Summer is here, and Modesto is heating up with all sorts of exciting and fun-filled summer activities and events. To help you get the inside scoop on all that’s going on here in Modesto and the surrounding areas, Central Valley Nissan, your hometown Nissan dealership has put together this handy guide to all the summertime happenings.
American Graffiti Car Show and Festival, June 12 -14, Modesto Municipal Golf Course – Modesto’s signature event – now in a new location – celebrates filmmaker George Lucas and the movie that put Modesto on the map: “American Graffiti.” A classic car parade on Friday kicks things off, followed by a classic car show, plus hundreds of food, craft, and specialty booths. There’s also plenty of live music to enjoy. All proceeds go to support local charities.
Mo Band Summer Concerts in the Park – Modesto’s popular and critically acclaimed band is one of the oldest continuously performing bands in America. Their summer season, entitled “Sunset Dreams” at the Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park presents a wide range of musical genres.
Elvis Tribute Show at the State Theatre, June 13 – As part of Graffiti Month in Modesto, The Modesto Elvis Tribute Show starring tribute artist Rob Ely celebrates the music of the King of Rock and Roll. Several other musical acts are scheduled to perform.
Morgan James in Concert at the State Theatre, June 16 – Modesto native Morgan James has risen to stardom with her just released debut album, “Hunter.” Her sultry, soulful, and swaggering R&B has met with critical acclaim. Legendary promoter Berry Gordy Jr. calls her “sexy and charming,” while the New York Times raves that she is a “phenomenal talent.”
8th Annual Rod and Custom Car Show, June 28 – The Elks Lodge of Modesto proudly presents a fantastic collection of custom cars and hot rods with proceeds benefitting the Modesto Elks and Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Rob Thomas in Concert at the Gallo Center, July 3 – Blockbuster musical artist Rob Thomas, formerly of the band Matchbox Twenty, has collaborated with some of music’s heavyweights, including Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, and Willie Nelson. He’s sold more than 80 million albums worldwide.
141st Annual Fourth of July Celebration – Modesto pulls out all the stops with a star-spangled salute to the red, white, and blue. Presented by the Modesto Kiwanis Club, this annual event draws thousands to downtown Modesto for all the pageantry and excitement. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring!”
Modesto Fiji Festival at Modesto Christian High School, Aug. 1 – Transport yourself to a tropical island paradise with food and retail vendors, blazing Tiki Torches, Ferris wheel, carnival games, and dancing to a live DJ.
5th Annual “Modstock” at Graceada Park, Aug. 9 – It’s Modesto’s own mini-version of Woodstock with more than 25 local bands, food, drink, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, and family fun in a “Rock and Roll Circus” atmosphere.
16th Annual XClamation! Festival in Downtown Modesto, Aug. 22 – Chris Ricci presents the area’s biggest music festival that transforms downtown Modesto into the Valley’s Biggest Party and “World’s Largest Disco,” with 60 bands on 12 stages. More than 20,000 people are expected to once again flood the downtown area to enjoy some of the country’s hottest and most popular touring acts. There will be lots of vendors and exhibitors, plus the stunning “Miss X Fest” competition.
Gloria Trevi in Concert at the Gallo Center, Aug. 23 – Known as the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop,” Gloria Trevi has sold more than 20 million records. Her “El Amor World Tour” showcases her social conscious regarding a number of issues, including homelessness, drug trafficking, hunger, and violence against women.
29th Annual Edible Extravaganza at Centre Plaza, Sept. 3 – Celebrate the Valley’s diverse culinary offering by sampling some of the area’s best food, wine, and beverages. Representatives from more than 60 Modesto-area vendors will be handing out delectable samples of their finest creations.
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