Summer Special Events in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park celebrates 19th Century life in early San Diego with a series of annual special events that will both educate and enlighten visitors of all ages. These events kick off on July 4th and run five Saturdays during July and August. Each Saturday, visitors can enjoy a different themed event that celebrates 19th Century San Diego history and culture. Through living history activities, demonstrations, stories, dance, and songs, visitors will gain appreciation for the struggles as well as jubilations of daily life in early San Diego. 

An 1800’s Independence Day Celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. Come and celebrate a historic Independence Day with staff and volunteers in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day includes a parade around the plaza, an old fashion square dance, 19th Century crafts and games. The day culminates with a visually stunning pie-eating contest for all ages.

San Diego Day celebrates 250 years of diverse cultures in San Diego from 11 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13.  This fun-filled day will have information and activities about the many cultures that have contributed to make San Diego what it is today.    

Women of the West– Women played an important role in the development of the West. Their contributions and skills will be shown through living history activities and demonstrations with special emphasis on quilting, spinning, cooking, and basket making. The program takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is 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, just two blocks from the park at 2994 Sunset Street.

For more information, go to or call 619-220-5422

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is alive with 4th of July activities, including a parade.


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