San Ramon 150 Events

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Lecture Series: James Witt Dougherty and the Dougherty Valley: A Glimpse into the Past @ Dougherty Station Library
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Slip into a time machine, as pioneer re-enactor Stan Wharton, dons his cowboy hat and brings SanRamon pioneer James Witt Dougherty to life.  San Ramon historian, Beverly Lane, will also be on hand to set the stage for this exploration of San Ramon’s colorful past.

Lecture Series: Stories of our Pioneer Families @ San Ramon Library
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Panelists whose families founded San Ramon talk about the compelling stories of their ancestors.  This will be a very personal take on San Ramon history.  Speakers include Bill Harlan, Sandee Wiedemann, Claudia Nemir and Ginny Fereira.

San Ramon 150 Birthday Party @ San Ramon City Hall
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
San Ramon 150 Birthday Party @ San Ramon City Hall | San Ramon | California | United States

Please join us for our official San Ramon 150 Birthday Party at City Hall!  The celebration will include:

  • Celebratory Remarks
  • Birthday Cupcakes
  • Historical Displays and Photos
  • A Presentation on How San Ramon Became a City (12:15pm at City Hall)
  • Balloons and Activities for the Kids
  • Commemorative Giveaways
  • Music by the Olympia Fields Brass Band
Lecture Series: San Ramon Fire Department: From Garage to Incorporation @ San Ramon Library
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hear directly from our firefighters, a fire chief and fire board members about the history of local fire protection to the present first district. Speakers include Bill Fereira, Rick Probert, Mike Silvia, Roxie Lindsay and Pat Boom.

San Ramon 150 “Culture in the Community” Celebration! @ San Ramon Community Center
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
San Ramon 150 "Culture in the Community" Celebration! @ San Ramon Community Center | San Ramon | California | United States

Join us for a wonderful celebration of diversity and inclusion during this 150th year of community in San Ramon!  The celebration will feature:

  • Food Trucks
  • Multicultural Booths
  • Music
  • Performances
  • Multicultural Games
  • Chalk Art
  • Passports and Prizes


Lecture Series: Bishop Ranch – A Ranch, A Business Park, A City Center! @ San Ramon Library
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about the evolution and reincarnation of Bishop Ranch, the heart of San Ramon, including news about the City Center project.  Speaker:  Alex Mehran, Sr. Chairman and CEO of Sunset Development Company.

Lecture Series: Travel To and Through San Ramon in 1867 @ San Ramon Library
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A spellbinding take of horses, wagons and stage coaches when San Ramon’s village was just beginning.  Speaker:  Mayor Bill Clarkson.