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Festival of the Bells

07/16/2016 - 07/17/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Festival of the Bells



Saturday from 10am – 9pm

Sunday from 11am – 5pm

Crystal and Brian Carr, Chairpersons – (619) 916-6598 or

Crafts – call Karina (619) 717-9693

Volunteers – call Lisa (619) 462-7044

Program Ads – call Mary Jane (619) 344-7767

What is it?

The Festival of the Bells is our largest, most important event of the year as it commemorates the founding of our beautiful and historic church 247 years ago.   There are opportunities for everyone to get involved and to participate. This event is for people of all ages.

The festivities include several food booths, live entertainment, games and bounce houses for the kids, and a full bar cantina for the adults.

Other highlights include: – The Blessing of the Bells which is the only time all year that all five Mission bells are rung, including the original bell dating back to 1802 – A private Garden Party with Bishop McElroy- Dancing to The Legends on Saturday night – The Anniversary Mass with the full choir … and… – The Blessing of the Animals

The Festival of the Bells is a great community-building event and we hope to see you there!

Highlights for the Weekend

Saturday 12 noon – Blessing of the Bells
Saturday 6-9pm – Dancing under the stars with The Legends
Sunday 8am – 11am – Pancake Breakfast
Sunday 12 noon – 247th Anniversary Mass in the Mission
Sunday 3pm – Blessing of the Animals

Antiques and Collectibles Booth

We are now accepting donations of gently used antique furniture and collectible items for this new, fun booth at this years Festival. (Some items may be auctioned off). To ensure the quality of the item/s to be donated, send a photo or a detailed description of the item/s to:

Please include approximate value and suggested resale price. There will NOT be a White Elephant Booth this year.


Event Details:

Date(s) - 07/16/2016 - 07/17/2016
Time(s) - 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Mission San Diego de Alcalá
10818 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108

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