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City of Chula Vista Celebrates 100 Years

San Diego’s innumerable communities compose a diverse mix of the county we call home. One of the most integral neighborhoods is soon celebrating an impressive accomplishment, a 100th birthday.

The city of Chula Vista is commemorating 100 years with a grand Centennial Celebration acknowledging the years of community involvement, growth and spirit of the city. Hosted on the Olympic Training Center campus, the public birthday party takes place on Saturday, October 15, from noon to 9pm.

This literal party of the century will feature live music, a 2012 Olympic preview, a culinary tasting area, food and craft vendors and more. The Centennial Milestone Path will lead guests to check out a classic car display featuring fifty vintage vehicles, as well as offer educational opportunities, illustrating the accomplishments of San Diego County’s second largest city. From a family-friendly carnival that includes games, rides and face-painters, to the craft beer and margarita garden, something for everyone can be found. For those who stay late, a grand fireworks finale along with live music will fill the night.

Headlining the entertainment will be multi-platinum P.O.D. These rock icons have strong roots in Chula Vista, launching their career from San Diego and into a Grammy-nominated music scene. The band will play a full concert following the fireworks show, while DJs and local performers will fill the remainder of the day.

In acknowledgement of the city’s roots as the original Lemon Capital of the World, guests will have a chance to taste for themselves in a Twist of Lemon tasting area. Culinary offerings from over twenty restaurants, including cocktails, desserts, and entrees, will incorporate this lemon theme in addition to twenty craft breweries, regional wineries and spirit purveyors. Available for purchase will be a coffee-table style history book titled Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress. The book illustrates the first one hundred years of Chula Vista’s history, which began as a small agricultural town and has grown immensely through the century.  

Admission is free and open to the public. Visit ChulaVista100.com to receive the latest updates on this very special day. The 100th Birthday Bash is located at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

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