Ring in the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala at Festival of the Bells
Festival of the Bells celebrates the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala, known as the birthplace of California.
Celebrate the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala at the Festival of the Bells.

Returning July 15th and 16th, Festival of the Bells will celebrate the 248th Anniversary of the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala, known as the birthplace of California. To commemorate the founding of the mission by Father Junipero Serra, the mission will feature food and craft vendors and host events over the course of the weekend, including live entertainment, fun zone, music, dancing, and more. For the only time during the year, all five Mission bells will ring out, including the original bell that dates back to 1802.

For more information on this unique celebration of California history, be sure to visit the Mission San Diego de Alcala website.

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