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Twilight in the Park and Summer Events

Twilight in the Park, music, museums, and more! 

Performances, exhibits, lectures, films, and special musical interludes fill summer evenings in Balboa Park. From the popular Twilight in the Park concerts (schedule below), Nighttime Zoo;  the Summer Shakespeare Festival at The Old Globe,  the 2016 Centennial International Summer in Spreckels Organ Pavilion, and much, much more!

Also, Films in the Garden at The San Diego Museum of Art

In addition, many of your favorite museums will have extended summer hours on Friday nights (and some other evenings!) 
Balboa Park After Dark

And Food Truck Fridays

This page will be updated as information is available

Twilight in the Park - 2016 Summer Concerts
From June 21 - September 1: Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm  
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Schedule subject to change without notice


  • Tue. 21th         Kearny Mesa Band – Community Concert Band

  • Wed. 22th       145th Street – Contemporary Blues

  • Thur. 23rd       Emerald River – Country Rock

  • Tues. 28th       The Cat-illacs – Vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • Wed. 29th        Hillcrest Wind Ensemble – Popular Band Music

  • Thurs 30th        San Diego City Guard Band - traditional band


  • Tue. 5th           300th Army Band – Classical Band, Marches, Patriotic       

  • Wed. 6th          Groupo Musical Relax de Tijuana – Salsa, bolero, cha cha cha

  • Thur. 7th           Baja Bugs –  Beatles Tribute Band

  • Tues 12th        Suspicious Minds – Elvis Tribute Band

  • Wed  13th         Bi-Nacional de Mambo Orquestra – Latin Big Band from the 1950s

  • Thurs 14th          Breezin'  - Jazz, blues, R&B

  • Tue. 19th          Rockin Jazz Big Band – Swing, Classic Rock, Latin – Salsa - Mambo

  • Wed. 20th        Dixie Express – Traditional and Swing

  • Thur. 21st         San Diego Civic Dance, Park & Recreation Department – Family Day

  • Tue. 26th          San Diego Youth Symphony

  • Wed. 27th        SantanaWays – Santana Tribute Band

  • Thur. 28th         Bayou Brothers – Cajun/Zydeco



  • Tue. 2nd          Afrotruko - Salsa Orquestra

  • Wed.3rd           Swamp Critters – Cajun

  • Thur. 4th           The San Diego Concert Band - Music from Broadway & Movies, Pop, Traditional Marches

  • Tue. 9th            Mariachi Estrella de Chula Vista – Traditional Mexican Music with Ballet Folklorico

  • Wed. 10th         El Cajon German Band – Polka / Waltz  & Oompah

  • Thur. 11th         Harvey and 52nd Street Jive - Blues

  • Tue. 16th          Coronado Big Band – Swing

  • Wed. 17th       San Diego Marine Band – Traditional Military

  • Thur. 18th        Supremes – a Tribute band

  • Tue. 23rd         Moon Light Serenade Orchestra – Big Band, Swing, Ballroom 

  • Wed. 24th        Moxie San Diego Girls Band – Rock

  • Thur. 25th        NavyBand Southwest – Traditional Military

  • Tue.  30th         Lady J Blues – Blues, Jazz, Soul

  • Wed. 31st           Coronado Concert Band – Best of Hollywood and Broadway

  • September 1    The Legends –San Diego’s Original Oldies Show Band


Additional Activities

Dance lessons throughout the concert season given by Swing Dancing San Diego. Lessons start at 6:20 p.m. June 21, 29 July 5, 12, 14, 19, 20 August 2, 16, 23 and September 1.

Family Day – July 21, 5:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts, Face painting.

Ice Cream Social – Tue., August 16th, 5:30 p.m. Free Ice Cream Social, while Ice Cream last. Sponsored by Friends of Balboa Park.