Since its relocation to Balboa Park in 1922, the Balboa Park Carousel has brought countless smiles and memories to all who’ve ridden its animal menagerie and reached for the prized brass ring. The purchase of the Carousel by Friends of Balboa Park in 2017 ensures that it remains an historic park landmark for many more years to come.
To commemorate this milestone, Friends of Balboa Park hosted a free community event on National Carousel Day last year that included musical entertainment, food vendors, circus performers, face painting — and of course, free Carousel rides!
The event was such a success in bringing together an estimated 10,000 people, that we’ve decided to make it an annual occurrence.
Join us again this summer to enjoy an irreplaceable piece of San Diego history, the Balboa Park Carousel.
Read more about visiting and donating to the Balboa Park Carousel here.