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Ferry Building “1915 Expo” Historic Lighting Ceremony | SF

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Ferry Building | The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Int’l Exposition (PPIE)

February 20, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the World’s Fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing San Francisco—its recovery from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and fire and its world trade potential.

Throughout 2015, the PPIE100, a citywide consortium of cultural, civic, and historical organizations, will conduct centennial programs to commemorate the PPIE’s historical significance and to reflect on its legacy. 

> View all PPIE 2015 Events – tons of them are free.

Celebrate the ceremonial re-lighting of the Ferry Building in honor of the centennial of the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

For the duration of the 1915 Exposition the Ferry Building was festooned with lights, a beacon proudly proclaiming “1915” to the world. This lighting will be recreated in a civic ceremony beginning at 5:30 pm.

Lights will be switched on at 6:15 pm and remain on until December 4, 2015, the night the Fair closed.

That same evening, in the Ferry Building at Book Passage, Laura Ackley will be signing her book San Francisco’s Jewel City.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, History, San Francisco
Address: The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA