- Information received from the City of Dublin
While the history of Dublin dates back to 1772, it was just 30 years ago, in February 1982, that the incorporated.
In honor of the City's 30 years, as well as the "All-America City" recognition, the City will be putting together a series of celebrations throughout the year.
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
Come join in on all of the fun at Dublin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, March 17 and 18, 2012. During the parade, Mayor Sbranti and our City Councilmembers will be riding in a star-spangled float, representing our "All-America City" status.
There will also be a special "30th Year" float, on which we'll have some dignitaries who've represented Dublin very well over the course of the last thirty years. At the Festival, you'll find an "All-America" booth, where you can learn more about upcoming events and find ways to show off your "All-America City" spirit.
"Dublin: An All-American Anniversary"
To celebrate both the "All-America City" honor and Dublin's 30th Anniversary of Incorporation, we'll be putting on a special event at the Heritage Park and Museums on Saturday, July 21, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for a quintessential American experience!
In addition to providing a feast of All-American foods, such as hot dogs, apple pie, ice cream, kettle corn, and root beer, we'll have activities such as sack races, a watermelon-eating contest, and water balloon tosses; kid-friendly activities like face painting, crafts, inflatables, and wagon and tractor rides; and a variety of music, with performances by a folk musician, a military band, and a local blues band. Dignitaries from Dublin's past will also be on hand to share fond recollections from Dublin's history, and we'll unveil a recently-discovered piece of Dublin's past.
Dublin, the only California city named an "All-America City" in 2011
In June, the City of Dublin was recognized as a by the National Civic League. This prestigious award is given to towns, cities, counties, neighborhoods, and metropolitan regions that demonstrate outstanding civic accomplishments. Dublin was chosen as , and the only city in California, to receive the award.
Dublin's application documented three community projects that addressed the City's most pressing challenges - the integration of diversity and creating community unification following a period of significant growth.
The three projects that the City submitted for consideration were the community's efforts to build the School of Imagination; the City's affordable housing programs; and the sustainability programs and activities that preserve our history, engage the community, and create a greener future for Dublin.
. The City's presentation included a skit based on "The Wizard of Oz," where Dublin was depicted as The Emerald City, full of "wisdom, courage, and heart."
To view Dublin's award-winning "All-America City" presentation, click http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15417678