SAN DIEGO–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, the Spring Fling Food Truck Festival.
From April 15 to 19, more than a dozen of San Diego’s most popular food trucks will line the El Prado walkway from 12 noon to 7 p.m. live bands and dancers will perform on the Plaza de Panama stage starting at 4 p.m., and various park and community organizations will host free hands-on activities for families on select dates.
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. On all five days of the festival (April 15–19), the Balboa Park Visitors Center in the House of Hospitality building is holding prize drawings for a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of general admission tickets to various Balboa Park museums and attractions.
For a listing of food trucks for each date and other event details, visit https://balboaparkconservancy.org/spring/. Performers and activities are subject to change. Inclement weather may force the cancellation of certain Spring Fling Food Truck Festival dates.
For updates, check the website or call the Balboa Park Visitors Center at (619) 239-0512.
Visitors arriving by car should park in the Inspiration Point parking lot at the corner of Park Blvd. and President’s Way and ride the free tram, which runs 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., into the park. Attendees can avoid traffic hassles altogether by using Lyft, the event’s official ridesharing partner. All Lyft app users can receive 25% off one ride to or from the park (max savings of $5 total) with code SFFTF19 from April 15 to 19. (Limited quantity available; restrictions apply.) Families are also encouraged to take public transit to Balboa Park. Rapid 215 provides a direct connection between downtown San Diego and the park. Purchase unlimited rides all day on buses and trolleys for only $5 on the Compass Cloud app at any time prior to boarding.