Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

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Event Details

Prepare to step back in time and immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture at the annual Cinco de Mayo festivities in Old Town San Diego. As one of the city’s most historic and culturally rich areas, Old Town is the perfect backdrop for a weekend full of traditional music, dance, food, and artisan crafts. This family-friendly event is free to the public and offers a wonderful way to experience the heritage and festivities of this significant Mexican holiday.

Event Highlights

  • Dates: Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Time: Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM, Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Location: Along San Diego Avenue and Harney Street, Old Town San Diego

From browsing unique, handcrafted arts and crafts to engaging in interactive activities designed for the entire family, the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Old Town has something for everyone. Highlights include:

  • Artisan Market: Explore a diverse array of booths along San Diego Avenue, showcasing everything from traditional Mexican crafts to contemporary art and jewelry, perfect for finding that unique gift or personal treasure.
  • Family Activities: Free craft sessions for kids at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where little ones can make paper flowers and participate in other culturally themed crafts. Don’t miss the bilingual story time sessions presented by the San Diego Public Library, an educational treat for both kids and adults.
  • Cultural Experience: The streets of Old Town will be alive with the sounds and sights of Mexico, featuring live music, folkloric dancers, and the vibrant colors of traditional Mexican attire.

Participate as a Vendor

For those interested in being a part of this dynamic event, opportunities to become a vendor are available. This is a fantastic chance to showcase your products or services to thousands of attendees who are eager to celebrate and learn more about Mexican culture. For more information on how to apply, please visit the official event website.

Share Your Experience

Attendees are encouraged to capture their Cinco de Mayo moments and share them on social media using the hashtag @VisitOldTownSD. It’s a great way to spread the festive spirit and show off the fun and memories made during this special weekend.

Old Town San Diego invites locals and visitors alike to join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, where every corner turned is a step into the rich history and lively spirit of Mexico. Come for the culture, stay for the community, and enjoy a weekend that promises to be as educational as it is entertaining!



May 4, 2024 10:00 am - 8:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

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