Fridays, June 2 – September 29
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Plaza de Panama/El Prado walkway
Free Live Entertainment
Kick off your summer weekends in style every Friday evening at Balboa Park’s hottest after-hours event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks parked on the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Celebrating its second year, the Food Truck Friday is a program of the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department.
In 2016, Food Truck Friday helped turn Balboa Park into a popular date-night destination, giving thousands of park visitors a unique opportunity to sample a diverse selection of local food trucks, serving everything from appetizers and main courses to desserts and specialty beverages, all in one convenient location.
This year, Food Truck Friday will once again present a different musical performer or group each Friday night in the Plaza de Panama. The Plaza’s “living room” setup will also be rolled out, including a large artificial lawn for children to play on, a giant checkers set, and oversized beanbags; and various park organizations will host hands-on activities. In addition, event sponsors KyXy 96.5 , Energy 103.7 and XEWT 12 will be on hand on select Friday evenings with music and games for families. The adjacent San Diego Museum of Art will continue to offer $5 admission prices to all visitors after 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights, and the Mingei International Museum will also offer $5 admission after 5:00 p.m. beginning July 7. Other select park museums will be open after hours as well (visit www.balboapark.org for details).
Visitors can bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit in the lawn area in front of the Botanical Building, or enjoy craft beers, wine, and cocktails inside the nearby Panama 66 and Prado restaurants.
Food Truck Friday – June 23
Entertainment (5pm to 7:50pm): KyXy 96.5 radio live broadcast with games and activities for families.
Food Trucks: Cousins, Mastiff Sausage, Sushi Uno, Tabe BBQ, American Flavors, Tacos la Mezcla, Two for the Road, New York on Rye, Super Q, Marcel Belgium Waffles, Sicilian Breeze, Beachin’ Boba, Monster Crafts
Food Truck Friday – June 30
Entertainment (5pm to 7:50pm): Gator by the Bay/Bon Temps Social Club featuring Theo and the Zydeco Patrol. Enjoy a fiery mix of Cajun and Zydeco dance music.
Food Trucks: Scugnizzii Wood Fired Pizza, Aunty Lynne’s, Devilicious, Sushi Uno, Mastiff Sausage, Tacos y Mariscos El Jefe, Simply Fresh, Devil Dogs BBQ, Monster Crafts, New Orleans Cuisine, Beachin’ Boba, Sno Cal Shaved Ice, Lil’ Miss Shortcakes
(Note: food trucks subject to change)
Food Truck Friday is presented in conjunction with