Colony Days Parade


Colony Days is a 501(c)3 organization supported by our community — we couldn’t do it without you

Where can you park?

Vendors: Vehicles must be moved from the unlocking area by 8:30 a.m. or they will be towed. Vendor parking is available at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, 6907 El Camino Real, which is a quick walk back over the pedestrian bridge. Parking is also available in the lot west of Palma Avenue behind the medical offices, on the East side of Palma Avenue just North of Entrada Avenue behind the S6 studio. All should be easily accessible and quick walks back, Larger vehicles may park at Atascadero Middle School on Lewis Avenue at between East and West Mall. 

Horse parking is available in the Fine Arts Academy ball field on the corner of Olmeda and West Mall.  Parking will be planned out so your vehicle will be able to pull out after the parade with ease. An attendant will ensure other vehicles do not block the front or rear of your vehicle and trailer. YOU WILL HAVE TO RIDE THE ENTIRE PARADE ROUTE IN REVERSE TO GET TO THE STAGING AREA.  TO AVOID THIS, BRING an additional driver for your vehicle. We have parking areas off Pueblo Avenue  for you to unload and prepare for the parade.  Access by driving on Santa Ysabel to Pueblo, west on Pueblo, south into the parking lot just east of El Camino Real. Once you are staged, your driver can then proceed down Santa Ysabel to the Fine Arts Academy field and park. It is a short walk to the parade route for them to watch. 

Bus dropoff and parking: Buses will be allowed to enter the staging area northbound on El Camino Real at Curbaril Avenue. The east driving lane of northbound El Camino Real will be used as a throughway for vehicles to enter and pull over to the parking  lane to unload.  Delineators will be placed to help guide drivers. Please caution your passengers to WATCH FOR MOVING VEHICLES after they exit the bus. Bus parking will be at the Atascadero Middle School parking lot on Lewis Avenue.

Handicapped Parking is available in the city parking lot at East Mall and Lewis Avenue. 

Tent City Performers: City parking lot at East Mall and Lewis Avenue, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce parking lot, Atascadero Unified School District office parking lot, Jack in the Box parking lot on El Camino Real at Entrada Avenue.

Parade Attendees

  • Downtown Area:  Library Parking Lot, Bank of America Parking Lot, Chamber of Commerce & Galaxy Theater Parking Lot,  Colony Park Community Center,  Atascadero Bible Church,  Atascadero High School Lower Lot, Entrada Ave,  Lot on Palma – just NORTH of Traffic Way, Atascadero Avenue by ABC Church.   
  • South of Morro Road: Vons Center – Front and Rear,  Union Bank,  Adobe Plaza,  Santa Ysabel Avenue, Robles Avenue, 
  • Festival Downtown Parking: In addition to the Downtown Parade parking the Rabobank Lot, Atascadero Middle School, Atascadero Fine Arts Academy field and on-street parking around downtown will be available. 
  • Colony Days Committee: Early arrivals may park in the Century 21 Lot on East Mall. 


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