Wildcat Welcome 2019

Local Events

For information about ongoing events in and around the downtown area and adjacent to campus, check out the Downtown Chico (DCBA)(opens in new window) website or the Chico Chamber of Commerce(opens in new window) website for all the latest events and happenings! Here are a few local recurring and special events during the beginning of the school year.

Thursday Night Market

Thursdays | 6–9 p.m. | 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

Fridays | 7–8:30 p.m. | Downtown Chico City Plaza

The concerts, a cherished summertime tradition, 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 Farmers Market

Saturdays | 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | 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 22–25 | Various Locations

In efforts to strengthen and unite the LGBTQ+ community and allies, each year Stonewall puts together the annual Chico Pride Weekend.  This year, get ready for a Chico Pride of a different caliber. Headlined by American Idol finalist Ada Vox, artistically collaborated on by Uncle Dad's Artist Collective, partnered with a myriad of local businesses and organizations, and starring a cavalcade of local and regional dance, music and drag stars... you don't want to miss this. All-Access Pride Passes and a limited number of reserved up-front seating at the Showcase event are now available!

For more information, visit stonewallchicopride.com(opens in new window)

Taste of Chico

September 22 | Noon–4 p.m. | 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!

For more information visit downtownchico.com/events(opens in new window) 

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