Old Timers’ Day Parade resumes its legacy
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera County Supervisor Max Rodriguez was the 2019 Old Timers Day Parade Grand Marshal and was accompanied by his family.
Mark your calendars for 10 a.m. on Sept. 25 for the 90th Old Timers’ Day Parade.
The Madera Downtown Association, In partnership with the Madera Sunrise Rotary Club, assure this year’s parade will go on. Since its inception in 1931, the Old Timers’ Day Parade has only been canceled once in the early 1940’s during World War 2, and a second time in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
The Old Timers’ Day Parade typically features 50-70 various entries from stagecoach’s, firetrucks, bands, and several youth groups. Attendance is usually in the neighborhood of 5,000 and concludes with the Booths in the Park Event (located in Courthouse Park).
The parade spans from Flume St. down to G St., along Yosemite Ave. and is distinguished as the hallmark of parades in Madera County.
“We are incredibly excited to bring back one of Madera’s most historic and largest public events,” said the organizers in a release. “As we all have felt the ongoing burden of this pandemic, the community needs a reason to get out and celebrate. There simply isn’t a more fitting event than the Old Timers’ Day Parade. We are looking forward to seeing the sidewalks of Yosemite Ave. filled with smiling faces.”