From the community members that make up the Colony Days Committee, we extend our wishes for the safety of everyone and peace during the anxious times of COVID-19. Our community is proving to be stellar, showing great care for one another! The committee is honored to put on the annual celebration that brings us all together to appreciate the place we call home. This year will be extremely special as we are actually able to gather, but also to appreciate some great women who showed strength in adversity 100 years ago, as well as the Founding of our Library. Please check back for all the details of our event, and mark your calendars for Oct. 2 and 3, 2020 – COLONY DAYS!

Fourth of July Drive-Thru barbecue

**Pre-sale meals have ENDED! A limited number of meals will be available on Saturday at the event, first-come, first-served.**

The Atascadero Colony Days Committee will host a drive-through barbecue dinner on the Fourth of July from noon to 4 p.m. at Atascadero Printery, 6351 Olmeda Ave. The barbecue dinner for four will include chicken or tri-tip with salad, bread and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is $40 and $50 for the tri-tip dinner.

We will have food vendors — Paradise Shave Ice and Dave’s Dogs — on Palma Avenue in front of city hall at Sunken Gardens. A part of their sales will go to support Colony Days.

Volunteer are Needed for the Fourth of July Drive-Thru BBQ

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks related to the Fourth of July Drive-Thru BBQ. If you are able to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Candice Hubbard, at We would LOVE to have each person ONLY working one shift, so we encourage families and small groups to come volunteer. Spread the word! We will practice social distancing from each other and from the public, as well as wearing masks and hand washing.

Volunteer needs:

  • Meat Prep on July 3 at 10am, location in Atascadero TBA
  • Decorate the BBQ location with Americana decor on July 4 at 10am
  • Setup & Staging of event area on July 4: 9am-noon
  • Cooks and packers on July 4: 9:30-11:30am & 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Runners for food on July 4: 11:30am-1:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm
  • Ticket scanners (will need a smartphone with data) on July 4: 11:30am-1:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm
  • Cleanup crew on July 4: 1:30-3:30 & 3:30-5:30pm

We are also looking for loaners of ICE CHESTS–both to keep things cold and the cooked food HOT. We will need a LOT of ice chests. They can be dropped off Friday, July 3 and picked up Saturday evening or at a designed time. If you can loan us one or more, please email


We are in the process of planning the 2020 event planned for Oct. 2 and 3. As many people and businesses are feeling stressed and are having financial difficulties during COVID-19, are feeling that too as our event relies on community donations and sponsorships. If you are able, we’d appreciate any size donation. Click on the button below to make a donation. If you’d like to be a part of planning or volunteering day-of, please email

Photo by Luke Phillips

Colony Days week 2020

Schedule of events for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2019

Photo by Mark Winkler
Photo by Luke Phillips
Photo by Bryan Kirkpatrick
Photo by Luke Phillips

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