43rd Annual Colony Days Parade
Saturday, Oct. 15 — 10 a.m. Parade
Our parade is the centerpiece of our celebration, but it is just one of the several events of the day. Colony Days runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
10 a.m. — Vendor Fair
Sunken Gardens (ends at 4 pm)
10 a.m. — Tent City 1916 Recreation
Sunken Gardens (ends at 3 p.m.)
1 p.m. — Wiener Dog Races
2 p.m. — Colony Band Festival
Atascadero High School (ends around 5:30 p.m.)
6 p.m. — Tent City After Dark
Sunken Gardens (ends at 9 p.m.)
Since 1974, the Colony Days parade has closed El Camino Real for a celebration of the founding of Atascadero, E.G. Lewis’ utopian dream, and the history of the city.
For 2016, we have returned the beginning of the parade back to Pueblo Avenue, extending our parade route.
The Colony Days parade will run through Atascadero, on El Camino Real, from Pueblo Ave. to Traffic Way — 1.1 miles — beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.
The parade is free, as always, and you are invited to join us with an entry of your own. Our 2016 theme, “Celebrate Atascadero — Past, Present, Future” is a great way to get creative. Use your imagination to design a float, or simply recreate our logo in your own interpretation! Join the fun!