We deeply regret to notify you that the Peach Blossom Festival scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13, 2020 has been canceled.

Due to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are following evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. State Department and the CSU Chancellor’s Office, as well as state and local public health agencies. 

The safety and well-being of our campus community is our highest priority, as is maintaining a safe environment for those who visit our campus. Given that many people are concerned about attending large gatherings right now, the Department of Communication, which sponsors the event, felt it was prudent to cancel the Peach Blossom Festival

This cancellation is the first time in 62 years that the Peach Blossom Festival will not be held on Fresno State’s campus.  Thank you for your patience as we work to refund your registration fees. If you have pre-ordered T-shirts, those are still available for you to pick-up any remaining day this week, March 10-13, in our office in Speech Arts 104. 

Thank you for your understanding. We, the directors, as well as our student team, are disappointed to not be able to see and congratulate the work of you and your students in preparation for this event. We hope to see you next year at the Festival on Thursday and Friday, March 11 & 12, 2021. 


We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus for future events soon!




Christina M. Wells, Director                                                       Elise M. Barba, Associate Director

If you would like to donate your school’s registration fees to help next year’s festival run more smoothly, please reach out via and let us know. Thank you!

Peach Blossom Festival 2020

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2020 Festival.

Thursday, March 12th

Sessions at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:30 PM

Friday, March 13th

Sessions at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM

We must request that, if you bring your own group t-shirts, they do not use the name Peach Blossom Festival, Fresno State, and/or California State University, Fresno

2020 Performance Times Are Available Now

2020 Peach Blossom T-Shirt – See this years brand new design!

About Us

This Festival was created more than 60 years ago to help young people realize the importance and joy of reading literature aloud, to show them the magic of oral interpretation and performance, to provide firsthand experience on how to be a respectful and enthusiastic audience member and to give students from all backgrounds an opportunity to visit a university campus.

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