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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Spice up the weekend at the FREE Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Grab your familia and head over to historic Old Town to spice up your weekend for the FREE Fiesta Old Town Mercado – a Cinco de Mayo artisan market and dining extravaganza. After 37 years of fiery fun plus 1 dynamic virtual party in 2020, Fiesta Old Town will bring back the FUEGO as it transforms the historic Old Town San Diego area into a Cinco de Mayo retail and cuisine experience taking place Saturday, May 1st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event supports the Old Town community and proceeds benefit the Historic Old Town Community Foundation.

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Enjoy enriched vibrations and the musings of tradition as you peruse the history and modern culture of one of San Diego’s most iconic districts. Feed your curiosity and love for Old Town by exploring the museums, specialty shops and the lively streets of the Mercado where you can purchase an array of merchandise from over 100 vendors that include: handmade leather pieces, beautiful jewelry and many more treasures.

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Dine and drink at San Diego’s top eateries in expanded curbside seating centered in the heart of the bustle and energy. From world-famous margaritas and iced cold cervezas to handmade tortillas and specialty enchiladas, your palate will burst with the flavors of Fiesta as you sway to the vibrant melodies played in the restaurants lining the streets.

Fiesta Old Town Mercado will be held between San Diego Ave & Harney St in Old Town. For more info, visit


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