Multiple Days: 06/26/2013, 06/27/2013, 06/28/2013, 06/29/2013Location: SF Presidio
Celebrate San Francisco's Birthday and the June 27 arrival of the 1776 Anza Expedition families. This annual celebration brings together Anza Trail friends from Arizona, the Anza Ambassadors, Los Californianos, Amigos de Anza, the Presidio, and many more!
Heritage Dialogue: Early California Heritage
Wednesday, June 26
7PM - 9PM
Experts in the history of early California will present on topics about the cultural heritage of the Presidio, followed by time for the audience to share their thoughts, opinions, and responses. Come be a part of the discussion! At the Main Post.
Los Californianos / SF Birthday Ceremony
Thursday, June 27
11AM - 12PM
Los Californianos, including descendants of Anza Expedition members, host this touching ceremony in honor of their ancestors. This annual spectacle includes the Amigos de Anza, horseback soldados, and a roll call of the Anza Expedition settlers who arrived to San Francisco on this date 237 years ago. At the Main Post flagpole.
Afternoon Fun for Kids
Friday, June 28
12PM - 3PM
Costumed soldados and the Anza Ambassadors of southern Arizona join the fun for this afternoon of hands-on kids events. The Anza Trail section will include adobe brick-making and kids' costumes. Other stations include walking tours of the original Spanish Presidio and Juanito the donkey. Also new this year, Ballet Folklorico Mexicano performs traditional Mexican dances. Food is available for purchase. At the Golden Gate Club.
Friday & Saturday, June 28-29
7PM - 9PM
Enjoy the songs and dances of Early California with the renowned Coro Hispano de San Francisco, directed by Juan Pedro Gaffney R. featuring the Latin Dance Ensemble Mambo Groovin'. Due to popular demand, there will be two concerts this year (same repertoire Friday and Saturday); arrive early to get a seat. At the Golden Gate Club.
For more events and information, visit www.presidio.gov or call (415) 561-4323