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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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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2021

Mission Fed ArtWalk is returning to the streets of Little Italy with an in-person event on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3.

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Fleet Week San Diego 2021

Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2021

Welcome to Fleet Week San Diego 2021, November 4th – 11th at the Broadway Pier and Port Pavilion, San Diego.  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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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2021

Welcome to the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, where sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop to one of the country’s most talked about weeks in food. Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

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San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza

Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2021

For 2021, the 42nd Jazz Fest returns to the newly renovated Town & Country Resort and Convention Center for 3 days of live music, November 26-28. 

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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2021
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Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2021
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Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2021
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Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2021
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$10 Historic Bay Cruise with General Admission*

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jun 10 - ongoing

Purchase general admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego and add a 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise aboard the country's oldest active Pilot boat for only $10 more! Limit reservations....

Venues

Kids Go Free

Coronado Historical Association, Coronado Museum of History & Art
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Visit the Coronado Museum to learn more about Coronado's intriguing history for free. 

Galleries & Museums

Free Kids October

Visions Art Museum
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Visions Art Museum will be giving packaged sets of a mini-loom, yarn and other materials for kids to make a small weaving.

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