About the 50th

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The City of Foster City was officially incorporated as a municipality on April 27, 1971 — making 2021 its golden 50th Anniversary year! Foster City today has evolved to a thriving community of approximately 34,000 and a daytime population of employees that nearly equals the population of residents. The City’s golden anniversary marks a special opportunity to honor the community’s unique history, and what has contributed to the strong “sense of place,” culture, and inclusivity that exists today.

WHEN IS IT and what is it?

In honor of Foster City’s 50th birthday on April 27, 2021, the City will be planning a series of hybrid (virtual and socially distanced in-person) celebratory events during the remainder of the 2021 calendar year. Anniversary festivities will include something for everyone, from different local events, tie-ins, contests and promotions, etc.

how to get involved?

In support the celebration of the 50th Anniversary, individuals, local and regional businesses, organizations, and events (existing or newly created) are welcome to incorporate the City of Foster City’s 50th Anniversary into their theme or purpose during 2021. All are invited to participate as supporters in a variety of ways. Find out how to Get Involved here or access our Media Toolkit here.