Residents in Mount Pearl are celebrating the 25th anniversary of being incorporated as a city this weekend.

A host of events have been taking place as part of its City Days celebrations.

Jim Locke, deputy mayor of Mount Pearl, said the anniversary means a lot to the people of the community.

"It's a great celebration, a great time, and a milestone for the people of Mount Pearl," Locke said.

"The best part for me is the sense of community, and that's what we see here this weekend."

Locke said the amount of people involved make the sense of community even stronger.

"These events come together because we have so many people that are willing to give so much of their free time — there's no way we could do it without our community volunteers," he said.

"We have a great staff at the city that put in yeoman service here, but to complement the hard work of our staff is literally hundreds of volunteers that we have in the city."

Locke said that sense of togetherness is what draws people to the city.

"We're known for our sense of community here, people love Mount Pearl because it's a place they like to call home and that's what makes it such a wonderful place to live."

An all-day concert on Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. until 11 p.m. at St. David's Field, wraps up the weekend's celebrations.