Picnic in the Park: A Fundraiser for Lower Presidio Historic Park
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The Old Monterey Foundation invites you to join us for a Picnic in Lower Presidio Historic Park on Saturday, July 1, 11am-3pm. Kick off the 4th of July weekend at this free, family-friendly event! Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day. This event is a fundraiser for Lower Presidio Historic Park.
Enjoy great food from several visiting food trucks, live music by Derek Bodkin and The Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble, performances by the DeFranco Dance Project and Ragamuffin Musical Theatre Company, and a reeanactment of the capture of the Presidio of Monterey in 1818 by Argentinian privateer Hippolyte Bouchard and his loyal crew (kids and adults are welcome to dress as pirates and take part in the reenactment). Plus we'll have a costume contest with prizes for best-dressed pirates (kids and adults), a scavenger hunt, and face painting for the kids.
There will also be free Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours with historian Tim Thomas at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm today.