Chico, CA Things to Do

With one of the biggest urban parks in the nation, Chico is the Northern California epi-center of outdoor activities.

Attractions: Yo-Yo Museum and the National Yo-Yo competition are fantastic for kids and adults to see.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Events & Festivals: Among the variety of unique cultural and food festival events, the California Nut Festival shines as it showcases the region's rich climate and soil ideal for growing almonds and other nuts.

Holidays: Chico celebrates the holidays with warm and welcoming hospitality in a community atmosphere where people have a sense of belonging. Among the beloved and anticipated holidays, look for Halloween spooky spirit and heart-warming Christmas traditions to step into and make your own when you visit or decide to live in wonderful Chico. At Christmas Chico has an annual Tree Lighting ceremony with the arrival of Santa on a Fire Engine.

Chico's Treat Street Trick or Treat normally takes place on Halloween Day, Oct. 31, providing downtown trick or treating and even a costume contest for kids.

Spring Jamboree is another tradition that combines an Easter Egg Hunt with a festival atmosphere. It is sponsored by Parks & Rec Dept. of the city, and usually held on a Saturday close to Easter Sunday.

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