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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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San Diego International Film Festival

Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2022

The 21st Annual San Diego International Film Festival is really 'Putting the Fest Back in Festival!' This year includes the return of the Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception, the Night of the Stars Tribute, Culinary Cinema, plus more in-person parties, panels and networking events.

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Fleet Week San Diego 2022

Nov 1 - Nov 13, 2022

Experience one of San Diego’s largest Military events featuring Military Displays, High Tech equipment in the Innovation Zone, Active Navy & Coast Guard Ship Tours, Live Music, Food, and Fun for the whole family!

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Julian StarFest

Aug 26 - Aug 27, 2022

On August 26-27, 2022, the Julian StarFest will once again grace the dark skies of the Menghini Winery in Julian. After a long two-year pandemic, we are once again looking forward to the return of this annual event. The JSF Committee is already working hard to ensure the 2022 festival includes many of the same activities as in the past.

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3rd Annual ArtWalk Carlsbad

Sep 24 - Sep 25, 2022

ArtWalk Carlsbad returns for its third year to the historic North County community on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. Attendees can explore different facets of art from local, regional and international professional artists while enjoying street food, wine and beer, live entertainment, and the surrounding breathtaking views. The two-day, free festival will take place on Armada Drive, overlooking the shimmering ocean above the beautiful Carlsbad Flower Fields.

 

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Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2022
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Sep 24 - Sep 25, 2022
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Kids Go Free Offer at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2022

That is right! Your general admission ticket includes entrance to ALL Maritime Museum historic vessels and exhibits, including the new Sea Monsters: Delving into the Deep Myth , a new and fascinating...

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Coronado Historical Association & Museum
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2022

Have you ever wondered what a view from a periscope looks like? Visit the Coronado Historical Association this October and dive into a world of Submarines. Learn more about these incredible vessels...

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Amazing Scavenger Hunts by Urban Adventure Quest
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Turn San Diego's Old Town or Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart...

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