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Balboa Park becomes one of Southern California’s hottest spring break destinations this year when the Balboa Park Conservancy launches the newest installment of its wildly popular food truck event series, turning Balboa Park’s Central Mesa into a massive foodie festival!

From April 15 to 19, more than a dozen of San Diego’s most popular food trucks will line the El Prado walkway and Plaza de Panama. Live bands and dancers will perform on the Plaza stage, and various park and community organizations will host free hands-on activities for kids.

Food trucks will be in the park beginning at 12 noon, with live entertainment starting at 4:00 p.m. (see schedule below). There will also be a rotating selection of games and activities on the Plaza, including giant checkers, hula hoops, bowling, cornhole, and giant tumbling blocks.


Entertainment Schedule

All acts 4:00 pm–7:00 pm unless noted otherwise

April 15: Theo and the Zydeco Patrol — Theo Bellow’s tasty musical gumbo of up-tempo deep southern tunes delivers a swinging good time.

April 16: Carmen Murray Jazz Trio — Jazz drummer prodigy Carmen Murray returns to the Plaza stage with her talented young trio to perform jazz favorites and standards

April 17: Flavor Company Dance Entertainment — Dance Party! Flavor Company dances through the decades to Latin rhythms, Afro/Soca, disco, pop, jive/swing, and the awesome 80s.

April 18: Bayou Brothers — A special dance floor will be rolled out for the Bayou Brothers’s special blend of foot-stomping Cajun, zydeco, and blues.

April 19: Tavo & Mariachi 3.0 — Led by Tavo Alcosar of Jarabe Mexicano, the unique mariachi-style band performs an eclectic mix of Mexican folk, Tex-Mex, Latin rock, and reggae-cumbia music.