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Fiesta Botanica: Celebrating Balboa Park’s Plants & Gardens


  • WHEN Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate spring amid the region’s most spectacular historical gardens at Fiesta Botanica: Celebrating Balboa Park’s Plants & Gardens.

The family-friendly festival kicks off with the Fiesta Botanica Wagon Parade along El Prado. The festivities continue with horticultural-themed lectures and demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids, live entertainment, tours of the park’s historic gardens, plant sales, food trucks, and more.

This year’s celebration will also pay special recognition to the 150-year anniversary of the park’s founding by the City of San Diego Board of Trustees on May 26, 1868.

Join the Wagon Parade!
We are now accepting entry forms for the celebration’s signature Wagon Parade. This year, you, your family, or your organization can be part of history. The entry form is due May 18, 2018.

The annual park-wide community event launched during the 2015 Centennial Celebrations as the “Garden Party of the Century.” Fiesta Botanica is now presented by the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department, and is enhanced by the participation of numerous garden clubs, park cultural institutions, and community groups.


Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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