Fourth Street Parade

Celebrate

Step back in time to 1869 and celebrate the founding of Galt 150 years ago with an old fashion community celebration in Old Town Galt on Fourth Street.

 
The Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee is organizing a one-day event full of history, entertainment, fun and games for all to enjoy as we celebrate this amazing milestone. There will be good old fashion games, food, silly contests, live music, reenactors, horse drawn buggy rides, gunslingers, an authentic tintype photographer, and a huge display of early vintage cars and tractors. To mark the day, we will be having a dedication ceremony for a historic marker which will be placed in a prominent location on Fourth Street. Other events are in the works as well, so stay tuned! You can follow the event on our Facebook page or our website for more updates. So save the date! We look forward to seeing all the citizens of Galt at this great celebration!
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Goals

  • Enhance civic pride through a celebration of the city's history
  • Strengthen the role of Galt's heritage as a part of its cultural identity
  • Enhance long-term public appreciation of Galt's heritage
  • Increase awareness of Galt's historic buildings, structures, landscapes, and people
  • Involve more people in history and preservation-related efforts.
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Schedule of Events

Event is scheduled 10 AM - 4 PM
Old time Musical Performances by
Sacramento Banjo Band
Cell Block Seven
Ophar Prison Marching Kazoo Band
Grand Island Fire Brigade Band
Galt High School Band
Ragtime Piano Players
Other Entertainment Performances
Blue Canyon Gang (re-enactors)
Dr. Solar’s Traveling Medicine Show
History of Galt stage show
Interactive Activities
Horse-drawn wagon rides
Tractor-pulled hay rides
Authentic tin-type photographer
Gold panning activity
Miniature steam train rides by
    Sac Valley Steamers
Pie eating contest by Spaans Cookie Co.
Misc contests (all ages)
Old Town Galt walking history tour
Various kids activities
Health & Wellness checks
Exhibits
Approximately 75-100 antique automobiles
    from 1900-1930
Huge vintage tractor and ag equipment display
Model Railroad Club
Authentic stagecoach display
AntiquefFire trucks featured by CSD
Commemorating Ceremony
Civil War re-enactors
Food / Vendors
Various vendors with homemade goods,
    and Sesquicentennial event souvenirs
BBQ Lunch at the “Train Depot”
    hosted by Boy Scouts and Rotary Club
Old Town beer garden
Ice cream by Velvet Grill
Snack foods by Lark’s Deli
Old Town Saloon hosted by
     Brewster's Bar & Grill
Misc snack food vendors

Galt's Sesquicentennial Celebration

The Galt District Chamber of Commerce, and Galt Area Historical Society have joined together to plan a free community event to celebrate the 150th birthday of Galt.

The event will take place in Old Town Galt on Fourth Street (between B & E Streets) on September 14, 2019.

 

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