Free Fiesta de los San Patrios Celebration Nov. 13

November 4, 2010

Fiesta de Reyes, located in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, is hosting an Irish-Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, Nov. 13, with the oldest fraternal organization in the United States, the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.  The goal of the event is to eat great food, enjoy a drink with friends and raise some money for Operation Caregiver who send ‘comfort packages’ to soldiers on the front lines of battle.

Featuring traditional Irish music and a blend of Mexican and Irish food, the celebration honors Saint Patrick’s Brigade, a legendary artillery unit led by Irish immigrants who became a one of the Mexican Army’s most highly decorated brigade during the Mexican-American War.

Members of the world-famous Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band will make a rare appearance in full dress kilts followed by traditional Irish dance and song.  In the Fiesta de Reyes plaza, $2 Guinness beers, corned beef tacos and potato flautas will be offered to the celebrants.  The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, will be in attendance at the festival.

Admission to this event is free. The event begins at noon and ends at 3:30 p.m.

Fiesta de Reyes is a plaza of 18 shops and three restaurants within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park . Located at Wallace and Calhoun streets,  Fiesta de Reyes is a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station.  Free parking is available in the Caltrans parking lot all day on weekends. All shops are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call (619) 297-3100 or visit or text “Fiesta” to 53137.


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