Vintage Days @ Fresno State

Fresno State’s annual student-planned festival dates back to May 1975, when a collaboration between campus clubs inspired a tradition that would last for generations.

Bulldog Born


Fresno State Vintage Days was born from the dream of students to transform campus life at Fresno State in the 1970s. Initially presented as an open house for the University, a passionate partnership was born with the College Union (now the Student Unions at Fresno State). The campus did not have the supplies to host a large scale live entertainment event; however, this did not deter the students. A host of lively entertainment and activities came together in May 1975 to become the inaugural “Vintage Days” as proclaimed by then university president Norman Baxter.

A Bold Tradition


Vintage Days is the culmination of work year-round by a planning committee of students, advised by staff within the Student Involvement Center. The festival has evolved to become even more welcoming for the community to visit the beautiful campus of Fresno State for three-days of entertainment, shopping and opportunities to support student organizations.

Lifetime of Memories


Hundreds of thousands of attendees have danced, competed and strolled through the festival since its inception. Whether you have visited once or are a regular guest of Vintage Days, we welcome your memories, photos or video to share as we approach the 50th annual Vintage Days in April 2024.

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