A combination of holiday parades, lively festivals, family fun runs, art exhibits, theatrical performances and recreational opportunities abound in Merced, making this quaint home town burst with community patronage. Residents enjoy gathering in the heart of downtown where annual events and festivals bring families together in a spirit of pride and friendship.

Popular Family Events:

  • Path of the Padres
  • Kaleidoscope Dance Cooperative
  • Spring Trout Fishing Derby at Lake McSwain
  • Art Hop Downtown Merced
  • “Paws for Cause” Dog Walk & Run
  • Open Cockpit Day at Castle Air Museum
  • Strawberry Waffle Brunch at Castle Air Museum
  • Merced County Fair


Area Resources:

Merced Chamber of Commerce
City of Merced
San Joaquin Valley
Merced College
University of California, Merced
Merced City School District
Mercy Medical Center Merced
Golden Valley Health Center, Merced