Traffic Alerts

Balboa Park is a public park, and can be permitted with the City of San Diego by groups to hold large events, like charity walks, runs, and Parkwide Events.  Please check this page when you are planning your visit for communications on street closures, alternate routes and other notifications.

Father Joe's Thanksgiving Day Run - November 23, 2017 - 6:30 am - 11:30 am

-Events and closures at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Plaza de Panama, Cabrillo Bridge, Park Blvd, Village Place and El Prado

Balboa Park December Nights - December 1, 2017 (3:00 pm - 11:00 pm) & 2, 2017 (Noon - 11:00 PM) 

-Events and closures throughout the entire Park, and significant traffic in the surrounding areas.  Please check visitdecembernights.org for information and transportation options

Jingle Bells Run/Walk - December 9, 2017 - 7:00 am - Noon

-Events and closures on Balboa Drive, 6th Avenue, Marston Loop, and Cabrillo Bridge

Finish Chelsea's Run - March 3, 2018 - 7:30 am  - 11:30 am

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue, Balboa Drive, Pan American Road, President's Way, Park Blve. and 163 North

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - March 17, 2018 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue & Laurel Lawn North to Quince, 5th Avenue, 6th Avenue and Balboa Drive

Race for Autism - March 24, 2018 - 6:45 am - 10:45 am

-Events and closures on 6th Avenue, Balboa Drive, Cabrillo Bridge, Pan American Road East, President's way and Pan American Plaza Road West

Earth Fair - April 22, 2018 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

-Events and closures throughout Balboa Park, including the Palisades parking lot

March for Babies - April 28, 2018 - 7:00 am - 10:00 am 

-Events and closures at 6th & Laurel South Lawn, Cabrillo Bridge, and Balboa Drive