Balboa Park Free Summer Events are Here!

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Summer is the perfect season for getting out and going places. Even though sunshine is free, everything else can get expensive fast. Keep your costs low (and the kids busy) with these Balboa Park free summer events for all ages! Create some special memories this summer with your friends, partner, or kids…and don’t forget the sunscreen!

One-Time Opportunities

Balboa Park Free Summer Events

  • Sat, Jun 27 | Literary Walk
  • Thurs, July 9, 16, 23, 30 | Outdoor International Film Festival (section image)
  • Sat, July 18 | Santa’s Summer Vacation
  • Sat, July 18, 19 | San Diego LGBT Pride Music Festival
  • Fri, July 24 – 26 | Art in Bloom at Spanish Village Art Center
  • Sat, August 1, 2, 8, 9 | A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Zoro Garden
  • Mon, August 17 – 23 | Clay on the Patio at the Spanish Village Arts Center

SEE ALSO: 5 Family-Friendly Activities for La Jolla Visitors

If you’re looking to make a new family tradition, work a schedule into summer, or just keep the kids learning, try out these weekly Balboa Park free summer events.

Repeating Events

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  • Saturday tours in Balboa Park
  • Music in the Park Concert Series – Thursdays and Saturdays
  • San Diego Art Mart Art in the Park (section image)
  • Balboa Park International Cottages

No matter which (or how many) you choose from the list, these Balboa Park free summer events are sure to keep the boredom away and your budget happy!

Images courtesy of San Diego Blog: The Official Tourism Blog of San Diego, San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and


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