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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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
The 12th annual Oroville Gold Rush Show N’ Shine car show includes hot rods, food trucks, a beer garden, and Live DJ. Free Admission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oro Dam Cruisers put on one of the best vintage car shows in California. Proceeds go to local nonprofit projects and charities.
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!
Teams compete for best homemade chili with beer and live music.
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.
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.
If you’re considering an overnight stay, here’s a list of lodging in Oroville.
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 Parade • May 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 Show • May 12, 9 am to 12 pm
Contact: Oro Dam Cruisers, (530) 533-4001 or [email protected]
Street Fair • May 12
Contact: ODBA, (530) 552-1233