Don’t Miss Fiestas Patrias at Old Town State Historic Park

September 10, 2013

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The Fiestas Patrias, a festival to commemorate the rich and diverse Mexican culture that was vital in the development of San Diego and California, will take place on Saturday, September 14. This party coincides with Mexican Independence Day–September 16–so come out for the celebration!

Activities include storytelling, branding, corn husk doll making, relay races, vaquero games, children’s games, music performances. Join in the fandango, where everyone can dance to early California music and learn to play cascarones. The free event will be held at Old Town State Historic Park (4002 Wallace Street) from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The ringing of the bell in the historic Casa de Estudillo will kick off the festivities including an “El Grito” contest, parade (12:30 p.m.), and an address from the Mexican Consulate. March in the short parade around the plaza along with horses, dancers, dignitaries, and people in historical costumes. It will be fun!

 

 

 

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