February 1, 2014 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – Celebrating its 100th year, Jacumba Hot Springs in San Diego's East County has launched a Centennial website at http://www.jacumbahotspringscentennial.org/.
The site lists upcoming festivals in this historic high desert community, plus a historical timeline, attractions and tips for visitors. Festivals include a Blues Fest on May 3, a Healing Waters and Arts Festival on May 24, a Fall Centennial Festival on October 4, and a Feliz Navidad Christmas festival on December 6. Scroll down for more details, and visit the Centennial webpage for additional information. The site will be updated throughout the year with even more details, including a separate page for each of these unique festivals.
- Festival #1 (Saturday, May 3) is our third annual Blues Fest. This very popular festival showcases our musical heritage-Jacumba has always attracted troubadours and musicians of every stripe!
- Festival #2 (Saturday, May 24) is our Healing Waters and Arts Festival. This festival celebrates our 'healing waters' history as a place for relaxation and rejuvenation. It pays tribute to the Native American Kumeyaay peoples who first settled here, and also applauds our many artists who make our community more interesting and vibrant!
- Festival #3 (Saturday, October 4) is our western -themed Fall Centennial Festival. We salute the pioneers of the town who braved harsh conditions and deprivations to build a community we are proud of today. We take a look back in history to Jacumba's Hollywood 'heyday' when stars such as Clark Gable , Wallace Berry and Louise Brooks visited to take the waters or film a movie
- Festival #4 (Saturday, December 6) closes our Centennial year with a Feliz Navidad Festival. This festival will be a unique blend of traditional Christmas with a Mexico flair. We celebrate our special status as a Colonia and as a sister town to Jacume, just across the border.