Welcome! There’s a lot to see in Chico. These are just the highlights. If you can’t find something, ask one of our friendly residents – it’s how we roll!


Chico Ice Rink in the Plaza

Coming this November!

Open from November 19, 2021 through January 9, 2022, the Chico Ice Rink in the Plaza will feature ice skating sessions, private party events, special events, and more! This joint effort with the Downtown Chico Business Association will be adjacent to our City Hall and located in an area of over 425 diverse businesses.

Look for more information regarding hours, special events, ticket prices, and more coming this fall!

For Visitors

Planning a trip to Chico? Check out Explore Butte County for a wealth of information on what to see, where to stay, where to eat, and how to get there.

Chico maintains a special sense of community and small-town living as it has developed into a vibrant regional center for business, recreation and cultural activities. It’s a magnet to individuals seeking an environment where you can live and work while enjoying unparalleled access to outdoor recreation and the social spirit of an involved community.


Arts & Culture

The primary areas of focus for the City Arts programs are public art, arts funding, arts promotion, and marketing Chico as an arts and culture destination.


News & Events

From new City programs to community events, we’ll keep you in-the-know on all things Chico.


Parks & Outdoors

Bidwell Park Trail

Living in Chico is a dream for those who love the outdoors. Winters are generally mild with lows dipping into the 20’s during the coldest months with highs touching the low 100’s during the hottest. No matter the time of year, there is always something to get you outside.


Sports & Athletics

tennis players

Chico is an active, sports loving community. Whether you’re eager to jump in and participate or cheer from the stands, we have plenty of options from which to choose.

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