This is a listing of regularly occurring events in or near Chico. See our Events Board for specific events. See also Events Calendars.

Weekly Events

Monday

Tuesday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
City Council 6:30pm City Council Chambers - 421 Main 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month

Wednesday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Poetry Slam 8:00-10:00pm Has Beans poetry
Bingo doors open 4:00pm Eagles Hall gambling

Thursday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Thursday Night Farmer's Market 5:30-9:00pm Downtown April through September; includes entertainment
Open Mic 8:00-10:00pm Has Beans songs, poems, and other performances
Chico Poetry Slam 7pm, every other Thursday Augie's

Friday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Friday Night Concerts 7:00-8:30pm City Plaza May through September; free concerts by local bands

Saturday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Saturday Farmer's Market ?-1:00pm 2nd St. and Wall This market occurs rain or shine, year round
Peace Vigil 12:30pm-1:30pm 3rd St. and Main This vigil will occur until the war is over
Chico Yo-Yo Club 12:00pm-2:00pm Diamond Alley National Yo-Yo Museum offers free yo-yo lessons. Paid instructors every week since 1997

Sunday

Monthly Events

Monday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Bidwell Park & Playground Commission last Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers - 421 Main Street. meets monthly

Tuesday

Wednesday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Architectural Review Board first and third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. City Council Chambers - 421 Main Street. meets monthly
Arts Commission second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers - 421 Main Street. meets monthly

Thursday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Planning Commission first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. City Council Chambers - 421 Main Street. Meets monthly. If a regular meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting is held the following Thursday. Due to the amount of business coming before the Commission, meetings are also scheduled on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Saturday

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Art 1st Saturday All Day; 1st Sat. Chico — many atDowntown Free and open to the public. Visit all kinds of art galleries and local artists. See the last Thursday edition of Chico News & Review each month for participating locations.

Sunday

Quarterly Events

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Airport Commission last Tuesday in January, April, July, and October at 6:00 p.m. City Council Chambers - 421 Main Street. meets quarterly

Annual Events

January

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Snow Goose Festival 25-27 Trips typically begin at the Chico Masonic Family Center Celebrates the great bird migration in the Pacific Flyway

February

March

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Chico Kite Day Last Sunday in March Martin Luther King Park Kite flying and contests, sponsored by CARD

April

May

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Pioneer Day Parade First Saturday in May Downtown Parade through downtown streets
Artisan's Faire First Sunday in May City Plaza Enjoy and buy art and trinkets from locals
Silver Dollar Fair Memorial Day Weekend, Wednesday-Monday Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Amusement rides, carnival food, and shows

June

July

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Slice of Chico TBA Downtown Special sales by downtown retailers; enjoy free watermelon!

August

September

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Taste of Chico TBA Downtown Taste food and drinks from local restaurants and more; entertainment

October

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
National Yo-Yo Contest The first Saturday Downtown/City Plaza Where the National Yo-Yo League finishes off the year and winners are announced after tons of Yo-Yo fun. Hosted by Bird in Hand

November

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Christmas Preview Sunday before Thanksgiving Downtown See what downtown stores have to offer

December

Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Holiday Tree Lighting First Friday of December City Plaza Christmas entertainment, hot chocolate, and a tree lighting!
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