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Old Timer’s Day Parade and Booths in the Park

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th 2022 at 10:00AM. This day will mark the 91ST year of the Old Timers’ Day Parade! Leading this year’s parade will be a salvaged 14 ft. steel beam from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. At the conclusion of the parade, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Courthouse Park which will be the final resting place of the beam.

The Madera Downtown Association, in partnership with the Madera Sunrise Rotary Club, assure this year’s parade will go on! Since its inception in 1931, the Old Timers’ Day Parade has only been canceled twice, once in the early 1940’s during World War II, and a second time in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

The Old Timers’ Day Parade typically features 50-70 various entries from stagecoach’s, firetrucks, bands, and several youth groups. Attendance is usually in the neighborhood of 5,000 and concludes with the Booths in the Park Event (located in Courthouse Park). The parade spans from Flume St. down to G St. along Yosemite Ave. and is distinguished as the hallmark of parades in Madera County.

Parade Chairman Nick Salinas shared in a statement, “We are incredibly excited to continue one of Madera’s most historic and largest public events. The 9/11 beam leading the parade will be a very special moment we will never forget. This year’s parade will definitely be one for the record books.

BOOTHS IN THE PARK: This year marks the 91st anniversary of the Old Timers’ Day Parade! A 14-foot steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center attacks will lead this year’s parade. Following the parade, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Courthouse Park, serving as the beam’s final resting place. Every year, thousands of people gather in Madera, California for the Old Timers’ Day Parade. During and after, our guests like to enjoy the variety of foods and park activities at the Park. This year’s event will be hosted by the Madera Young Professional. Any club, church, service organization, business, or other organization may apply to participate in Booths in the Park at the Madera County Courthouse Park on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 8 am – 3 pm. Booth space will be available for applicants who will be able to sell foods, soft drinks, novelty items, arts and crafts, or distribute approved information.

For Sponsorship Application: CLICK HERE

For Parade Application: CLICK HERE

For Booths in the Park Applications: CLICK HERE


September 24
10:00 am - 3:00 pm