Chula Vista Announces Date and Location for Centennial Celebration 1911 – 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The City of Chula Vista, in partnership with the United States Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista (OTC), announces the city’s Centennial Celebration will be hosted on the scenic OTC campus on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Admission to the event, commemorating Chula Vista’s 100th anniversary, is free and open to the public. Residents and visitors are encouraged to check out and “friend” the Centennial Facebook page to receive the latest updates.

Chula Vista Centennial Celebration at the Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Originally known as the Lemon Capital of the World for the city’s origins in citriculture, a touch of history and a twist of lemon are the ideal ingredients for the Chula Vista Centennial Celebration. The Centennial Celebration will pay tribute to the city’s roots by featuring a Lemon Zest Tasting where attendees will savor tasty dishes and desserts from local restaurants, wineries and breweries as they serve up samplings that include a key component – lemon.

Chula Vista’s Centennial Celebration will be complete with music and live entertainment. Visitors will enjoy a variety of artists and music on two stages and cool off in the Craft Brew & Cocktail Garden.

Families and friends can also look forward to a 2012 London Summer Olympic preview, a vintage car show and wandering along the Olympic Path to learn about Chula Vista’s history of the city while shopping for unique keepsakes from arts and crafts vendors. More details will be announced as the citywide celebration grows closer.


About the Chula Vista Centennial
The Chula Vista Centennial is a yearlong, once-in-a-lifetime celebration of events, organized by and for the community to commemorate the history and people of the city and create a lasting legacy. City-wide events sponsored by community businesses, educational groups, and non-profit organizations in partnership with the Centennial's Committee of 100 volunteers will continue through 2011. To learn more about the Centennial and review a calendar of events and projects, visit the official website at


About the U.S. Olympic Training Center - Chula Vista
The CVOTC opened in June 1995, is the first USOC training center to be master-planned from the ground up and is dedicated to the development and performance of America's future Olympic athletes. Resting on 155-acre complex, the year-round, sea-level, warm-weather facility in California, is adjacent to Lower Otay Reservoir in San Diego County.

The Center operates sport venues and support facilities for the Olympic sports of Archery, Biathlon, BMX, Bobsled, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling, Field Hockey, Luge, Rowing, Rugby, Skeleton, Skiing/Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Speed Skating, Swimming, Track and Field, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo and various Paralympic and Pan American Sports.


"The Lemon City" painting (c) Katarzyna Lappin

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