2015 Cabrillo Festival @ Ballast Point This Sunday | Free, Historical Reenactment; Cultural Music, Dance, Food, & Costumes; Kids’ Activities

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2015 Cabrillo Festival

Bring the whole family for FREE fun this Sunday at Cabrillo Festival at Ballast Point, Naval Base Point Loma! Celebrate the commemoration of when Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, landed at San Diego in 1542! More info below.

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2015 Cabrillo Festival Info:

2015 Cabrillo Festival2015 Cabrillo Festival
September 27, 11AM-4PM | Free

Ballast Point, Naval Base Point Loma
More info: cabrillofestival.org

Be a part of history and welcome 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo as he steps ashore on Ballast Point at the Cabrillo Festival this Sunday, September 27th! Free admission.

There will be music, dancing, children’s activities and foods of Native Americans, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.

There will also be Kumeyaay basket making, knot tying and a 16th Century Spanish soldiers living history encampment. Re-enactment of Cabrillo’s landing on Ballast Point begins at 3:10PM.

Journey back to September 28, 1542 when Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, landed at San Diego. Stepping ashore on Ballast Point, he was the first European to land on the west coast of what is now the United States of America.

The Cabrillo Festival is a fun event for the entire family, with educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances. Brightly colored clothing and dramatic 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. The Cabrillo Festival features food booths with delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase their various artistic goods.

The highlight of the Cabrillo Festival is the re-enactment of Cabrillo’s landing on the shores of San Diego Bay. “Cabrillo,” his soldiers and a priest sail into the bay on San Salvador (The Californian), and once again claim the land for Spain.

More info: cabrillofestival.org

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