Above: Promotional graphic for Fiesta Old Town May 3rd-5th, 2013.
The spiciest weekend of the year will be “hot, hot, hot” as Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo celebrates 30 years! Continuing the success of the 2012 celebration, this FREE festival extravaganza will once again extend from two to three days of dynamic “fiesta-ing.”
The 30th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will be going all out in 2013 by closing down the entire Historic Old Town area and transforming the streets into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border on Friday, May 3rd from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday, May 4th from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
This FREE Fiesta will feature three stages with live entertainment, over 40 bands, traditional ballet folklorico dancers, Lucha Libre performances, equestrian shows, a mercado with over 100 retail and food booths, beer garden and Lowrider Lane!
On Friday night, make sure to head to the Old Town Historic State Park to experience a world-renowned multi-cultural choral concert by Misa Azteca that will truly captivate the audience and capture the historical beauty of the setting.
To keep this Fiesta fresh and fantastic Red Bull will once again activate the streets with two cutting edge attractions: the Red Bull Motocross Exhibition and Red Bull Fiesta de Futbol! Check out the high flying tricks of professional motocross riders as they zip along San Diego Avenue on Friday and come back Saturday and Sunday as the street is transformed into miniature soccer fields where professional and amateur players will dribble, pass, shoot and score their way to victory.
There will be something for everyone including a Children’s Area complete with fun carnival rides and games, entertainment, stage coach rides provided by Wells Fargo and an array of interactive activities and learn about the history behind this beloved holiday. After so much excitement, appease your appetite by visiting over 15 delicious restaurants to enjoy zesty food and quench your thirst with Margaritas and Corona & Corona Light specials.
Cinco de Mayo only lands on a Saturday every 6 years so don’t be left out this year as we celebrate this three-day grand fiesta. For additional information please call 619.291.4903 or visit www.fiestaoldtown.com. Olé, fiesta, just come on down and party!
Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace Street, San Diego: Google Maps