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Big event aims to breathe life back into Jacumba Hot Springs

Jacumba, CA - unknown to most San Diego residents, this small desert community is about an hour and a half southeast of downtown San Diego. Once home to over 5,000 residents, this long forgotten sleepy town was nearly completely abandoned until 2013 when businessman and local nudist Dave Landman purchased the entire town and renamed it Jacumba Hot Springs in hopes of completing a full restoration and transforming the near ghost town into a thriving and eclectic community once again.

Dave Landman started the restoration process with the once popular Jacumba Hot Springs Spa. Abandoned over two years ago, Jacumba Hot Springs Spa used to be a hot spot for the who's who of Hollywood that would spend their days lounging in the natural earth heated hot springs just a few decades ago. Now new owner Mr. Landman is working to revive this community and make it a popular destination once again.

The town of Jacumba Hot Springs is hosting a big local event on May 24th called the Jacumba Hot Springs Healing Waters & Arts Festival featuring live music, holistic practitioners, arts, crafts and food vendors. It will be an event focusing on the more eclectic side of San Diego County with drum circles, Kumeyaay bird singers and local vendors like Lonesome Sage Herbs, Spices & Healing Skin Care, a locally owned and operated San Diego small business selling loose leaf teas, spice blends and natural skin care. The Healing Waters & Art Festival will also include key note speaker, Mimi Kirk. Mimi is a former Vegas show-girl and small screen actress, as well as the best selling author of LIVE RAW, Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty.

Get a taste of old Hollywood and help breathe life back into this charming desert town by attending the Jacumba Hot Springs Healing Waters & Art Festival May 24, 2013 from 10am - 6pm. For more information on the event or to sign up to be a vendor visit

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