December 31, 2013
Paso Robles 125th Anniversary Gala Fundraising Dinner
7:00 p.m. to midnight
$125 per person
Ring in the Quasquicentennial year and kickoff the Anniversary fundraising with us in the Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom on New Year’s Eve. This is a black tie 4-course dinner with ambiance, décor and entertainment designed to celebrate this historic milestone to the fullest. A big band, historic dance performances and dancing are followed by fireworks at midnight. A select number of exclusive live auction lots will keep the fundraising quick and fun.
Tickets go on sale October 1, 2013, are extremely limited, and sold on a first-come first-served basis. Please bring a check made out to the REC Foundation and any seating arrangement requests (in writing) to Shonna Howenstine at City Hall, 1000 Spring Street, upstairs above the library.
December 31, 2013
2013 New Year’s Eve Glow In the Park
8 p.m. to Midnight
Paso Robles City Park
Join us on New Year’s Eve for a family-friendly event and a park full of free activities, all glow in the dark, followed by fireworks at midnight.
Glow in the dark activities include:
- Bocce Ball
- Hula Hoop
- Bubble Blowing
- Giant Rolling Balls
- Paddle Ball
- Corn Hole
- Football Toss
- Four Square
And don’t miss the first ever FIREWORKS OVER CITY PARK at midnight to ring in our Quasquicentennial year!
There will also be:
- Food Trucks
- Glow in the Dark Face Painting
- Warming Zone
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.
April 5, 2014
Paso Robles Historical Society Walking Tour
Celebrating Paso Robles’ 125th Anniversary, a select group of the oldest and grandest historic westside Paso Robles homes will be open to the public for one day. Docents in period dress will be on hand at each home to describe the historic significance of each home and share interesting stories. You may even find out which home the outlaw Jesse James hid out in back in the day. Admission price TBD. For more information, call (805) 238-4996 or go to www.pasorobleshistoricalsociety.org
April 25, 2014
Arbor Day in Paso Robles
El Paso de Robles is Spanish for "Pass of the Oaks" and locals honor the majestic oak tree in word and deed. In honor of the 125th Anniversary, community volunteers and City staff will come together in 2014 to plant 125 oak trees around the city. The trees will be purchased out of the City’s Oak Tree Replacement Fund, which is designed to replace oak trees that have been removed, with City Council approval, by developers and homeowners over the years. The locations of the new trees will be chosen prior to Arbor Day 2014. More details to come!
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.