Porch parties will be set up throughout the La Loma, College and downtown Modesto neighborhoods for the annual Modesto Porchfest. Homeowners hosting local bands on porch, patio and driveway stages and invite the public to sit on their lawns and driveways.
WHEN: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19
WHERE: Various locations
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Central West Ballet presents “The Secret Garden,” the classic story based on a 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnett and set in Victorian England. he story centers on Mary, a spoiled, suddenly orphaned child who moves in with her widowed uncle at his manor in England and learns of a forbidden secret garden. Finding and tending the garden transforms Mary’s life.
WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19
WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
Diggins Tent Town 1852 is Columbia State Historic Park’s annual living history event with 150 costumed volunteers. Visitors can experience the events and environment of an 1850s mining camp re-created in detail with period-accurate clothing, food and entertainment.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, May 16-19
WHERE: Columbia State Historic Park
TICKETS: $10, $2 ages 4 through 12, free ages 3 and under
Downtown Modesto’s Family Cycling Festival & Criterium returns on Saturday, May 18, and features free children’s bike helmets, bounce houses, rock climbing, vendor booths, BMX bike demos, races and more.