Announcements and What's New

Catch up on the buzz surrounding Redwood City's Sesquicentennial!

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We're going on a Neighborhood Road Trip to celebrate Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary! Join us and keep checking back as we visit Redwood City neighborhoods and feature places of interest, popular eateries, parks, shops, and more through video and photography. Check out our videos here and let us know your neighborhood best kept secrets and favorites! What are your favorite things to do in Redwood City? Maybe one of these restaurants, markets or parks will be your new favorite! 


To celebrate Redwood City's 150th anniversary we invite you to take part in our “Redwood City Through Your Lens” photo contest, where you can grab your camera (or phone), snap some photos and share them with us on social media. Give a shout out to your favorite businesses, people or events. Strike a pose while showing off your favorite spot in the city or that tasty meal you had downtown. We want to see what you love about Redwood City!

What: Snap up to 10 photos per month, share them on social media and earn a chance to win one of many amazing prizes!

Where: Anywhere you love in Redwood City.

When: Year-round through Dec. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Who: Anyone who lives, works or plays in Redwood City.

Why: Engage with your city and community and join the conversation by telling us what you love about Redwood City! And of course, get entered to win great prizes!

Share your captured moments with us by using #ThroughMyLenstagging the City of Redwood City in your photos on FacebookTwitter or Instagram, and following us. Make sure your photos are public so we can see them! Not only can you potentially win a prize, but winners will also be recognized at a City Council meeting and their photo will be displayed at City Hall. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the contest’s culmination.

Go here for more information on how to enter and our official rules.

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LV Mar is the first restaurant to jump in to help celebrate Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary! Chef Manuel Martinez, owner of LV Mar on Broadway in Redwood City unveiled “The 150” this week. Created by chief bartender Eusebio, this seasonal concoction features Tosba Family Mescal, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, apricot liqueur, crushed strawberries, a secret ingredient and a peppered rim to add a bit of a zing. Martinez plans to have the drink on the menu through the year with changes to feature seasonal fruits. Redwood City residents and official tasters Nancy Radcliffe and Barbara Pierce, proclaim the drink a great kickoff to this fun addition to the 150th anniversary celebration!

The 150th Celebration Committee invites local restaurants and bars to create their own drinks or meals to be part of the 150th Celebration!

Redwood City is celebrating its’ Sesquicentennial during all of 2017. For more information about submitting a drink for the restaurant activity go here


Faces of Our Community is a photo project that was created for Redwood City’s Sesquicentennial anniversary. 150 people who live, work, or play in Redwood City participated to celebrate the diversity and the spirit of involvement in our community. Watch the Faces of Our Community video here