Pleasanton City Council members host the ceremonial cake-cutting for the six-tier 125th anniversary cake designed and baked by Primrose Bakery. More than 700 attendees got free pieces of cake, or a cupcake, during the event. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
Public Eye starts their extra-long set during the 125th Anniversary Celebration concert. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
Residents fill Railroad Avenue (and adjacent Neal Street) during the downtown anniversary festival. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
Families line up to grab a piece of the 125th anniversary cake designed and baked by Primrose Bakery at the downtown event on Friday evening. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
An up-close look at the anniversary cake by Primrose Bakery. The downtown bakery also provided other treats for attendees to enjoy for free, as did Noland's Cake Shop and Meadowlark Dairy. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
Public Eye performs during the extended Concert in the Park. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
Pleasanton residents of all age eagerly await the cake-cutting. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
Fun and games, plus informational booths, lined two side streets during the 125th Anniversary Celebration. (Photo by Mike Sedlak)
Thousands flocked to downtown Pleasanton throughout the 125th Anniversary Celebration on Friday.
The afternoon-into-evening event was highlighted by an extended Concert in the Park featuring high-energy rock group Public Eye, a six-tier birthday cake with historic and modern imagery, fun and games (and informational booths) along Railroad Avenue and Neal Street, and patrons filling restaurants and shops.
The celebration, organized by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and supported by the city government and other agencies and businesses, served to honor the quasquicentennial of Pleasanton’s incorporation in 1894.
Here’s a snapshot of the photos taken by Weekly freelance contributor Mike Sedlak -- visit the Weekly’s Facebook page on Monday for the full collection.