March 11, 2014
125 years ago, in 1889, Paso Robles became a City.
Come mark this momentous occasion with your community leaders, elected officials, friends and neighbors. There will be fun, refreshments and a marching band at the downtown City Park on March 11, 2014. Free admission.
March 29, 2014
Women's History Day
1:00 to 4:00PM
Paso Robles Pioneer Museum
Costumed docents will bring the past alive at the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum "Women’s History Day". Visitors will have the opportunity to meet national celebrities including Eleanor Roosevelt, Grandma Moses, Phoebe Hearst, Juliette Gordon Low; and local celebrities such as Dabirma Still, Dr. Myrtle Hedgpeth, Dr. Sigrid Helgesen, Madame Paderewski, and others.
Visitors will also get a chance to see what it was like to attend school in a one room schoolhouse, and see local women and men demonstrating woodcarving.
Scavenger Hunt (Ongoing)
Kids of all ages can enter to win passes to the Ravine Water Park, Park Cinemas, Children’s Museum, California Mid-State Fair and much, much more!
Just grab a form and go! The clues will lead you through Paso Robles historical sites in the downtown core and beyond.
Completed forms can be returned to either the Paso Robles Visitor Center (1225 Park Street) or the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum (2010 Riverside Avenue).
Every completed form will be entered into three (3) drawings in 2014. Prize packages will be awarded at the first Friday Night Concert in the Park on June 20th, the last Friday Night Concert in the Park on August 22nd and at Pioneer Day on October 10th. Only one prize package can be won per person.
Participants need not be present to win, package winners will be contacted by phone. Check back for complete descriptions of the prize packages soon.
April 25, 2014
Arbor Day in Paso Robles
Noon to 6 p.m.
Paso Robles City Park
Be a part of the City’s 125th anniversary celebration by planting an oak tree! On National Arbor Day, 125 trees will be made available to the public for a recommended donation of $5.00 in the downtown City Park – proceeds to go to the 125th anniversary celebration.
Greg Ellis of One Cool Earth, students of Liberty High School’s GreenWorks Nursery, Gary Perruzzi of the Paso Robles REC Foundation and staff from Althouse and Meade, Inc. Biological and Environmental Services will be on hand to distribute trees and other native plants to community members and to offer advice regarding planting, watering and maintenance.
As a 125th anniversary gift to the entire community, City staff will also dedicate a new City Park oak tree during the event.
For more information, contact Julie Dahlen, Director of Library and Recreation Services, at 237-3993.
October 11, 2014
Join the entire Paso Robles community old fashioned family fun after the Pioneer Day parade. Enjoy a BBQ, old-time games (sack races, 3 legged races, etc.) and a beer garden featuring Firestone Walker beer in a picnic setting in the City Park, just like the good old days. Free admission, nominal charge for BBQ with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Celebration.
December 31, 2014
2014 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Finale
The Grand Finale of the 125th Anniversary of Paso Robles takes place New Year’s Eve 2014 in the City Park. All of Paso Robles is invited to enjoy entertainment and fireworks in honor of the community leaders, community members, volunteers and sponsors who helped to mark the occasion. We will again be presenting a New Year’s Eve party with fireworks at midnight. This is a ticketed event.
For a complete list of events celebrating this occasion, please check our calendar of events.
Any unused funds generated on behalf of the 125th Anniversary Celebration will be directed to the Pioneer Day Committee, the Paso Robles Historical Society, and the Pioneer Museum to support their missions of preserving, honoring and celebrating the history of Paso Robles.