Traffic Alerts

Balboa Park is a public park, and can be permitted with the City of San Diego by groups to hold large events, like charity walks, runs, and Parkwide Events.  Please check this page when you are planning your visit for communications on street closures, alternate routes and other notifications.

LGBT Pride Festival - July 14 and 15, 2018 - Times Vary

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue and Laurel Lawn, South to Marston Loop, and Marston Point parking lot

LGBT Pride Parade and 5K - July 14, 2018 - 4:00 am - 11:00 am

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue and Quince Street, and Balboa Drive

Balboa Park 8 Miler - August 4, 2018 - 6:45 am - 9:30 am

-Events and closures Palisades Parking lot, Pan American Road, Cabrillo Bridge, Balboa Drive, Upas Street, and 6th Avenue

America's Finest Half Marathon - August 19, 2018 - 6:30 am - 11:00 am

-Events and closures on Park BLVD and President's Way Lawn, Palisades Parking lot, Pan American Road, Cabrillo Bridge, and Balboa Drive

Balboa Park 4 Miler - September 1, 2018 - 7:00 am - 10:00 am

-Events and closures on Balboa Drive, Juniper Drive, and Marston Loop

Heart Walk - September 15, 2018 - 6:00 am - 10:30 am

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue, Cabrillo Bridge, Pan American Road, President's Way, Park Blvd, 163 North, Robinson Avenue and Balboa Drive

AIDS Walk - September 29, 2018 - 7:00 am - 9:30 am

-Events and closures on Village Place, Cabrillo Bridge, Balboa Drive, Marston Loop, Park Blvd, and 6th Avenue

Maker's Faire - October 6 & 7, 2018 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

-Events and closures at Bea Evenson Fountain, El Prado, Botanical Lawn East & West, Federal Lawn North, Palisades South Parking Lot, and various museums

Alzheimers Walk - October 20, 2018 - 6:00 am - 11:00 am

-Events and closures on Park Blvd & President's Way, President's Way, Pan American Road, Palisades Lot, Federal Lot, Cabrillo Bridge, Balboa Drive South, and Marston Loop

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - October 21, 2018 - 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue & Laurel South Lawn, Cabrillo Bridge, Pan American Road East, President's Way, park blvd, 163 North, Robinson, 6th Avenue (North & Southbound), and Balboa Drive

Race for the Cure - November 4, 2018 - 6:00 am - 11:00 am

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue & Laurel North Lawn, Balboa Drive, Cabrillo Bridge, Pan American Road, President's Way, Park Blvd, 163 North, and the Lower Inspiration Point Parking Lot (Shuttle)

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes - November 10, 2018 - 6:00 am - 11:00 am

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue & Laurel North Lawn, Balboa Drive, and 6th Avnue

SOSL Walk in Remembrance of Hope - November 11, 2018 - 6:00 am - 10:30 am

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue & Laurel South Lawn, Balboa Drive South and Juniper 

Father Joe's Thanksgiving Day Run - November 22, 2018 - 6:30 am - 11:30 am

-Events and closures at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Plaza de Panama, Cabrillo Bridge, Park Blvd, Village Place and El Prado