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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 7:30 p.m. 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.

PDF icon Floor plan is available.

Note: Free, public organ concerts by the Civic Organist or guest artists are presented at 2 p.m. every Sunday.

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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