On behalf of the City of San Diego and the San Diego History Center, we invite you to attend a civic event in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the City of San Diego and beginning of California. The San Diego 250 Civic Commemoration will be an opportunity to reflect on the past and look ahead to a prosperous future for our region and state. Held at the site of the old Spanish presidio, this event will feature live cultural performances, and a formal speaking program culminating in the historic raising of a new Kumeyaay flag alongside the American, Mexican and Spanish flags. Please find the full schedule below and RSVP for additional information regarding parking and day of logistics.
Please join us on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 5:00 PM on traditional Kumeyaay Land at the Junípero Serra Museum, Presidio Park, San Diego.
Parking will be available starting at 4:00 PM in the Caltrans parking lot, 4050 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110. From the parking lot, we will have Old Town Trolleys escorting guests up to the Serra Museum.
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a commemorative coin.
5:00 to 6:00 PM
- Cultural Performances
- Informational Booths and Giveaways
- Food Available for Purchase
6:00 to 7:00 PM – Civic Ceremony
- Blessing and traditional bird songs by the Kumeyaay Nation
- John Morrell, San Diego History Center
- Board Chair City Councilmember Chris Ward
- Port of San Diego Commissioner Rafael Castellanos
- California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria
- San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
- Kumeyaay Nation Speaker
- California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins
- California Governor Gavin Newsom (Invited)
- Raising of the Kumeyaay Flag – leaders and veterans of the Kumeyaay Nation
- Kumeyaay Nation closing song
- Event Concludes