Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is extending what is normally a one-day celebration to include the entire weekend this year. It is a free, family-friendly experience designed to bring the spirit of the celebration to life for San Diegans of all ages. The experience will run from May 5 through May 7. The gates will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The Fiesta de Reyes courtyard at the north end of the state park will be full of vibrant décor, traditional Mexican street food stations, mariachis as well as folklorico dancing and local music entertainers on the Fiesta de Reyes stage. Face painters will be on hand during the weekend.
The Fiesta de Reyes courtyard is surrounded by 19 specialty shops offering gift items from clothing to jewelry, toys and home décor as well as locally produced chocolate, olive oil products and hot sauces. Guests wanting a more thrilling experience can try a guided ghost tour of local haunts in the Park.
Casa de Reyes Restaurant in the middle of the Fiesta de Reyes plaza is featuring traditional Mexican recipes along with specialty drinks all served in a warm al fresco setting. Additional dining options include stands selling tamales, elotes, churros, champurada and other foods and drinks.
“Cinco de Mayo always a special time at Fiesta de Reyes,” said Ryan Ross, director of Fiesta de Reyes. “There is always so much energy around the day, that we wanted to extend that to the remainder of the weekend and to make it a more family friendly free experience.”
Fiesta de Reyes will be extending its normal operating hours for the Cinco de Mayo weekend with gates opening open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is available throughout Old Town with extra parking available across Taylor Street in the CalTrans parking lot all day on weekend days and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Phone – (619) 297-3100
Address – 2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110
Website – www.fiestadereyes.com