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An annual Oroville tradition is making a comeback this year

Usually the whole downtown is closed off with a street fair, car show and parade but those events are on hold. Friday’s event is a drive-in movie. Saturday, a salsa taste-off and a spring fest.

Posted: May 7, 2021 7:04 PM
Updated: May 7, 2021 9:03 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - An Oroville tradition has made a comeback but is looking a little different now, due to the pandemic. 

"You get a parade, there's a car show, there are booths -- so you get a lot people that maybe have never been to Oroville," said Michael Hannah, the owner of Well Worn.  "So they get to come see the downtown Oroville businesses and see what we have to offer," she continued.

Hannah owns the antique shop, Well Worn, located in Oroville. He is excited to see more people downtown.

“Last year you definitely saw a difference. All the events were nonexistent. The amount of people walking through the stores -- sometimes it would be like a ghost town,” explained Hannah.

“Our festivals bring thousands of visitors, and a lot are from out of town, so we did not see that 'out of town' last year or this year due to covid restrictions,” said Amber Miland with the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

Normally, the whole downtown is closed off with a street fair, car show and parade but those events have been put on hold.

Friday’s event will have a drive-in movie. Saturday, a salsa taste-off and a spring fest.

"We'll have kids games, a plant booth, dessert booth. We'll have food and drinks, tacos carnitas... so it should be a lot of fun,” said organizer for Spring Fest, Eileen Cupido.

“We're hoping that once restrictions lighten up we'll see more of a fiscal impact as people are coming out to enjoy these festivals,” said Miland.

The parade and car show that usually take place here have been delayed until the salmon festival that will take place in September.

To see all the available festivities and information for Feather Fiesta Days click HERE.

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