July 23, 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
July 23: “Soldiers and Citizens”
The military has been part of San Diego since its inception. Following the Mexican American War, Dragoons, the Mormon Battalion and the Boundary Commission all had an impact on life in San Diego. See historic uniforms, weapons, and hear their stories.