Shop, Eat, Shop!
Shoppers are invited to indulge their “good taste” during Bazaar del Mundo’s “Fashion + Flavors,” a vibrant new event by Diane Powers featuring food, fashion and fun, Friday and Saturday, June 1718, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the corner of Juan and Taylor Streets in Old Town.
To give the event added “flavor,” Casa Guadalajara’s Chef Jose Duran will present cooking demonstrations of his popular summer salad and dressing recipes. Guests can enjoy tastings of his splendid creations along with a light lunch served in the beautiful Bazaar del Mundo courtyard at 11:30 a.m. both days. More info
The Stagecoach Days schedule is as follows:
July 11 -- “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.
July 25 -- “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 1 -- “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 8 -- “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.
August 15 -- “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 22 -- “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.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, with the support of the Boosters of Old Town and donation from Fiesta de Reyes, is proud to offer these free activities for adults and children of all ages. 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
Beautiful Soul: Hand-crafted jewelry made with natural gemstones, pearls and metals.
Melissa Gladhill: Found objects and ceramic pieces are incorporated into Ms. Gladhill’s unique jewelry.
DanDee Silks: These hand-painted silk scarves, ruanas and ponchos are made and designed by self-taught, retired school teachers in brilliant color combinations.
Erda Bags: Handbags for every event made from fine leathers and tapestries.
Rochelle DiMaggio: “Day of the Dead” inspires Ms DiMaggio’s jewelry.
Musical entertainment will be provided by TINKU, performing over 19 musical rhythms from throughout Latin America on authentic native instruments.
|2016 ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS|
Blessing of the Animals will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in the Old Town State Historic Park.
When the Rain Stops Falling
When the Rain Stops Falling
The Rocky Horror Show
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.
Fashion + Flavors
Enjoy Food Fashion and Fun
Old Fashion 4th of July celebration
July through August
July through August
Old Town Art & Craft Show (Old Town Chamber event)
September 24th and 25th
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.
Santa Fe Market
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 demonstrating and selling their wares. Collectors of fine Native American jewelry, art, hand woven rugs, Pendleton blankets and home décor will enjoy an unforgettable weekend. Collections include sterling silver and multi-stone inlaid jewelry of turquoise and coral, sculptures, Native American graphic art, paintings and more.
Taste of Old Town
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.
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.