DAILY & WEEKLY
Happenings

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

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

Ongoing living history activities every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Free tours daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday & Saturday: Blacksmithing plus free activities and demonstrations that
are fun and informative.

First Saturday.
• Print Guild, using period technology to produce newspapers, cards, etc.
• 1800s Tintype Photographers.
• Historic Contra Dance Society social, open to both dancers & spectators.

Second Saturdays July-December.
• Californio Day, celebrating the early settlers in San Diego.

Third Saturday.
• Fiber Arts (carding & spinning wool, weaving, knitting, crochet).
• Historic Quilt Guild.
• Mormon Battalion Museum (games,
crafts, & other activities).

Fourth Saturday.
• Soap Makers (demonstrating historical techniques).
• Mountain Men (music & other activities).

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

Stagecoach Days.

Every Saturday in July & August (12:00–4:00 pm).
Special events centered around different aspects of San Diego’s culture and history.

Games & Amusements
July 5th
Try your hand at games & amusements of the 1800s—long before smart phones and
tablets.

Trades That Shaped the West
July 12th
See our blacksmiths, printers, woodworkers, and more to help you decide what job you would have chosen in the 1800s.

Women of the West
July 19th
Celebrate little-told stories of settlers who made a frontier a home. This year Old Town
San Diego State Historic Park has a special Quilt Walk, featuring quilts celebrating California State Parks 150th anniversary.

Soldiers & Citizens
July 26th
San Diego’s military history stretches
back to its settlement in 1769. See hisoric uniforms, weapons, and hear their stories. A Taste of the Past August 2nd Learn about early San Diego through the
foods they ate, both local and exotic. Days of the Vaqueros August 9th See vaqueros-the original cowboys-ride, rope, and talk of life on the ranchos.

TwainFest
August 16th
Literature comes to life through games and
activities in the park.
The West on the Move August 23rd
Take a wagon ride through the park and see
our own historic coaches on display.

SEPTEMBER

Santa Fe Market
September (Friday – Sunday

The Bazaar del Mundo’s yearly Santa Fe Market brings the best of the Southwest to San Diego, featuring Southwestern-inspired art, jewelry and crafts, with artists traveling from as far as New Mexico and Arizona to demonstrate their wares.

Fiesta de Kustom Kar
September (Saturday)
 
Car and Low Brow art show 10 am - 6pm.
• Hot Rods • Street Rods • Customs • Muscle Cars & Trucks
Party Zone with Live Music, Charity Auction, Artist Alley with world famous pinstripers and low brow artists.

Taste of Old Townl
September 10th 6pm - 9pm (Thursday)
 
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 (Saturday)
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

Old Town Art & Craft Show (Old Town Chamber event)
Enjoy museum-quality art and sculpture as you stroll through Old Town with all of its history and charm. The Old Town Art & Craft Show features contemporary artists, fine craft, fashion and home décor artisans. This event brings together the essence of Southern California; beautiful San Diego weather, the Flavors of Old Town international foods, a wine-tasting pavilion and continuous live entertainment. The festival runs along San Diego Avenue from Conde Street into the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.  Admission is free.

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. Many merchants surrounding the park will have activities as well.
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. Enjoy special holiday treats, activities, and extended shopping hours at all the stores within the state park.

NOVEMBER

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday November 1st and Sunday November 2nd - 1p.m. - 9p.m.
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 with a procession to the Cemetary on Sunday night. Visit site.

Bazaar del Mundo Birthday
Customer Appreciation Day
(Thursday)

Every day is the perfect day to visit the shops at Bazaar del Mundo. But this November 2014 is a bit more special because is our annual Customer Appreciation Day! From 10 AM until 9 PM we’ll have live music, delicious treats and incredible shopping in our Courtyard and our Shops. It’s a real celebration of appreciation, and it’s all for you! Mark your calendars now, it’s one of the most special days of the year at the shops

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2015 ENTERTAINMENT
& EVENTS

MAY

Fiesta Cinco de Mayo
May 2ND &b 3RD (Saturday & Sunday)
Multiple stages featuring live music, entertainment and family-friendly activities. Events and significant entertainment on two stages on May 3rd & 4th
www.fiestaoldtown.com

THE WHALE
Smart and Subversive Drama: May 14 - June 14
By Samuel D. Hunter
2014 MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" Award Winner
www.cygnettheatre.com or call 619-337-1525

MOTHERS DAY SHOPPING SPREE
Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Bazaar del Mundo Shops’ courtyard will be transformed into a marketplace, where moms can spoil themselves, or dad and the kids can shop for the perfect Mother’s Day present.

Visiting artists will demonstrate their crafts and pair them with merchandise from the Shops to create special gift displays for this one-day event. Each display will represent the tastes of different mothers and showcase gift ideas.

JUNE

Flag Day Commeration and Ceremony
Saturday June 14th, 4:45 pm Colors Retired MCRD Marine Corps Color Guard
and Brass Band,
5 pm Program, Reception and Military Cake Cutting Ceremony
Complimentary Tours of The Mormon Battalion Historic Site
Public is welcome free of charge"
at The Mormon Battalion Historic Site, 25210 Juan Street Old Town San Diego

COSMOPOLITAN Hotel and Restaurant -
Tuesdays in June - "Jazz Vocal Showcase", with Jazz Band Full House. The house band will welcome local vocalists to sing from the "Great American Songbook". Host and band leader is Mark Augustin. 6 to 9 PM
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday - nightly entertainment

Ladies Day (OTSDSHP event)
Event to promote the contributions of women in the development of San Diego and California. Experience weaving, sewing, pottery making and cooking at the time California became a state.  Garden tours, living history activities, people in period attire, and historic games. Try your hand at crafts of the 19th century.

Craft and Fashion Market
June 15-16 (Friday & Saturday)
Bazaar del Mundo

JULY

Jewelry & Chocolate
Friday, and Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Two days of chocolate and jewelry are sure to satisfy any woman’s sweet tooth. Visit Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town to experience an abundance of style and sweets, and celebrate the second annual “Chocolate + Jewelry: A Purely Decadent Event,”
Guest artists will showcase wildly creative fashion accessories including hand-crafted jewelry, bags and boutique fashions in a variety of styles and bright colors. Shoppers can peruse collections of necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from metals, dichroic glass, buttons and sparkling jewels that are contemporary, as well as ethnically inspired.
The Bazaar del Mundo Shops, 619-296-316


Historic Old Town Fourth of July
DATE:  July 4 (Wednesday)
An old-fashioned celebration of July 4th. Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, pie-eating contest and more. Flag raising, keynote speaker, military involvement.

Stagecoach Days
(Every Saturday in July and August)
Celebration of the West on the Move with children’s activities, historic interpretation, cannon and anvil firings, and more. (See column on left)

AUGUST

Latin American Festival
TBA
(Friday – Sunday)
There is no need to travel to the deepest regions of Mexico in order to experience some of the world’s most vibrant Latin American folk art and Mexican pottery – just visit the Bazaar del Mundo Shops’ Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, August 1 to 3, in Old Town, San Diego.

TWAINFEST 
Date: August (Sunday)

Literary games including “Fish for Words, Chortle This and Telegraph Crunch” will delight the entire family, as well as sack races, marbles, ring toss and other games of the period for the kids.  A spelling bee will run throughout the day as well as a community-wide Never Ending Story to which anyone who wishes may contribute.

DECEMBER

Battle of San Pasqual.
December 7th (10:00 am - 4:00 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.

Twelve Days of Christmas Celebration
Dec 12-23
Come and enjoy amazing entertainment as you help us celebrate the joys of the Holidays and the Christmas Season. 7:00pm - 8:00 pm - for information (619) 298-3317

(Watch 3 minutes that will get you into the Spirt of Christmas) The First Gift
Schedule
12th - Vocal Artistry of Norm Boaz
13th - Grant Smith
14th - A Sing Along Christmas Carol
15th - Spanish Evening of Song
16th - San Diego Regional Singing Choir
17th - Semi Sweet
18th - East Stake and Friends
19th - Ring in Christmas, childrens Choir
20th - The Guanuna Family Entertainers
21st - Natasha Rivas Singers and Muscians
22nd - The Ball Family, Singers and instraments
23rd - Evening with Musical Missionaries

Bonfire Nights.
December 13th, 14th 26th–30th.
Join carolers and other performers from
dusk to 9:00 pm for fun and s’mores sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes. (For more
information, call 619-297-3100)

Holiday in the Park
December (Saturday)
All of the museums, stores and restaurants in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be open and richly decorated. Enjoy special holiday treats, activities and extended shopping hours, along with strolling carolers on this evening and do some holiday shopping at the same time.

63rd Anniversary Las Posadas
December 14th (Sunday)
This centuries-old tradition is being celebrated in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park for the 63rd consecutive year.  Please join the Park Merchants Association as they reenact the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph through the town of Bethlehem.  The event begins at 2:30 pm with carolers and children’s choirs in the state park, with the live theatrical procession starting promptly at 5 pm.  A piñata party for all the children follows at 6 pm.  Make this a new holiday tradition for your family.  It is sure to be a night you will remember.
(For more information,
call 619-297-3100)

Monday & Tuesday
A Christmas Carol at the Whaley House -
5 performances nightly

Join the Whaley House Museum staff as they perform Charles Dickens' timeless holiday ghost story, A Christmas Carol, set in the historic Whaley House. The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come, will unfold as you move from room to room in the historic 1857 brick mansion known as "America's Most Haunted."

Baked goods and warm apple cider will be served between shows, and the Whaley House Museum Shop will be open where you might put a dent in that Holiday gift shopping list while you are out enjoying the season!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

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