Pioneer Day Parade, occasions can be Saturday in downtown Chico – Chico Enterprise-Document


CHICO — There may be virtually an excessive amount of occurring with the Pioneer Day Parade to maintain up.

The free neighborhood parade is Might four in downtown Chico. After the parade, occasions are deliberate in Metropolis Plaza and town core.

Parade co-organizer Connie Wright notes that Butte Sturdy is being emphasised, with invites to all northeastern California firefighters and emergency providers crew from the Camp Fireplace.

Ski and snowboarders from Chico Excessive march with wrestlers within the Pioneer Day Parade, Might 5, 2018, in Chico. (Carin Dorghalli — Enterprise-Document file)

As well as, a particular aspect occasion can be serving to the Gold Nugget Museum elevate funds. The museum was destroyed by the hearth.

It is going to even be an observance of the 200th birthday of Chico founder John Bidwell. The Bidwell Mansion Affiliation can have a float within the parade in his honor.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea would be the grand marshal, and 5 regulation enforcement helicopters from the county will mark the lead of the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. and runs till midday.


There can be a pancake breakfast at West Third and Salem streets from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. with selfmade sausage patties from Chico Meat Locker, buttermilk pancakes, orange juice and occasional for $5. All firefighters and emergency providers personnel are free.

Lunch can be from 10 a.m. to three p.m., with Chico Meat Locker getting ready to barbecue 400 hamburgers and 200 sizzling canines. For $5, there can be a hamburger with fixings, chips and a drink.


Wright mentioned that bands from native excessive colleges and junior highs can be collaborating within the parade.

There can be six separate music stations so that each one parade goers can get pleasure from reside music from eight:30 to 10 a.m. after which hear the parade announcers speak about every entry because it passes.

Tv information anchor Debbie Cobb of Motion Information Now would be the announcer on Important Road the place the judging happens.

A blues pageant will deliver 4 bands enjoying from 2 to five p.m. in Metropolis Plaza.

Camp Fireplace reunion

A Camp Fireplace reunion for Paradise residents can be held at East Fourth and Important streets, adjoining the Chico Metropolis Council chambers. Complimentary espresso from Starbucks can be provided. Varied Camp Fireplace help teams can be on the website.

The Gold Nugget Museum Rebuild fundraiser begins proper after the parade and lots of downtown eating places have signed as much as provide meals and beverage tastes. That fundraiser will final from 12:30 to three:30 p.m. Tickets can be found at Zucchini and Vine, Diamond W Western Put on and Previous Barn Restaurant, in addition to on the occasion.

Metropolis Plaza

In addition to meals and music, Metropolis Plaza can even host an arts and crafts present. The present can be from eight:30 a.m. to four p.m. At 1 p.m. parade organizers will announce the parade awards on stage.


The parade and lots of occasions are free, however there’s a price, in response to organizers, who’ve a nonprofit group set as much as take donations, Celebration of Folks. Info on donating is out there at 894-5315.

Try these photographs from 2018’s Pioneer Day Parade

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