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Community Events

The City of Hercules sponsors numerous annual events throughout the year. Due to the budget constraints we have had to postpone all of the City run events. We thank you for your support throughout the years and hope that you will attend the events when they return. The events encourage residents to meet fellow neighbors, enjoy our diverse community, and help make the city a better place to live. Annual events include the following:

Community Clean Up Day
Help beautify Hercules and make it look its best by participating in our City Clean Up Day. Come and drop off old yard clippings, tree limbs, small appliances, and furniture. One visit per household is allowed, personal ID showing you are a resident of Hercules is required.

If you would like to volunteer for this event please fill out the volunteer form and submit to the Hercules Community/Swim Center, 2001 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, CA 94547 or Fax to (510)799-8288 no later than April 18, 2014. If you would like further information, please call (510) 799-8291.

City-Wide Garage Sale
Spring Cleaning is taken to a new level with the City-Wide Garage Sale. Residents pay to have their home listed on a map that is then sold (usually for a quarter) on the day of the event. The proceeds generated from those who sign up go to the Hercules Sister City Association, who sponsors the event.

4th of July Hercules Dynamite 5k Run & Parade
Join Herculeans for the 4th of July 5k run. Enjoy food, information, entertainment and plenty of food at our Expo. After the run make sure to stay at Refugio Valley Park and watch as the 4th of July Parade returns to Hercules! All of this will take place at Refugio Valley Park! Expo opens at 7:00a.m., race starts at 8:30a.m. and parade will begin around 11:00a.m.
For more information go to or call (510) 964-7302

Hercules Sister City Program
Since 1981, the City of Hercules has been a sister city to Tsushima, Japan. Each year both cities send representatives to visit the other city and are given a grand tour of the area. The Hercules Sister City Association (HSCA) hosts the Tsushima representatives and chose the Hercules Youth Ambassadors to travel to Japan. Students are chosen based on their community involvement and willingness to represent Hercules.

Free Recycling Ewaste & Used Clothing Drop Off Event
The City of Hercules is very supportive of recycling. Looking to clear out some old items? Come join us at the Ewaste Drop-Off where they will be taking items that are reusable, broken, damaged, old, or new. Anything from clothing, lamps, books, bedding, cell phones, grills, radios, scanners and more.

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event
A number of non-profit groups and City of Hercules staff volunteers are sponsoring the Holiday Tree Lighting scheduled for December 14, 2014. For information you can call the Hercules Parks & Recreation Department at (510) 799-8291.

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Last updated: 12/11/2014 11:29:46 AM