Parkwide Events

Balboa Park is home to hundreds of events every year.  But it is a special treat when the bulk of the Park comes together as one, to focus on a specific occasion or theme.  Whether it is a event that has become an honored, annual tradition, or something new to celebrate nature, innovation, or creativity, mark your calendar so you don't miss the next Parkwide event!

 


Food Truck Fridays - Fridays: June 1 - September 28, 2018

Food Truck Fridays 2018 Balboa ParkFood

Kick off your summer weekends in style every Friday evening at Balboa Park’s hottest after-hours event.  Visitors of all ages can enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids while eating gourmet dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen popular food trucks parked on the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway. Throughout the summer, Food Truck Fridays will present different musical performers or DJs each night in the Plaza de Panama.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maker Faire San Diego - October 6 & 7, 2018

Maker Faire 2018 Balboa ParkMaker

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Family Day - October 27, 2018

Halloween Family Day 2018 Balboa ParkHalloween

The region’s largest free Halloween carnival celebrates its 10 th year of giving families a fun, safe, and culturally inspired kickoff to their Halloween activities. Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present free craft projects for kids, costume parades, and tons of spooky surprises while participating museums offer free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.

 

 

 

 

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Balboa Park December Nights - December 7 & 8, 2018

Christmas Tree in the Spreckels Organ PavilionBalboa Park December Nights logo

The first Friday and Saturday in December each year, Balboa Park comes alive with the holiday spirit.  2 days and nights of music, dancing, performances, lights, food, and more!

 

 

 

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