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"America and The Freedom to Play" 4th of July Parade 

Promotional poster for a 4th of July parade in Chico from 9-11 AM, featuring festive elements and details of the event.

Save the date for our inaugural 4th of July Parade! This year's theme "America and The Freedom to Play"  invites you to celebrate our community's commitment to outdoor spaces and recreation. Entries will be patriotic and family friendly, and will champion our local parks, recreational spirit, greenery, nature, community gardening, environmental stewardship, and local heroes.

Thursday, July 4th
9–11 AM
Downtown Chico
Start: 3rd & Salem, down Main Street, around the City Plaza and back down Broadway Street ending at 4th & Salem – Map to be posted soon!

To apply to become a parade entry, visit

Seeking parade volunteers!

Group of happy people holding the American flag outdoors.

Join us in making history as a volunteer for our inaugural 4th of July Parade! Be part of the excitement and community spirit as we celebrate Independence Day together. As a volunteer, you'll receive a free event t-shirt and awesome CARD swag. Help us create an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. Sign up now to secure your spot and be part of this special day!

Sign up here!


Check back soon for updates and a list of our parade participants!


A banner for a "4th of July Parade" thanking sponsors, with a patriotic red, white, and blue theme.
Lamar Advertising
Members 1st Credit Union
103.5 The Blaze
Mix 95.1
KZAP 96.7
KPAY 93.9
Golden Valley Bank
Downtown Chico Business Association
City of Chico