Balboa Park

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Komen Race for the Cure scheduled for Sunday in Balboa Park

The 17th Annual Komen San Diego Race for the Cure is set for 8 a.m. on Sunday in Balboa Park.

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Visitor Information

Thanks to the foresight of its early settlers, San Diego is blessed with an oasis of green that functions as its recreational heart.  Balboa Park, located just east of downtown and the airport began as an 1,400 acre track set aside as a public park in 1865.  The first master plan was prepared in 1903 and the city levied a tax in 1905 to support the master plan.  The grounds were planted by Kate Sessions during the early part of the 20th century.  Her determination to keep San Diego green can be seen in its lush plantings and trees.

Many of the buildings in the park date to the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition and are excellent examples of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.  At the time the buildings were not intended for permanent use, but they have remained in constant use since the Exposition.  In recent years as termites and time have taken their toll buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt as exact replicas. The site was also the host of the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition.

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Balboa Park Businesses

Donut Star

601 West Washington St.
San Diego, CA
  • Bakeries
  • Catering
  • Donut Shop

Gaston & Gaston

1010 Second Ave., Fl. 24
San Diego, CA
  • Legal Services
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Movie Theaters

1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
3965 5th Ave. #200
San Diego, CA, 92103
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

BOOMERS

Sat, Aug 30
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!

BOOMERS

Sun, Aug 31
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!

Monthly Flute Music Program

Wed, Sep 3
5:30pm 6:30pm
San Diego Central Library
San Diego
The San Diego Public Library and Ancient Sounds of Peace (ASOP), whose goal is to promote harmony and peace through the healing power of ancient sounds and music, will host a twice monthly flute music program. . ASOP manager and master flutist Eugene Sukhorukov will present the music. The music will begin on May 7 and will continue every first and third Wednesday throughout the year.

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series/Charlie Chavez Quartet

Thu, Sep 4
6:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Charlie Chavez Quartet is a virtuoso percussionist whose performances are a fusion of his exquisite talent, passionate spirit and rigorous study of the history of Latin percussion. Set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will continue to feature jazz entertainment to enjoy alongside a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine and beer as well as an array of appetizers and tapas.

Legal Success: The Latino Experience

Thu, Sep 4
12:00pm 1:15pm
Gomez Trial Attorneys
San Diego
Speakers are John Gomez, Lilia Garcia and Guillermo Escobedo. SDLRLA members may attend at no cost. MCLE credit will be offered. RSVP to Joanna Solozabal at joanna@thelawcorp.com.
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