City of Dublin 35th Anniversary

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2017 marks the City of Dublin's "Emerald Anniversary," 35 years of cityhood.  To celebrate, the City will host a variety of events throughout the year.

History of Incorporation


Dublin had voted against incorporation several times in the 1960s and 1970s, but by the early 1980s, Dublin's population had increased to a point where county administration was no longer feasible.  After almost 150 years as an unincorporated village, Dublin incorporated as a city with a population of 15,000 on February 1, 1982, becoming the 14th city in Alameda County.  Peter W. Snyder, a successful auto parts store owner, was elected the first Mayor of the City.

To learn more about the founding history of Dublin, we encourage you to Explore Dublin's History and visit Dublin's Heritage Park & Museums.

Event Information


The City will be celebrating its 35th anniversary throughout the year and incorporating the theme into various City events:

  • City Council Meeting (TBA)
  • Volunteer Recognition Event (Wednesday, February 22)
  • St. Patrick's Day Festival and Shamrock 5K Fun Run (Saturday and Sunday, March 18 -19)
  • State of the City Address (TBA)
  • Dublin Pride Week (April 29 - May 6)
  • Picnic Flix Outdoor Movie Series (June 16, July 21 & August 18)
  • Splatter (September 16)
  • Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony (December 7)
For more information on any of these events, please call 925-833-6650.