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Union Bank Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

410 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Region: Gaslamp Quarter
Date: November 9 - November 9, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Venue: Island and Fourth Avenues

History can be fun, and we're out to prove it!

Fall Back is our annual children's street faire giving children and families the chance to "fall back" in time and experience what life was like in the mid- to late- nineteenth century when San Diego was a bustling new town. 

Admission is free, but there are nominal fees required for some activities, such as the carnival rides.

Between old-fashioned festivities like pony rides and ice cream- and pie-eating contests, there are historical recreations and demonstrations with a "nineteenth-century" blacksmith plying his trade, prospectors teaching children how to pan for gold, butter churning and candle dipping demonstrations, and a Wild West shoot-out, to name a few.

Kids absorb history by simply observing and participating - and they love it!

Cultural offerings are the other side of Fall Back. Native American and other folkloric dancers delight audiences of all ages. Children engage in Southwest Indian sand painting, Chinese calligraphy, model railroad demonstration, and a drumming jam session, all the while being entertained my magicians, musicians, and dancers.  They will be intrigued by local Native American tales told by renowned storyteller Abel Silvas. 

Additionally, activities at the craft booths will provide the children with keep-sakes of a fabulous day.

Kids in attendance will get:

  • Free Hot Dog at compliments of Jolt'n Joes*
  • Free kids size root beer float*

(*while supplies last)

The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation wraps food, entertainment, and family-fun around a hearty helping of history and culture that will keep you coming back every year!

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