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Latin American Festival - Old Town San Diego

  • Bazaar Del Mundo

    4133 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA (map)

    32.757282 -117.197754

  • Price: Free Admission 

    Diane Powers' annual Latin American Festival & Mata Ortiz Pottery Market serves up one of the nation’s most extensive collections of authentic Mexican folk art, traditional clothing and textiles, colorful collectibles and dazzling jewelry - in addition to nonstop musical entertainment and authentic Mexican cuisine.

    The weekend of August 2 to 4, Bazaar del Mundo's parking lot will be transformed into a vibrant marketplace ensconced beneath a colorful array of shading umbrellas, where festival-goers can enjoy live demonstrations as artists hack away at wooden stumps to reveal life-like animal figures, weave hand-pulled wool into intricate textiles and skillfully paint delicate designs onto hand-formed clay pots.

    Guest artisans from Chihuahua, Mexico, are expected, creating eye-popping Mata Ortiz pottery, a centuries-old art form renowned for its hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols. Artisans from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador and various other Latin American countries will each showcase their traditional crafts and highly sought-after hand-made goods.

    Open to suggestions for lunch.

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  • Susi G.

    Wow, just saw this. Is there that much rain? Was out in it today in the bay and it didn't seem that bad. Sorry to see this cancelled.

    August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    Due to the rain, I will be cancelling tomorrow's event. So sorry.

    Thank you,
    Judy

    August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    Since the festival is in the Bazaar Del Mundo parking lot, I will be at the entrance though I don't know where that will be exactly. I will be wearing a yellow & brown blouse with a khaki pencil skirt and a khaki hat.

    I have already made 12:30pm reservations for Miguel's Cantina:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/miguels-cocina-san-diego-6

    I have already requested for separate checks. The restaurant will be adding 18% gratuity because of the large size of our group. Kindly, reply to this post so I can get a head count for those of you who would like to have lunch at Miguel's.

    I have emailed each of you my cell phone. Please reply with a text of your name, so I know you received my number.

    Hasta mañana,
    Judy :)

    August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    I changed the time to 10am. I'll be sending out an email the day before with my cell phone. I will also be making lunch reservations for 11:30am at one of the restaurants. Any suggestions? Please post here. Thanks and Cheers!

    July 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Judy, we would love to come and meet all of you at 10-11:30, but cannot stay for lunch. Is that still OK? Please let me know. Thanks.

      August 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries Andrew & Sue! Glad we'll be happy to spend some time with you both tomorrow. Enjoy!

      August 2, 2014

  • Susi G.

    Hi Judy - hope it's not too late to join in! Just changed from a no to a yes. Did you settle on a restaurant yet?

    July 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem Susi! Happy you can join us! :)

      August 2, 2014

  • Gloriana

    Miguel's is usually a good place to eat in Coronado so I imagine the food would be just as good in Old Town.

    July 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the feedback Gloriana! See you tomorrow!

      August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    I made 12:30 pm lunch reservations at Miguel's Cantina:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/miguels-cocina-san-diego-6

    Please reply to this so I can get a head count for those of you who want to have lunch. I have requested that they give separate checks and they will be adding 18% gratuity because of the large group.

    Also I will be emailing each of you my cell phone number, so you can get in touch with me. I plan on being there at 10am sharp at the front entrance of the festival which is in the Bazaar Del Mundo parking lot. I will be wearing a yellow and brown blouse with a khaki pencil skirt and a hat. Please let me know if you have received my cell number by texting me your name. Thank you and see you tomorrow!

    Hasta mañana,
    Judy

    August 2, 2014

  • Carol

    Bazaar del Mundo is rather large. Where exactly will you be?

    1 · August 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Carol! It looks like the festival will be in the parking lot, so I will meet you at the entrance.

      August 2, 2014

  • Nancy H

    Where in Bazaar Del Mundo do you plan on meeting? Are you meeting at Miguel's at 10:00, or somewhere else first?

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    I'll be emailing my cell number on Saturday. Please meet me at 10 am at Bazaar Del Mundo. Any suggestions for lunch?

    See you all soon!
    Ciao~

    July 29, 2014

  • Carol

    Where are we going to meet?

    July 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let's meet at Bazaar Del Mundo.

      July 29, 2014

  • Dawn B.

    I'm a little confused; didn't the City unceremoniously kick Diane Powers out of Bazaar del Mundo & power grab it for themselves? Isn't she relocated outside the park now? How can this be called, "Diane Power's Bazaar del Mundo"? Or did they steal her name too?

    July 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Here's the link that the information above was taken from:http://www.sandiego.o...­

      July 28, 2014

    • Dawn B.

      Ok. It is Diane Power's new location. I didn't realize she was calling her set-up Bazaar del Mundo too. (Although there's no reason she shouldn't - she created it!)
      I just wanted to make sure who was hosting. (If you can't tell, I've never forgiven the City for taking the Old Town BDM away from her after she created it & built it up.) I will definitely try to come. It sounds like a great time!

      July 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, already committed.

    July 28, 2014

  • Melva M.

    I am not sure yet if I can attend...I have a sister in Texas who is seriously ill and I may have to fly out there to be with her. But if I am still here on Aug 3 then I will attend.

    July 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So sorry about your sister Melva. I will be praying for her and your family. Take care.

      July 27, 2014

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