Pelham celebrates its golden anniversary

Pelham will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer with the Golden Jubilee, a free two-day event featuring music, food, shopping and ice skating. (Contributed)

Pelham will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer with the Golden Jubilee, a free two-day event featuring music, food, shopping and ice skating. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—Join Pelham as the city celebrates its 50th birthday this summer. The city will mark its 1964 founding with the Golden Jubilee on July 11 and 12.

“Last year we did Pelhambration, it was a great success,” said Pelham’s executive administrative assistant, Paula Holly, of last year’s one day civic celebration.

This year’s event will stretch across two days and include free attractions such as ice-skating at the Pelham Civic Complex, music at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater and a children’s activity area. There will also be more than 100 food, information and retail vendor booths setup at the Civic Complex throughout the weekend.

“We’re expecting to have a full house in the banquet hall and main arena,” said Holly.

The event, sponsored by Mobley Development, Inc. and the Pelham Reporter, kicks off at 5 p.m. on July 11 with live jazz, shopping and food at the Pelham Civic Complex. The event will continue through July 12 and close with a free concert at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater.

Holly noted that vendor spots and sponsorship opportunities are available.

“We have different levels of sponsorship so that everyone can participate,” said Holly.

All applications can be found on the Pelham City website. Sponsors must apply by April 30, and vendor applications are due by June 20. Further details can be found online at Pelhamonline.com