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!


Fiesta Botanica/Balboa Park Founder's Day - Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Celebrate the 150-year anniversary of Balboa Park’s founding, to the day, at the second annual Fiesta Botanica. Kicking off the historic day’s festivities at 10:00 a.m. will be the colorful floral wagon parade, led by its Grand Marshall, State Assemblymember Todd Gloria, and the Scripps High School Marching Band and Color Guard. The parade is followed by a full day of lectures, gardening demonstrations, kids activities, and tours showcasing the park’s rich horticultural history. Butterfly releases, live entertainment, and food trucks punctuate the festive celebration..





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Balboa Park December Nights - December 7 & 8, 2018

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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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