Colony Days moves to the first Saturday in October

The Colony Days Committee voted to move the annual celebration of Atascadero’s beginning from the third Saturday in October to the first Saturday in October. The 45th annual event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6.

“We moved Colony Days forward to the first weekend in October in an attempt to avoid poor weather conditions,” Colony Days Committee Chairwoman Karen McNamara said. “The past two years have brought rain during Colony Days, which makes it unpleasant for everyone who attends and brings great challenges to all the vendors and participants.”

This past year marked the first year that the Tent City re-enactment was held in Sunken Gardens. It was brought out of its usual location because of construction underway during the event for the pedestrian bridge. Tent City was successful in Sunken Gardens and will be held there again in 2018.

The committee has begun working on the 2018 event and all those in the community are invited to help plan and execute the community event. Those who would like to be involved in the committee and in other ways, sign up for our volunteer email list.

To find out when next year’s event will be held and what is in store, signup in the form below to be added to our Colony Days mailing list.

Thank you so much to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, participants, visitors and every single person that makes this event possible every year.

Watch the 2017 Colony Days Parade! To see more videos from this year’s event (and more!), explore our YouTube channel.

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