In celebration of its founding in 1913 by E.G. Lewis, Atascadero held its annual Colony Days festivities on Saturday, complete with period costumes and lots of family activities.
The celebration included a parade through downtown presided over by this year’s royal couple, a tent city historical re-enactment of life in 1916 Atascadero, a vintage car show, and an afternoon band competition at Atascadero High.
Colony Days has been an annual tradition since a group of volunteers decided in 1973 to organize a birthday celebration for the city’s founding. The Colony Days Committee has been at it each year ever since.