posted on: 10/19/2011 - 9:27am by Cosmos
I don’t think you bipedal critters realize just how good you have it sometimes. Along with all the other great cultural festivals happening in the Park year-round, you now have another one, the Diwali Festival of Lights, vying to become one of the biggest multi-venue events on the Balboa Park annual calendar.
If last year’s Diwali Festival wasn’t spectacular enough, the fourth annual installment this Sunday, October 23, 4:00-8:00pm, adds the cultural resources of a third museum, the Museum of Man, to those of the Mingei Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art.
Celebrating India’s most important holiday, Balboa Park’s Diwali Festival combines food from San Diego’s finest Indian restaurants, music, dancing, arts and crafts, cultural stations along El Prado, and admission to three of Balboa Park’s most prominent museums from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Like last year's extravaganza, the evening will culminate with a massive cultural performance in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, representing the traditions of various regions of India, a participatory folk dance, and the ceremonial lighting of 1,008 lamps.
And while this isn’t designed to be a pet-friendly event due to the activities inside the three museums, it’s certainly intended to be a family-friendly one, offering a special admission price of only $15 for a family of four, otherwise $5 for lone wolfs.