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“Pasados del Presidio” Celebration | June 25, 26, 27

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - All Day | Cost: FREE

Event Details

The Presidio we know today has its roots in events that took place more than 230 years ago. In 1776, a group of soldiers and pioneering families completed their long trip from Mexico to the bay in Alta California. Here they built El Presidio, a fortified settlement. From this modest beginning, the City of San Francisco was born.

Each year the park hosts a series of public programs commemorating “San Francisco’s birthday” and the founding of the Presidio. Pasados del Presidio events are open to all.

Pasados del Presidio 2010

Afternoon Fun for Kids
Friday, June 25, Noon to 3 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
Explore the life ways and music of Early California. Participate in early California rancho life with Ohlone storytelling and games, live music and dance by the Calicanto Singers, and rancho life activities. Kids can enjoy adobe brick making, pottery, tortilla making, and other crafts. Special guests include “Juanito” the donkey and the Amigos de Anza horses. Food is available for purchase.

Mission Possible Exhibit and Awards Ceremony
Friday, June 25 at 1pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
This free exhibit showcases California Mission Era projects designed and constructed by San Francisco students. Come travel back in time along El Camino Real. A special awards ceremony for all participating students will occur at 1 pm.

Evening Fandango
Friday, June 25 & Saturday, June 26, 7 to 9 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
This lively evening concert celebrates the songs and dances of Early California with the renowned Coro Hispano de San Francisco directed by Juan Pedro Gaffney R. This year’s guest artist is the dance ensemble Los Lupeños de San José directed by Tony Ferrigno. Free PresidiGo Shuttle connecting to public transit will run until 9 pm, connecting with MUNI 43 and 45.

San Francisco Birthday
Sunday, June 27, 11 am to Noon
Pershing Square, across from the Officers’ Club
Join Early California descendants (Los Californianos) to celebrate the “birthday” of San Francisco. Descendants will honor their ancestors and the founding of the Presidio of San Francisco with a ceremony and costumed horse riders.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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