The Town of Atherton’s Centennial Celebration

It’s not often we get to come together to celebrate a 100th birthday. September 12 marks the 100th year of Atherton’s incorporation.

A special centennial celebration will serve as an opportunity to come together as a community, share stories and memories, use technology to make memorable keepsakes and celebrate all that makes Atherton a special place to call home.

Date & Time

Sunday, September 24
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

80 Fair Oaks Lane
Atherton, CA 94027

Together with the Town of Atherton, opens a new window and the police department, we invite you to join us Sunday, September 24, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, to come enjoy the new Town Center with exhibits, music, food, family activities and the giveaway of 100 15-gallon oak trees for the first 100 residents who complete a history passport.

Planned activities are intended to help residents learn more about Atherton’s history and culture. We’ll be hosting maker activities and demonstrating how to use the latest tech with our new Makermobile parked outside, and inside the library in our state-of-the-art makerspace.

The Atherton Library first started operating in 1928 out of town hall, moving later to police headquarters and landing at its current address in 1968, the house at 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane. The brand-new Atherton Library building opened in 2022. While Atherton Library hasn’t quite reached a century yet, we can’t wait to join the Town of Atherton in making its 100th birthday a special occasion.

A town known for some of its past and present famous residents and for its fun, festive and free community events year-round, Atherton will celebrate its 100th birthday in style.

Allow us to kick off the celebration by sharing some interesting Atherton facts.  

Did you know that Atherton has a long list of notably famous people, opens a new window who lived in Atherton or attended high school there? The list includes Lindsey Buckingham, opens a new window and Stevie Nicks, opens a new window who met and dated while attending Menlo-Atherton High School, then went on to join Fleetwood Mac.

It was a resident of Atherton over 100 years ago who would be honored by residents through the naming of the town. Atherton has a rich history of land owners and by 1923, in “the race to incorporate” one Faxon Dean Atherton, opens a new window stood out prominent enough to have the town incorporated in his honor.

Join us for a day of events to learn more and celebrate Atherton and our community!