Start: 12/08/2018
1:00 pm
End: 12/08/2018
3:00 pm

Event Venue

845 Fulton Street, Fresno, California 93721

89th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade

89th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade Details:

Marking its 89th year of celebrating the city’s culture and bringing the community together for anticipated holiday festivities, we couldn’t be more excited for this years historical Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade!

  • Location: Fulton Street in Downtown Fresno
  • Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 
  • Time: 1pm-3pm / preparation and staging commences at 10am
  • Theme: Future Christmas 
  • Perks: Cash prizes will be awarded to the best entries of the event!
  • Cost: $50 per entry (made payable to Downtown Fresno Partnership)

The ever developing Downtown Fresno has grown abundantly over time with the help of our community, naming it “The city of tomorrow” ever since the 1960’s. The reopening of Fulton Street in 2017 has opened up opportunity for our community to expand, shed light on our success, and showcase the lives and history of our families and this incredible space we have the chance to share. 

The theme this year is“Futuristic Christmas”. Whether you have a traditional take on the idea (robots, Star Wars, pop culture) or a revolutionary (technology, major events) bring your most creative ideas, we would love to see what you got! 

Application and Timeline 

  • Application Cycle Opens on Wednesday, Aug. 1
  • Prospective Applicants Notified of Status (Rolling Basis), Aug. 1 – Nov. 9
  • Completed Applications with Entry Fee Due By Friday, Nov. 9 at 11:59 pm
  • Confirmed Parade Participants Notified by Monday, Nov. 12
  • Parade Details Sent Out by Friday, Nov. 16
  • Parade Takes Place Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 pm
Fees & Tickets