City Events

Citrus Heights has a history of City sponsored events even before Cityhood. City and community events create a sense of unity, a quality of life to the community and most importantly a great time!

Annual Events

Red, White and Blue Parade

The Red, White and Blue Parade is held on the 4th Saturday in June each year.  The parade began two decades ago and originally took place at Sylvan Corners.  The parade began as a “happy birthday” to the city.  In 2002, after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, the parade became known as the “Red, White & Blue Parade."  Currently, the parade route runs along north of Madison Ave at Uplands Way ending near Greenback Lane at the Sunrise Mall. 

Community Campout

The Citrus Heights Community Campout is a one of a kind event.  The event is co-sponsored with the Sunrise Recreation and Park District as well as REACH (Residents' Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights) and takes place at Rusch Park.  Tents, stargazing, BBQ, roasting s'mores and a hearty breakfast the next morning create a family friendly campground right in Citrus Heights!

Hot August Bites

Hot August Bites replaced the Concerts in the Park event shared with Sunrise Recreation and Park District. The event parallels the famous Hot August Nights that takes place each year in Reno, NV. The event takes place at Rusch Park and consists of a car show, live music, food trucks, beer garden and free swim in the Rusch pool.

Sunday FunDay

Sunday FunDay is an annual event held on the 4th Sunday of every September held at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights. Sunday Funday wraps up the summer outdoor events and is partnered with Sunrise Recreation and Park District and The Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce. This is a family friendly event with business, craft, non-profit, and service group vendors. The event consists of free activities for the family which includes inflatables, pony rides, music, K-9 demonstrations and food vendors. All of the activities are free with the exception of food purchases. 
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Christmas Tree Lighting


The traditional Christmas Tree Lighting is held annually on the 1st Thursday of December.  The evening begins with a tree lighting ceremony located at City Hall, followed with holiday traditions such as pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, cookie decorating, and more!