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Glendale's Centennial Scrapbook

As the city celebrates its centennial throughout the year, we will share photos of events that take place here in our online scrapbook. Take a look at past events and visit the centennial page often to stay informed on upcoming celebrations.


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A Window to the Past. Glendale staff dresses up the centennial with a fun window display in downtown Glendale. Historic pictures and stunning fashion from the 1950s will take people back in time and give a glimpse of what the streets of Glendale looked like once before. The city of Glendale is celebrating the centennial throughout the year, building momentum up until the anniversary date of June 18, 2010. 

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Glendale, AZ - Centennial

Westgate City Center held All Star Sunday on July 19, in conjunction with the Little League state championships being hosted in the West Valley this year.The city of Glendale participated as part of its Centennial, which is honoring the past, celebrating the present and imagining our future!

Glendale Police and Fire Departments participated in the parade to kick off the event, which was followed by all kinds of activities, including rock-climbing wall, face painting, remote control cars, wiffle ball and much more.

Baxter, the Arizona Diamondbacks mascot, came out to help the little leaguers in a game of wiffle ball, pose for photos and more!

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A Look Back at the Centennial Concert & Carnival - June 18, 2009 - Glendale’s centennial year kicked off with some old-fashioned summer fun as the city hosted a Centennial Concert & Carnival on Thursday, June 18, at Murphy Park in Historic Downtown Glendale.

Glendale’s Summer Band provided the tunes. This long-standing Glendale concert series marked the band’s 43rd year, making it the longest-running community band in Arizona. For the Centennial kickoff, the band performed a special show celebrating music from each decade from the last 100 years.

The prelude to the concert was an old-fashioned carnival hearkening back to Glendale’s earlier days. Highlights includes a classic car exposition, antique police cars and fire engines, as well as a demonstration and display from the Glendale Historic Society. Participants also found free carnival games and prizes, 50 cent root beer floats, a cake walk with free cupcakes and a vintage fashion show featuring apparel from 1870s to the 1970s by Matilda’s Closet.

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Glendale, AZ - Centennial

 

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