Cabrillo National Monument “Lights Up The Night” In Centennial Celebration

UPDATE: Due to the government shutdown, this event has been canceled.

The Cabrillo National Monument is one of San Diego’s most iconic landmarks. The monument commemorates the landing site that Juan Cabrillo arrived at on September 28, 1542. This famous landing at San Diego Bay was the fist time an European explorer had set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. On October 14, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that a statue be built in order to honor the late explorer. The limestone monument was sculpted for the Portuguese Government in 1939 and then donated to the United States. Standing at 14 feet tall, the statue weighs an enormous 14,000 pounds. “America’s Finest City” is paying tribute to our only national park by celebrating the monuments 100 year anniversary. On Saturday, October 12, the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation is hosting “Cabrillo Lights Up The Night”. The nights events are focused on helping sponsor the monuments historical, educational, and scientific programs. Gates open at 5:30PM followed with a sunset walk to the lighthouse. The rest of the night includes catered dinner by Elegant Events, drinks, a silent auction, and dancing. Tickets are $55.00 for members of the CNM foundation and $65.00 for nonmembers.

Look forward for a blog covering the nights festivities in the upcoming weeks. For more information and tickets, visit their website. We hope to see you there!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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