Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Holding Third Annual Fiesta de los San Patricios

October 31, 2011

Celebrating the historic love affair between Mexico and Ireland, Fiesta de Reyes is hosting the popular “Fiesta de los San Patricios” on Saturday, Nov. 5, with the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, America’s oldest fraternal organization. The goal of the event is to eat great food, enjoy a drink with friends and raise funds for Operation Caregiver which sends ‘comfort kits’ to U.S. Marines fighting at some of the most isolated posts in the world.

Featuring traditional Irish music and a blend of Mexican and Irish food, the celebration is a remembrance of “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 Rose-Ritchie Academy of Irish Dance will perform to traditional Irish music on the Fiesta de Reyes stage after the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will serenade the audience.  The event features a special menu of $2 Guinness Stout, corned beef tacos and potato flautas.

Admission to this event is free. The event begins at noon and ends at 2 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 www.FiestaDeReyes.com.

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