Map of things to do around the townartoberfestbidwell mansionbidwell mansionchico museumchico museumChico PerformancesChico Performancesthursday night farmer's marketthursday night farmer's marketfriday night concerts in the parkfriday night concerts in the parkgateway science museumgateway science museummusic and theatrenature center and bidwell parkbidwell parkstansbury housestansbury housetaste of chicotaste of chicoworld music festivalworld music festival

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  • crowds visit several tented booths that circle the center squareVisitors enjoy entertainment, arts, activities, the Mayor's Arts Awards, and more during Chico Palio, the kick-off event for Artoberfest. Photo courtesy of Earl Jessee
  • a sculpted horse is made up of wire, metal, and leavesChico Palio: Schools, neighborhoods, businesses, and nonprofits race beautiful horse sculptures around the downtown Chico City Plaza. Photo courtesy of Earl Jessee


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Chico Artoberfest is a month-long festival of arts and culture featuring more than 150 exhibits, concerts, art fairs, and more. It’s a great chance to see art created here in Chico.