Welcome to the annual Festival of the Bells official site. This one weekend event is the anniversary celebration of Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions. Founded by Blessed Father Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá is located at
Each year in mid July, parishioners, volunteers and visitors all gather for one weekend to celebrate the beginning of Christianity in the western
For more information on the rich history of the
This site was established to provide useful information and resources to volunteers, parishioners and visitors in regards to activities surrounding the Festival of the Bells.
"Always go forward...never turn back"
-Bl. Father Junipero Serra
This website is operated and managed by volunteers of the Festival of the Bells for Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá and is not a parish website. For information regarding the Mission San Diego de Alcalá parish and its services, please refer to its website at http://missionsandiego.com. Thank You!