This page provides an overview of the City's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Check back for updated event information.
September 10, 2022
Join the City for a sign-unveiling ceremony to formally rename the Upper Point Vicente Park/Civic Center property after Councilmember Ken Dyda in recognition of his many years of civic service, launching the year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Unveiling of the Ken Dyda Civic Center Sign and 50th Anniversary Kickoff
Celebrate fall with live music, arts and crafts, inflatables, face painting, caricature artists, food trucks, and dessert vendors! Free shuttle and additional parking at Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West.
October 22, 2022
Enjoy a video series of guided walks around RPV to learn more about the City's rich history and landmarks.
Watch Episode 1
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Send in your photos to email@example.com for a chance to win a prize!
Historic Talk and Walk with RPVtv
A month of festivity! Join us for the second annual tree lighting ceremony and Skating in the Park event at the Civic Center.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: December 16, 2022
Ice Skating: December 16-18 and December 26-January 8
Skating in the Park
Use this passport (PDF) to guide you on a scavenger hunt to some of the City's landmarks! Snap photos of yourself or your family at each location and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org - the first 50 win a prize! If you can't send a photo, email the answers to the passport questions. Need a hint? Watch RPVtv's Walk and Talk Episodes!
History of RPV Art Contest
RPV residents and K-12 students on the Peninsula are invited to submit artwork to commemorate the City's 50th Anniversary Celebration! First prize winners will have their artwork displayed on the cover of the City's seasonal Recreation and Activity Guide. Second and third place winners will receive a 50th Anniversary tote bag with souvenirs inside.
Visit the Art Contest page for more information.
March 18, 2023
The 50th Anniversary Celebration hike and reception event at Del Cerro Park on March 18 has been postponed, as the Preserve may remain closed following rainfall for public safety and to prevent further trail erosion damage. A rescheduled date is to be announced. Please check back for updates.
POSTPONED-Celebrate the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve
April 15, 2023
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Los Serenos de Point Vicente will proudly present the 38th annual Whale of a Day Celebration. This exciting event is fun for everyone. Whale of a Day celebrates the migration of the Pacific gray whale from the frigid waters of the Arctic seas to the warm lagoons of Baja California.
Whale of a Day
The Fourth City Tree Grove was planted in 1977 at the then-Rancho Palos Verdes Park (now known as Ryan Park) honoring Gordon Curtis, Dorothy LeConte, and Fred Hesse Jr. for their contributions to the City’s incorporation. Join us for a picnic!
Picnic at the Fourth City Tree Grove
Join us for the annual Concerts in the Park series and enjoy afternoons of family fun and live music covering hits spanning the five decades since the City’s incorporation.
Concerts in the Parks
Fourth of July Celebration
The annual Fourth of July event has been a City-hosted event since 1975, almost as long as the City has been incorporated. Enjoy food trucks, music, and children’s activities galore, with a special surprise in store!
Sister City Celebration
August 4 marks the anniversary of establishing a sister city relationship with Sakura City, Japan. Join us to celebrate our intercultural partnership!
August 5, 2023
September 9, 2023
To culminate the year-long celebration, the City will host a dinner banquet open to the community at Terranea Resort. Additional details will be available soon.