California Festivals


Gridley Red Suspenders Day

May 16, 2020

Gridley in Butte County is approx. 70 miles northeast 0f  Sacramento.

Red Suspenders Day began in 1961 as a dance to raise revenue for the volunteer firemen of Gridley. It's now a community wide celebration spanning two days. This event continues to honor local firefighters and police with a parade, Firemen's games, Unjustice court and two days of family fun.

Friday May 17, 2019

Unjustice Court: Nominate your favorite person to be 'jailed' in Rotary Park  until they raise enough money to make bail. Arrest warrants will be available in the Gridley Herald and at the Chamber Office for free. They can be purchased and filled out before or the day of the court. 'Offenders' are arrested by either the Volunteer Police or the Fire Department and brought to Rotary Park to stand before Judge Dean Price. They are sentenced, jailed and fed water or soft drinks and pizza. They have to arrange for their bail to be paid before they can be discharged. The amount depends on the 'seriousness' of the charge and the ability to pay. People are allowed to come photograph their friends and/or relatives behind bars.

6 p.m. Friday Softball Guns 'n' Hoses vs. the Little League Coaches at Vierra Park 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast with Little League, Masonic Lodge, and the Knights of Columbus bringing out the griddles.

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Classic Car Show - Cars downtown at Kentucky Street & Hazel Streets. Sponsored this year by Gridley Cruizers  

8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Vendors for food, gifts, and services will be downtown all day Saturday.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Annual Run Around the Rice Saturday,
This family friendly fun run/walk is open to all ages and fitness level. Come enjoy the beautiful views, nature and our farming community all while getting a little exercise. Benefiting Biggs Elementary School.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The parks will be buzzing with games, rides, a bounce house, and pony rides. There's live music in Daddow Park.

10 a.m. The Bed Races are Saturday on Virginia Street in front of Daddow Park. Wanna run in the fun? Join the bed races.

10:30 a.m. Pie Eating Contest on Virginia Street

11 a.m. Parade & Street Fair on Virginia Street in Downtown Gridley

11:30 a.m. The Parade begins downtown Saturday morning, organized and managed by the Gridley Lion's Club.  

12 p.m. Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Races

12:30- 2 p.m. Live music with band Hillcrest Ave in Daddow Park

12:30 p.m. Firemen's Games and tests of strength and endurance between Gridley and Cal-Fire's finest start Saturday afternoon.

4-7 p.m. The Gridley Museum Tri-Tip dinner ends the day  with a fine meal for a good cause. Outdoor seating and take out available.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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