Saturday, March 6, 2021


Is your Pioneer Day Parade Float Ready?

“You know you’re from Williams when…” is the theme for the 2015 Williams Pioneer Day.

“It’s a great theme that opens up possibilities for parade float themes,” said Citizens for a Better Williams (CBW) President, Pat Ash, “it is a great way to honor our town heritage and history.”

Williams Pioneer Day will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 with the downtown street vendors opening at 9:00 a.m. and the parade starting at 10:00 a.m.

“For the last couple of years the Colusa County Fair has been scheduled on Pioneer Day, which is held the first Saturday in June,” said Ash, “and what a great way to make it a fun filled weekend for the family.”

Ash commented that Fair Parade participants who stroll through downtown Colusa on Friday, June 5th, are welcomed to participate in the Pioneer Day Parade.

“You’ve got your float built, why not show it off during Pioneer Day!” said Ash.

There is no entry fee for parade entries.

“Come on out and have a great time with friends and family,” said Ash.

Changes for this year’s parade includes the relocation of the judging stand.

“The judging stand was typically setup at Williams City Hall,” said Ash, “this year we’ve moved the judging stand to Town Square, at the corner of 7th & E Streets.”

Pioneer Day Parade applications can be found online at, or at New Attitude Salon (530 7th Street, Williams), the Williams Pioneer Review (1004 Market Street #B, Colusa). Contact Margaret Harlow at (530) 300-0359 for more information.


All vendors interested in selling food, merchandise, or services during Pioneer Day are required to complete the application no later than Friday, May 29.

The booth fee is $10 for Non-Profits, and $20 for businesses, personal or political booths. Booth size is 10’ x 10’, and vendors must bring their own tables, chairs, pop-up’s, power, and other items necessary for their sale. All vendors using cooking devices or generators must bring a working fire extinguisher.

Vendors can start setting up at 8:00 a.m. after checking in with event staff and receiving their assigned booth space. Vendors must be set up and ready for sale by 9:00 a.m., the event will conclude at noon. Vendors must be cleaned up by 1:00 p.m.

Information and rules are available on the vendor application available online at, at New Attitude Salon (530 7th Street, Williams), the Williams Pioneer Review (1004 Market Street #B, Colusa). Contact Lloyd Green Jr. at (530) 473-5652 for more information.

Williams Pioneer Day is held annually on the first Saturday in June. Bring out your family, and enjoy a variety of street vendors (9:00 AM), a dashing parade (10:00AM), and a spectacular fireworks show (9:00 PM). It’s a great day of fun for the whole family, celebrating the pioneering history of Williams, California.

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