Centennial Celebration

The City of Chowchilla was Incorporated on February 7, 1923

The City of Chowchilla will be celebrating its Centennial all year long! The City encourages all community members and non-profit organizations that host their events this year to consider acknowledging the City's Centennial! We welcome all to participate in the celebration!

City of Chowchilla Precession Down Robertson Blvd.

On Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, at 10 am, you will see many City vehicles, including Police, Fire, and Public Works, drive in procession down Robertson Blvd., signifying the beginning of a year-long Centennial celebration and marking the day as the City's Official 100th Birthday! 

Special City Council Meeting

After the procession, the community members are invited to attend a Special City Council Meeting at City Hall, on February 7th, at 10:30 am, where proclamations will be read in honor of the City's 100th Birthday. Announcements will be made for our planned Centennial Events; Community Members will be invited to speak briefly about fond memories of Chowchilla. After the meeting concludes, we will have Birthday Cake and Cupcakes. 

This meeting will be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live. Links will be posted as it becomes available. 

Below is a list of planned activities/events for our Centennial; check back often, as more can be added throughout the year. 

January

New customized pole banners will be displayed along Robertson Blvd., signifying our Centennial.
Centennial Banners Displayed.

February

Happy 100th Birthday to the City of Chowchilla, February 7th, 2023!
At 11:00 am, the City vehicles, including police, fire, and public works vehicles, will have a procession down Robertson Blvd., signifying the kick-off of our year-long celebration.

Special City Council meeting: February 7th, 2023, at 11:30 am, City Hall 
Proclamations will be read, and community members will be invited to share their stories of Chowchilla.
Cake will be served after the meeting concludes.

The City will be ordering Commemorative Coins and hats for the occasion.  

March

Plant a Centennial Tree at Edward Ray Park.
Begin taking submissions of Chowchilla Memories. Memories will be collated and published for the community to view on the website in August.

April

Centennial Display will be at our Easter Egg Scramble Event, Edward Ray Park, on April 1st, 2023 10 am.

May

The City will have a booth at the Chowchilla Madera-County Fair, giving away Centennial Swag. May 11th - 14th, 2023
City Centennial Parade Float - Spring Festival Parade, May 13th, 2023

June & July

Music in the Park, Friday Nights - Each band will sing Happy Birthday to Chowchilla.
Centennial T-Shirts will be for sale at Music in the Park. 

Party in the Park, Centennial Celebration! (in conjunction with Music in the Park) - Revealing the Time Capsule contents located in Veterans Memorial Park! Free Ice Cream Give Away - Date TBD for July.

Time Capsule Reveal in July.

August

End taking submissions of Chowchilla Memories. Memories will be collated and published for the community to view on the website and at the Dinner celebration in September.

September

Chowchilla District Chamber of Commerce Car Show, Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Special Display and Car Entry

Centennial Dinner - Roaring 20's Theme Dinner: Special performance by The Killer Dueling Pianos
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Chowchilla-Madera County Fairgrounds
Tickets go on sale soon! 
Centennial T-Shirts will be for sale at the dinner.

A 16' Beautiful Custom Tower Street Clock will be revealed to commemorate the Centennial, funded by Golden Memorial Insurance and the Ray Barragan Family. The potential placement of the Clock Tower will be on the corner of 2nd Street and Robertson Boulevard in the new Sidewalk bulb-out construction. 

October

TBD

November

TBD

December

The City will participate in the Lighted Hometown Christmas Parade with a float marking the end of our Centennial Celebration.