Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with Us

Monday, August 30, 2021

The City of Irvine is celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation this year. Many exciting activities have already taken place to pay homage to these remarkable 50 years and more are planned, including the following exciting events. For more information, visit cityofirvine.org/50th. 

Upcoming Events

50 for 50 Fitness Challenge
October 4-December 31
Irvine residents ages 50 or older are invited to get moving with the 50 for 50 Fitness Challenge. Run, walk, bike, swim, or skate to complete 50 miles on your own time at any desired location. Upon completion each challenger will receive a certificate and medal at the 50 for 50 Finisher’s Celebration. Registration is $5 for seniors ages 50 and older. Sign up now and browse all available classes and activities at yourirvine.org.

Photo Contest Exhibition at the Irvine Civic Center
Exhibition Opening December 6; Exhibition Reception December 14
We invited residents, businesses, and visitors to enter our 50th Anniversary Photo Contest by submitting pictures that capture the essence of Irvine — our neighborhoods and residents, open space, history, and events. Winning photos in each category will be displayed at a photo contest exhibition at the Irvine Civic Center beginning December 6, and the winning photographers will be invited to a reception event December 14. Winners will be contacted upon selection. 

Photo Frame Tour
Irvine Civic Center through October 4
"Say Cheese" and pose for a picture behind our 50th Anniversary photo frames! Snap a picture at the permanent frame which is located at Great Park Palm Court. Or, take a picture with our traveling frame which will be stationed at special events throughout the City through the end of the year. View the schedule below to ensure you leave your mark on Irvine's history. Make sure you post to social media and use the hashtag #Irvine50thPhotos to join in on the celebration!

Location and Dates:
Irvine Civic Center: Through October 4
Great Park & Irvine Global Village Festival: October 4-October 19
Irvine Civic Center: October 19-end of the year