Since 1980. Each year since 1980, the AFCD Jazz Society has held a jazz festival during Thanksgiving week at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley, San Diego. From Wednesday evening through Sunday, over 25 bands and invited guest star musicians perform in seven or more venues – a total of more than 180 hours of music played by the top Classic Jazz bands in the country. Local youth bands also perform. The primary focus is on Trad Jazz but the festival offers other music genres. Music lovers will enjoy Ragtime, Stride, New Orleans jazz, boogie woogie, and Rockabilly. Guests of all ages, from jazz aficionados to those experiencing this art form for the first time, enjoy the wonderfully uplifting music, colorful parasol parades, period costumes and “Second-line” dancers. Fans from as far away as Canada, Sweden, Scotland, and Australia attend year after year.