Mormon Battalion Commeration
15th 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.
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,!
Sharp-witted New Drama
Southern California Premiere
THE GREAT LEAP
Jan. 22 Feb. 16, 2020, Opening Night Jan. 25, 2020
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action on the court. Driven by rapid-fire dialogue, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.
No specific events or entertainmnet but there is always something to see and do in Old Town!
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
Over 30 Restaurants
Over 100 unique shops
March 6-apr 20
ANGELS IN AMERICA
By Tony Kushner
Directed by Sean Murray
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, it was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Wednesday and
Flamboyant Musical Fun
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Mar. 11 May 3, 2020, Opening Night Mar. 14, 2020
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the 'family business': Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results. Featuring David McBean as Albin and Lance Arthur Smith as Georges.
“A glittering, fast stepping extravaganza." New York Daily News
Fiest Cinco de Mayo
May 5th, 6th & 7th
Southern Californias largest event now in its 38th year. Don't miss this special event. Three stages of live music. Fun for the wholw family. More info
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
May 15 June 16th
LOVE, REPUTATION, CLASS...whatever.
Hit Musical Comedy
ROCK OF AGES
Jul. 2 Aug. 25, 2019, Opening Jul. 6, 2019
Journey back to the sexy 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos, big guitar solos and big hair!
Powerfully Resonant Drama
TWO TRAINS RUNNING
May 20 Jun. 14, 2020, Opening Night May 23, 2020
It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. At the center of the community is Memphis Lee’s diner, slated to be demolished a casualty of the city’s renovation project. Confronted with a rapidly changing world, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary. This will bring Cygnet to a total of six of the ten Century Cycle plays produced.
"Wilson's most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history." The New York Times
OLD TOWN 4TH OF JULY.
July 4th (11:00 am4:00 pm).
A Parade, crafts, & activities of early San Diego recreate an Indepedence Day
celebrated on the frontier.
Saturdays, July THRU Aug (12:004:00 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 Try your hand at games & amusements of the 1800slong before smart phones and tablets.
Soldiers & Citizens San Diego’s military history stretches back to its settlement in 1769. See historic uniforms, weapons, and hear their stories.
Women of the West Celebrate littletold 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.
2611 Congress St.
All shows are from $5.00 to $20.00 per ticket.
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 vaquerosthe original cowboysride,
rope, and talk of life on the ranchos.
TwainFest Aug 18th
Literature comes to life through games and
August 22 - September 16th
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
September 14th and 15th(12:004:00 pm).
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Old Town San Diego while commemorating and experiencing the rich and diverse culture of Mexico and California.
September 14th and15th
Old Town celebrates 250 years of history with displays food and fun. 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 other artists.
2611 Congress St.
All shows are from $5.00 to $20.00 per ticket.
Ring the Bells of Freedom for
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!
Racy Political Thriller
THE VIRGIN TRIAL
Sept. 11 Oct. 6, 2019, Opening Night Sept. 14, 2019
In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, the young princess Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom.
“The Virgin Trial weaves complex tale of innocence and guilt.” The Calgary Herald
OId Town’s Fall Festival
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.
October 31 4:00 - 6:30p.m.
October 31st (4:006:30 pm)
Enjoy trickortreating and
extended shopping hours at all the
stores in the park.
Taste of Old Town
CANCELED - Thursday October 5th
Sample traditional Mexican dishes at some of Old Town’s Best restaurants!
Ingenious Modern Musical
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Oct. 23 Nov. 17, 2019, Opening Night Oct. 26, 2019
Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), The Last Five Years is an intimate and emotionally powerful musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over half a decade. Made up mostly of solo turns, with beautiful music and alternately humorous and heartfelt lyrics, it is only in the middle of the show that Jamie and Cathy come together as Jamie proposes and the two are wed.
“Bittersweet and nearly perfect.” Variety
Dia de los Muertos
Saturday November 2,
11am - 8:00pm
Sunday November 3,
11am - 6:00pm
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS.
Traditional and contemporary Día de los Muertos altars will be set up throughout
the Old Town community during this event for visitors to enjoy. In various museums in the park, there will also be altars commemorating the people who lived and worked in Old Town during the 1800s. Activities will include face painting, public memorials, children’s arts and crafts, piñatas, Aztec and folkórico dancing, life-sized catrinas and skeleton displays, giant skeleton puppets, live music, and a catrina y
catrín costume contest. (For more information, go to: www.dayofthedeadsd.com