Local Events

Tuesday Picnic in the Plaza, 11:30am-1:00pm, City Plaza Downtown Chico

Join us in City Plaza every Tuesday for a picnic! There will be a different performer on stage every week and food trucks to prevent your tummy from rumbling. We have partnered with Chico's Parks Department to bring you this event and along with our booths sharing information, there are also other organizations who will be present too.

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

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 Chico City Plaza

The concerts, a cherished summertime traditon, are held weekly (May 8 - Sept. 11) 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 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 Aids Walk/Run, Saturday, August 23rd, 8:00 am at Cedar Grove

$25 Entry fee.  All proceeds used to purchase HIV Test Kits for free local testing. For more information: http://www.groupengine.org/ChicoAWR/index.html

Chico Pride Weekend, August 21st-23rd

Friday 8/21: Pride Kickoff Teen Dance, location TBA

Friday 8/21:  18 and over variety show, Chico Women's Club

Saturday 8/22: Pride Festival with live performances, Pride March, unique vendors, cocktail lounge and educational workshops, 10am-4pm in Downtown Plaza

Saturday 8/22: Pride Dance Party at Chico Women's Club, 8pm-midnight, 18+, $5 suggested donation

Sunday 8/24: Free Pride Brunch, 9am-Noon at Bidwell Park

For more information:  http://stonewallchicopride.com/

Taste of Chico, Friday September 13th, 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 Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) invites you to enjoy the 27th Annual Taste of Chico - scheduled for Sunday, noon – 4pm. 
For more information:http://www.downtownchico.com/events/dcbaevents