Description:After a tough winter and the 2004 elections, Kate Price thought “enough is enough.” So, she decided to generate some joy in her community and create a celebration that would honor the creative, fun loving, artistic spirit in the town she loved and lived in, Occidental.
What about a Fool’s Day Parade? As she talked to people in the community and the idea developed, the event started sounding a lot like the old “Silly Day” celebration that Zero the Clown (aka Ramon Sender) started in Occidental back in 1973.
Obviously, that spirit of silliness and tomfoolery lives in Occidental, because everyone was quick to embrace this newest incarnation of the fun-loving celebration. Within a few short years, the Occidental Fool’s Day Parade has grown into a much-loved Sonoma County fete.
Come in costume and march in the parade. Or, come in costume and cheer from the sidelines. Or don’t come in costume. Do what you want; do what makes your silly spirit soar–this is Occidental.
Parade starts at 1 pm at the Community Center, winds it’s way through downtown Occidental and ends up at OCA for Lunapillar rides, refreshments, spontaneous entertainment including music and clowns and other surprises.