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Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 09/16/2023
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Old Town San Diego at Old Town State Historic Park while commemorating and experiencing the rich and diverse culture of Mexico and California. This year our annual festivities commence with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo. This free festival commemorates an important day in early San Diego history when Alta California was still part of Mexico and declared independence from Spain on September 16, 1821. Our exciting and colorful Fiestas Patrias parade kicks off the festivities that will include the Escaramuzas, traditional women equestrians. Following the parade, there will be a variety of entertainment, including historic and traditional music and dance groups, crafts, games and informational demonstrations that represent the activities enjoyed by the early settlers on San Diego in the 1800s.

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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA, 92110
United States


Contact name: 
Sunny Lee, Executive Director
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