Balboa Park Celebrates 100 Years
First built for the 1915 International Exposition in honor of the completion of the Panama Canal, Balboa Park stands in the same stately magnificence as it did 100 years ago. With such a noteworthy birthday, San Diego’s celebrations aim to highlight Balboa Park’s architectural beauty, rich history and artistic, scientific and cultural significance with brand new exhibitions and events.
The slogan “Elevate, Celebrate & Promote” points towards Balboa Park’s and the City of San Diego’s collaborative efforts to enhance these historical monuments and the experiences of visitors and locals alike, through breathtaking attractions, performances and new exhibits.
Visitors can tour 17 different museums, each hosting centennial features and exhibits, or wander through 19 gorgeous gardens and trails. Balboa is also home to the performing arts and theater, boasting one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs and the famous Old Globe Theatre.
Check out these events and attractions:
Rueben H. Fleet Center’s: Rock in the Park concert series
Timken’s Museum of Art: Raphael, The Madonna of the Pinks
San Diego History Center’s: Masterworks of the Exposition Era
San Diego Natural History Museum’s: Coast to Cactus
San Diego Civic Dance Art’s: A Century of Dance
Museum of Photographic Art’s: 7 Billion Others
Old Globe Theatre: upcoming performances
Find a complete list of attractions and centennial celebration events at balboapark.org. Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 619.239.0512