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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  • A group of five musicians play on a stage in the sunlightMossy Creek plays to an appreciative crowd. Photo courtesy of Gary Hudson
  • looking over the sea of people standing in the concert areaDowntown Plaza at full capacity on Friday nights. Photo courtesy of Gary Hudson
  • children run through a large fountain that spouts from groundFountain fun before the concert. Photo courtesy of Gary Hudson

Friday Night Concerts

Downtown Plaza
What could possibly be better than live, local music on a warm Friday evening? Listening to it for free, of course! For 34 years, Chico’s favorite summertime tradition has been Friday night concerts. Held at the City Plaza downtown, concerts run May 20 through September 9, and the bands range from swing to rock and from reggae to country.