Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 10:00 AM. This day will mark the 91ST year of the Old Timers’ Day Parade! Leading this year’s parade will be a salvaged 14 ft. steel beam from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. At the conclusion of the parade, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Courthouse Park which will be the final resting place of the beam. Since its inception in 1931, the Old Timers’ Day Parade has only been canceled twice, once in the early 1940s during World War II, and a second time in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The Old Timers’ Day Parade typically features 50-70 various entries from stagecoaches, 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.