The Most Popular Community Events in Oroville, CA

community events in oroville

Oroville, California, is originally a gold rush era town at the base of the Sierra foothills. “Oro,” meaning “gold” in Spanish, translates to the “City of Gold.” Every year, residents and area visitors look forward to community events in Oroville, California.

Where is Oroville Located?

Oroville is located on Hwy 70 and sits along the bank of Feather River, which flows out to the Sacramento River, and down to the California Central Valley Delta. Oroville is also close to Highway 99, linking Butte County and Interstate 5. 

The north, south, and west areas are very agricultural. Virtually anything you can think of grows in the Central Valley of California. There are many fruit and vegetable stands all along Hwy 70.

Community Events in Oroville

There are many community events throughout the year in Oroville. Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, there are also many outdoor recreational activities. Hiking, fishing, biking, and golf are all available in or near Oroville, in addition to fun community events.

The following community events attract local and area visitors to the city.

Exquisite Parade of Lights in December 

The Parade of Lights kicks off the Christmas season in town with a spectacular light show, colorful parade floats, and a melodic marching band. The parade has been a tradition since 2006.

Locals celebrate the parade every second Saturday in December in downtown Oroville. 

Colorful Wildflower and Nature Festival in April

Celebrate the spring break at the Annual Wildflower Festival at Riverbend Park. Explore handmade products and delicious food at the outdoor bazaar and enjoy live music playing at the amphitheater. You can also visit the art gallery, paint with rocks and do kayak tours by the Feather River. 

This year’s event will be on April 2.

Feather Fiesta Days Street Fair in May

The Feather Fiesta Days Street Fair is the longest-running hometown celebration in Oroville. (over 70 years!) This festive event highlights the Exchange Club Grand Parade, Gold Rush Show, and Butte County Beer Fest.

For more information, click here.

Sumptuous Salmon Festival in September

Catch the sight of thousands of Chinook Salmon returning from the ocean to the Feather River and indulge in craft booths, hatchery tours, live music, and of course, eating salmon in a lovely outdoor setting. 

The Salmon Festival takes place on the fourth Saturday in September. Click here for more information.


Visit the Chinese Temple

While you’re in town, why not visit The Oroville Chinese Temple? The Chinese Temple, built in 1863, is a State and National Historic Landmark and inside, you’ll find a collection of rare tapestries and parasols. It’s a special place to visit.

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