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Events

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

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Harvest Festival

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. 

Harvest Festival 2022 Flyer (PDF)

October 22, 2022

November 2022

Enjoy a video series of guided walks around RPV to learn more about the City's rich history and landmarks.

Watch Episode 1

Watch Episode 2

Watch Episode 3

Watch Episode 4

Send in your photos to photos50th@rpvca.gov for a chance to win a prize!

Historic Talk and Walk with RPVtv

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December 2022

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

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January 2023

Historical Scavenger Hunt

Play along and learn more about the history of the City! Participants will be directed around the City to see historically significant buildings and locations and can win prizes.

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History of RPV Art Contest

RPV residents of all ages are invited to submit artwork of an RPV historical place or event. Winners will have their artwork presented before the City Council and featured on the City’s 50th anniversary webpage and commemorative souvenirs.

February 2023

March 2023

Join the City and Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in celebration of the City’s 1,500-acre open space preserve, with a nature walk and reception event at Del Cerro Park.

Celebrate the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve

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April 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.

More: whaleofaday.com

Whale of a Day

May 2023

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

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June 2023

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

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July 2023

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!

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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.

50th Anniversary Dinner Banquet

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