Stagecoach Days: "Days of the Vaquero"
July 25, 2015 –
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower during "Stagecoach Days." Sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes and Boosters of Old Town, this free event features a different theme each Saturday. 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, just two blocks from the park at 4050 Taylor Street.
"Days of the Vaquero"
Vaqueros were the first cowboys in California. Highly skilled horseman and cattle herders, they were an important part of the early cattle trade in California. This day will celebrate their natural horsemanship techniques and other aspects of Californio culture.