Signature Centennial Events
The Centennial Committee invites the community to celebrate at our Signature Centennial Events.
Centennial Birthday Festival Set for October 18
A free, fun, family-friendly “party of the century”
at Shadelands Ranch Museum
Food trucks are trending—look for a variety of delicious offerings to please everyone’s palates: kabobs, frozen yogurts, ethnic delights, pizzas, greens, coffees, smoothies, and much more.
Community service groups will offer live, interactive experiences that showcase their missions, including Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek CERT, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), Ruth Bancroft Garden, Fantasy Forum, Save Mount Diablo, and the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, to name a few.
Children’s activities include The Karaoke Girl, Big Al Caricatures, Bricks4Kidz, Face Painting by Hollis, and The Pumpkin Patch at the Shadelands.
Shining a spotlight on Walnut Creek’s rich art community and the programs and offerings exclusive to the city, the Artists Market will feature educators; artists from the Civic Arts Education Program, Clay Arts Guild, and Fiber Arts Program; and local independent artists and vendors. Demonstrations in a variety of studio art genre and art sales will be going on throughout the day.
Located at 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, the Shadelands Ranch Museum will also be open to the public that day. Built in 1903, the former home of Hiram Penniman (1824-1907) now houses the Walnut Creek Historical Society and showcases numerous historical artifacts.
The public is encouraged to come, join the party with family and friends, and help Walnut Creek celebrate its Centennial–it only happens once in 100 years!
For questions contact Festival organizer Carolina Katz at email@example.com.