Join Us for Heritage Day 2022!

We are so excited to welcome you to Heritage Day 2022 at DANA Adobe and Cultural Center!

Join us at Heritage Day for Traditional Dance and Live Entertainment!

Heritage Day is a family event that we host annually to commemorate the founding of Dana Adobe and the importance it plays in the Nipomo community.  

When William Goodwin Dana married Maria Josefa and took possession of thousands of acres in the Chumash Foothills in what is now Nipomo, we don’t think he intended his new home to make an impact in Central Coast History.  Nevertheless, Captain Dana was what you might call a wave-maker, and the Adobe became a hub for trade, commerce and California Travel in the mid-late 1800’s because of William Goodwin Dana and Maria Josefa’s management and legacy.  

William Goodwin Dana and Maria Josefa

It wasn’t easy, building this empire, and Heritage Day commemorates all of the fun and excitement of DANA Adobe as well as the tough stuff.  There are many stories of difficulties due to trade logistics, and battles waged that protected the Adobe, the people, the land, and animals within it.  Heritage Day is our chance to share all of those stories with you – while eating some really yummy food and listening to great music in a beautiful place!

Heritage Day 2022 will look something like this…

Opening Ceremonies Lots of live entertainment – The Rosin Sniffers, The Yesteryears Dancers, and numerous demonstrations, speeches, and hands on activities with live re-enactors.

Local Vendors & Local Food!

We hope you will join us for this amazing event! 

You can purchase tickets at the gate at 671 S. Oakglen Avenue the day of the event and you can find out more about William Goodwin Dana and his descendants, click here.

See You Soon!