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

Bartocci Development

2535 Kettner Blvd., Ste. 1A5
San Diego, CA
  • Construction
  • Construction - General Contracting
  • General Building Contractors

Shelburne Sherr Court Reporters & Videography

501 W Broadway, Ste. 1330
San Diego, CA
  • Audio Services
  • CD-Rom Services
  • Court Reporting Services
  • Document Depository
  • Litigation Support
  • Paralegal Services
  • Video 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

Scott Joplin's New Rag

Sun, Sep 21
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
San Diego
Scott Joplin was the King of Ragtime, an African American composer and pianist who lived in teh Post-Reconstruction South and died in New York City just a couple short months before America entereed WWI. This multi-character, one-man, musical event explores life, times, music and mind of this remarkable artist.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Sun, Sep 21
San Diego Central Library/Joan & Irwin Jacobs Comm
San Diego
– Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography gathers eight of San Diego’s most talented photographers who are exploring the creative boundaries of photography. Each of the artists included in this exhibition (Andy Cross, Amanda Dahlgren, Judith Fox, John Brinton Hogan, Michael Mulno, Han Nguyen, Scott Polach, and Rebecca Webb) live and work in the San Diego region, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our community. . A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library is planned for Saturday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

This Wide Night

Sun, Sep 21
BLKBOX
San Diego
This award-winning play (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) is one of the few works exploring this material from a female point of view and it offers an honest, raw take on post-prison life. A funny, gutsy, poignant drama about the powerful relationship between two women, former cellmates, both newly released from prison and trying to cope with the uncertain freedom of life on the outside in modern-day London.

BOOMERS, the Revue of a Generation

Sun, Sep 21
Horton Grand Hotel
San Diego
Seven multi-talented performers & San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits & the most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music from the '60 & '70s. This year the last Boomers turn 50! We're helping them celebrate. If you were born in 1964 we'll give you a Free ticket to BOOMERS.

Microsoft® Excel® 2013 Basics

Mon, Sep 22
9:00am 4:00pm
San Diego Sheraton Hotel and Marina
San Diego
Microsoft Excel is a valuable tool for any business. Excel can work data magic, but you don't have to be a programmer, expert or database wizard to use it. With some detailed know-how and best practice visuals, you will be able to track, report, store, analyze and organize data in a way that is easily shared and always right where you need it!
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