Chamber Meetings

Step back in time into a world of history and entertainment in beautiful Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled. Throughout Old Town there is history waiting for you. We have some of the finest in professional theatre, artisans, galleries and shops are all within easy walking distance. Free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, period attire docents providing tours and more.  We hope your visit is a memorable one and you come to visit us again.             – Fred Grand, President

Old Town Monthly Meeting Schedule

  • Cygnet Theater Presents: MARIE AND ROSETTA
    January 16, 2019 N/A
    By George Brant Directed by Rob Lutfy
    Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2019 Low-priced Previews Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2019
    Get your front-row seat to music history in the making! Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in music history. This story of letting loose, finding your voice, and freeing your soul is a soaring music-theatre experience chock full of roof-raising performances. “Wonderful, touching, and empowering!”  -The Daily Beast
    To purchase tickets online: Purchase tickets over the phoneBox Office 619-337-1525.
    The Box Office (walk-up and phone) is available from noon until 6pm, or until the last curtain time of the day.  

    Location: MAP
    Does not recur
  • Mormon Battalion Parade and Community Event
    January 26, 2019 10:00 am
    Old Town Chamber of Commerce’s 250th Commemoration of the birth of San Diego year of events will kick-off at Old Town State Historic Park on Saturday, January 26, 2019, where in 1847 the U.S. Army of the West Mormon Battalion arrived in San Diego.  The park will be alive with hands on activities reflecting this period in San Diego history.  The living history day includes a parade reenacting the march into San Diego, beginning at 10:00 am. Children can make bricks, ropes, and dolls; grind corn, cook biscuits-on-a-stick, and play other authentic games.  Families are invited to take a photo in period clothing. The Liberty Stand will be in the square to provide information about early history. Center stage will feature singing, dancing and storytelling throughout the day.  Don’t miss the annual Dutch oven cook-off!  The event is open to the community and is free.   Having been driven by mobs from their homes in Illinois, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known as “Mormons” sought assistance from the government for their migration to the west.  The U. S. Government responded with President James Polk requesting they assemble an army to march as part of the Army of the West during the Mexican-American War from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas to San Diego.  This march is one of the longest in the history of the U. S. Army, totaling over 2,000 miles, and arriving in San Diego on January 29, 1847. At the war’s end, the members of the Mormon Battalion stayed on and performed garrison duties, making friends with the Californios and bringing a community together through their service.  They fired some of the first bricks in California and used the bricks to line deeper wells, providing healthy drinking water to the Pueblo of San Diego.  The Battalion also constructed our first U. S. Courthouse, where a replica stands in Old Town today.
    Location:Old Town State Historic Park 4002 Wallace St MAP
    Does not recur
  • Old Town Chamber Organization Committee
    February 13, 2019 11:00 am
    Fred Grand - Chair Meets at The Tequila Factory
    Location:The Tequila Factory 2467 Juan Street MAP
    the 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Old Town Community Planning Group
    February 13, 2019 3:30 pm
    Thurston Coe, Chair Held at the Whaley House in Old Town
    Location:Whaley House 2476 San Diego Ave MAP
    the 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Old Town Chamber Promotions Committee
    February 14, 2019 2:00 pm
    Chuck Ross, Chair
    Location:Cafe Coyote 2461 San Diego Ave MAP
    the 2nd Thursday of each month
  • Board of Director's Meeting
    February 20, 2019 8:30 am
    Fred Grand, President
    Location:Mormon Battalion Historic Site 2510 Juan St MAP
    the 3rd Wednesday of each month

All meetings are subject to change. Please contact the organization or committee to confirm meeting times and dates.

Coming Soon:

  • Membership Section
  • Membership Benefits & application
  • On line newsletter
  • Press and Media

Sunny Lee, Executive Director
Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce/BID

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