It’s the biggest party of the year in the mid-Valley when the Sikh Parade is conducted in Sutter County on the first Sunday of November. The parade has been conducted for almost four full decades, and is a weekend-long celebration of the culture and religion of the Sikhs, primarily from the Punjab region of India, but who come from all parts of the world for this annual celebration.
The parade is only one part of a two-day, three night festival that begins Friday night with fireworks and the reading of the Sikh holy book at the gurdwara on Tierra Buena Avenue in west Yuba City. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the temple, and goes for 4.5 miles through Yuba City. It is expected to draw as many as 80,000 people, the majority from outside the area. Area motels are booked solid months in advance of the event.
For a schedule of activities, see this Appeal-Democrat article: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/sikh-festival-and-parade-all-of-the-work-that-goes/article_992737b0-c044-11e7-8c62-63c671e90d96.html?referer_url=/news/sikh-festival-and-parade-all-of-the-work-that-goes/article_992737b0-c044-11e7-8c62-63c671e90d96.html
We would also encourage folks to visit the permanent exhibit about Sikhs in America at the Community Memorial Museum, at 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.