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.

Fiesta Botanica - May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

- Free Park Event - Traffic and parking will be extremely busy

Ethnic Food Fair - May 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

- Free Park Event - Traffic and parking will be extremely busy

Rock & Roll 5k - June 3, 2017, 6:00 AM-10:00 AM

-Road closures on Balboa Drive, 6th Avenue, Juniper, El Prado, Quince Street on ramp and Upas Street

Rock & Roll Marathon - June 4, 2017, 6:00 AM-10:00 AM

-Road closures on Balboa Drive, 6th Avenue, Juniper, El Prado, Quince Street on ramp and Upas Street/Park Blvd./Pershing Road/Jacaranda

Philippine Cultural Arts Festival - June 24-25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

- Free Park Event - Traffic and parking will be extremely busy

LGBT Pride Festival and Parade - July 14-15, 2017, All Day

-Events and road closures on 6th and Laurel Lawn, South to Marston Loop/Marston Point Parking Lot, 6th and Quince, and Balboa Drive

Obon Festival - August 4-5, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

- Free Park Event - Traffic and parking will be extremely busy

Balboa Park 8 Miler - August 5, 2017 - 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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

America's Finest Half Marathon - August 20, 2017 - 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

-Events and road closures on Park Blvd. and President's Way, Palisades Parking Lot, Pan American Road, Cabrillo Bridge, and Balboa Drive

Balboa Park 4 Miler - September 2, 2017 - 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Heart Walk - September 16, 2017 - 6:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

AIDS Walk - September 30, 2017 - 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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

Maker Faire - October 7-8, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

- Park Event - Traffic and parking will be extremely busy

Diwali Festival of Lights - October 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM

- Free Park Event - Traffic and parking will be extremely busy

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - October 15, 2017 - 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Alzheimer's Walk - October 15, 2017 - 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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