Think horror isn’t for you? The horror genre is more than blood and suspense—although there’s plenty of that at the Sixth Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, happening on September 11 – 13 at its new venue the Museum of Photographic Arts. Horrible Imaginings brings public attention to new voices in horror as San Diego’s only horror film fest. Continue reading
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! Continue reading
Oysters, wine, live music, and competitive outdoor sports – this weekend is action-packed in San Diego! Check out our top 5 San Diego weekend events right here and don’t miss out on any of the excitement.
[Photo courtesy of MCASD La Jolla]
On Monday, May 18, museums all over the world will be celebrating International Museum Day. The theme of the day: free. Continue reading
The 10th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Balboa Park is a two-day celebration in the Japanese Friendship Garden; this year the event will take place on Saturday March 7 from 10am-4pm and Sunday March 8 from 11am-3pm. Walk through the garden’s beautiful cherry tree grove while enjoying authentic Japanese food, sample some libations at the beer and sake garden, watch lively music and dance performances, or enjoy a number of activities that are perfect for the whole family.
The iconic California Tower is officially opening for tours starting on January 1, 2015. The tower was built in 1915 to mark the entry to the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park and has since become a staple in San Diego’s historical and cultural narrative. The reason for its closing in 1935 is still a bit murky, though the museum has been in talks to reopen the tower for decades – and now, just in time for the centennial celebration of the great 1915 Expo, the tower will officially open to the public.
Balboa Park December Nights, the park’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 37th consecutive year on Friday Dec. 5 from 3pm-11pm, and Saturday Dec. 6 from noon-11pm. Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5pm-9pm both evenings. More than 350,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival this year, and it will surely be another multicultural extravaganza with tons of food, music, and entertainment.