North State Living

Favorite Local Events

Spend four days at the beginning of every May to ride rides, see all the livestock submissions, along with a whole host of exhibits and entertainment options!

This event happens in the beginning of the year, usually in January. The Downtown Chico Business Association says that, “Butte County exemplifies how seemingly contrasting characteristics come together perfectly. From the rural to the urban, farm to city, and valley to mountains. Butte County comes together to create a truly special experience for visitors and locals alike.”

This festival tends to happen in the middle of Autumn and has everything from a parade to lawn mower and bed races along with a Miss Corning Pageant and the Missing Olive Contest.

This event happens during the beginning of December on a Sunday each year. According to the Downtown Chico Business Association, “Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition drawing folks together in the heart of our community to officially kick off the holiday season. Where downtown merchants debut their holiday offerings, decorations, and provide delicious refreshments and entertainment.”

The Red Bluff Round-Up happens in the spring and is the largest 2-day rodeo in the country with over 600 contestants that compete for over $250,000 in prize money. Several performances happen along with a concert!

This 5k walk/run in the middle of Lower Bidwell Park happens every year on Thanksgiving. The run supports the Jesus Center by providing food and services to those in need in Chico.

This event happens in Chico, CA during a Sunday at the end of September each year. You’ll get to taste the finest bites, sips, and sounds of Chico!

This event happens in Redding, CA during a Sunday in the summer each year. You’ll join other attendees and experience local food, wines, and craft beers. There will be three stages with a line-up of bands playing music!

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