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.
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!
Present this parade postcard with the RT logo when boarding Light Rail or snap a photo of this!
Claudia Cummings has been an active community and civic leader in the Folsom area for many years.
Most notably, she and her late husband William donated a good deal of land to the City of Folsom including the bike trail on Creekside Drive along with the Cummings Family Park and Skate Park. She also donated a portion of the land that Mercy Hospital of Folsom resides on and assistance to the building of The Cummings Emergency Pavilion.
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 26, 2021.
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 dowload 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, for the past two years, Folsom Hometown Parade was 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 2021 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!