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Centennial Celebration

On February 23, 1917, Brea's founding families incorporated a small wildcatting oil town and put the City of Brea on the map. Since then, Brea has grown into a vibrant business, recreation and cultural center boasting housing and services for a diverse community. Now it’s time to celebrate the 100-year journey that created one of Orange County’s premier cities!

Come Out and Cheer on the Parade!
Amp up your energy and make some noise whether you step out in the procession or cheer from the sidelines. Bring some chairs and settle in to watch as the Centennial Parade marches down Birch Street to the Sports Park on Saturday, May 20, at 9;00 a.m. Bring your friends and celebrate!  Parade Route  

Over 90 parade entries will travel east across Birch to the Brea Sports Park while igniting memories and inspiring smiles along the way. You need to be there to share excitement with marching units, including high-stepping members of the USC Trojan Marching Band, magnificent horses pulling the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, and the imaginative 501st Legion/Southern California Garrison Star Wars Group. Plus, greet parade marshals: Actress Andrea Barber, “Kimmy Gibbler” from Full House and Fuller House and Brea’s own baseball legends, Randy Jones (San Diego Padres) and Charlie Hough (LA Dodgers,Texas Rangers.) The procession promises a rich mix of classic cars, musicians, animals, and local personalities. Community groups and schools will also add their hometown flair.

Parking is available courtesy of Beckman Coulter at the southeast corner of Birch and Kraemer. Area street closures begin at 7:00 a.m. so approach this lot from Imperial Highway to the south. Plan ahead for a successful day.

Make History at the Centennial Picnic
Non-stop entertainment and activities will make the Brea Centennial Picnic a historic gathering. On Saturday, May 20, the Brea Sports Park becomes the perfect setting for all of the outdoor fun from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Members of the Brea Ministerial Association are coordinating varied food booths that will be featuring popular foods at 1917 prices. Be sure to bring along lots of nickels, dimes and quarters along with your picnic chairs!

Several baseball games, including a re-enactment of the legendary Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson exhibition match-up in 1924, will span the afternoon. Throughout the picnic all can enjoy live musical performances from some favorite bands, Surfin’ and Yard Sale, and other acts. Plus, a classic car show, games and a kids’ petting zoo promise to involve all ages in the festivities.

Angels LogoBrea Centennial Night at Angel Stadium

Enjoy a game and receive a City of Brea Centennial Angels Hat on Tuesday, July 18 when the Washington Nationals play the Angels at 7:07 p.m.! It will be a great night for the Brea community to come together to further celebrate our Centennial year. Arrive early for an All-Brea “roped-off” tailgate party under Big A. Additional Brea features include a designated bat boy, "play ball" caller, the “retelling" of the 1924 Walter Johnson/Babe Ruth historic game in Brea—the roots of OC baseball, and Walter Johnson (inaugural Hall of Famer and Brea kid) played his entire career for the Washington Senators.

Every fan that purchases a City of Brea ticket at the Brea Community Center or through angels.com/brea will receive a commemorative Angels ball cap with Brea’s Centennial logo and a Mike Trout MVP bobble head. Hats are limited based on the first 4,000 tickets purchased so don’t delay!

To purchase tickets, please go to the Brea Community Center, located at 695 Madison Way (walk-up only) or visit Brea’s designated website at: angels.com/brea (service and processing fees apply). Ticket costs are $16, $21, and $31 depending on seat location. Please call (714) 990-7101 or (714) 671-4447 with any questions (tickets may not be purchased over the telephone and must be purchased by June 27).

Centennial Event Photos
To see photos of Centennial Events that have already taken place, click here.

Centennial Events
Planning has been underway for months. A list of events is available for what the Centennial Steering Committee has planned so far. Would you like your organization's event to be considered as a Centennial event? Fill out the event authorization form. Would you like to be a sponsor?  View the details

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This section is from the January-February issue Brea Line Centennial Special

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Have a question for the Brea Centennial Steering Committee? Interested in sponsoring an activity? Thinking of using a centennial theme for your event? Send an email

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