Places to go in Balboa Park

Balboa Park Events

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

San Diego Hall of Champions

Sunday, August 19, 6:15 a.m. to noon
The Mightier P.E.N.S.

The Mightier P.E.N.S.

Zoro Garden

Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Christopher R's Organic Groan

Christopher R's Organic Groan

Zoro Garden

Sunday, August 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
San Diego Scavenger Hunts

San Diego Scavenger Hunts

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Sunday, August 19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Balboa Park News & Stories

Adam Parfrey goes to the zoo

An inside look at how he operated

Ed. Adam Parfrey, publisher of books from Feral House and writer for the Reader, died on May 10, 2018. The following came by email to the Reader on July 3. It is not generally appreciated ...

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Don't get up: new Indian concept brings dinner to you

It’s tough to believe, but only ten years ago, if you wanted dinner from your favorite restaurant, you had to go to said restaurant in person. Those were primitive times, when home delivery was the ...

St. Patrick's with Clan Welch & Co.

Last year, they posed as Irish Drunks for Trump

“God love him, you can’t have a holiday without Mike,” says Beth Lipski of her uncle, Mike Welch. He’s the one standing in full Tipperary kilt on the greensward of Balboa Park along Sixth Avenue, ...

Why do they call them The Fighting Irish?

“Whiskey in the Jar,” a song about getting drunk, getting laid, and armed conflict

San Diego State University has appointed a task force to make a recommendation about whether or not to keep Monty Montezuma, the school’s Aztec warrior mascot. As of this writing, there has been no corresponding ...

What did he discover? How did he die? Who named Balboa Park?

No, Balboa was never in San Diego

Why does Balboa Park carry his name? Re: “Balboa statue – no way,” News Ticker. What is really sad is that this reporter Dorian Hargrove would not contact me and get my side of the ...

Balboa Park Photos

Koi pond surrounded by stones, azaleas, ...

Cherry Blossom Festival, Japanese Friendship Garden ...

In 1915 a lagoon was below ...

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