as part of the African Diaspora. The Pacific Black Alumni Club invites you to celebrate the end of a great series of Black History Month events put on by Pacific’s Black History Month Committee. We are having a mixer that will include alumni and friends from nearby colleges and universities to join us in this great celebration. Meet new friends, learn Black history facts in our trivia game, win door prizes and more! Refreshments provided by Mad Scientist Creations and Michael’s Heavenly Sweets.

Saturday, March 1, 2023 | Modesto Centre Plaza
2023 Freedom Fund &
Community Service Awards

March 2, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Women History Month

The Mercado
The Mercado events have been approved by the Merced County Public Health Department, and are supported by the City of Merced. We are also proud to partner with the Merced Police Department, the Merced Tire Department, CHP and Riggs Ambulance Service at the events.
The Mercado Night Market in Downtown Merced will be held on the first Thursday of every other month beginning on March 2nd. Join us for some family-friendly fun
Contact information: (209) 384-9537-TheMERCADO209@GMAIL.COM

The Mercado by Merced County

Thursday, March 02, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Mercado by Merced County
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
W. Main Street (K to M), Canal Street (Main to 18th), and Bob Hart Square

The Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to close W. Main Street (from K to M Streets) and Canal Street (from W. 18th Street to W. Main Street) and Bob Hart Square for a vendor fair (The Mercado) from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

*This event shall not be serving alcohol

Week of the Young Child Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Merced Event
Applegate Park Zoo C/o City of Merced

Join us to celebrate young children. This is a FREE Community event , free food, free games, community resources, come and join the fun, family event.

Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Merced County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Training & Hiring Event
Merced County Fairgrounds

Join us for the first Merced County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Training & Hiring Event!

We are inviting training participants from our programs to connect with more than 60 employers looking for qualified candidates to fill open positions.
The event is open to the public and will feature a showcase of all of local CTE training programs for high school seniors in the program and anyone else interested in starting a new career.

Thank you Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC), Gateway Adult Education Network (GAEN), Merced College, Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) and Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) for your partnership and collaboration for this event.
Additional partners from Worknet, Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and the Empower program will also be in attendance.

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Merced Lao New Year Celebration 2023
Downtown Merced

SAVE THE DATE to join us for our 5th Lao New Year Celebration in Downtown Merced, California.
Message us or email to if you are interested in:

Sponsoring our event

  • Vending
  • Participating in our parade
  • Volunteering
  • Supporting in any form
    More details coming soon!

(Tuesday – Monday)
August 1, 2023 thru August 7, 2023
(Tuesday – Monday) at 2:00 p.m.
MCCV Annual FREE Camping for

MARINES: Central California Veterans Nonprofit
Organization secured a group campsite for Veterans and their families FREE of charge.

This is an annual group event involving tournament games, a fishing derby by MCCV, kids & adult divisions, prizes, also available hiking, boating, horseback riding and more by recreation area.

Bring your own equipment, favorite beverages and foods, volunteer for a theme of the day group cookout

Stanislaus National Forest-Recreation area
Pinecrest, California
For More Information Call: (209) 726-5308
See Our Website: Facebook Page: Mccv SemperFi

May 20, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Big Hats & Bow Ties

A Prayer Celebration Brunch
Celebrating our 39th Anniversary
& our 2023 Scholarship
Carnegie Arts Center
250 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
Atwater-Merced Alumnae Chapter would like to request the ‘Big Hats & Bow Ties’ flier below run in your online newsletter and be posted on your social media page. The event date is May 20, 2023.

Donations support our scholarships & other public service project.

For more info Contact: Catrina Brown Sandford
(770) 364-1651.