2015 Centennial Celebration
Serious planning has begun for the centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama – California Exposition. In retrospect, the original event in 1915 could be considered a “world's fair,” due to its scope and lasting heritage. While the primary venue of that event was the fledgling Balboa Park, the overriding theme was a celebration of progress, prosperity and opportunity as represented by the completion and opening of the Panama Canal and the location of San Diego as the first U.S. port-of-call for northbound maritime trade. The scope of the 2015 centennial celebration is still to be determined, but as a milestone event in this city’s history, it represents, once again, an opportunity to focus the eyes of the state, the nation and perhaps the world on San Diego.
- Download the Balboa Park 2015 Centennial Celebration report, a publication that conveys a high-level, inspirational vision for the celebration. The vision is the result of a two-day charrette that took place in November 2010.
- View the presentation made to the San Diego City Council Natural Resources & Culture Committee on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
View Balboa Park Celebration, Inc. documents and plans:
- Articles of Incoporation
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Process Framework for Sanctioning of Official Events and Partnerships
- Master Programming Guiding Principals & Assumptions
- Initial Venue Allocation Plan
- Initial Venue Allocation Map
- Initial Implementation Plan