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.

San Diego Walk for Life - January 19, 2019, 6:30 am - 12:30 pm

Events and closures around 6th and Laurel North Lawn

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival - March 16, 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Events and closures around 6th and Laurel North Lawn to Quince, 5th Avenue, 6th Avenue and Balboa Drive

Hot Chocolate Run - March 24, 2019, 5:00 am - 10:00 am

Events and closures around Florida Street, Upas, Jacaranda, Pershing and Golden Hill Park

Race for Autism - April 6, 2019, 6:45 am - 10:45 am

Events and closures around 6th Avenue, Balboa Drive, Cabrillo Bridge, Pan American Road East, President's Way, Pan American Road West

March For Babies - April 27, 2019, 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Events and closures around 6th and Laurel South Lawn, Cabrillo Bridge and Balboa Drive

Earth Fair- April 28, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Events throughout the Central Mesa, Including Plaza de Panama, El Prado, and the Palisades parking lot

Ethnic Food Fair - May 26, 2019, 6:30 am - 12:30 pm

Events and closures around the International Cottages, Pan American Plaza Lawn, and Pan American Place

Rock 'n' Roll 5K - June 1, 2019, 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Events and closures around Balboa Drive, 6th Avenue, Juniper, El Prado, Quince on-ramp and Upas 

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon - June 2, 2019, 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Events and closures around Balboa Drive, 6th Avenue, Juniper, El Prado, Quince on-ramp, Upas , Park Blvd, Pershing Road and Jacaranda