June 25, 2022 @ 9:30 am

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

Enjoy over 50 entries including the Ophir Prison Band, The Pony Express, Soap Box Derby Cars, wild west groups, vintage fire, and police vehicles, horses, clubs, and more!
There will be many fun activities in the district after the parade to continue the celebration!

Historic Folsom's Hometown Parade

2021 Hometown ParadePhotos by • Tom Paniagua
Historic Folsom's Hometown ParadeShowing some Folsom Pride!Ophir Prison Band, The Pony Express, Soap Box Derby Cars, wi...

Join the Fun!

Mark your calendar for Historic Folsom’s Hometown Parade, our community’s own old-fashioned parade.

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


Parade Day Events and Live Music in the District - ALL DAY June 25

  • 7:30-9am Pancake Breakfast at the Eagles Lodge, 215 Scott Rd
  • 8am-1pm - Farmers Market - Plaza
  • 9:30-10:30am Parade on Sutter from Scott to Decatur, 60 Entries!

    Specials from Businesses in the Historic District

    • Crystal Basin Station 813 Sutter St Mimosas and Sangria $5 for folks over 21
    • Full Sol Market at 815 Sutter Street Suite B – Free baby succulent to parade-goers while they last and 15% off purchases before noon.
    • Lucky Dog Bakery at 722 Traders Lane – Buy One get one half off. Drawing for a gift certificate!
    • Not Too Shabby at 729 Sutter Street – Free hand-held American Flags
    • Sweet Dozen Cones at 807 Sutter St. – Free Patriotic Pinwheels to first 50 customers
    • Sutter Street Salon at 928 Sutter St. – Outdoor games, BBQ, and lively music in the courtyard
    • WOLFHOME at 815 Sutter St. – Free gift with purchase on parade day

    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.
    4. Park in the secondary, smaller parking garage at 604 Sutter Street
    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 in the residential area near the Historic District
    8. Public Parking Garade located at Reading and Leidesdorff

    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!

    2021 Grand Marshall - Claudia Cummings

    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.

    Event Entries

    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.

    Download Parade Entry Form


    In preparation for our Hometown Parade June 25, 2022 we are seeking 20-30 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. 

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

    Parade Volunteer Form

    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 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 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!

    Download 2021 Hometown Parade Sponsor Packet

    Thank you to our generous 2021 Hometown Parade Sponsors

    2021 Presenting Sponsor's 

    Presenting Sponsors

    Parade Sponsors

    Lucky Dog Bakery
    Shadow Glen Riding Stables
    ZPost, Inc.
    Powerhouse Pub
    Scott's Seafood Roundhouse
    Sactown Swings
    Echelon Salon
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