Jump Back in Time and Celebrate An 1800’s Fourth of July

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

On 4th of July, guests of Old Town San Diego will enjoy an historically-enacted parade.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration for locals and guests of San Diego. Visitors can join park staff and volunteers to celebrate Independence Day as early San Diego residents did in the 1800s. Free games, activities, music, and dance are all part of the celebration.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with live music, followed by patriotic speeches and flag raising ceremony. One of the highlights of the day is the annual Fourth of July parade around the plaza. Following the parade, the Old Town Historic Dance Society presents a dance where visitors are encouraged to kick up their heels and join in.

Nineteenth century contests, such as cow chip throwing, cherry pit spitting, and the ever-messy egg toss will be presented in the afternoon at Seeley Yard. The afternoon concludes with an all-American pie-eating contest. Guests of all ages are encouraged to join in all the festivities.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, with the support of the Boosters of Old Town, the County of San Diego, Wells Fargo, and Fiesta de Reyes is proud to offer these free activities for adults, and children of all ages.

For more information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego or call (619) 220-5422.

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