July 1: Oakley Set to Host Cityhood Celebration

Photo provided by City of Oakley

The City of Oakley will host the annual Cityhood Celebration on Saturday, July 1st at the
Freedom High School soccer basin.

This event commemorates the anniversary of Oakley incorporating as a city in 1999 and also celebrates our nation’s Independence Day. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and both admission and parking is FREE.

Wristbands are available for purchase at $5 and allow for unlimited use of the children’s activities located on the upper and lower basin. The wristbands are available for pre-purchase at City Hall until Friday, June 30th. Children ages 5 and under can receive a free wristband at the event.

Wristband booths will be located on the walkway down from the school parking lot and also on the upper basin.

Activities include temporary tattoos, face painting, giant slides, obstacle courses, the popular mechanical shark, and skateboard rides, rock climbing wall, and bounce houses.

New this year are the “Wizzer” carnival ride and the giant “Vortex” which will be fun for the teenagers in attendance.

The food area has expanded this year to include food vendors on the upper basin as well as the main area. Food selections include: pizza, kettle corn, shaved ice, ice cream, frozen lemonade, mini donuts, steak sandwiches, gyros, burgers, hot dogs, lumpia, tri-tip sandwiches, cotton candy, Dole Whips, sausage, and corn dogs.

Additionally, a variety of vendors will be on hand, selling their wares and offering raffles and games.

Guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the music throughout the evening in anticipation of the spectacular fireworks show which begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. Guests may bring a picnic dinner, but alcohol is not permitted.

No fireworks or firecrackers are permitted. Ice chests and backpacks are subject to inspection