Journey back to September 28, 1542 when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, sailing under the flag of Spain, landed on the shore of San Diego Bay. This pivotal moment in history is remembered every year with a series of events hosted by the Cabrillo Festival Inc. and the National Park Service.
Hosted by the National Park Service
SATURDAY, SEP. 27, 2014 3:30 PM
Commemorative Ceremony and Wreath Laying honoring the 1542 landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo will be held at Cabrillo National Monument.The keynote address will be provided by the Portuguese Secretary of State to the Portuguese Communities Dr. José Cesário.
Hosted by Cabrillo Festival, Incorporated
SATURDAY, SEP. 27, 2014 6:30 PM
Cabrillo Discovery Celebration Dinner-Dance, S.E.S. Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, Point Loma. No host cocktails- 6:00 PM; Dinner- 7:30 PM followed by dancing. $50.00 per person. Sponsored by Cabrillo Civic Club #16 of San Diego and Portuguese American Social and Civic Club. To purchase tickets, call 619-426-0769 or 619-221-8084.
SUNDAY, SEP. 28, 2014 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Cabrillo Festival at Ballast Point, Naval Base Point Loma, south end of Rosecrans Street. FREE ADMISSION. There will be music, dancing, children’s activities and foods of Native Americans, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. There will 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 1:00 PM. Bring Identification.