By Mike Kinney
The 75th anniversary of San Pablo incorporation as a city will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27, with a community party at the New City Hall featuring live entertainment, food trucks, carnival games, classic and lowrider cars and more.
The community celebration, which will run from 4-7 p.m. at 1000 Gateway Ave., provides an “opportunity to look back on the history of San Pablo and not only learn more about our roots but also see how far we have come,” according to Greg Dwyer, community services director for the City of San Pablo.
The event will take place primarily outdoors, with live entertainment from local performers and residents that reflect the diversity of San Pablo, said Dwyer. Food trucks will feature a variety of multicultural cuisines. Residents in San Pablo, 94806, will receive a $5 voucher that can be used towards a purchase from any of the food vendors at the event (while supplies last and only the day of the event).
“Also located outside will be designated areas for our Storyboard unveiling on our local trail located behind City Hall as well as special locations for 75 trees that have been designated to be planted in honor of our 75th Anniversary,” Dwyer said. “Inside of City Hall we will have historical items on display from our San Pablo Historical Society as well as a visual timeline created by one of our local schools. “
Current and former San Pablo City Council members will attend the celebration, along with officials elected to state and county offices. Since this year also marks the 75th anniversary for the Contra Costa County Community College District (December 2023), representatives from the College District have also been invited to be recognized at this celebration, since Contra Costa College is located in San Pablo, according to Dwyer.
Dwyer added the event “creates a sense of community pride for our local residents while serving as an opportunity to recognize the cultural and diverse history of the City of San Pablo.”