Experience a Family Fun Tradition at the Italian Picnic and Parade!

May 22, 2014
italian Bread and Wine

For over 100 years, Sutter Creek’s Benevolent Society of Amador County, CA has been hosting the annual Italian Picnic and Parade for all to enjoy! This year the 134th Picnic and Parade will be on Friday, May 30th – Sunday, June 1st at Sutter Hill where the Italian Picnic Grounds are. The event includes a fantastic parade, live music, carnival rides, great food, games, and more. Come down for a great weekend that the whole family can enjoy! For those staying in hotels around Sutter Creek, check out the long tradition of this fun and exciting event!

Other than the usual fun such as carnival rides, bocce for a buck, dancing, and listening to live bands, there will also be a wine and olive oil tasting event for people 21+ years and older, Bingo, and beer. There is also a special deal available where you can purchase an All You Can Ride Carnival Package for $10. And finally, there will be an “After Dark” band playing from 7:00pm until closing – it is sure to be a great time.

On Saturday, there will be a deal that allows you to buy an All You can Ride from 12:00pm – 5:00pm Carnival Package for $10, as well as there being a chicken and ravioli dinner at 7:00pm for just $25! Dinner includes bread and wine on the table. From 3:00pm – 7:00pm the talented, Terry Sheets Band will be performing and from 7:00pm – closing, the Flat Busted Band will be on.

On the last day of this fun filled weekend, there will be a parade at 10:30am in downtown Sutter Creek. This parade will have everything you have come to expect and love from a good old-fashioned parade. There will be a marching band, members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, fire trucks, horses, and floats. Clowns will even be marching alongside the parade spreading joy by selling all the necessities in order to fully enjoy a parade – snow cones, cotton candy, flags, horns, and water guns to help you cool off in the hot weather. After the parade, the Electra Road Band fires up and will play great music. At 11:30am, there will be the kickoff of the BBQ and Bocce Tournament!