MacKenzie Freed MISS CALIFORNIA 2018

Monday 6.24 SCHEDULE

9am-11am

Grand Arrival ceremony.
Fresno City Hall,
2600 Fresno St.
Open to public.

11:30am-2pm

Miss candidate lunch with
Downtown Fresno
2600 Fresno St.
Rotary Club.

1pm-4pm

Events Center open,
Sierra Room.
Rotary Club.

2:30pm-11pm

Miss candidate rehearsal,
Saroyan Theater. Open.
Rotary Club.

Tuesday 6.25 SCHEDULE

7am-4:30pm

Events Center open,
Sierra Room.

9am-10:30am

Princess Parent orientation,
Sequoia Ballroom.

10:30am-12pm

Princess Crowning.
Open to public.

1:30pm-4pm

Princess Camp session.

All day

Miss candidate rehearsal,
Saroyan Theater
Open to delegate badge holders.
Alpha Group
Miss private interviews.
Closed.

Wednesday 6.26 SCHEDULE

7am-4:30pm

Events Center open,
Sierra Room.

8am-1pm

Talent Rehearsal, Alpha
Group Miss candidates,
Saroyan Theater
Delegate Badge required.
Beta Group Miss private
interviews. Closed.

10am-4pm

California Concierge open.

1pm-5pm

Miss California Academy
sessions, Salon F. Open to
delegate badge holders
until seating is full.

6:30pm-9:30pm

Miss California Night 1
Preliminary Competition,
Saroyan Theater.

9:30pm-11pm

Visitation, Doubletree
Hotel Ballroom.
Delegate Badge or
ticket required.

Special Guest at Saturday’s Finals: Nia Franklin Miss America 2019

Thursday 6.27 SCHEDULE

7am-4:30pm

Events Center open,
Sierra Room.

8am-1pm

Talent Rehearsal, Beta
Group Miss candidates,
Saroyan Theater.
Delegate Badge required.

9am-10:30am

Judges’ Briefing, Salon
D3. Ticketed event.

9am-4:30pm

Miss California
Trade Show open.

10am-4pm

California Concierge open.

11am-12pm

Miss California
Volunteer Update,
Sequoia Ballroom.

1pm-2pm

Teen candidate
orientation, Sequoia
Ballroom.

Thursday 6.27 SCHEDULE

1:30pm-3:30pm

Miss California
Academy sessions,
Salons D3. Open to
delegate badge holders
until seating is full.

2pm-3pm

Teen autograph signing
Sequoia Ballroom.
Parents welcome.

6:30pm-9:30pm

Miss California Night 2
Preliminary Competition,
Saroyan Theater

9:30pm-11pm

Champagne & Wine
Reception,
Doubletree Hotel Ballroom.
Ticketed event.
Outstanding Teen candidates
introduced.

Friday 6.28 SCHEDULE

7am-4:30pm

Events Center open,
Sierra Room.

8am-2pm

Teen candidate private
interviews. Closed.
Teen talent rehearsal,
Saroyan Theater.
Delegate badge required.

9am-10:30am

Parents’ Briefing,
Sequoia Ballroom.

9am-11:30am

Princess Fire Station tour.

9am-4:30pm

Miss California
Trade Show open.

10:30am-3:30pm

Miss California Academy
sessions, Salons E & F.
Open to delegate
badge holders
until seating is full.

Friday 6.28 SCHEDULE

11:30am

Miss candidates at
Fulton Street
Extravaganza.
Open to public.

7pm-9:30pm

Miss California’s
Outstanding Teen
competition.

9:30pm-11:00pm

Lower lobby, Saroyan
Theater.
Ticketed event.

Saturday 6.29 SCHEDULE

9:30am-10:30am

Princess Graduation,
Sequoia Ballroom.

10am-2pm

California Concierge open.

10am-2pm

Events Center open,
Sierra Room.

10am-3pm

Miss California Trade Show.

11:30am-1pm

Preliminary Programs
Association meeting,
Sequoia Ballroom.

2:30pm-4:30pm

President’s Reception,
Saroyan Theater lower
lobby. By invitation only

4:30pm-7pm

Miss California 2019 final
competition, Saroyan Theater.

7pm-11:30pm

Miss California
Coronation Gala,
Doubletree Ballroom.
Ticketed event.

Frequently asked questions

Besides the competition, are there other activities
happening around town?

The best source for this information is:
yourcentralvalley.com calendar

How do I find out more about events during the
week?

Please stop by the California Concierge located in the
Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Fresno and pick up a Miss
California Guide to let you know what is happening.

When can I see Miss California and Miss California’s
Outstanding Teen?

Miss California 2018 MacKenzie Freed and Miss California’s
Outstanding Teen 2018 CameronDoan will be at The Grand
Arrival ceremony at City Hall at 9am on June 24. They will
be appearing each night at the Preliminary Competitions
Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27, and at the visitation
after the Preliminary Competitions at the Ballroom of the
Doubletree Downtown Fresno. They will also be at the Miss
California’s Outstanding Teen finals on Friday, June 28 and
the Miss California Finals on Saturday, June 29. All competitions are at the William Saroyan Theater. You can also see
them at Friday night’s Teen Celebration and Saturday night’s
Coronation Gala at the Doubletree Ballroom.

Frequently asked questions

Can I meet the candidates in person?

Yes! They will be making two appearances in Fresno: The
Grand Arrival at City Hall (9am) on Monday, June 24 and
the Fulton Street Extravaganza (11:30am) on Friday, June
28. Several candidates will be at The Frosted Cakery (date
and time TBD). Also, all talent rehearsals are open to the
delegate badge holders. Delegate badges can be purchased at
the Concierge.

After seeing them on-stage during all four nights of competition, they will be at visitation on Wednesday and Thursday,
June 26-27, the Teen Celebration Friday, June 28 and the
Gala, Saturday, June 29. The Teen Celebration will be in the
lower lobby of the Saroyan Theater. All other post-competition events are in the Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel in
Downtown Fresno.

Why do the young ladies participate in Miss California and Miss California’s Outstanding Teen? What’s
in it for them?

There are many benefits to participating – first and foremost,
college scholarships. More than $125,000 in scholarship
assistance will be awarded this week.

All candidates have already won scholarships by winning
their local competitions

The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation – together with the Miss America Organization and
its 51 licensed organizations – is the nation’s leading advocate
for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in-kind
tuition waivers. Also, candidates learn valuable life skills and
personality traits like interviewing, public speaking, determination, goal setting, commitment and self-confidence. And
they make lifelong friends in the process!

Is the competition staff paid?

No. The entire competition staff is comprised of volunteers
from all over the state who donate their time and talent to
make this program happen every year. There is no entry fee
to participate so every woman in California can have the
opportunity to be a part of the magic you see happening this
week.