Your browser is out of date.
This site may not function properly in your current browser. Update Now

Discovery Day Homecoming Festival

Festival Event


Accessibility Notes

There is easy site access for persons with mobility impairments and those in wheelchairs, but it might be difficult to access the beach because of the sandy terrain.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All Ages

This festival encourages San Salvadorians worldwide to come home and celebrate Discovery Day, which commemorates the first landfall of the great navigator Christopher Columbus, on October 12, 1492. He renamed the Island of Guanahani to San Salvador meaning "Holy Saviour."

The event features cultural performances, gospel concerts, live entertainment by local and visiting artists, and culminates in a regatta with Bahamian sailing sloops.

Pet Friendly Notes

This event is not suitable for pets, because of the crowd and noise.


There is no fee, except on evenings when there is a concert.