CHICO, Calif. – Thursday Night Market & Street Dining in downtown Chico originally set for June 18 has been canceled. But plans are already in the works for next week.
The concept was originally announced last week. However, the Downtown Chico Business Association said it currently does not have the staffing, infrastructure, or safety precautions in place to turn this concept into a reality by June 18.
“We know the community is very excited to come back to the Thursday Night Market, however, we are still working with the City of Chico and our downtown businesses to provide a safe, open-air marketplace that follows all state and county COVID-19 protocols,” the association said in a news release.
There will be no market or street dining but there will be a local car cruise, hosted by Butte County Rona’ Cruise for residents to enjoy. Classic cars will cruise through downtown Chico on Saturday, June 20 starting at 6 p.m.
The summer market season is set to begin Thursday, June 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Chico. It will be located on Broadway from 2nd through 4th and on 2nd between Main and Broadway and 3rd between Main and Salem St. Farmers, downtown restaurants, and bike valet will be featured in the layout, the association said.
Officials said they also hope to expand the street dining in the upcoming weeks.