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.

Community Event Entries

Non-Commercial


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 handing lights acorss 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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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


FUN HAPPENINGS ALL DAY June 24!

  • 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, Restuarants, Shopping and more
  • Ruby's books: Storytime following the parade
  • Sutter St theater: Live show following 1:00


    Specials from Businesses in the Historic District

    Parking And Transportation

    Scan Me Sacrt

    PLAN AHEAD!

    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 County Radio Show
    7:30 PM @ The Zittel Family Amphitheater

    2023 Line-up announced April 2023

    Last years was a huge success due in large part to the tremendous talent below.

    WFHD Radio Presents......."Hometown Country Radio Show"  Vintage country thru country rock era. Songs from Patsy Cone to George Strait, Jonny Cash to Vince Gill & The Eagles to Linda Ronstadt.

    Starring........ The Rangers Revival

    Billy Walsh - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

    Mitch Ballard - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

    Aaron Gayden - Bass Guitar and Vocals

    Michael Gregory - Electric Guitar

    Kevin Jachetta - Keyboards and vocals

    Dane Wren - Pedal Steel Guitar

    Giorgi Khokhobashvili - Fiddle

    Tom Gunterman - Fiddle

    Mark Wheeler - Sax

    Jerry Verseput - EVI

    With Featured Vocal Performances by ......

    Elizabeth Unpingco

    Sunny Mitchell

    Danielle Walsh

    John Voelz

    Bobby Dickson

    Fun family event. Free to Attend plus Free Parking at the Historic Folsom Parking Garage located at 905 Leidesdorff St, Folsom Bring you low-back beach chairs, blankets and good time!

    2022 Grand Marshall - The Honorable John McGinness Former Sacramento Sheriff and host of the John McGinness show on KFBK News Radio


    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.

    Consider becoming a sponsor and helping bring this event to the community

    Sponsorship Opportunities


    Sponsor support of the Hometown Parade is integral to its success. Your support is needed to help bring this special event to the Folsom community.  

    We are celebrating our 5th year!.  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 2023 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!


    Download 2023 Hometown Parade Sponsor Packet - coming soon

    2022 Presenting Sponsors

    Parade Sponsors

    Community Sponsors
    Assemblyman Ken Cooley
    Cal Wide Properties
    Douglas Feed & Pet Supply
    Handley's Western and Work Wear
    Lyon Real Estate
    Orangevale Glass
    Pizzeria Classico
    Powerhouse Pub
    Shadow Glen Riding Stables
    Sundance Montessori
    Z Post


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

    Parade Volunteer On-line Form

    Volunteers


    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. 

    SUBMIT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

    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!

    Questions or more information?

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