Big Hat Days

  • Dates: 4/1/2023, 4/2/2023
  • Location: Old Town Clovis
  • Address: Old Town Clovis, Clovis, CA 93612
  • Phone: (559) 299-7363
  • Time: Saturday, April 1st 9am-6pm & Sunday, April 2nd 9am-5pm


The Clovis Chamber of Commerce kicks of Rodeo month in 2023 with the 85th annual Big Hat Days event in Clovis, CA. Plans are underway for the Chamber to host a fun, safe, and special event this year on April 1 & 2, 2023.

The BIG Hat Days, a Clovis Chamber Event, is the largest two-day festival in Central California. Over 140,000 visitors fill the streets of Old Town to enjoy hundreds of craft and food booths.

For eighty-four years, Big Hat Days has served as a community showcase and a tribute to our western heritage and small-town character. We look forward to continuing this tradition in 2023.

As we move closer to the date, we will continue to update our community on the event. We look forward to seeing our community in April.


According to the city of Clovis ordinance, pets are NOT allowed at Old Town events. This includes those carried or pushed in a cart. Please respect your fellow visitors and leave Fido at home. There are many children in strollers who are at your pet’s eye and mouth level. Thank you.


Parking is free in surrounding lots and streets. The largest lot is located at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, on the east side of Clovis Ave between Bullard and 5th Streets

The Explorers Police Cadets will escort you across Clovis Ave to the festival.

Handicapped parking is located at Fifth and Clovis on both the north and south sides of Fifth Street and in the American Legion parking lot at 4th and Woodworth.