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 - May 31-September 27, 2019, 2019

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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 from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Throughout the summer, Food Truck Fridays will present different musical performers or DJs night in the Plaza de Panama. Various Balboa Park cultural institutions will also have booths set up with hands-on activities and crafts for kids. Several museums will stay open late, with some offering special programs and admission discounts. Food Truck Fridays is a program of the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. For updated information on the food truck rosters, entertainment, and activities for each date visit the event page.


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Balboa Park December Nights - December 6 & 7, 2019

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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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