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Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, young Fresnans spent their Friday and Saturday nights driving down Fulton Street, or “draggin’ the main,” as it was affectionately known. When Fulton was converted to a pedestrian mall in 1964, this long-lasting, iconic practice shifted to Belmont Ave. and eventually declined. Now, more than 50 years later, the Downtown Fresno Partnership aims to honor this historic tradition with Draggin’ the Main. This will be a family-friendly event to celebrate the opening of Fresno’s main drag and bring the tradition back to downtown Fresno.

Who: Car enthusiasts with pre-1964 (125 spaces available) and/or 1965 and newer vehicles (125 spaces available)
What: Cruise down Fresno’s main street
When: October 21, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Fulton Street, downtown Fresno
Why: To commemorate the re-opening of Fulton Street and pay homage to its rich history

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds – no exceptions.


Thank you for your interest in Draggin’ the Main!

Online Registration is closed as of 5 pm on Friday, October 13.

Registration Options after Friday, October 13:

  • In-Person Registration from Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20 (9 am – 5 pm) at Downtown Fresno Partnership located at 845 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721
  • Day of Registration on Saturday, October 21 at the H Street Parking Lot (corner of Inyo/H Street). Gates Open @ 1:00 pm. First-Come, First Served

If you have any questions or would like more information about either option, please contact Tatevik Hovhannisyan at (559)490-9966 ext. 221.