The 55th annual Cabrillo Festival recreates the voyage of 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
Be a part of history as we welcome 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo as he steps ashore on Ballast Point, Saturday, September 29, 2018. Journey back to 1542 when Cabrillo, a navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, landed at San Diego, becoming the first European to land on the west coast of what is now the United States of America.
A fun event for the entire family, Cabrillo Festival features educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances. Brightly colored clothing and vibrant music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration. Enjoy delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase a diverse array of artistic goods.
The highlight of the Cabrillo Festival is the re-enactment of Cabrillo’s historic landing on the shores of San Diego Bay. “Cabrillo,” his soldiers and a priest sail into the bay on San Salvador, and once again claim the land for Spain.
The festival features cultural performances, food court and beer garden, art show, vendor village, and much more! There’s something for everyone at this family fun event! For more information, click here.