Seems like it’s been forever in the making… well, it’s been a century in the making but finally it’s here!

The Rio Linda Centennial Celebration!

This weekend, Rio Linda celebrates 100 years of chickens and ducks, hardpan and hard luck. October 5th to October 7th will see events all over town, from the Dry Creek Ranch House to the Community Center, Depot Park, Historical Firehouse, and bike trail along the old Sacramento Northern right-of-way.

Friday, October 5th

Dry Creek Ranch House Rio LindaFriday Night Fire – Community Event
5:00-7:00pm @ Historic Dry Creek Ranch
6852 Dry Creek Rd. in Rio Linda
♦ ♦ Join World Champion Mounted Shooter Jerry Bestpitch of JP Ranch for a Fireside Chat ♦ ♦

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  • Cowboy Stories
  • Free Hot Chocolate
  • Miss Rio Linda Songs
  • Free Smores
  • Historic Story Telling
  • Free Hayrides

 

Saturday, October 6th

  •  7:00am-9:00am CENTENNIAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
    @ Community Center – 810 Oak Lane
  •  8:45am-9:00am ARCH RENOVATION RIBBON CUTTING
    @ the Arch
  •  9:00am CENTENNIAL PARADE
    Down M Street to Curved Bridge Rd.
  •  8:30am – 7:00pm CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BASH
    @ Depot Park
  •  6:30-7:00pm RIO LINDA CENTENNIAL LIGHTING CEREMONY
    Depot Stage @ Rio Linda/Elverta Bike Trail

 

Rio Linda Centennial Celebration

Saturday
Main Stage Agenda

Depot Stage & Surrounding Area

  • 8:30am-6:00pm
    • Vendors and Activities
  • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • Opening Ceremonies
    • Color Guard Presentation – Rio Linda JROTC & American Legion #521
    • National Anthem – Miss Rio Linda
    • Welcome Address & Dignitaries
    • Presentation of Parade Awards
    • Birthday Cake
  • 1:00-6:00pm
    • Music & Live Entertainment
    • David Anthony DJ
    • Bluez Hounds
    • Miller High Light Band
    • 1-4-5 Club Blues & Beer Garden
    • Historical Display inside the Depot
    • Bike Zone Activities & Raffle

Saturday
Kids Zone Agenda

Community Center & Surrounding Area

  • 8:30am-5:00pm
    • All Day Kid Zone Activities
    • Free Bounce Houses
    • Free Face Painting @ Rio Linda True Value
    • Free Train Rides
    • Free Arts and Crafts
    • Free Carnival Games
    • Free Sno-Cones
    • Free G-Factor Gaming Truck (12-2pm)
    • Balloon Twister Clown (11-2pm)
    • Robo Party Band (2-6pm)
  • 10:00am-5:00pm
    • Kids Music & Live Entertainment
    • D.J.A.S. Enterprises DJ
    • Ray Ray’s Interactive Children’s Music
    • Jeff Cowen DJ
    • Live Robot Show

Sunday, October 7th

  • 10:00-11:00am
    Interdenominational Service
    Depot Stage under the Main Tent (Please bring lawn chairs – seating is limited)
  • 12:00pm
    Time Capsule Burial Ceremony
    @ Xeriscape Garden – South End of Depot Park
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Born and raised in Rio Linda, graduate of Rio Linda High School, and resident for most of the last 50 years. Committee Chair for the Rio Linda Elverta Visions Committee, announcer for the Rio Linda Little League Parade, Keeper of the Archway Lights, and outspoken advocate for the community.