Welcome to the official Valley Center Western Days website – As part of the annual Valley Center Western Days community-wide celebration, we invite you to enjoy this family-friendly experience. The community of Valley Center welcomes you to our family-fun community event.

Established in 1950, Valley Center Western Days is the historic and premiere annual event celebrating Valley Center’s western heritage.  Celebrating 73 years in 2023, the schedule of events are as follows:


FRIDAY, June 2
Western Days Festival Grounds

  • 5-10pm • Vendors, Food & Beer Garden
  • 5-7pm • Guns & Hoses Chili Cook-off
             $5.00 entry donation
              under the large tent
              Fire Explorer Program Fundraiser
  • 6:45pm • Honorary Mayor Announcement
  • 5-7:30pm • BAND: Bernie and the Beavers
  • 8-10pm • HEADLINER BAND: Sara Petite

Parade Route

  • 7am-10am • Rotary Pancake Breakfast
           Old Town Center – Start of Parade
           29115 Valley Center Road
  • 8:30am • 5K & Kids’ Fun Run
          7am registration starts at festival 
  • 8:30am – 12:30pm • Road Closure: See map below
  • 10am-noon • Parade – Valley Center Rd
            Cole Grade Rd to Lilac Rd

Western Days Festival Grounds

  • 10am-3pm • San Diego Blood Drive
  • 11am-10pm • Vendors, Food & Beer Garden
  • 11am-4pm • Car Corral – Car Show
  • 2pm • Pie Eating Contest
              under the large tent
  • 2:30pm • Parade Awards
               main stage
  • 3pm • VC Dance Company Performance
              main stage/dancefloor
  • 4-5:30pm • BAND: Streetheart
  • 6-7:45pm • BAND: Heidi and the Hurricane Band
  • 8:15-10pm • HEADLINER: Morgan Leigh band

Our group will post updates to www.WesternDays.org and facebook.com/WesternDays, with the Valley Roadrunner newspaper, and monthly Valley Magazine.