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Celebrate the Arts

Known as the Smithsonian of the West, Balboa Park hosts an incredible concentration of arts and culture offerings including 17 museums and performing arts venues. San Diego is also home to two Tony® Award-winning theaters, historic sites, public art, music venues, dance performances, film festivals, galleries, missions and much more to explore.

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Nine Arts Districts, One Vibrant City

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Get an insider’s look at nine of San Diego’s most vibrant neighborhoods for arts and culture. Take a video tour exploring each neighborhood’s creative side and browse itineraries for the best arts, culture, shopping and dining in these diverse districts.

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San Diego's Rich and Diverse Culture

From Balboa Park to Chicano Park to Oceanside, San Diego is home to three state-designated cultural districts that embody the very best of the region.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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Foreigner: Juke Box Heroes Tour

Jul 11, 2020

Foreigner: Juke Box Heroes Tour with special guest Kansas with Europe on July 11, 2020 at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre presented by 101 KGB. 

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Unplugged Music Series

Nov 8, 2019 - ongoing

Relax and enjoy live music while listening to acoustic sets by local San Diego musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12pm-2pm in Palm Plaza and The Pointe. 

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Incubus

Jul 19, 2020

Don't miss Incubus with special guest 311 and Badflower at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre on July 19th, 2020. 

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Cabrillo Sunset 5K 2020

Jul 25, 2020

The Cabrillo Sunset 5K Fun Run & Walk is a fundraiser in support of the underfunded programs at Cabrillo National Monument.

The route passes the park's most important landmarks before linking with the road down to the tidepools - where participants can enjoy spectacular views as the sun sets below the horizon. The route is entirely paved, but challenging, with a significant incline (200 foot loss/gain) as participants return uphill and back to the Visitors Center. First place winners in Men’s & Woman’s division will qualify for fee entrance in the Americas Finest City (AFC) Half Marathon

Walk, run or cheer! All REGISTERED participants will receive a numbered bib and event T-shirt. Walkers, runners and baby strollers are welcome; this is an event for your entire family.

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New Event Bookings Accepted for 2021

Sparks Gallery
Valid: May 20, 2020 - ongoing

Please visit our website to learn more about booking your 2021 event at Sparks Gallery https://sparksgallery.com/venue-rental

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Give the Gift That Lasts All Season Long!

Broadway San Diego
Valid: Feb 24 - ongoing

Starting at just $313  you can get tickets to SEVEN amazing shows -  The Band's Visit, 1776, Hadestown, The Cher Show, Tootsie, Pretty Woman: The Musical, To Kill A Mockingbird ...

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Lane Field Food Market

Dang Brother Pizza
Valid: Jan 23, 2020 - ongoing

Get $2 off your pizza at Lane Field Market when you follow us on Instagram @DangBrotherPizza and mention this offer. 

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