entertainment & events

FUN STUFF HAPPENING IN OLD TOWN

Plan your next trip!

JANU
ARY
Cygnet Theatre

Sharp-witted New Drama
Southern California Premiere
THE GREAT LEAP

Jan. 22 – Feb. 16, 2020, Opening Night Jan. 25, 2020
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries.

FEBR
UARY
There is a lot to do in Old Town

No specific events or entertainment but there is always something to see and do in Old Town!

• Mormon Battalion historic Site
• Cygnet Theatre
• Historic sites
Great places to shop and eat 

MAR
CH
Cygnet Theatre

Flamboyant Musical Fun
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

“A glittering, fast stepping extravaganza.” – New York Daily News

Mar. 11 – May 3, 2020, Opening Night Mar. 14, 2020

APRIL
Cygnet Theatre

Flamboyant Musical Fun
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Mar. 11 – May 3, 2020, Opening Night Mar. 14, 2020
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

MAY
Cinco de Mayo

May 1st and 2nd
Southern Californias largest event now in its 38th year. Don’t miss this special event. Three stages of live music. Fun for the whole family. More info

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May 20th – June 14th

POWERFUL NEW DRAMA
TWO TRAINS RUNNING
A change is going to comee

JUNE

Bazaar Del Mundo

Special event with renowned jewelry designer Federico Jimenez on
Saturday, June 12, 2-5pm.

He will be signing books as well as showcasing his amazing jewelry. Federico’s jewelry will be on display and for sale from 11am-8pm. Also, a collection of his pieces will be available for 20% off.

Cygnet Theatre
We all have them. Those Guilty Pleasures. We won’t admit it out loud, but when that song comes on we just have to sing along.
 
NOW STREAMING THROUGH JUNE 27TH!
 $15 PER HOUSEHOLD
 Thank You to Our Musical Monday Sponsor Wendy Nash
JULY
4th of July

OLD TOWN 4TH OF JULY.
July 4th (11:00 am–4:00 pm).
A Parade, crafts, & activities of early San Diego recreate an Indepedence Day
celebrated on the frontier.
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STAGECOACH DAYS.
Saturdays, July THRU Aug (12:00–4:00 pm).
For six Saturdays in July and August, Old Town celebrates summer with special events centered around different aspects of San Diego’s culture and history.

Games & Amusements Try your hand at games & amusements of the 1800s—long before smart phones and tablets.

Soldiers & Citizens San Diego’s military history stretches back to its settlement in 1769. See historic uniforms, weapons, and hear their stories.

AUG
UST
Bazaar del Mundo event

Bazaar del Mundo Latin American Festival
August 4 through the 6th

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Days of the Vaqueros Aug 11th
See vaqueros—the original cowboys—ride,
rope, and talk of life on the ranchos.

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TwainFest Aug 18th
Literature comes to life through games and activities.

SEPTE
MBER
Fiestas Patrias

September 14th and 15th(12:00–4:00 pm).
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Old Town San Diego while commemorating and experiencing the rich and diverse culture of Mexico and California.

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SANTE FE MARKET
The annual Santa Fe Market brings the best of the Southwest to San Diego! The festival is a colorful outdoor marketplace featuring Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and other artists.
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RING THE BELLS FOR FREEDOM
A festival held in the State Park, Come join us at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on their front steps at the request of the San Diego Chapter, DAR as we Ring our Bells of Freedom for the Constitution!

OCTO
BER
FALL FESTIVAL

Fall crafts and children’s activities a la San Diego in the 1870s will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the central plaza at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
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TACOS AND TEQUILA
Sample traditional Mexican dishes at some of Old Town’s Best restaurants!

NOVE
MBER
DIA de los MUERTOS

NOVEMBER 2nd & 3rd

Traditional and contemporary Día de los Muertos altars will be set up throughout
the Old Town community during this event for visitors to enjoy. In various museums in the park, there will also be altars commemorating the people who lived and worked in Old Town during the 1800s. Activities will include face painting, public memorials, children’s arts and crafts, piñatas, Aztec and folkórico dancing, life-sized catrinas and skeleton displays, giant skeleton puppets, live music, and a catrina y catrín costume contest.

DECE
MBER
BONFIRE NIGHTS

December Weekends
For more information
call 619-297-3100)
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BATTLE OF SAN PASQUAL

December 7th (11:00 am – 3:30 pm). Annual event at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park. The event includes a variety of demonstrations and entertainment commemorating
the U.S.-Mexican War.
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LOS POSADAS
Fiesta de Reyes invites you to enjoy
the holiday spirit with festive decorations throughout the park, entertainment, and holiday experiences for the whole family. At 5:00 PM, the traditional Las Posadas procession will begin. Based on the story of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter in Bethlehem, this event has been part of Old Town San Diego’s celebration of Christmas for 69 years. The day’s festivities will wrap up with a campfire and s’mores in the Plaza.