Presenting, Downtown Chico!


First Thursday Night Market...April 3

The wait is over...Join us for the first Thursday Night Market of the season - April 3rd! Here is a sneak peek of the vendors who will be at the market to dazzle and entice you to depart with a full basket, tummy, and an awareness & appreciation of local poducts and services.


Ariza Farm

Artois Nut Company

Bordin-Huitt Ranch

California Organic Flowers

Cecchini & Cecchini Asparagus

Cheng's Berries

Dhillon Farm

Fruitiya Farm (formerly Proudworks)

Geffray's Gardens

GRUB Grown

TNM Presents...City Plaza Nights!

Thursday Night Market Presents...City Plaza Nights!

The DCBA is now accepting proposals for our "TNM Presents...City Plaza Nights!" special event series. Please help us bring some family friendly events to the city plaza this year and pull our community together!  Let's make the Thursday Night Market the very best in can be!  Is YOUR organization up to the challenge?  Click HERE for the information!

Vendor and Performer Applications now Available!

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Applications to participate in the Thursday Night Market as a Certified Grower, Vendor or Performer are now available!

Hometown Hospitality and FREE PARKING in Downtown Chico!

The Downtown Chico Business Association has partnered with the City of Chico this holiday season to spread some "Hometown Hospitality"...and FREE PARKING

Our primary mission for this campaign is simply to help create a more welcoming environment for our downtown guests during the holiday season!


Reflections of a Friday Night Concert sponsor

Thank you Amy Arendt of www.yourcablestore.com for a great write up about your experience at the Friday Night Concerts this season!

Click HERE for the full blog entry and photos!

Thursday Night Market, Featured Downtown Business-- Home Ec

Christianne Belles

Christianne Belles, owner of Home Ec in Downtown Chico, is a positive individual whose life philosophy surrounds around being happy and making others around her happy. Her positive attitude is most evident and definitely contagious. She brings this same attitude to her shop, Home Ec. As a Downtown Business owner, Christianne’s greatest joy comes from seeing customers humor themselves with the products Home Ec has to offer.

Thursday Night Market, Featured Downtown Business-- Johnnie's Restaurant and Lounge


Jamie Camaren, General Manager of the Hotel Diamond and Johnnie’s Restaurant and Lounge, has led an interesting career to where she is now. During her childhood, her mother owned and operated Swensons, a restaurant in Willows. At age 12, she had already begun waiting tables and since then she has always found herself in the restaurant business. Contrary to her experience in restaurants through high school graduation, Jamie decided to attend Chico State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Education—she wanted to teach. After graduating, Jamie left Chico to work for a catering company in Hawaii. Her time spent in The Aloha State eventually brought her to Las Vegas, where she continued working in the restaurant and catering business.

Taste of Chico - Want a sneak peek???

The Taste of Chico event program has been finalized!  Want a sneak peek?  Click HERE!

Don't forget you can enter for a chance to win 2 free tickets by visiting facebook/com/downtownchico and entering the contest app (just below our cover photo).

OR - buy your tickets online NOW for the best price.  Click the link to the right!

Taste of Chico 2013 - Small Town. BIG Taste!

Thursday Night Market, Featured Downtown Business- The Pita Pit

Since its start in 2004, The Pita Pit in Chico has been owned and operated by the Dakofs. In the past three years, younger son Scott Dakof has been managing the store. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Scott and discuss his background, as well as the history of The Pita Pit in Downtown Chico.

Thursday Night Market, Featured Downtown Business- 12 Volt Tattoo

Since the late 90’s, Zac Black has been putting his tattooing abilities on display in the Chico area. Originally from Laguna Beach, Zac decided to head to Chico in ‘96 to study graphic design at California State University, Chico. Zac enjoyed the program and obtained a bachelor’s degree a few years after arriving at the university. After graduating, Zac was interested in tattooing.