January 1, 2009 is the start of HB's centennial celebration. We've put together aphoto events calendar in honor of this historic moment.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2009
“Celebrating 100 Years of Community” is the theme that launches Huntington Beach Centennial, the 100th Anniversary of Huntington Beach’s incorporation. This year-long event honors the City’s past with a mission to leave a legacy for future generations. Each month in 2009 will feature a different aspect of the community. January will celebrate 100 years of Huntington Beach on Thursday, January 1, 2009, with a float in the 120th Rose Parade. Sponsor opportunities are available: surfcity-hb.org
January 1, 2009 Surf City Splash - Take a dip into the cool waters of the Pacific to awaken you to a new year in Huntington Beach. Pancake Breakfast fun raiser is also included. Time: Splash at Noon. Cost: $10 donation. Location: Huntington Beach Pier sands, corner of Main & Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. (note: this event was formerly known as Polar Plunge
January 1, 2009 Chesterfield Blues Band - at Tumbleweeds, where food is served till Midnight! Location: 21094 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, California. (714) 960-2776
What to do on Jan. 1, 2009?
1. If you're visiting Huntington Beach, take a stroll down the paved beach path and watch all the kids trying out their new skates, bikes, etc. Or try out some wheels by renting your own to help kick-start your new year's resolution to get into shape.
2. Visit dog beach with a pet, and watch the critters frolic in the surf & sand.
3. Put on a wet suit and surf.
4. Head for the Huntington Beach Pier for some fishing. It's a favorite thing to do on a mellow day.
5. Walk the wild side at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Watch the migrating birds.
6. Eat out at over 100 unique restaurants serving food on New Year's Day.
7. Drive down or up PCH. It's the coastal highway that takes you to exotic beaches such as Laguna, Newport, Long Beach, Redondo, Manhattan... too many to name.
8. Beach bonfire your way into the new year with a wiener roast.
9. Shop. When all else fails, go shopping. Open on New Year's are a whole lotta stores selling all kinds of things.
10. Watch the Huntington Beach float in the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade.
11. Go to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm or other nearby attractions that offer mini-vacations just a few miles from the beach.
January 1, 2009 Huntington Beach Centennial Begins - Huntington Beach participated in the Rose Parade with a float that won The Mayor's Award. Centennial events throughout the year will be posted as the details become available. “Celebrating 100 Years of Community” is the theme that launches Huntington Beach Centennial, the 100th Anniversary of Huntington Beach’s incorporation. This year-long event honors the City’s past with a mission to leave a legacy for future generations. Each month in 2009 will feature a different aspect of the community.
January 1, 2009 Ruby's on the Pier is Open. All day and evening you can dine on your favorite foods with great ocean views. Location: Main & Pacific Coast Highway. Parking adjacent to the pier at Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA.
Huntington Beach Events
BLESSING OF THE WAVES
Photo taken by Chris MacDonald, a 27-year resident of Huntington Beach, shows the "Blessing of the Waves" event. An Interfaith Council event brought together priests, religious leaders and surfers to celebrate the ocean.
A ceremony lasting approx. half an hour included speeches, the blessing, and a nod to the Pacific Ocean's turbulent waters that kept novice surfers on shore simply watching in reverence.
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