Help us celebrate 100 years of cityhood!
There's something for everyone to enjoy during the centennial celebration weekend!
Thurs. Sept 14
El Cerrito Centennial Celebration at the Cerrito Theater
The Friends of the Cerrito Theater and the El Cerrito Historical Society present a brief talk by Joanne Taylor plus showing of the 1937 screwball comedy «The Awful Truth» at 7pm (ticket required). Before the show, everyone is welcome to view vintage cars and listen to live music outside Rialto Cinemas Cerrito.
Friday, Sept 15
Family Fun Night at Cerrito Vista Park
Watch Pixar’s “Toy Story” on a giant outdoor screen in Cerrito Vista Park in El Cerrito, followed by the 1917 silent film “The Immigrant,” starring Charlie Chaplin. Free — no tickets required. Movie starts at dusk. BYO blankets or low-back chairs. Event presented by the City of El Cerrito and Soroptimist International of El Cerrito.
Saturday, Sept 16
El Cerrito Showcase Parade
Watch one of El Cerrito’s largest parades, featuring outstanding citizens, businesses, clubs, organizations, schools, city representatives, pioneer families and more! Great viewing opportunities along Richmond Avenue or in Cerrito Vista Park. Parade starts at 10am and will be followed by free lunch in the park (for the first 1,000 people) plus entertainment until 3pm.
Saturday, Sept. 16
El Cerrito Middle school students (grades 6–8) are invited to an all-schools mixer at the El Cerrito Community Center for dancing and games from 6 to 9 pm. Free admission. Pre-registration required.
Sunday, Sept. 17
El Cerrito Centennial Gala Dinner
Purchase your tickets now for an elegant dinner at the Berkeley Country Club (formerly Mira Vista Golf and Country Club, one of the oldest businesses in El Cerrito!). Take in the views and reminisce with friends while enjoying a delicious meal and centennial program, followed by music and dancing. Keynote Speaker: NYU law professor Tony Thompson, an El Cerrito High School alum, will talk about El Cerrito as an open forward thinking city and the challenges that it faced as it grew toward its centennial.
For more information about the Centennial Celebration Weekend, including venue locations and ticket information, visit welcerrito100.org