June 24, 2023 @ 9:30 am

Located on Sutter Street from Scott Street to Reading Street, set up those lawn chairs and show some Folsom Pride!

Enjoy 70 entries including the Marching Bands, Creative Floats, Service Organizations, Wild West Groups, vintage fire, and police vehicles, horses, and more!
There will be many fun activities in the district after the parade to continue the celebration!

Scroll down for complete event details.

Historic Folsom's Hometown Parade Past Event Photos and Video

Community Event Entries


2023 Entries open March 2023

The Historic Folsom Hometown Parade is a hit with residents and surrounding communities. Historic Folsom is the perfect backdrop to celebrate what makes our community special. This hugely successful and highly supported event will be held June 24, 2023.

Planning is underway by residents and local business owners. The planning committee will open entries in March 2023. We are look for colorful, enthusiastic groups, organizations, and neighborhood floats. 

Past entries included Folsom City Council members, zoo docents, Folsom Police and Folsom Fire, Old West Legends, the Mad Dawg Wrestling, Folsom HS Bulldogs Football Team, Soap Box Derby, Shriners, and many, many more.

The parade is open to all to participate with no more than 25 people per group in the parade. Of course, groups can have more members cheering them on from the crowd.

Maximum Height is 12 Feet - this is for safety!  There are hanging lights across Sutter Street.

Now is the time to start planning and deciding if your group would like to have a presence in this new community tradition.

Submit Parade Entry Form

Hometown Parade

Parade Logo


June 24, 2023

The Historic District is known as the heart of Folsom, rich in history and bursting with charm and each year we have a colorful assortment of entries participate including color guards, organizations that preserve our history, amazing vintage cars, floats and entries from different Folsom neighborhoods, excitement with police and fire, and a lot of surprises!

Parade-goers will line the four blocks of historic Sutter Street. The parade will take the route down Sutter St from Scott St to Decatur St. 

Check out News10 Your California Life Preview of the Parade

Good Day Sacramento - Big Al checks out Folsom's Hometown Parade!

Parade Day Events

Family Fun


  • Pancake Breakfast 
  • 8am-1pm - Farmers Market - Plaza
  • 9:30-10:30am Parade on Sutter from Scott to Reading, 70 Entries!
  • Gaslight Co - Live Music and Bloody Mary Specials
  • Folsom Hotel: Live Music
  • Art Galleries, Restaurants, Shopping and more
  • Ruby's Books: Storytime following the parade
  • Sutter St Theater: Live show following 1:00pm

    Specials from Businesses in the Historic District

    Parking And Transportation

    Scan Me Sacrt


    Parking in the Historic District is free, but it is also limited, especially on big event days. 

    Visit the SacRT Free Ride Flyer Page, locate the Hometown Parade flyer and present when boarding.

    Additional parking information and tips are listed below.

    WFHD Radio Presents.....Hometown Country Radio Show
    FRIDAY NIGHT!! 6/23/23 at 7:30 PM @ The Zittel Family Amphitheater


    Join us for a night of music ranging from Vintage Country to Country Rock at the Zittel Family Amphitheater.  The MC for the night is Ian Cornell.  

    • Featured female vocalists include: Barbara Johnson, Cynthia Renee, Danielle Walsh, Sunny Mitchell & Amy Malekos
    • Featured male vocalists include: John Voelz, Billy J Walsh, Mitch Ballard & Aaron Gayden
    • Featured violin/fiddle: Carlos Reyes

    FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2023 FROM 7:30PM TO 10:00 PM

    Bring your low-back chairs, blankets, friends and family and be ready to have a rockin' great time!!

    Free parking in the parking garage located at 905 Leidesdorff Street (see additional notes about parking in the Historic District below)

    2023 Presenting Sponsors

    Parade Sponsors

    Would you like to be a volunteer? Simply download the volunteer form today and submit!

    Parade Volunteer On-line Form


    In preparation for our Hometown Parade June 24, 2023 we are seeking 50-60 volunteers.

    Must be able to be on feet 3 hours and sport a great attitude throughout. Also, depending on your placement, you may not be able to see the parade. If you are able to volunteer your time, please download the form below and provide your contact information. Thank you! Volunteers ROCK!

    Some volunteer duties will include: standing by road barricades to make sure people stay safe as well as make sure no cars come in; helping with the staging (participants’ place in the parade) and assisting the Staging Lead; helping with set up along the street; answer questions for guests such as where the bathrooms are etc; and maybe a few other things, but all fairly simple. 


    Parking and Transportation

    Parking in the Historic District is free, but it is also limited, especially on big event days.

    Here are a few suggestions to make your trip to Historic Folsom a bit easier:

    1. Carpool or take Uber or Lift, whenever possible.
    2. Park at the Glenn St Light Rail Station and ride the Gold Line one stop into Historic Folsom. Parking is free and plentiful at the Glenn St Light Rail Station
    3. Park in the main parking garage at 905 Leidesdorff St. There is a digital counter that allows you to see the number of spaces available before you enter. This does fill early.
    4. Park in the secondary, smaller parking garage at 604 Sutter Street.  This does fill early.
    5. Park in lots at Wool and Sutter, Leidesdorff St, Traders Lane or on Riley St behind the Powerhouse Pub.
    6. There are 2 additional lots near the light rail station, near Reading and Folsom Blvd. Both lots are available for free parking.
    7. DO NOT park near Lake Natoma Inn unless you are staying at the hotel. DO NOT park POSTED no parking areas of  the residential area near the Historic District
    8. Public Parking Garage located at Reading and Leidesdorff. This does fill early.

    Parking is limited in the district due to road closures and the large number of anticipated attendees.  To make things easy, RIDE RT FREE for this event! 

    Visit the SacRT Free Ride Flyer Page, locate the Hometown Parade flyer, Ride RT for Free when boarding Light Rail!


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