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THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING FUN GOING ON IN OLD TOWN; MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE, FOOD, HISTORY...
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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

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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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We are still filling in the blanks waiting for information from many diffrent sources. Check back, we will update as we get the new schedules.

JANUARY

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.

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

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

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

CYGNET THEATRE
See schedule to the right

JUNE

CYGNET THEATRE


JULY

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 THRU Aug (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 Try your hand at games & amusements of the 1800s—long 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 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.


AUGUST

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

Old Town Art & Craft Show
CANCELED
September 30th and Oct 1st
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
September
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.

FIESTAS PATRIAS.
September (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.

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

Ring the Bells of Freedom for
the Constitution
Sunday,
September
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

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

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

NOVEMBER

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. 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 catrina and skeleton displays, giant skeleton puppets, live music, and a catrina y
catrín costume contest. (For more information, call 619-297-3100)

Java Joe's

Java Joe's 619-274-9989

DECEMBER

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 (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.

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



MARIE AND ROSETTA

Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2019

Get your front-row seat to music history in the making! Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history.


CYGNET THEATRE ANNOUNCES
SEASON 17 LINEUP

SAN DIEGO, CA - Just like its tagline, Cygnet Theatre's seventeenth season takes audiences UP CLOSE - close to the heart, close to the action, close to the edge. It’s also FAR REACHING - traveling across oceans, across time, and across the tracks.

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Cygnet Theatre: Season XVII

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! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges the fashion of the 1980s and features some of the best rock hits from the time with music from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more.

“Rock of Ages is the power-ballad decade in all its glory, tricked out with big perms, bigger dreams, and the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls.” – Entertainment Weekly

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 – and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth I must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather. Don’t miss this eagerly awaited companion piece to the runaway hit The Last Wife.

“The Virgin Trial weaves complex tale of innocence and guilt.” – The Calgary Herald

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

Favorite Holiday Musical
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Nov. 27 – Dec. 29, 2019, Opening Night Nov. 30, 2019
Cygnet’s holiday smash hit is back for its sixth season! Bring the family to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption. This imaginative production features original music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience that is sure to delight the entire family!
“It’s not Christmas without ‘A Christmas Carol’ and this is the best one around.’ – SDGLN.com

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.

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

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

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