Chico Pioneer Day Parade May 5th 2018

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The parade starts at 10 AM on Saturday May 5, 2018

Our theme this year is:

Celebrating our Local Resources, Past, Present and into a Sustainable Future!

  Our theme is meant to be used to celebrate people,

institutions and things who/that have helped make Chico the special place it is.

Join us in downtown Chico for another great parade!  You can sign up to volunteer or as a vendor.


Parade starts at 10 AM


Music on the Plaza after the Parade


Craft Fair & Vendors in the Plaza


Hamburgers for sale at the Plaza

Craft Fair, BBQ and music starts right after the Parade

Enjoy the parade and stay for lunch on the Plaza

See you there!

This is a FREE event for adults and children of all ages

Participate in the parade, enter your group or float in the parade!

Download the application

Parade Application PDF

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Be a vendor, have a booth in the Plaza. There will be a band playing and community BBQ.

Download the application

Vendor Application PDF

We rely on the support of our volunteers.

You will receive our appreciation and a free lunch at the community BBQ in the Plaza.

Please sign up here


For more information please contact:
Connie Wright - (530) 521-2334
Richard Elsom - (530) 680-8060
Fax - ​(530) 645-1851​​



Celebration of People, Inc.
P.O. Box 5624
Chico, CA 95927-5624

THE CHICO PIONEER DAY PARADE is an event licensed under The Celebration of People, Inc. a US tax-exempt nonprofit organization under the category of 501 (c) (3). We have many expenses such as permits and fees from the city, insurance and equipment rental. Your monetary donation is appreciated and tax deductible.

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