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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

Stagecoach days
July through August
See full schedule on the bottom of the page

FIESTA de Reyes
Weekly schedule

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 – 2:00-7:45p




Los Rios performing at Fiesta de Reyes
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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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JANUARY 2018

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, Januart 14.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will host Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The main event will be the pet blessing by Rev. Michael Sinor between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Mormon Battalion Commeration
14th Annual Mormon Battalion , U.S. Army of the West, Parade and Community Event will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. This is a great family activity with hands on historical activities for all ages, old-time entertainment, handcart rides, dutch oven cook-off, and a parade which kicks off the event at 10:00am. The event is free to the public.

Cygnet Theatre
Jan. 17 - Feb. 11.

kicks off 2018 with a sexy and sophisticated political thriller. The Last Wife is a contemporary look back at Katherine Parr and her relationship with one of history's most infamous monarchs,!

FEBRUARY

CYGNET THEATRE
Feb 16-Feb 18, 2018
FINISH LINE COMMISSION
New Plays, Bold Work, Living artists

MORE INFO

MARCH 2018

CYGNET THEATRE
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Sean Murray
Mar 7 - Apr 22, 2018


APRIL

MAY 2018

Fiest Cinco de Mayo
May 5th, 6th & 7th
Southern Californias largest event now in its 37th year. Don't miss this special event. Three stages of live music. Fun for the wholw family. More info

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

CYGNET THEATRE
June 27 - Aug 5th
Monty Pythons
SPAMALOT


JULY 2018

OLD TOWN 4TH OF JULY.
July 4th (11:00 am–4:00 pm).
A Parade, crafts, & activities of early
San Diego recreate an Indepedence Day
celebrated on the frontier.

STAGECOACH DAYS.
Saturdays, July 7th–Aug 18th (12:00–4:00 pm).
For six Saturdays in July and August, Old
Town celebrates summer with special events
centered around different aspects of San
Diego’s culture and history.

Games & Amusements July 7th
Try your hand at games & amusements of
the 1800s—long before smart phones and
tablets.

Soldiers & Citizens July 14th
San Diego’s military history stretches
back to its settlement in 1769. See historic
uniforms, weapons, and hear their stories.

Women of the West July 28th
Celebrate little–told stories of settlers who
made the frontier a home. Come to see the
role women played in Old Town San Diego
and experience our annual Quilt Walk.

CYGNET THEATRE
June 27 - Aug 12th
Monty Pythons
SPAMALOT


AUGUST 2018

SPAMALOT
Jun 27 - Aug 12, 2018SPAMALOT
Follow King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons you’ll be eating up Spamalot. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the show elevates silliness to an art form.
Wednesday and Thursday @7:30pm
Friday @8:00pm
Saturday @3:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday @2:00pm and 7:00pmNEW in Old Town

Java Joe’s
2611 Congress St.
All shows are from $5.00 to $20.00 per ticket.
www.javajoessd.com

Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American Festival - Free event
August 4 - 6
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.




Days of the Vaqueros Aug 11th
See vaqueros—the original cowboys—ride,
rope, and talk of life on the ranchos.

TwainFest Aug 18th
Literature comes to life through games and

CYGNET THEATRE
August 22 - September 16th
EVERY BRILLIANT THING

SEPTEMBER 2018

Old Town Art & Craft Show
September 30th and Oct 1st
CANCELED BY THE CHAMBER



Santa Fe Marketplace
September 21 - 23
Native American jewelry, art and crafts – will be on display and for sale at Bazaar del Mundo’s annual Santa Fe Marketplace, Friday through Sunday, September 21-23.


FIESTAS PATRIAS.
September 16th (12:00–4:00 pm).
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with
Old Town San Diego while commemorating
and experiencing the rich and diverse culture ofMexican California.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING
Aug 22 - Sep 16, 2018
A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.“Every Brilliant Thing may be the funniest show about depression you’ve ever seen…” -New York Post

Java Joe’s
2611 Congress St.
All shows are from $5.00 to $20.00 per ticket.
www.javajoessd.com
September schedule
thur. 9/7 tom brousseau 8pm
sat. 9/9 billy galewood 7:30pm
wed/9/13 v3ronica may 7:30pm
fri. 9/15 gregoruy page 8pm
wed. 9/20 veronica may 7:30pm
fri/. 9/22 songwriter showcase 8 musicians 8pm
sat. 9/23 lisa sanders 8pm
wed. 9/27 veronica may 7:30pm
sat. 9/30 berkey hart 8pm

Ring the Bells of Freedom for
the Constitution
Sunday,
September 17th
A festival held in the State Park to
Come join us at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on their front steps at the request of the San Diego Chapter, DAR as we Ring our Bells of Freedom for the Constitution!

OCTOBER 2018

CYGNET THEATRE
OCT 3 - OCT 28TH
HIR


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.
HALLOWEEN.
Visit the Whley House - the most haunted house in America.

October 31st (4:00–6:30 pm)
Enjoy trick–or–treating and
extended shopping hours at all the
stores in the park.


NOVEMBER 2018

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday November 3,
11am - 8:00pm
Sunday November 4,
11am - 8:00pm
Friday, November 2nd - activities all day Procession begins at 6:00pm




DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS.
November 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
Traditional and contemporary Día de los
Muertos altars will be set up throughout
the Old Town community during this event for visitors to enjoy. Activities include, Art & Crafts, face
painting, public memorials, children’s
arts and crafts, piñatas, Aztec and
folkórico dancing, life-sized catrina
and skeleton displays, giant skeleton
puppets, live music. (For more
information, call 619-656-4721)

Java Joe's
Nov 10th 8:00pm-10PM
Singer/Songwriters showcase featuring Michael Fairchild, Dusty Record & Indian Joe.
Nov 15th 8-10PM
Singer/Songwriters Showcase featuring Frank Lee Dreenen, Gregg Stewart, Shane Alexander, and Timothy Joseph.
Nov 17th 8-10PM
Dave Humphries and Friends
Nov 18th 8-10PM
The Rock Trio, Joey, Paul & Karen
Nov 24th 8-10PM
Songwriter Showcase, guests TBA
Nov 25h 7:30PM-9:30pm
An Evening of Comedy with Billy Galewood & Friends

Taste of Old Town
Thursday NOVEMBER 29
from 5-9PM
 
Sample traditional Mexican dishes at some of Old Town’s Best restaurants!
tasteofoldtown.com.

DECEMBER 2017

Cygnet Theatre
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Nov 28 - Dec 30, 2018
Visit site

Bonfire Nights.
December Weekends
For more information
call 619-297-3100)

Battle of San Pasqual.
December 7th (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.

69th Anniversary Las Posadas
LAS POSADAS: AN OLD TOWN CELEBRATION
TBD (12:00–8:00 pm).
Fiesta de Reyes invites you to enjoy
the holiday spirit with festive decorations throughout the park, entertainment, and holiday experiences for the whole family. At 5:00 PM, the traditional Las Posadas procession will begin. Based on the story of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter in Bethlehem, this event has been part of Old Town San Diego’s celebration of Christmas for 68 years. Following the procession
there will be a piñata for children.
The day’s festivities will wrap up
with a campfire and s’mores in
the Plaza. (For more information,
call 619-297-3100)


BATTLE OF SAN PASQUAL.
December 2nd (11:00 am–3:00 pm).
San Pasqual Battlefield State
Historic Park hosts an
annual event commemorating
the Mexican-American war
through demonstrations and
other family-friendly activities. January 2



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