Weekend CENTRAL PARK, Huntington Beach September
Saturday September 1 - Sunday September 2, 2012
7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA
Battle Times: Sat: 1:30 and 4 p.m. & Sep.4 at
11 and 2 p.m.
Twilight Concert: Saturday after event
Sunday: Church services at 8 a.m.
Camp opens to the public at 9 a.m.
First battle at 11 a.m.
Living History Weapons Demonstration at Noon
2nd Battle at 2 p.m.
President Lincolnís Gettysburg Address daily - 15 min
after each battle Pass and Review Parade to follow the
first battle on Saturday and the last battle on Sunday
The Civil War Re-enactment in Huntington
Beach Central Park is a blast, literally! The annual
two-day event includes cannon blasts, fiddlers, banjos,
flutes, drums, festive costumes, troop encampments and
booths where hoop skirts and military period
costumes were sold. It is held on Labor Day Weekend and
includes excitement, gun battles and patriotic services.
Huntington Beach Civil War Days Reenactment commemorates the Civil
encampment set-ups usually begin on Friday
afternoons. Dressed in authentic costumes of the
era, men, women and children participate in the
re-enactments, including the gun battles. It is a
family-oriented event that children enjoy.
Saturday, two gun battles are usually scheduled,
complete with canon fire. There is no actual firing
of weapons but the sounds and acting simulate an
actual battlefield. Sunday usually offers a morning
church service open to the public and more fun. Food
booths sell sodas, roasted corn and meat. Vendor
booths sell hoop skirts, men's battle clothing,
caps, hats, boots and socks and books, posters and
items of interest to the audience.
the huge grass lawns of the 350+ acreage of Central
Park, the event is held in the portion of the park
behind Huntington Central Library, providing ample
free parking. Attendance to the event is usually
free, as well.
educational experience for young and old alike, the
battle simulations provide an appreciation of the
experiences of America's ancestors in the United
States. Observance of the battles are strikingly in
contrast to today's understanding of war and how
battles are fought.
non-profit organization that hosts the re-enactment
seeks to educate the public and youth to the United
States history, providing an entertaining platform
that allows the lessons to come to life. If you've
never seen this event, it is highly recommended as
an attraction for even just an hour's visit. See
calendar of events for current schedule.