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National Carousel Day

Hosted by Friends of Balboa Park

Celebrate the 3rd Annual National Carousel Day at the historic Balboa Park Carousel on July 25. There will be FREE carousel rides all day, and numerous family-friendly activities, including music, dancing, food and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 The carousel has been a part of Balboa Park’s history since 1922, and its purchase by Friends of Balboa Park in 2017 is commemorated with a FREE community event on National Carousel Day each year. Bring a picnic blanket and sunscreen for a great day in Balboa Park!

Balboa Park Carousel

1889 Zoo Place
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Jul 25, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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(Gaslamp Artisan Market vendors and shoppers must wear face coverings while inside the marketplace area.)

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Fifth Ave., from Island Ave. to J St.
Island Ave., from Fourth Ave. to Fifth Ave.

(Through the holidays and into 2021)

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Learn more: https://www.sdmart.org/docent-tours/

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