Feather Fiesta Days

A Double Weekender of Fun!

For well over seventy years, Feather Fiesta Days has been Oroville’s #1 double-weekend* hometown celebration. Many elements come together to produce this fantastic montage of extraordinary events.

Learn moreOfficial Schedule

About

For well over seventy years, and through a few name changes, Feather Fiesta Days has been Oroville’s #1 double-weekend* hometown celebration. Many elements come together to produce this fantastic montage of extraordinary events including the Grand Parade, the Gold Rush Car Show, Kids Spring Fest, 2x craft fairs, and a monumental, double-spicy chili cook-off. The Big Day is always the day before Mother’s Day (Saturday, May 12), but the festivities kick off the weekend before with fun for the whole family.

*How many days is it? In order to make room for all the fun events, Feather Fiesta Days is what we call a “Double Weekender” – celebration starts on Friday & Saturday, May 4-5, and then continues on the following weekend, Friday & Saturday, May 11-12. If you stick around the whole week, you’ll find a lot going on in between too!

Official Schedule

Weekend #1 • Warm-up Weekend!

Friday & Saturday, May 4-5

While the BIG DAY is Saturday, May 12, the weekend before has always been the unofficial warm-up and kick-off to Feather Fiesta Days.

Weekend #2 • The BIG Weekend!

Friday & Saturday, May 11-12

Saturday, May 12 is the BIG Day with our downtown Street Fairs and Grand Parade. If you can only come for one day of this double-weekend of fun, this is the day!

First Fridays Fiesta!

4- 7pm • Historic Downtown Oroville Myers Street

Kick-off Feather Fiesta Days with Downtown Oroville’s First Fridays celebration. Stores will be serving up drinks for the Margarita Mixer and Myers street will be closed for the Show & Shine Car Show, Creeper Races and Taco Truck. You can pick up tickets for the Margarita Mixer online at orovilledba.com/events/ or on the day of the event at the ODBA booth on the corner of Bird and Huntoon streets. There is fun for everyone and admission is free unless you’re enjoying the margaritas!

Bidwell Bar Day

11am – 4pm Toll House & Suspension Bridge entrance in the Bidwell Canyon Recreation Area

Find you pioneer spirit and celebrate our Gold Rush era at the historic setting of the Old Toll House and Suspension Bridge. This family-friendly event includes live “Old West” entertainment, gold panning, candle making, food and pioneer crafts. Fun for all ages! Parking and admission are free.


Riverfront District presents 8th Annual Salsa Taste-Off

Noon – 4pm Downtown Oroville

Get ready to vote! Participating shops will make a unique homemade salsa for the contest. The tasting begins at Brushstrokes, 1967 Montgomery St. where you can pick up a list of participating shops and ballots for voting. There is no charge to taste and vote, but we do encourage you to support our local downtown business!


Oroville Aerie F.O.E. 196 5th Annual BBQ Rib Cook-Off

11am – 4pm Eagles Hall 2010 Montgomery St.

The Oroville Aerie F.O.E. 196 will have a wine and beer garden with ribs and all the fixings! Judging will be at 2 pm and they will start serving the public immediately after. Music by Inside Strait Competition is open to all Eagles members from all Eagles Aeries. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Feather Falls Casino Show ’n Shine

Noon- 8pm Feather Falls Casino Parking Lot

The 12th annual Oroville Gold Rush Show N’ Shine car show includes hot rods, food trucks, a beer garden, and Live DJ. Free Admission.


70th Kiwanis “Kiddies” Parade

4pm – 5:30 Pine & Myers St.

This long-running tradition is always adorable and fun for the kids. This year’s theme is ‘Under The Sea’. The parade is free to enter and top entrants can win $50 for first place, $30 for second place, or $20 for third place. Winners also get to be in the Feather Fiesta Days Parade at 10 am on Saturday.

The Main Event – A Full Day of Fun for the Whole Family!

 

Eagles “All You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast

6:00am – 10:00am Oroville Eagles Hall Corner of Myers and Montgomery

Start off the Feather Fiesta Days Big Day with a hearty breakfast! Breakfast includes all the pancakes you can eat, 3 sausage links, coffee, and juice. A $5.50 donation is required and the proceeds benefit local charities.


Native Sons Of The Golden West Pancake Breakfast with Bloody Mary Bar & Beer Garden

7am-6pm Huntoon & Miner’s Alley

Serving up breakfast in the morning with beer, wine, and cocktails all day long! The Native Sons are engaged in many charitable activities such as historical preservation and the marking of historical sites and landmarks, as well as the support of preservation efforts throughout the state, to keep alive the rich history of California. They also donate to hospitals who help children born with cleft palates and other craniofacial anomalies. Come support this great organization.


ODBA Gold Rush Street Fair

9am-3pm Historic Downtown Oroville Myers and Montgomery

Oroville Downtown Business Association invites the community to come and enjoy food, games, local information, and craft booths in the Gold Rush Lot. A model for small-town America, Oroville’s downtown area has much to offer with over 100 small businesses. The area includes quaint offerings from antique shops to art galleries. In Oroville, today and yesterday come together in a very special way.


Oroville Docents Craft Fair

9am-4pm Sank Park Montgomery and Huntoon

Feather Fiesta Days brings the Oroville Docents Crafts Fair to beautiful Sank Park. Come enjoy the beauty of the park along with local handmade crafts, coffee, and donuts.


Exchange Club Grand Parade

9:30 am-1:00 pm Montgomery St.

The Grand Parade is small town charm and pride at its best. This year’s theme is “Oroville Strong” and includes floats, marching bands, local community groups, cars, horses, and even the occasional lama. With up to 100 entries there is never a dull moment.


Gold Rush Car Show

10am-4pm Historic Downtown Oroville 1489 Myers St, Oroville

The Oro Dam Cruisers put on one of the best vintage car shows in California. Proceeds go to local nonprofit projects and charities.


Card Making For Kids

10:30am-4pm Soroptimist Park

The Artist of Rivertown will help kids make one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards. Just in time for Mother’s day!


Oroville Fire & Police Associations Chili Cook-Off

11am-3pm Montgomery

Teams compete for best homemade chili with beer and live music.


St.Thomas Spring Fest

10am-4pm 1380 Bird St

A wonderful mini-festival just for kids with interactive games, face painting, game booths with prizes, and live music in a fun and safe environment.

Explore

See where everything is happening on Saturday, May 12.

Plan Your Trip

Eating, Lodging, & Getting Here

Eating

If you get hungry, don’t worry. In addition to the great food you’ll find at the festival events, Oroville has excellent dining opportunities. Check out our Oroville Local Dining Guide for a few suggestions.

Lodging

If you’re considering an overnight stay, here’s a list of lodging in Oroville.

Oroville Lodging

 

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 550 Oro Dam Boulevard E (530) 534-5566
  • Motel 6 – 505 Montgomery Street (530) 532-9400
  • Super 8 – 1470 Feather River Boulevard (530) 533-9673
  • Days Inn – 1745 Feather River Boulevard (530) 533-3297
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites – 580 Oro Dam Boulevard (530) 533-7070
  • Sunset Inn – 1835 Feather River Boulevard (530) 533-8201
  • Villa Court Inn – 1527 Feather River Boulevard (530) 533-3930
  • Dahl’s Motel – 2010 Feather River Boulevard (530) 534-7392

Getting Here

Use the map below or click here for directions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which day is the main celebration?
Saturday, May 12 is the BIG Day. The Official Grand Parade, Gold Rush Street Fair, Car Show, and the big Chili Cook-Off are all on Saturday, May 12.
Q. What about parking?
While there is a lot of parking in downtown Oroville, some areas will be closed off for the festivities on the Big Day of the Festival, Saturday, May 12. We will be updating this page with up-to-date parking info and maps so please check back before the event.
Q. Do I have to buy tickets?
Feather Fiesta Days is a 100% free festival. Some unofficial events may require tickets. Please contact the location or sponsor for more detailed information about these events.
Q. What about restrooms and ATM access?
Portable public restrooms and ATMs will be available at multiple locations downtown. Please refer to the event flyer and map for more detailed information.

Vendor & Participant Information

The Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce has paper applications for the Kiddie Parade, Grand Parade, Gold Rush Car Show, and the Craft Faire.

Paper vendor applications for the Street Fair will be available at Lowla’s Boutique at 1360 Myers Street, Oroville, CA after March 1, 2018. Vendors can also register online at the ODBA.

For additional information about participating in Feather Fiesta Days, please contact the event organizers directly.

Kiddies ParadeMay 11, 4:30 pm
Contact: Kiwanis Club, (530) 533-6680

Grand Parade “Oroville Strong 2018” • May 12, 9:30 am
Contact: Oroville Exchange Club, (530) 534-8021

Gold Rush Car ShowMay 12, 9 am to 12 pm
Contact: Oro Dam Cruisers, (530) 533-4001 or [email protected]

Street FairMay 12
Contact: ODBA, (530) 552-1233

Craft Faire at the Lott HomeMay 12
Contact: Oroville City Docents, Janice Clay (530) 533-8192 | [email protected], or Lani Fridrich  (530) 533-0529 | [email protected]

Contact

For additional information about Feather Fiesta Days, please contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

1789 Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA 95965

530.538.2542
[email protected]

Monday–Friday 9AM–3PM