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3 Events That Went Down at the Centennial Opening Ceremonies

By Culver Cty 100

On September 20th 1917 Culver City was officially incorporated in the westside of the Los Angeles county. Obviously, as the 100th anniversary mark got closer and closer, the community got...

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3 Events That Went Down at the Centennial Opening Ceremonies

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On September 20th 1917 Culver City was officially incorporated in the westside of the Los Angeles county. Obviously, as the 100th anniversary mark got closer and closer, the community got...

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3 Events That Went Down at the Centennial Opening Ceremonies

3 Events That Went Down at the Centennial Opening Ceremonies

March 12, 2019 0 By Culver Cty 100

On September 20th 1917 Culver City was officially incorporated in the westside of the Los Angeles county. Obviously, as the 100th anniversary mark got closer and closer, the community got increasingly excited and, of course, plans for major celebrations and festivities started being made.

We didn’t wait until September 20th 2017 to celebrate. Instead, we wanted to kick off our 100th year with the right food, with a day of ceremonies that honored our past and also let us be free to let loose and party.

September 24th 2016 was a very important day in the history of Culver City. It was the day of our centennial’s opening ceremonies. A string of activities that inaugurated our yearlong celebration of 100 years of rich and significant history. A history that had been and continues to be written on regional, national and international books.

From September 24th 2016 up until September 20th 2017 our people in Culver City contributed to a truly joyous year, filled with the most varied festivities for the founding of our city.

Our team of writers at Culver City 100 felt that it would be not only a great idea but an appropriate homage to write an article about that September 24th. A piece that would let us open our photo album and our box of memories, figuratively speaking, and relive that day.

Whether you are a proud Culver City local, a tourist looking to visit us or simply a history aficionado, come along with us through the opening of the centennial year.

What went down at the centennial opening ceremonies

Three main events took place throughout the day-long celebrations on September 24th 2016.

Community parade

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The community parade that kicked off at 9AM showcased the businesses and organizations that make Culver City a top place to live and work. The parade formed up at Veterans Park and marched to downtown Culver City at Culver Boulevard.

Opening ceremony

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During the opening ceremony before noon, Main Street was closed to mark the location of the 1.2 square miles that went on to become Culver City. State and local dignitaries, as well as long-time residents presented. A singular and important moment was the opening of the time capsule from the city’s 75th anniversary ceremonies back in 1992.

We had mayors and representatives from our four sister cities worldwide: Lethbridge in Canada, Kaizuka in Japan, Iksan City in South Korea and Uruapan in Mexico.

Community block party

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Of course, we had to have an afternoon of pure fun and celebration. The entertainment options were practically endless and included live performances. Artists competed for the Culver Cup People’s Choice Award and a prize of $1,000.

There were stations with all types of food and activities with families and kids especially in mind. Groups of friends gathered everywhere for picnics.

It couldn’t have been any other way. We had to start our 100th year as festive as possible.

What to Know About the Annual Westside Food and Wine Festival

What to Know About the Annual Westside Food and Wine Festival

March 6, 2019 0 By Culver Cty 100

Save the date! The Annual Los Angeles Westside Food and Wine Festival is coming to Culver City once gain. On July 21st 2019, the city will host the summer event from the third installation of the food and wine fest.

The Centennial

The first edition of the annual festival took place in 2017 to celebrate the centennial of the incorporation of Culver City in the westside of the Los Angeles county. It was called the Culver City Centennial Westside Food and Wine Festival. From that year forward the name caught on.

The annual festival consists of two events, one in the summer and one in the fall. Nowadays, the fest attracts more and more Culver City and Los Angeles locals each year, as well as visitors from across the state of California and the US.

The 2019 Festival

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The 3rd Annual Westside Food and Wine Festival will hold its summer event on July 21st at the Courtyard by Marriott LA Westside at Bristol Parkway, Culver City. Todd Elliott is organizing and producing the event, which will serve to benefit the Westside Food Bank. Prices to attend vary from around $55 to $82.

The food and entertainment fest will take place at a ballroom and patio with general admission at 4PM and VIP entry at 3PM. The event will go until 7PM.

The fall event already has a date, October 13th 2019. More information will be timely revealed in the upcoming months.

What will happen

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The Food and Wine Festival showcases the best culinary talent and winemaking in Los Angeles and Southern California. You will have access to samples from over 25 food, wine, spirit and drink vendors. We can guarantee you won’t leave neither hungry nor thirsty.

There will be live music, magic, auctions and many entertainers. You will also be able to participate in activities targeted to families and kids, including games, photo booths and arts & crafts. You will even have the opportunity to take some free findings home with our giveaways.

The Westside Food Bank

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The mission of the Westside Food Bank is to end hunger in the communities across westside Los Angeles. The bank provides access to free nutritious food. An important role of the Food Bank is to continually engage more and more locals in order to strengthen the food assistance network.

It partners with over 70 agencies from the Los Angeles county that have food programs. Alongside each other, these entities provide pantry staples, fresh produce and high protein foods, reaching almost 110,000 people each year. Nearly half of them are children whose only access to nutritious food is through the Westside Food Bank.

Useful information

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Tickets are non-refundable, although they can be transferable. Email the name of the attendee who will use your ticket to the organizer at least 24 hours before the event. Everyone must bring their ID.

Children are welcome but one adult per children is the minimum requirement. You don’t have to pay the ticket for a kid under 10.

The Food and Wine Festival is a great idea for a perfect summer day activity!