Celebrating the Wild West in Old Town
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower during Stagecoach Days, kicking off on July 11. Come join in the old-fashioned fun from the mid-1800s from noon to 4 p.m. on seven Saturdays in July and August.
Sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes and Boosters of Old Town, the free event features a different theme each Saturday such as Days of the Vaqueros, Women of the West, Soldiers and Citizens, TwainFest and Taste of the Past.
Attendees will enjoy afternoons filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Through living history activities and demonstrations, stories and songs, visitors will gain an appreciation for early modes of transportation and daily life. All activities are geared toward children and adults of all ages.
July 11 — Taste of the Past
This day will explore what was part of the dining experiences for people in early San Diego. There is a small fee to partake in the food tastings throughout the park this day.
July 18 — Women of the West
One of the highlights of the day will be a quilt walk that features quilts celebrating the 150th anniversary of California State Parks.
July 25 — Days of the Vaquero
The day will celebrate their natural horsemanship techniques and other aspects of Californio culture.
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, at 4050 Taylor Street. For information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego.