First some history for those new to Anza.
Each year since about 1932 Anza has held this annual event. Legend has it that it started as a way to support the local volunteer fire station and new truck. Regardless the tradition has lived on and it's always different each year with classic cars, floats, horses, tractors, etc coming down the street in the parade.
Since 1976 the local Anza Lions Club & Thimble Club has kept this proud tradition alive for our town single handedly.
In 2006 the Anza Lions Club President Roland Vellanoweth invited the other organizations in town to own various parts of Anza Days.
The Chamber of Commerce arranges entertainment in the park
The ACIL arranges the vendor booths in the park.
Historically the Anza Lions has hosted the Friday dinner dance for the benefit of the Community Hall until 2015 when the Hall took that duty over.
The Thimble Club provides the Saturday breakfast.
The Anza Lions Club arranges the parade as well as has the responsibility of chairing the Anza Days over all event.
The Anza Lions Club takes great pride in continuing the responsibility for the Anza Days Festivities!
It's a great family day brought to you by the many volunteers and good hearted people of our small town.
A note from the Anza Lions Club President Mimi Brown:
The 88th Annual Anza Days - Theme is FREEDOM!
Here is what you can expect
The Friday night dinner - Community Hall 5 - 7 (only doing dinners to go)
The Anza Days Breakfast will be Sat morning, At the Lions Field
The Anza Days Parade will be Saturday morning starting at 11 a.m. - due to COVID 19 this year the Anza Days Parade will be held on the Lions Field on Kirby road along with all vendor and spectator events. Including a Carnival.
A special vendor is coming to provide....! the Anza Days Carnival!
16' Water Slide/pool combo, Mechanical Bull, Sumo Wrestling, 16' Rock Climbing Wall, and A FULL MINIATURE GOLF COURSE! - $25.00 buys the entire day at the carnival.
The BIG SURPRISE!
As always the Lions Club President has arranged a new surprise for the crowds... we've had military choppers, vintage planes, among some surprises... what will happen next?!
- maybe a magic show?, juggling midgets? flying Elvis' -
Post Anza Days 2020 Update:
You've seen the Facebook photos by now, our Lions Club President, Lion Mimi Brown made special arrangements to have parachutists land in the gymkhana horse arena to kick off our Parade!
Thank you Lion Mimi Brown, as always your love for our town shines through.
The Official Anza Days Website