July 12 – Showing “Sing!,” Wednesday night Movies in the Park is hosted by the Optimist Club of Exeter, 7:30 p.m. at Exeter City Park. Admission is free.
July 12-16 – Encore Theatre presents “Annie,” based on Harold Gray’s comic strip. Music, lyrics and book by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Directed by Bob Barnier. 324 S. N St. in Tulare. For more details, call 559-686-1300 or visit www.encoretulare.org.
July 14 – Amy Farrell will present a ‘Pirate Recruitment,’ hosted by ImagineU Children’s Museum. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. and finish at 3 p.m. at 210 N. Tipton St. in Visalia. For more info, go to www.imagineumuseum.org.
July 14 – Jaime Mora defends his 559 Fights Flyweight Championship against CAMO State Champion Paul Elizondo at the Visalia Convention Center. General admission is $25; VIP tables $400; and packages range $200-250. Go to www.559fights.com for more info.
July 15 – Bo Bice, of American Idol fame, and Blood, Sweat & Tears will perform at Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Downtown Visalia. Tickets are $40–$80. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Go to www.foxvisalia.com for more information.
July 15 – Valdivia Dance. El Fantasma will headline featuring Kanales, Los Austeros De Durando and Los Cuates De Tamaulipas. Performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. VIP tickets available. For more info, call 559-713-4040 or go to www.visaliatix.com.
July 16 – Watch local celebrity chefs compete at the Visalia Rescue Mission’s 9th annual Food Fight for Families 3 to 6 p.m. at Wyndham, 9000 W. Airport Dr. in Visalia. Tickets are $30-$300. For more info, visit eventbrite.com.
July 19 – Showing “Trolls,” Wednesday night Movies in the Park is hosted by the Optimist Club of Exeter, 7:30 p.m. at Exeter City Park. Admission is free.
July 21- ImagineU Children’s Museum will host NASA astronaut Don Thomas from 1 to 3 p.m. He will conduct a water experiment that demonstrates how water behaves in space, and conclude with a presentation about life in space.
July 21-23 – 4th annual Dark Sky Festival in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. A weekend of hikes, nature studies, stargazing and astronomical workshops. For more info, go to www.exploresequoiakingscanyon.com/dark-sky-festival.html.
July 25 – Quail Park on Cypress is offering a Virtual Dementia Tour from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a free workshop for caregivers, families and professionals who work with people with dementia. 4520 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia. For more info, call 559-624-3503.
July 26 – Showing “Happy Feet,” Wednesday night Movies in the Park is hosted by the Optimist Club of Exeter, 7:30 p.m. at Exeter City Park. Admission is free.
July 29 – 1st Annual Boots, Brews & Bacon Fest at the Visalia Convention Center, 6 to 10 p.m. Live music, entertainment, pub games, taste local restaurants’ best bacon bites (it’s a contest). Tickets range $35 to $75 at www.visaliatix.showare.com.
August 5 – The Visalia Convention center will host performers Los Traileros Del Norte, Control Los Reyes De La Cumbia, Poderoso, Relampaguitos, Eliseo Robles and Tiranos Del Norte. VIP tables are available. Go to www.visaliatix.showare.com.
August 5 & 6 – The Annual Mountain Festival at Camp Nelson Meadow beginning at 10 a.m. Free admission includes games for kids, a bounce house, horseshoe tournament, live music, food, Forest Service log sawing, Smokey the Bear and more.
August 12 – The Hell of a Half Marathon from 7 to 11 a.m. The 13.1-mile run begins at Exeter Veterans Memorial Park, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter. Proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Entry is $85. To register and for more info, go to www.hellofahalf.com.
August 17-27 – Paul Evert’s RV Show, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center. Free entry. For more info, visit www.rvcountry.com.
August 26 – The Visalia Mighty Oaks Chorus’ 2nd Annual Western Round Up at the Ritchie Barn from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a full tri-tip BBQ dinner, live choral entertainment and a silent auction. For more info, go to visaliamightyoakchorus.org, or call 901-4615.
September 13-17 – The Tulare County Fair will be “Celebrating the Bounty of Our County.” Visit www.tcfair.org for all the details.
September 29 – Visalia Chamber’s Oktoberfest celebration 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch, 26773 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia. Samplings from various restaurants, beer tasting from local breweries, and incredible live entertainment. Tickets are $35-$40. Visit www.visaliachamber.org/oktoberfest.