Anza Lions Club

A note from the Anza Lions Club President:

The 87th Annual Anza Days Theme Votes Are In!
It was a very close race and most times a 3 way tie! It came down to the wire and the winner is Mardi Gras! 
What is Mardi Gras? Here are some examples:  Mardi Gras  Lots of purple, green and gold. Feathery and Sequined Masks, Colorful Beads, Elaborate Headdresses, Jesters, Carnival Costumes, King & Queen, Festival Costumes, Butterfly King, Chinese Dragons, Horseback Riders, Bulls, Paper Mache Animals, Indian Tribes & Culture, Crazy Costumes, Greek & Roman Gods & Goddesses, Dukes, Knights, Captains, Music, etc.

The Miss Anza Days Contest will be on June 22nd in the park.

The Friday night dinner will be on Friday, June 28th at the Community Hall.

The Anza Days Breakfast will be Sat morning, June 29th at the Community Hall

The Anza Days Parade will be Saturday morning, June 29th starting at 11 a.m. More details as they become available.

 Questions regarding Anza Days? Contact the Anza Days Chairman, Lions President Mimi Brown at (760) 637-9173 or email

To vote for next year's theme, mark your choice Myths, Legends & Fantasy or Fairy Tales/Children's Stories on your parade entry form upon turning it in. Votes will be calculated after the parade and the winning theme for 2020 will be announced in the July 5th edition of High Country Journal and on 

2020 Theme Choices:  1) Myths, Legends & Fantasy (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Cyclopse, Atlantis, The Lady of the Lake, Guinevere, Morgana, Merlin, Faeries, Dragons, Pegasus, Unicorns, Medusa, Hercules, Mermaids, Poseidon, Athena, Leprechans, Gnomes, Trolls, The Sword in the Stone, Gargoyles, Griffons, Cenatuar, The Man in the Moon, The Lochness Monster, Phoenix, Giants, the Headless Horseman, Apollo, Sirens, Banshees, etc.)

2.) Fairy Tales/Children's Stories (Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, Jack & the Beanstalk, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Ant and the Grasshopper, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Mother Goose, Old Mother Hubbard, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Three Blind Mice, Frosty the Snowman, The Gingerbread Man, The Frog Prince, Golden Goose, the Gnome, The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, The Hare & the Hedgehog, The Headless Horseman, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Jack O' the Lantern, Puss in Boots, The Little Mermaid, Rumpelstiltskin, The Sea Maiden, The Shoemaker, Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin, The Six Swans, The Sleeping Prince, Sleeping Beauty, The Snow Maiden, The Snow Queen, Snow White, The Spirit Horse, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Thumbelina, Tom Thumb, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Tale of Two Brothers, The Ugly Duckling, The Wolf and the Fox, Will O' the Wisp, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Frog Prince, etc. Authors for ideas; The Brothers Grimm, Aesop's Fables, Hans Christian Anderson, The Cow Jumped Over the Moon, etc)

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Anza Days 2019!

It's been a long standing tradition here in Anza that the Anza Lions Club President selects the Anza Days theme by any method they choose.   In the past we've had high school essay winners pick the theme, Miss Anza Days picked it one year and this year the Anza Lions President has decied to allow those who participate in the parade itself vote for the theme.  The votes are in and last years participants picked Mardi Gras!

The Anza Days Theme this year is

Mardi Gras!  

Join the parade and vote for next year's theme!

Video Posted by Alex Spada - Anza Days 2012

National Anthem just prior to the parade start.

Preparing for Anza Days 2019

 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 out town single handedly.  Then in 2006 the Anza Lions Club President 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 the Community Hall holds the Friday night dinner, and the Thimble Club provides the Saturday breakfast. 

The Anza Lions Club take great pride in continuing the responsibility for the Anza Days Parade!

The parade starts at 11 o'clock with as much fan faire as we can muster.   It's a great family day brought to you by the many volunteers and good hearted people of our small town.