Named for Ohio railroad man and grain merchant Lathrop J. Tracy, the town of Tracy was an active railroad town in the late 19th century with train crews and passengers moving in and out of the local depot. It was a lively town full of history with it’s small hotels, restaurants, and taverns.
From its early railroad beginnings over 100 years ago, Tracy has continued to grow and develop putting Tracy on the map with a population of over 80,000 residents. Although Tracy has seen many changes, it still retains its historical charm with older homes and tree lined streets. Tracy’s family atmosphere, safe and friendly environment, numerous parks and Mediterranean climate makes it a great place for residents to live, work, and do business.
The Downtown area has been revitalized and is a great place to visit for lunch or dinner. Visit www.tracycitycenter.com for a list of downtown businesses and downtown events such as the Car Show, Wine Stroll, Halloween Parade, and Holiday Parade. A great point of interest within the City is our newly renovated Grand Theatre Center for the Arts where you can enjoy great musical and theatrical performances all year long. Also, the Grand Theatre offers a full arts curriculum that all ages can participate in, visit there site at www.atthegrand.org for details.
You will want to attend the Chamber’s Annual 4th of July Day-in-the-Park celebration held at Lincoln Park; a great family event that begins early in the morning with a hot air balloon lift off and ends with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening at the Wayne Schneider Football Stadium at Tracy High School. For great family entertainment , don’t miss the Tracy Dry Bean Festival held annually in September Downtown Tracy.
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