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Old Town State Historic Park
Visitor Center & Museums
10am to 5pm daily

4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA 92110
619-220-5422


Saturday /Sunday Market
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the heart of Old Town on Harney Street. Hand-made items. The event is free. Call (858) 272-7054
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Ghost Tours & Exclusive Oil Lamp Tours at Whaley House Call (619) 297-7511
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Mormon Battalion

Historic Video Tour -
Daily 9AM to 9PM Movie Trailer

Full Length Feature Movie
Played daily on site,
Meet the Mormons
Inspiring documentary
See the trailer

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Rockin' Baja

Music hours Fridays 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturdays 5 - 9pm
Sundays 4-8pm

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Casa de Reyes

Monday:
Los Rios – 12:30-3:30pm
Folklorico – 5:30-8:00pm
Tuesday:
Folklorico – 5:30-8:30pm

Wednesday:
Mariachi Divinas – 5:30-8:30pm

Thursday:
Los Rios – 12:30-3:30pm
Los Rios – 5:30-8:15pm

Friday:
Los Rios – 12:30-3:30pm
Luis Max – 6:00-9:00pm

Saturday:
Folklorico – 12:00-3:00pm
Los Rios – 3:15-9:30pm

Sunday:
Folklorico – 9:45am-1:30pm
Los Rios – 2:00-7:45pm

The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego, and is conveniently located next to the Old Town Transit Center, with Coaster, Trolley, and MTS bus service. Free parking is available at the CalTrans headquarters, just two blocks from the park at 4050 Taylor St.

For more information, go to www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego

Old Town's newest entertainment choice! Shows are completely unscripted - no plans, no safety net - just consistent great comedy by passionate improvisors. MORE.


NOVEMBER

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday October 28,
11am - 8:00pm
Sunday October 29,
11am - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 2nd - activities all day Procession begins at 6:00pm

Commemorate “Day of the Dead” by touring the museums and shops within Old Town San Diego, most have dramatic and festive Day of the Dead altars.Live entertainment in many locations throughout Old Town. Two full days of celebration. The procession to the Cemetary on Wednesday Nov 2nd last year lead by the Chula Vista High Mariachi Band, the Youth Azteca dancers and the Junioir Optimist.
Visit site.


DECEMBER

Cygnet Theatre
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2016
Visit site

Customer Appreciation Day
Dec. 3
Bazaar del Mundo thanks shoppers for keeping this cultural extravaganza thriving by inviting customers to enjoy a day of special shopping and delicious Mexican-inspired cuisine.


Bonfire Nights.
December 13th, 14th
For more information
call 619-297-3100)

Battle of San Pasqual.
December 6th (11:00 am - 3:30 pm). Annual event at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park. The event includes a variety of demonstrations and entertainment commemorating
the U.S.-Mexican War.

65th Anniversary Las Posadas
December 11th (Sunday)
call 619-297-3100.

JANUARY 2017

CYGNET THEATRE
Jan 12 – Feb 12
Bad Jews
The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. Bad Jews is a savage comedy about family, faith, and legacy. “The funniest play of the year.”-The Washington Post 

Mormon Battalion Commeration
This is an Annual Event - Hands-on Live History family community event. It is entirely FREE. Families experience a delightful day in the park making dolls, making bricks, frontier music, pioneer children's games, Spanish Dancers, fiddlers and much, much more!!!!


FEBRUARY

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, February 26.

Father Rich Perozich of the Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town will be performing blessings in the State Park from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. .

MARCH



CYGNET THEATRE
March 9th – April 30th
On the Twentieth Century
Its nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York City as bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission.


APRIL

MAY

Fiest Cinco de Mayo
May 7th and 8th
Southern Californias largest event now in its 36th year. Don't miss this special event. Three stages of live music. Fun for the wholw family.



CYGNET THEATRE
May 18 – June 18
Shockheaded Peter
Victorian Steam-punk nightmares as a manic music-box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents.

JUNE

Fashion + Flavors
Enjoy Food Fashion and Fun
More info



JULY

Old Fashion 4th of July celebration
More info

CYGNET THEATRE
July 5 - Aug 13
Animal Crackers

AUGUST

Stagecoach days
July through August

SEPTEMBER

Some dates for annual events have not yet been decided

Old Town Art & Craft Show
September 24th and 25th
Enjoy museum-quality art and sculpture as you stroll through Old Town with all of its history and charm.   Admission is free.

Santa Fe Market
TBD
The annual Santa Fe Market brings the best of the Southwest to San Diego! The festival is a colorful outdoor marketplace featuring Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members, along with other noted Southwestern artists.

Taste of Old Town
(Thursday TBD)
 
Samples of Traditional Mexican dishes from Old Town’s Best restaurants available throughout town! Plus participants get to choose taste selections of Tequila, Mezcal and Bacanora, all Brands provide samples of their spirits.
www.tasteofoldtown.com


Fiestas Patrias Celebration (Mexican Independence Day (Sept 16 TBD)
A festival to commemorate the rich and diverse Mexican culture that was vital in the development of San Diego and California.  Music, dancing, games, and activities for the entire family.  Stage with performers.

OCTOBER

OId Town’s Fall Festival
(Saturday)

Fall crafts and children’s activities a la San Diego in the 1870s will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the central plaza at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat
October 31 4:00 - 6:30p.m.
Free goodies courtesy of the merchants with Old Town San Diego State Historic Park with ghosts and goblins out in full force.


Annual Events in the Old Town State Historic Park.

2017 schedule not yet published some events subject to change.


Stagecoach Days.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower during “Stagecoach Days” kicking off on July 11. Come join in the old fashioned fun from the mid-1800s from 11am to 5 pm on seven Saturdays in July and August.


The Stagecoach Days schedule is as follows:
August 6 -- “Trades That Shaped Westward Expansion” -- As towns developed in the West so did the need for specialized trades and artisans.   Old Town San Diego will present pivotal 19th century trades that helped shape the community of San Diego


August 13 -- “Days of the Vaquero” – Vaqueros were the first cowboys in California. Highly skilled horsemen and cattle herders, they were an integral part of the early cattle trade in California. The day will celebrate their natural horsemanship techniques and other aspects of Californio culture.

August 20 -- “TwainFest” – This wildly popular festival celebrates literacy and the literary works of Mark Twain and other 19th-century authors. Excerpts from famous works will be presented by costumed San Diego actors at a variety of park venues throughout the day.

August 27 -- “West on the Move” -- The California Gold Rush brought thousands of people to San Diego. Some stayed, many more pasted through seeking their fortunes up north. Today, California State Parks will present demonstrations and activities that were part of the lives of these people on the move.

For more information, go to:

www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego

July 16 -- “Women of the West” -- Women played an important part in the development of the West. Some of their daily activities will be demonstrated on this Saturday.  One of the highlights of the day will be a quilt walk that features quilts celebrating the 150th Anniversary of California State Parks.


July 23 -- “Soldiers and Citizens” -- The military has been part of San Diego since its inception. Following the Mexican American War, dragoons, the Mormon Battalion and the Boundary Commission all had an impact on life in San Diego. 

 July 30 -- “Taste of the Past” -- What we eat, how we acquire it, who prepares it, how it is prepared are part of our cultural make up. This day will explore what was part of the dining experiences for people in early San Diego. While you learn about the foods of the past you will be able to sample modern tastes that evoke that time provided by the food purveyors in the park.