Celebrate Hayward turning 147 years old

February 14, 2023

Colorful balloons and banner

The Hayward Chamber of Commerce is hosting a downtown street party on B and Main Streets to celebrate the 147th birthday of the City of Hayward from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.

The event will include local bands, including performances from Hayward school musical groups and ensembles, and will feature local downtown restaurants, shops and other small businesses.

There will be a Kid’s Zone and a resource fair with exhibits presented by local nonprofit groups, service clubs and other organizations.

Organizations and agencies interested in participating and reserving a booth are invited to register here.

It was on March 31, 1876, by signature of Governor William Irwin, that Hayward was originally incorporated under the name Haywards, a nod to the town’s then landmark Hayward’s Hotel. To learn more about Hayward’s history, visit the Hayward Area Historical Society online here.