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Huntington Beach Civil War Days

September 2-3, 2017

Central Park (behind Central Library)
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA
Free admission,

2017 Line up

Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • 10 a.m. Camp opens to the public 
  • 12 p.m. Battlefield Concert - Noon - The Richmond Howitzers Band
  • 1:30 p.m. First battle
    3 p.m. Living History Weapons Demonstration to follow President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
  • 4 p.m. Second Battle 
  • 4:45 p.m. President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 
  • 5:30 p.m. Twilight Concert featuring The Armory Band 
  • 7:30 p.m. Evening Dance

Sunday, September 3, 2017

  • 9 a.m.Church Service
  • 10 a.m.Battlefield Concert - ft. The Richmond Howitzers Band
  • 11 a.m. First battle
  • 12 p.m. President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at Noon. Living History Weapons Demonstration to follow
  • 2 p.m. Second Battle
  • 3 p.m. President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Huntington Beach Civil War Days: Considered the largest Civil War re-enactment in Southern California, this annual event is one of the few free events, as well. Hosted as the Huntington Beach Historical Society's biggest event of the year, it takes place over the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

See photos of past Civil War Days events.

It is held in beautiful Central Park (east) down the hill behind the Central Library complex. Free parking is available (first come, first serve).

Two battles per day include mock canon fire that excites crowds. Children either love it or can be scared so be aware. Pets may not handle it either.

Vendors sell civil war and history related items such as costumes, books and other collector gifts. There are hot dogs, corn and hamburgers sold, as well as water and sodas. Or you can bring your own picnic.

A Sunday morning "suttlers" church service is offered and there's usually an evening concert.

Though you will see tents and encampments, they are set up by special permit. The public is not allowed to camp at the event.

7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA

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