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Spreckels Organ Pavilion

The Spreckels Organ Pavilion is the home of the world's largest outdoor pipe organ with over 4,500 pipes. Constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and given to the City by brothers John and Adolf Spreckels, the Pavilion is located in the heart of Balboa Park and is the setting for a wide variety of public and civic events.

The facility hosts an International Organ Festival on Monday evenings at 7:30pm during the summer and the Twilight in the Park Concert Series on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays during the summer at 6:15 p.m. In addition, the Pavilion is the site of numerous concerts, graduations, weddings and special events throughout the year.

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Note: Free, public organ concerts by the Civic Organist or guest artists are presented at 2:00pm every Sunday. Access to the interior building (green room) is permitted for an additional fee. Interior bathroom on the east side is currently not available. All events with more than 1,000 in attendance will be required to pay for additional staff support and obtain a portable bathroom/hand washing station for every 300 in attendance. A timeline of the event and map layout will also be required.

Maximum Capacity 2,400 people on plaza benches.
Available Hours 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Restrooms There are restrooms located directly west of the Organ Pavilion.
Fee Contact the Permit Center at (619) 235-1169 for fee information.

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