We moved to the burbs about five months ago. I was leery about this change, to say the least. However, since being here I have felt an overwhelming sense of community and have quickly settled in. Yesterday was the 15th annual Fiesta de los Penasquitos – a family oriented annual street faire for residents of the Rancho Penasquitos community.
This community festival exceeded my expectations. It was jam-packed and it seemed like every single resident came out to enjoy the fun. There were carnival rides, ponies, booths with community information, crafts for sale, food and entertainment. It reminded me a lot of the annual community festival in my hometown – the Conejo Valley Days.
It is nice to have a sense of community in my adopted home town. I’ve lived in San Diego for 12 years now and this is the first time I have really felt that sense of community involvement – aside from the overall San Diego County pride.
Here is a little more about the event from the website:
Approximately 15,000 people will set foot in Rancho Peñasquitos to attend the annual “Fiesta de los Penasquitos” community festival. The Fiesta de los Penasquitos is a family oriented annual street faire for residents of the Rancho Penasquitos community.
The festival has been an annual event since 1995 and is the largest event of the year for the Rancho Penasquitos Town Council. In keeping with the tradition of past events, all proceeds from the event are returned to the community in the form of individual and organizational grant awards. The 15th Annual Fiesta de los Penasquitos is being held on Sunday, May 2, from 11am to 5pm. The event is FREE to the public and is sponsored by the Rancho Penasquitos Town Council.
This year’s entertainment will feature four unique zones: the “family fun zone”, the “adventure zone”, the “community zone” and the “carnival zone”. With over 150 vendors providing arts & crafts, food, home improvement tips, a rock climbing wall and Fiesta Fun Tent for children of all ages as – there’s truly something for everyone!