••• Coming Oct. 15, 2016 •••

43rd annual Colony Days

"Celebrate Atascadero — Past, Present, Future" | Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Parade

Since 1974, El Camino Real has been home to the Colony Days parade, and 2016 marks the return of the historic parade route, from Pueblo Avenue to Traffic Way.

Tent City

For a decade and a half, a dedicated troop of characters have filled downtown Atascadero with tents and actors to recreate Atascadero life from 1916. Come see us this year!


For nearly a decade, the folks at Heilmann Dog Park have held Dogtoberfest with Wiener Dog races and a costume contest for pets and owners. They will be with us for the second year in a row.

Colony Band Festival

The Atascadero Greyhound Foundation created a special event around the Colony Days parade — the Colony Band Festival. The CBF brings high school marching bands to the parade and post-parade field competition.

Atascadero Colony Days

A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization with 43 years experience running a citywide celebration of Atascadero
Join the parade, festival, volunteer, or become a sponsor.

••• We invested in the idea that a longer parade route would give parade entries more recognition and fan interaction. ••• Our downtown festival continues to grow, and we will have more fun than ever in and around the Sunken Gardens. ••• We have been a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit since 1973, and we depend on volunteers and sponsors to keep our event healthy for generations to come. ••• Come on down on Saturday, Oct. 15 and join us for some genuine hometown fun! ••• Contact us at info@colonydays.org.

  • Parade Entries

    So far this year!

  • Vendors

    So far this year!

  • Volunteers

    Putting on the event

  • Sponsors

    Making it happen

Colony Days Committee

Meet our executive officers
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Jerry Tanimoto

Tanimoto has held the Colony Days chair for three years, and was instrumental in returning the parade down El Camino Real to Pueblo Avenue.
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Karen McNamara

Karen has acted as the Logistics Chairperson, as well as the Vice-Chairperson. Karen has been a stalwart member of Colony Days.
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Jayne Sacks

Jayne has worked with Colony Days for decades, and has been the force behind the buttons. She has stepped into the role of treasurer this year, and is the governor of our cash flow.
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Correspondence Secretary
Nic joined our board in 2015, and helped get our online visibility and engagement up and running full speed. He worked as our publicity contact, and created the online form entry system to generate leads for vendors and parade entries.


Read up on the past, present, and future of Colony Days.


Our entire celebration relies on being a part of the community.