How Paso Robles is Celebrating Its 125th Anniversary in 2014

If you were fortunate enough to be in the downtown City Park in Paso Robles on New Year’s Eve, then you know that this special community rang in 2014 with an enormous bang. The fireworks show and Glow in the Park event were top-notch and a fantastic ways to kick off a full year’s worth of activities celebrating our 125th Anniversary. We have so much more in store to celebrate this milestone, including daily self-guided tours, events, a monthly newsletter, recipes and more!

Here are some of the ways you can enjoy Paso Robles and its rich history in 2014:

Pioneer day2Upcoming Events—If you’re even remotely familiar with Paso, you know that we love to throw a good party. Turning 125 has given us TONS of great reasons to celebrate, including Happy Birthday Paso Robles (March 11, 2014), a 125th anniversary-inspired Independence Day celebration (think watermelon eating contest and horse parade plus fireworks), an Old Fashioned Family Fun Day in the Park during Pioneer Day and much, much more. For a full list, go to the events page at

Tablas Creek entryHistoric Tours, Trails and Kids Scavenger Hunt—Any day of the week you can take one of these self-guided tours of the Paso Robles area to get a feel for the natural veauty and rich history of the area. We will also be launching an Historic Winery Trail, a Kids Scavenger Hunt (with prizes!) and even a Geocaching Tour of Paso Robles in the new year. The Historical Society has plans for a tour, there is a 12.5-mile Fun Run in the works and more. Stay tuned for details. 

Paso Robles CookbookMerchandise—You can find commemorative items, including the 125th Anniversary cookbook, hats, shirts, pins and coins at the following locations: Paso Robles Historical Society/Carnegie Library, Pioneer Museum, Friends of the Library Gift Shop, Chamber of Commerce and Pithy Little Wine Company (who will ship cookbooks nationwide).


If you couldn’t be in the park on New Year’s Eve, here is what you missed, courtesy of KateofAvila on youtube: 

Happy New Year from Paso Robles, California! Come join us in 2014 to help us celebrate our 125th Anniversary. For more information on the history of Paso Robles and all of the events planned to celebrate this milestone, go to or follow on Facebook at