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A group of historic reenactors in a field dressed in Spanish Colonial attire with flags and horses.

One week before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a group of 30 families from present-day Mexico arrived at the mouth of the Bay to establish the first non-Native settlement at San Francisco. The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail commemorates their journey.

Each June, you can explore the legacy of Spanish California at San Francisco's birthplace -- el presidio de San Francisco. 

These events bring to the Bay Area our friends from all along the Anza Trail, including Los Californianos, Amigos de Anza, the Anza Trail Color Guard, the Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and many more!


Friday June 29 - Fun for Kids
Early California comes to life! Enjoy music, dance, storytelling, hands-on kids' activities, and more.

Where: Presidio de San Francisco Officers' Club 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Presidio Trust 415-561-5300

Saturday June 30 - San Francisco Founder's Day Ceremony
Proud descendants of the Anza Expedition families return every June to the Presidio to recognize the amazing journey and efforts of their ancestors to colonize the northern frontier of New Spain. With soldados and the the Amigos de Anza color guard as a colorful backdrop, you are invited to witness this public commemoration, organized by Los Californianos, with support from the Presidio Trust. Listen to roll call of the men, women, and children who arrived at the Golden Gate on June 27, 1776.

Where: Pershing Square, Main Post
97 Arguello Blvd,
San Francisco, CA 94129

When: 10:30am - 12:00pm

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