creativepotential6 months ago
Beset with poverty and poor air quality, Fresno, California produces most of the food that the world consumes and food insecurity here is at epidemic levels--still, our vibrant ethnically diverse community produces the annual F.U.S.E. (Fresno Urban Sound Experience) Festival each year, bringing thousands to small unlikely urban venues to hear local bands and buskers as well as the annual Rogue Festival-a 2 week fringe fest of staggering proportions, the Swede Film Festival, where popular full-length films have been "sweded" down to bite size beauties, as well as the REEL Pride Film Festival, one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ events on the west coast. Experience all of these events with a local Tioga-Sequoia IPA, Armenian coffee, traditional beerrock, Hmong Pho or one of the hundreds of local wines (yes, WE produce most of the grapes consumed in the U.S.)--within a short drive to Yosemite, King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. We're just fine NOT being LA or SF, our equidistant neighbors, we're GOOD at being Fresno.