Local Events

For information about ongoing events in and around the downtown area and adjacent to campus, check out the Downtown Chico (DCBA) website or the Chico Chamber of Commerce website for all the latest events and happenings!

Thursday Night Market, 6pm-9pm, Broadway Street Downtown Chico City Plaza

The Downtown Chico Business Association presents “Thursday Night Market”. Come and explore Downtown Chico’s Certified Farmers Market offering the season’s freshest assortments of fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, nuts, herbs, and house plants along with jewelry, food, and non-profit organizations. Entertainment for the whole family.

Friday Night Concerts, 7pm-8:30pm Downtown Chico City Plaza

The concerts, a cherished summertime traditon, are held weekly (May-September) and are widely considered Chico's best place to hear live, local music for free. The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference - styles range from blues to swing and from Classic rock to reggae.  All bands invited to perform are locally based.

Chico Certified Farmer's Market, 7:30am-1pm, 2nd and Wall Street

Meet local growers in the Municipal Parking Lot on East 2nd and Wall Streets in downtown Chico while they sell their produce and wares year-round every Saturday, rain or shine.

Chico Pride Weekend, August 23rd-26th

In efforts to strengthen and unite the LGBTQ+ community and allies, each year Stonewall puts together the annual Chico Pride Weekend. This three day long event in August is comprised of a variety of fun and safe activities for all ages, including a Pride Dance, a Pride Brunch, live music, drag performances, a Teen Dance, vendors and food. This event seeks to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community here in Chico, hosted in Chico's downtown plaza with an increasing attendance each year. Check out pictures and articles of past Chico Pride events and join us in August for the next weekend of a lifetime! All proceeds go to funding Stonewall’s mission of inclusion and empowerment.  For more information:  http://stonewallchicopride.com/

Taste of Chico, Sunday September 23rd, Downtown Chico

Taste of Chico satisfies the appetites of more than 15,000 attendees hungry for a good time. With more than 125 participating restaurants, beverage vendors, wineries and breweries - plus music, art and more - the event showcased the best of what Chico has to offer. All on the streets of charming Downtown Chico.  The DCBA invites you to enjoy the 32nd Annual Taste of Chico - scheduled for Sunday, noon – 4pm. 
For more information:http://www.downtownchico.com/events