This FREE summer concert series is at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings through August 27, 2015. Come early, relax, bring food if you’d like, and enjoy the outdoors in your Park. To celebrate the Centennial, Friends of Balboa Park dished up ice cream for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 4. We served 1,000 cups of ice cream, and all had a great time. To view the event photos, click here. For a complete schedule, click here.
Friends of Balboa Park co-hosted the inaugural Make Music Day San Diego (MMDSD) on June 21, an official event of the 2015 Centennial Celebration – part of a summer-long “Music in the Park” series. Enjoy Summer Concerts in the new Plaza de Panama “living room” all summer long! Click here for concert series schedule.
Click here for more information on the Making Music Day San Diego event.
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the NAT: Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed
Time travel to the mysterious world of the Ancient Maya. At 10,000 square feet, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States. Special exhibit on display through Jan 3, 2016.
The Kids’ Floral Wagon Parade down El Prado kicked off a wonderful celebration of 100 years of history and horticulture at this all day event highlighting the plants and programs that make Balboa Park one of the world’s most interesting civic gardens.
Click on the image at left to visit our Garden Party Events Page and view hundreds of images of this fabulous event!
Friends of Balboa Park celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, 2015. Eleven American Tulip trees were planted with volunteer help from local area students at the War Memorial Building. Click on the image at left to view our photos. Click here for more information on Arbor Day, including information on how you can purchase a dedicated tree in honor of a loved one. We have two of the tulip trees still available.
Pictured at left are Girl Scouts from Troop 3289 who used their cookie earnings to dedicate a tree!