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Old Town San Diego 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2019, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA 92110

Jump Back in Time and Celebrate an 1800s Fourth of July to Remember Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration!

  • 4th of July Parade
  • music 11 a.m.
  • speeches
  • flag raising ceremony
  • Free games: 19th century contests cow chip throwing, cherry pit spitting,  egg toss in the afternoon at Seeley Yard
  • activities
  • dance
  • All-American Pie Eating Contest concludes event

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with live music, followed by patriotic speeches and flag raising ceremony. One of the highlights of the day is the annual Fourth of July parade around the plaza.

Following the parade, the Old Town Historic Dance Society presents a dance where visitors are encouraged to kick up their heels and join in.

The afternoon concludes with an all-American pie-eating contest. Guests of all ages are encouraged to join in all the festivities. Visitors will gain an appreciation of early San Diego life through living history activities, demonstrations, crafts, music, dance, and song. This celebration has become a memorable tradition for many families in San Diego year after year.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, with the support of the Boosters of Old Town, the County of San Diego, Wells Fargo, and Fiesta de Reyes is proud to offer these free activities for adults, and children of all ages.

The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego,  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 2994 Sunset Street. 

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