Corte Madera 100 Years

Corte Madera Centennial 1916-2016

Corte Madera celebrates 100 year Centennial.  1916 - 2016


Welcome to the Corte Madera Centennial Website. The year-long celebration is already underway, so watch for announcements of events each and every month!



  • SEPTEMBER 14th FRED ASTAIRE MUSICAL REVUE at 6:30PM followed by dancing to the sounds of the RAY SIMPSON BAND.  A double feature event not to be missed!

Come at 6:30pm on September 14th to enjoy a very special live show highlighting the career of Fred and Adele Astaire before sound came to film in 1930. Frederick Hodges, noted musical expert of this era, will play and sing many of the hit songs Fred and Adele actually performed. You will see pictures of the theaters, posters and newspaper clips from those times. This will be a thoroughly entertaining show and a wonderful opening to the Ray Simpson Dance Band season that begins immediately following the Fred Astaire program on the 14th. 

  • SEPTEMBER 25th from 1-4pm OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Menke Park sponsored by the Corte Madera Women's Club. Old-time games on the lawn for kids and free refreshments reminiscent of yesteryear. Live music by the Raspberry Jam Band and elegant vintage cars on display.

Celebrate the pleasures of days gone by at the Centennial Ice Cream Social. A special Lappert's ice cream is being created for the Centennial and served at this event, along with home-baked cookies, penny candy, popcorn, root beer, iced tea and lemonade. There will be old-time games for kids on the lawn including gunnysack races, beanbag toss, spoon relays and a "fish pond" -- with prizes for everyone.

Wear something that adds to the early 1900s theme, if you like. Free admission for all.



Click here for Congressman Jared Huffman's special message honoring Corte Madera's Centennial

Read what the IJ is saying about Corte Madera's Centennial