San Diego Tango Marathon

16-18 August 2024

Dancing in Fountain

Fountain Play Tango

Friday, 16 Aug 2024, 3-6pm

In Waterfront Park (Map   )

Across from the Star of India

A low key meet and greet, and a chance to dance in the fountains next to the San Diego Harbor and the Star of India tall ship. This is open everyone: all tango dancers, attending the marathon or not, and anyone who just wants to watch.

This park is across the street from the San Diego Tango Festival Hotel, the Wyndham San Diego Bayside.

We will provide light picnic snacks and tango music from a boom box with Jessica curating the music. Feel free to bring something to share. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.

The fountain is only a few inches deep, and has a soft rubber surface for children; this makes pivots difficult, so bring your best Milonguero Style game. Sunscreen, sunglasses, a beach towel and a bathing suit (or at least shorts or a short skirt) would be a good idea. If you don't want to dance in the water, there is a wood bridge over the fountain and grass and the sidewalk, but.... why?

Getting There
Bus/Trolley Information

If you are arriving from the Airport, the City Airport Bus (992) has a stop just 2 minutes walk from where we are meeting: get off at the stop by the tall ship (North Harbor and Ash ) and walk towards the fountains. If you are arriving on the Blue Line Trolley, we are one block west of the County Center/Little Italy Station  - walk downhill towards the harbor, and left of the County Center building, through the playground.

If you are coming via ride share, go to the corner of N Harbor Dr and W Ash St  . For those who drive their own cars, there is metered parking available along the harbor front.