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.
John McGinness spent more than 31 years with the Sheriff's Department and has served in every service area of the Department. He is a highly decorated veteran with a background in many high profile assignments.
McGinness served for many years as a member of the elite Sheriff's Motorcycle Detail where he was a training officer and team leader. He also served as a CSI investigator, homicide detective and department spokesman. McGinness was promoted through the ranks and ultimately commanded the Centralized Investigation Division until he was appointed under-sheriff in March of 2001. McGinness served as under-sheriff until elected sheriff in 2006.
McGinness is an adjunct professor of criminal justice, communications, leadership and professional studies with the California State University.
McGinness hosts his own show on Sacramento's top rated NewsRadio KFBK on AM 1530 and FM 93.1.
We are full on Entries for 2022
If you have an extra special entry you would like us to reconsider please email complete details to:
We will be taking entries on a waiting list should space become available
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 25, 2022.
Planning is underway by residents and local business owners. The planning committee is now accepting entries to participate. We are looking for colorful, enthusiastic groups, organizations, and neighborhood floats.
Past entries included Folsom City Council members, zoo docents, Folsom Police and Folsom Fire, the Pony Express, Karen’s Bakery and Café, the Old West Legends, the Vista del Lago dance team, Folsom High School Championship Football Team, Winnie the Sutter Street pig 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.
Now is the time to start planning and deciding if your group would like to have a presence in this new community tradition.
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.
We are proud to share, since 2018, our Folsom Hometown Parade is a huge success. An estimated crowd of just over 3,000 line both sides of Sutter St.
Our parade’s success is a direct result of community support from business and community groups like yours. We invite you to share in our achievements and be a part of the 2022 Folsom Hometown Parade via sponsor support. We couldn’t do this without you.
There are many levels of sponsorship available, please download and review the attached sponsor packet for complete details. Any level of support is greatly appreciated!
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:
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!