August 13, 2016 –
STAGECOACH DAYS: CELEBRATING THE WILD WEST IN SAN DIEGO
-Free Events Every Saturday in July and August in Old Town-
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower during "Stagecoach Days." Come join in old fashioned fun of the mid-1800s from noon to 4:00pm on eight Saturdays in July and August.
Sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes and Boosters of Old Town, this free event features a different theme each Saturday such as Days of the Vaqueros, Women of the West, Soldiers and Citizens, TwainFest and Taste of the Past.
Attendees will enjoy afternoons filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Through living history activities and demonstrations, stories, and song, visitors will gain an appreciation for early modes of travel and daily life. All activities are geared toward children and adults of all ages.
The park is located 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 4050 Taylor Street.
For more information, go to www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego or call (619) 220-5422
Aug 13: “Days of the Vaquero”
Vaqueros were the first cowboys in California. They were highly skilled horsemen and cattle herders who were integral part of early cattle trade in California. The day will celebrate their horsemanship techniques and other aspects of Californio culture.