The 43rd Annual Atascadero Colony Days!


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Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and parade entries who made the 2015 Colony Days a great event!

Our board meetings are open to the public! Come share your ideas, enthusiasm, or brute strength!

We meet every first Friday of the month at noon.

NEXT MEETING: Friday, August 5 — Noon; Location: Upstairs meeting room at Atascadero Library

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About Tent City

October 15, 2016

One year after our biggest production ever — adding Heilmann Dog Park Dogtoberfest Wiener Dog races to the festival in the park, with Tent City and Tent City After Dark, the Colony Band Festival held in the afternoon at Atascadero High School — built around the parade, we are about to make it ever bigger!

We have extended our parade route back down El Camino Real, to begin at the intersection of Pueblo Avenue.

Parade Route

One of the important pieces of our celebration each year is our sponsors. Without them, we would not be able to hold this fantastic community event. That is the core of the Colony Days celebration — community coming together.

Now in our 43rd year, we have relied on volunteers to run our 501(c)3, and a long list of business owners, community supporters, local residents, and others have stepped up to run committees of our Colony Days board. The list is too long to mention names, but one of our standing members has been there since the beginning — Maggie Vandergon.

Maggie spearheaded the first Colony Days parade, and has been a leader in the Colony Days committee since its inaugural march in 1974. She still commands the ear of all who take our table for planning. We agree with what Lon Allan wrote about Maggie in his column with the Tribune, “Atascadero owes this dynamic woman a great big thank-you for her role in the observance of our colorful history.”

Last year, our board was joined by a few solid new members who invigorated our efforts to put on a great celebration, and the community responded in kind. We look forward to making that even better this year, so join our mailing list and stay tuned for exciting news!

We have volunteer opportunities available with flexible requirements for those who want to get involved! We would also like to coordinate efforts with local nonprofits to share the love of our community.

Thank you!

2015 Colony Days Parade 84