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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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San Diego is – and always has been – about more than our dazzling beaches and bays. It is a city driven by diversity, culture and innovation in everything from art to theater to food to craft beer and beyond.


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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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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 30, 2022

The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration is one of San Diego's largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to our fighting men and women. On this day we honor all of our fallen soldiers and remember them for their ultimate sacrifice to our country.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this will be a virtual event only.

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Mt. Soledad's Memorial Day Ceremony

May 30, 2022

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will honor Marine Corps Major Megan McClung, and our nation's heroes through a live and virtual tribute event on 30 May 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (PDT) streamed on their website.

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Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games

Jun 25 - Jun 26, 2022

Join us for the annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games. Experience the wonder, and traditions of Scotland. The Event runs Saturday June 25 - Sunday June 26, at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista, CA, 9am-5pm both days.

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Military Contingent

Jul 16, 2022

San Diego Pride will continue our proud tradition of welcoming members of the Armed Forces – active-duty, veterans, allies and loved ones to lead the annual pride parade as part of the Military Contingent. We are excited to honor those who have served our country and to provide this space, recognizing them during San Diego’s largest civic event.
To register to walk in the Military Contingent in the annual San Diego Pride Parade on July 16 at 10:00 am, please fill out the form at www.sdpride.org/military.

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