14th Annual TwainFest at Heritage County Park

| August 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Twainfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 19 in Heritage County Park, 2455 Heritage Park Row in Old Town. There is a limited capacity. Reservations are required for your free entry. Learn more and Register for Attendance at https://writeoutloudsd.com/twainfest/

Twainfest, now a tradition for many San Diego families, is an all-day free festival celebrating Mark Twain and the literature and culture of 19th Century America. There is something for everyone at this festive old-fashioned gathering. 

Write Out Loud Artistic Director, Veronica Murphy, shared “We are so grateful to be returning to Heritage Park for this year’s celebration. TwainFest #14 provides new interactive experiences with Robin Hood, Pinocchio, two bilingual performances, and other literary favorites, as well as games and giant puppets. Family-friendly literary fun is what we do – we look forward to sharing it with the community.”

Returning Festival Favorites:

  • Local San Diego performers present 19th Century stories and poems by Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Miguel de Cervantes, Carlo Collodi, William Shakespeare, as well as traditional folktales from Africa and South America.  
  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – Immerse yourself in an interactive event with The Mad Hatter, Alice, White Rabbit & Door Mouse as you explore Wonderland.
  • Tom Sawyer’s Fence Painting  – Tom Sawyer, Aunt Polly and Becky Thatcher seek out children at the park.
  • Foresting with Robin Hood – Join the beloved outlaw on an interactive adventure through Sherwood Forest.
  • The Authors Salon provides the opportunity to meet beloved writers of the period: Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson and Charles Dickens.
  • Giant puppets of Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Edgar Allan Poe will wander the park. 
  • Arcade of unique literary games and activities designed especially for Twainfest will entertain players of all ages.
Local San Diego performers will entertain and educate guests of Twainfest.

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