Fiestas Patrias

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Experience a Traditional Mexican Independence Celebration

It’s that time again to head to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park to celebrate Mexican Independence. This year the annual festivities commence with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The festivities take place from noon to 4 p.m.

This free festival commemorates an important day in early San Diego history when Alta California was still part of Mexico – declared independence from Spain in 1821.

The 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. The award winning Chula Vista High School Mariachis will perform during the day.

Expect lots of cultural activities throughout the day.

Expect lots of cultural activities throughout the day.

Park guests can relax and picnic in the grassy area in front of the stage that will be filled with spectacular musical entertainment and piñatas for children.

The event is sponsored by California State Parks, Boosters of Old Town, and the Old Town business community.

The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street. For information, visit or call (619) 220-5422.

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