Everybody Loves a Parade!

Hello Mule Days Family,

      As you know this past year has brought us unprecedented challenges, despite this Mule Days is set to happen with a “Back to Our Roots” approach. The annual Mule Days Parade on Main Street in beautiful Bishop, Ca has been and continues to be one of the most popular events, bringing spectators and participants from around the globe for over 50 years.

       It is with deepest regret that due to insurmountable covid related conditions that exist, and in order to ensure the well-being of spectators and participants, the annual Mule Days Parade has been cancelled for Mule Days 2021 event.

      With sincere appreciation, we acknowledge the efforts of the Mule Days parade committee, Mule Days Executive committee, local and distant community support, as well as local and state agencies, that looked at every feasible way to safely and responsibly have a 2021 Mule Days Parade.

       Looking forward, mark your calendar for Saturday May 28, 2022 @10:00 a.m. We hope to see you all on Main Street in beautiful Bishop, Ca for the 2022 Mule Days Parade!


Trina Orrill

Mule Days Parade Chairman

The Bishop Mule Days Celebration Parade is one of the long-standing and crowd-favored signature events of Memorial Day Weekend. Spectators covet prime locations up and down Bishop’s Main Street hoping to garner a priceless view of the beautiful mules, wagons, drivers and riders.

Parade Route

Parade participants begin leaving the Tri-County Fairgrounds as early as 7:00 a.m. heading down the back streets of Bishop to the south end of town. The Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at South and Main Streets and moves north on Main Street. The Parade makes a left turn at Sierra Street and proceeds to the Fairgrounds entrance. The Parade Detour begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with Main Street being closed to vehicle traffic. All vehicle traffic is rerouted on a multi-agency-approved detour. Driving during the parade is strongly discouraged to keep traffic flows to a minimum for necessary travel. Plan to arrive at your Parade destination as early as possible. Parade Detour Map

After the Parade

After the Parade please come to the Tri-County Fairgrounds to see many of the Parade participants in the Grand Entry at the 1:00 p.m. Mule Show in the Main Arena. The Grand Entry is truly one of the most beautiful Mule Shows of the Bishop Mule Days Celebration.

Participate in the Parade

Join the fun and enter the Parade! The Parade is 100% non-motorized and at one point was in the Guinness World Records. You are welcome to participate walking or bringing your own mounts to ride or drive. Stalling is available for Parade participants.  Download the 2021 Parade Entry Form.