San Gabriel Mission Fiesta: God, Family, Friends and Fun

Please be sure to check out the many volunteer opportunities at the San Gabriel Mission Fiesta. Don't forget, that parent service hours can be earned during this wonderful parish-wide event. Click on the links below for more information and updates.

Friday, September 2, 2011, 6 p.m. to Midnight

6 p.m. : Ringing of the Bells Ceremony at bell wall,
followed by Blessing of Fiesta grounds.

Saturday, September 3, 2011, noon to Midnight
9 a.m.: Children & Pets’ Costume Contest on fiesta stage.
11 a.m.: Blessing of the Animals near fiesta stage
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Re-enactors of History in Mission Gardens

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Art Show (Museum Patio & Gardens)

5 p.m.: History Reception in museum patio.
5 p.m.: Birthday Cake celebration near fiesta stage

Sunday, September 4, 2011, noon to Midnight
9:30 a.m.: Founder’s Memorial Mass in Old Mission Church

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Re-enactors of History in Mission Gardens

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Art Show
11:30 p.m.: Closing Ceremonies and Prize Drawings on fiesta stage.

The 2011 Fiesta

More than $10,000 Worth of Prizes
Live Entertainment — International Fine Foods — Fun Rides –
Games — Bingo — Major Awards — See Historical Sites
Visit the Mission Museum

Más de $10,000 en premios
Entretenimiento Vivo — Comida Internacional y rica — Paseos Divertidos –
Juegos — Bingo — Premios Mayores –
Visiten sitios históricos — Visite el museo de la Misión –

History of the Fiesta

La Fiesta de San Gabriel celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel. The fiesta has been held for many years on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend and marks the September 8, 1771 date when the mission was established. Mission San Gabriel is the fourth of the original 21 missions in California. The mission, museum, and grounds are designated as State of California Historical Landmark 158.

How to Get There

La Fiesta de San Gabriel is celebrated on the mission grounds at 428 S. Mission Drive in the city of San Gabriel. The mission is located about 1 1/2 miles north of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10). Take the Del Mar Avenue exit, travel north almost 1 1/2 miles to Mission Road, turn left onto Mission Road and travel west 1/2 mile to mission’s parking lot. Parking also is available on nearby streets and parking lots indicated for Fiesta.

For more information:

Call the Mission Fiesta Office at 626-457-3034,
Fax: 626-282-5308
E-mail at

La Fiesta de San Gabriel
San Gabriel Mission
428 S. Mission Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776