Fresno State will celebrate what has become one of the Valley’s most anticipated traditions April 17-19, the 41st Vintage Days.
The public part of the festivities run Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two new events are featured: a sidewalk chalk art contest Saturday and glass-blowing all three days.
Also, a team of students in the Fresno State strategic marketing 188 class will attempt to break a published world record of the “Largest Human Video Game Controller” at 1 p.m. Friday at Maple Mall south (Maple and Keats).
They seek 300 participants in an effort to break the record of 259 people set by Sony Hong Kong in 2013.
One event, the Vintage Challenge, features free tickets to the Iggy Azalea concert Sept. 20 at the Save Mart Center. The challenge consists of teams of students competing against each other in various games and challenges throughout Vintage Days weekend. The Grand Prize winners will receive tickets to the Iggy concert.
This Fresno State Vintage Days tradition attracts more than 50,000 people from all over the Valley for three days of food, live entertainment, a Kid’s Zone and unique handmade treasures from the popular Vintage Days crafts faire.
“Vintage Days is a great time for the entire Valley to join the Fresno State campus in celebration of this growing tradition,” said Alejandro Escalera-Sanchez, planning committee member. “Bring the whole family and enjoy some of the delicious food from over 30 student-run booths and organizations.”
It kicks off Friday morning with the annual Staff Assembly Executive Committee Pancake Breakfast for students and employees from 7:30 – 10 a.m. at the Maple Mall, west of the Conley Arts Building. For pancake ticket info, contact Grace Liu at 559.278.0857.
Live entertainment will be featured at the concert stage all weekend long (west of the Peters Business building). The Kid’s Zone will feature free jungle crafts. Inflatables, pony rides and a petting zoo will be available with the purchase of a $5 wristband for unlimited access.
The free outdoor movie showing of “Mockingjay Part 1” will take place Friday at dusk (about 7 p.m.).
For the new sidewalk chalk art contest attraction, artists from throughout the community will use chalk to create artwork from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
At the Conley Art building the Fire Arts Club will create custom glass-blown art all three days.
Vintage Days is organized by a student-led committee within the Student Involvement Center in the Division of Student Affairs.
For more Vintage Days information, contact Student Involvement at 559.278.2741 or visit www.fresnostate.edu/vintagedays.