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.

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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 11), 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 Saturday, May 4, and then continues through the following weekend on Saturday, May 11. If you stick around the whole week, you’ll find a lot going on in between too!

Official Schedule

First Friday Margarita Mix-Off

Historic Downtown Oroville from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Tickets go on Sale April 1! Click Here to keep updated.

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

Eagles Hall at Myers St. in front of Municipal Auditorium from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Oroville Aerie F.O.E. 196 will have ribs with all the fixings, hot dogs, and corn on the cob! Music by Inside Strait will start at noon. Proceeds will benefit local charities.


The Exchange Club’s Ugly Dog Contest

Bedrock Park at 1101 5th Ave. from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Do you have a dog perfect for this contest? Well come show it off!


Mother and Son Superhero Dance

Feather River Recreation & Park District Activity Center at 1875 Feather River Blvd. from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mom and son will enjoy dancing, games, pizza buffet, candy buffet, and a special superhero training. Tickets are $20 a couple, $5 each additional child and $15 each additional adult. Pre-Registration is required. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Feather River Recreation and Park District.


Downtown Oroville Creeper Races

Historic Downtown Oroville at Bird and Huntoon St. starting at 6 pm

The Creeper Races are back and better than ever. Downtown Oroville invites you to this thrilling annual event. Come and see businesses face-off on homemade creepers, where only one will emerge victorious. These races are a fun, family-friendly tradition loved by all who attend.

Museum Open House

Pioneer Museum at 2332 Montgomery St. from 12:00 to 4:00 pm

The Oroville Docent’s Association will be hosting an open house at the Pioneer Museum.

Feather Falls Casino Show ’n Shine

Feather Falls Casino Parking Lot at 3 Alverda Dr. from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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


72nd Kiwanis “Kiddies” Parade

Historic Downtown Oroville at corner of Bird and Pine Sts. starting at 4:30 pm

This long-running tradition is always adorable and fun for the kids. This year’s theme is ‘Bedrock – Stone Age Families’. 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.

To enter into the parade, Click Here for the application.

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

 

Eagles “All You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast

Oroville Eagles Hall at Corner of Myers and Montgomery Sts. from 6:00 to 10:00am

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 Bloody Mary Bar & Beer Garden

At Huntoon St. & Miner’s Alley from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Serving up tri-tip with beer, wine, and cocktails along with live music starting at 1:30 pm! 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.


Gold Rush Street Fair

Historic Downtown Oroville at Myers and Montgomery Sts. from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Downtown Oroville 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.

If you want to apply to be a food or regular vendor, Click Here for the application.


Oroville Docents Craft Faire

Sank Park at 1067 Montgomery St. from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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 Lake Oroville Area Garden Club will be in the gazebo for their 11th Garden Gift Sale. The will be container plants for sale as well as a raffle. Funds go towards their budget for scholarships, school garden programs, civic beautification, education & much more.

If you want to be a vendor, Click Here for the application.


Exchange Club Grand Parade

At corner of Montgomery and Lincoln Sts. starting at 10:00 am

The Grand Parade is small town charm and pride at its best. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Parade, this year’s theme is “Another 100 Years” and includes floats, marching bands, local community groups, cars, horses, and even the occasional llama. With up to 100 entries there is never a dull moment.

If you want to be a part of the parade, Click Here for the application.


Gold Rush Car Show

Historic Downtown Oroville from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Oro Dam Cruisers put on one of the best vintage car shows in California. Included will be a poker walk, raffles, and live music sponsored by Feather Falls Casino & Lodge. Proceeds go to local nonprofit projects and charities.

Do you have a car you want to enter into the show? Click Here for the application.


St.Thomas Spring Fest

St. Thomas the Apostle School at 1380 Bird St. from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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.


12th Annual Gold Rush Car Show Get Together

Lowla’s Hotrods & Heels Boutique at 1360 Myers St. from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Lowla’s wille be providing food, drinks and a place to kick your feet up and relax. The ongoing theme is Rockabilly Luau, so get creative with your outfits. If you’d like to support the cause, bring a Hawaiian dish, a beverage to share or if you’re feeling generous, you can make a donation to help cover costs.

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 11 is the BIG Day. The Official Grand Parade, Street Fair, Gold Rush Car Show, and Beer Garden are all on Saturday, May 11.

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.

Vendor applications for the Street Fair will only be available online.

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

Kiddies ParadeMay 10, 4:30 pm
Contact: Kiwanis Club, (530) 533-6680

Application

Grand Parade “Oroville Strong 2018” • May 11, 10:00 am
Contact: Oroville Exchange Club, oroexchangeclub@gmail.com

Application

Gold Rush Car ShowMay 11, 7 am to 3 pm
Contact: Oro Dam Cruisers, (530) 533-4001 or louplaster@gmail.com

Application

Street FairMay 11, 9 am to 3 pm
Contact: Downtown Oroville, (530) 552-1233 or events@orovilledba.com

Application

Craft Faire at Sank Park • May 11, 9 am to 4 pm
Contact: Oroville City Docents, Janice Clay (530) 533-8192 | johnclay08@comcast.net, or Lani Fridrich  (530) 533-0529 | lanif@att.net

Application

Contact

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

1789 Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA 95965

530.538.2542
info@orovillechamber.com

Monday–Friday 9AM–3PM