Solano County Events Center

The Solano County Events Center is a versatile venue with picturesque, manicured grounds and a spectacular, lighted plaza fountain.

Solano County – History


Artifacts of stone-age people have been found in Green Valley that date back to 2000 B.C.E. 

When the Spaniards arrived, Solano County was home to the Patwin Indians.  Some of their village places have survived phonetically in such modern places as Suisun, Soscol, Ulatis and Putah. 

Four years after the California Bear Flag Revolution, on February 18, 1850, the boundaries of Solano County were set by the first elected legislature of the territory of California, making Solano County one of the original 27 counties. The county derives its name indirectly from that of the Franciscan missionary, Father Francisco Solano, whose name was given in baptism to the chief of one of the Indian tribes of the region. Before  receiving the name Solano, the chief was called Sem Yeto, which signifies “brave or fierce hand.” At the request of General Vallejo, the county was named for Chief Solano, who at one time ruled over most of the land and tribes between the Petaluma Creek and the Sacramento River.

Of the 12 townships that were created in the early days of the county’s history, seven have incorporated into cities: Benicia (1850 and 1851), Vallejo (1868), Suisun City (1868), Dixon (1878), Vacaville (1892), Rio Vista (1893), and Fairfield (1903).