Join us to commemorate the founding of the Presidio and to celebrate the people of Early California with music, dance, and lore. All activities are free.
San Francisco’s “Birthday”
Friday, June 27, 11 am to Noon
Pershing Square (near the Presidio Officers’ Club), Main Post
In 1775-1776, 240 colonists – soldiers, men, women and children – traveled 1,800
miles from present-day Mexico to found the Presidio of San Francisco, bringing with them a new culture and a new era in California History. Descendants of the original founding families of the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition return to the Presidio every June to recognize the amazing journey. Join them for this special commemoration.
Afternoon Fun for Kids
Friday, June 27, Noon to 3 pm
Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Main Post
Explore the stories of Early California and see history come to life. Enjoy music,dance, Ohlone storytelling, hands-on kids’ activities, living history, and Juanito the donkey. This year Ballet Folklórico Mexicano will offer dance workshops. Food is available for purchase.
Other Pasados del Presidio events:
1776 Campfire with Captain Anza
Thursday, June 26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Rob Hill Campground (off Washington Boulevard)
The soldados who founded the Presidio camped as they made their way north from present-day Mexico. At this event, experience a re-enactment campsite, use period instruments to map their journey, and play music from the expedition. Guests can also help put up a tent with Captain Anza and enjoy s’mores by the fire.