Celebrate Concord’s 150th Anniversary

Concord
2151 Salvio Street, Suite A-1
Concord, CA 94520
United States

5K Stars and Stripe Walk & Run

8am, Todos Santos Plaza

Starting off the day is the Concord Police Association’s 9th Annual Stars & Stripes Run where runners are encouraged to wear their finest red, white and blue. The expected 1500+ runners will be joined by over 200 kids participating in the Kids Fun Run where Oakland A’s mascot, Stomper, will officially start the race. At the finish, Stomper and Uncle Sam will be available post-race for photos! Courses for both runs will center around Downtown Concord. Sign up for either race here.

The Stars and Stripes Walk & Run benefits SHELTER Inc, who strive to realize a vision of rebuilding lives, one family at a time, by giving them a home, the skills and the resources to live the life they deserve. Get there early for the Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo Pancake Breakfast for only $5 from 7:30am to 11:00am.

Concord 4th of July Parade

10am, Downtown Concord

After the run, everyone is encouraged to stay for Concord’s 4th of July Parade where the BIG 1-5-0 celebration continues. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Concord’s History”. Each participant is encouraged to incorporate Concord’s 150th Anniversary into their entry. The parade’s Grand Marshal will be Paula Slater M.A., master sculptor and creator of the Don Salvio Pacheco statue to be installed at Todos Santos directly after the parade. Accompanying Ms. Slater will be the 150th Anniversary Committee. The parade’s route will wind through Downtown Concord, starting and finishing at Mt. Diablo High School.

The Grand Unveiling

12 noon, Todos Santos Plaza

Taking place at the Grant Street entrance of Todos Santos Plaza is the much-anticipated installation of the statue of Don Salvio Pacheco, a founding father of Concord. Created by internationally recognized master sculptor, Paula Slater, M.A., the bronze statue stands a powerful 7 feet tall. His left-hand holds a scroll of his land grant and the right rests upon a map with the marked boundary of his land. Pacheco and his family worked with a surveyor to create the town of Todos Santos (now Concord) around their home, giving parcels away to residents and shopkeepers, according to the Concord Historical Society. 

More about Paula Slater, M.A and her work, click here

Concord Historical Society Ice Cream Social

1pm to 4pm

The Concord Historical Society will “raise the roof” with an Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser at the Galindo Home and Gardens (1721 Amador Avenue). Attendees can enjoy delicious Tin Roof Sundaes while raising dollars for a new roof for the CHS building! Perfect for a 4th of July afternoon!
 

Festival and Fireworks

4pm, Mt. Diablo High School

Dubbed Concord’s Home Town Picnic, the 4th of July Festival is filled with everything you need for a festive 4th including a kids carnival, food booths and vendor exhibits. Come and enjoy live music from Majestic, The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band with an opening performance from Concord’s own Blue Devils! At 9:00pm, the main event takes place as fireworks synced to music will light up the sky in a display that will amaze and delight! Over 15,000 are expected to attend and admission is FREE!