We are sad to announce that any Parties for the Parkway events scheduled throughout March, April, and the beginning of May will be postponed.
The San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust is committed to protecting not only our Parkway supporters but our staff and volunteers as well. It is for these reasons along with guidance from the CDC and California Department of Public Health's guidelines to prevent the spread of disease that we have come to this decision.
New party dates will be announced as soon as possible until then, we encourage everyone to be diligent in taking preventative measures to shorten the timeframe of COVID-19's impact.
Join us for the Parties for the Parkway 2020 Kickoff Event!
Mark your calendar for the Parties for the Parkway 2020 Kickoff Event on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District Building. Tickets will be available to purchase online starting in February 2020.
MEMBERS: $45 NON-MEMBERS: $50
Be among the first to make reservations for the fabulous selection of 2020 Parties for the Parkway. Enjoy live music and tastings from local vintners and breweries. Once again, generous area restaurants and caterers will provide hearty appetizers and delicious desserts. You won’t want to miss your chance to bid on artwork by gifted Valley artists featured in the Parties book. Sign up early for Kickoff starting at 9:00 AM on February 4th to get your priority number so you can be among the first to reserve your spaces for the River Parkway Trust's 28th year of fantastic, imaginative and exciting parties.
KICK OFF PARTY SILENT AUCTION
Artwork by many of the Fresno area’s most talented artists will be auctioned off at the Kickoff Party on March 12. All art will be on display and open for bids and buy-it-now at the K-Jewel Art Gallery, 1415 Fulton St. in downtown Fresno for Art Hop on February 6, and during the whole month of February. Bidding closes at the Kickoff party on March 12.
FOOD AND DESSERT
-Ampersand Ice Cream
-Food for Thought
-Love and Garlic
-Sam’s Italian Deli & Market
-The Painted Table
WINE AND BEER
-Fresno State Winery
-Idle Hour Winery
-The Mad Duck Craft Restaurants and Brewery
-3 Oaks Vineyard
-Valley Oak Winery
PARTIES FOR THE PARKWAY ARTHOP RECEPTION
Join the River Parkway Trust Board of Directors for a reception celebrating the 2020 Parties for the Parkway donating artists. K-Jewel Art Gallery is hosting a special evening where you can view silent auction art donated by talented local artists, place starting bids and mingle with friends of the River Parkway Trust. Art will be displayed throughout the month of February at K-Jewel Art Gallery. This is a regular ArtHop night and many other nearby galleries will be open. We hope to see you there!
A huge THANK YOU to our 2020 season sponsors!
Parties for the Parkway has been the River Parkway Trust's largest public fundraising events program for the last 28 years. Parties for the Parkway is a volunteer-led program that includes the Parties for the Parkway Artists Reception in February, the Parties for the Parkway Kickoff and Art Auction in March, and a plethora of small, medium and large-sized parties throughout the year hosted by community members, businesses and organizations.
This program is a great opportunity for your business to be seen by River Parkway Trust members and donors who attend parties. The Parties for the Parkway Kickoff event attracts over 400 guests and individual parties that follow attract over 1,000 individual guests. In addition to recognition at events throughout the year, logo recognition in the Parties for the Parkway catalog is a premier opportunity to be seen. Each year over 4,000 of our donors and program participants receive a beautifully designed Parties for the Parkway book in the mail that includes a listing of the current year parties, art, and auction items available for purchase.