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Discover our Park Social schedule of performances, activations, and installations. Park Social is free and open to all. Check back for updates!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

All dates/times/locations are subject to change.

Jun 24 to Nov 20
Jun 24 to Nov 20

Tribute to Paleteros Installation

Standley Park View Map

Tribute to Paleteros - Roberto Salas

Drive or walk by the installation Tribute to Paleteros, which takes the form of Popsicle sculptures, and becomes a roadside attraction, illuminated by cars at night.

Jun 24 to Nov 20
Jun 24 to Nov 20

Tribute to Paleteros Installation

University Gardens Park View Map

Tribute to Paleteros - Roberto Salas

Drive or walk by the installation Tribute to Paleteros, which takes the form of Popsicle sculptures, and becomes a roadside attraction, illuminated by cars at night.

Jul 9 to Nov 20
Jul 9 to Nov 20

Locked Groove Installation

Plumosa Park View Map

Locked Groove - Margaret Noble

Experience Locked Groove, a looped audiovisual work that traces and morphs along the entire curb edging of the park. Be sure to find the project sign at the park for the QR code to open a multichannel sound mixer to augment the experience.

Fri Jul 15
Fri Jul 15

Opening Reception

4:00PM to 8:00PM - Centro Cultural de la Raza (Balboa Park) View Map

4:00PM to 8:00PM

Centro Cultural de la Raza (Balboa Park) View Map

Toltec Totems - Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon

Artists Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon temporarily deploy their Toltec Totems, which feature influential Chicano artists, in brightly colored images. Join the artists for an opening reception at the Centro Cultural de la Raza.

SAT JUL 16
SAT JUL 16

Park Social Exploration Day

Numerous Parks

Explore art and parks during our free roving public Park Social Exploration Day. Park-goers will meet many Park Social artists and experience pop-up events and installations in the following City parks: Balboa Park (Plaza de Panama), John P. Baca Park, Kate Sessions Park, Mira Mesa Community Park, North Park Community Park, Plumosa Park, Rolling Hills Park, San Ysidro Community Park, and Standley Park. Learn more about Park Social Exploration Day.

Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 16

Toltec Totems Pop-up

9:00AM to 7:00PM - Plaza de Panama (Balboa Park) View Map

9:00AM to 7:00PM

Plaza de Panama (Balboa Park) View Map

Toltec Totems - Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon

Artists Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon temporarily deploy their Toltec Totems, which feature influential Chicano artists, in brightly colored images.

Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 16

Toltec Totems Pop-up

9:00AM to 7:00PM - North of Centro Cultural de la Raza (Balboa Park) View Map

9:00AM to 7:00PM

North of Centro Cultural de la Raza (Balboa Park) View Map

Toltec Totems - Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon

Artists Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon temporarily deploy their Toltec Totems, which feature influential Chicano artists, in brightly colored images.

Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 16

Toltec Totems Pop-up

9:00AM to 7:00PM - South of Centro Cultural de la Raza (Balboa Park) View Map

9:00AM to 7:00PM

South of Centro Cultural de la Raza (Balboa Park) View Map

Toltec Totems - Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon

Artists Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon temporarily deploy their Toltec Totems, which feature influential Chicano artists, in brightly colored images.

Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 16

Toltec Totems Pop-up

9:00AM to 7:00PM - Plaza de Balboa and the Bea Evenson Fountain (Balboa Park) View Map

9:00AM to 7:00PM

Plaza de Balboa and the Bea Evenson Fountain (Balboa Park) View Map

Toltec Totems - Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon

Artists Mario Torero and Sarah Bella Mondragon temporarily deploy their Toltec Totems, which feature influential Chicano artists, in brightly colored images.

Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 16

Community Event

10:00AM to 1:00PM - John P. Baca Park View Map

10:00AM to 1:00PM

John P. Baca Park View Map

Treeline - Kasi Muñoz and Kline Swonger

Park Social artists Kasi Muñoz and Kline Swonger host this a one-day community event where park goers can participate in a variety of fun, line explorations and engagements, culminating in an installation the artists will later hang between existing trees in the park.

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Past Events

Past Events

Sat May 21
Sat May 21

Park Social Launch

11:30AM to 12:30PM - Fault Line Park View Map

11:30AM to 12:30PM

Fault Line Park View Map

Join us to celebrate the launch of Park Social with a pop-up ice cream social and opening remarks.  We’ll have free ice cream and refreshments (while supplies last!). At the Park Social ranger station, park goers can learn more about the initiative, pick up a Park Social guide, and meet the artists. The Walking the Wall performance will follow the launch in the park.

Sat May 21
Sat May 21

Dance Performance

12:30PM to 3:30PM - Fault Line Park View Map

12:30PM to 3:30PM

Fault Line Park View Map

Walking the Wall - Timothy Murdoch

Artist Timothy Murdoch’s project in the park will feature the dance performance Walking the Wall. Bring a blanket and enjoy an outdoor afternoon of art, community, and performative art.

Sat May 21
Sat May 21

Memory Collection Workshop

3:00PM to 5:00PM - San Ysidro Community Park View Map

3:00PM to 5:00PM

San Ysidro Community Park View Map

Collective Memory - Sheena Rae Dowling and Yvette Roman

Park Social artists Sheena Rae Dowling and Yvette Roman invite community members and visitors to a drop-in memory collection workshop in preparation for their community event and picnic to be held this summer.

Sun May 22
Sun May 22

Sculpture Workshop

11:00AM to 2:00PM - Otay Valley Regional Park Ranger Station View Map

11:00AM to 2:00PM

Otay Valley Regional Park Ranger Station View Map

In Collaboration with the Passerby - Ingram Ober and Marisol Rendón

At this drop-in workshop, park-goers become part of the artist team making a large-scale natural fiber sculpture "A Nest In the Sagebrush" to be installed in the park and can create their own nesting forms to take home or add to the installation.

Sun May 22
Sun May 22

Can Phones Across the Water

12:00PM to 1:00PM - Chollas Lake Park View Map

12:00PM to 1:00PM

Chollas Lake Park View Map

The Park Social at Chollas Lake - Brian & Ryan

Watch as Brian & Ryan take over Chollas Lake Park for their first intervention "Can Phones Across the Water," in which the artists duo communicate with each other across the lake using specially designed can phones.

Sun May 22
Sun May 22

Can Telephone Build Workshop

1:00PM to 3:00PM - Chollas Lake Park View Map

1:00PM to 3:00PM

Chollas Lake Park View Map

The Park Social at Chollas Lake - Brian & Ryan

Join the artist duo Brian & Ryan for a drop-in participatory workshop to build your own telephone to communicate with other visitors throughout the park.

Sun May 22
Sun May 22

Musical Playground

2:00PM to 6:00PM - South Creek Neighborhood Park View Map

2:00PM to 6:00PM

South Creek Neighborhood Park View Map

The Honeycomb Harmonies - Keenan Hartsten

Park Social artist Keenan Hartsten hosts a drop-in musical playground in the park. Park-goers can creatively express themselves through music and chalk drawing in an immersive environment inspired by bees.

Sun May 22
Sun May 22

Can Phones Across the Water

3:00PM to 4:00PM - Chollas Lake Park View Map

3:00PM to 4:00PM

Chollas Lake Park View Map

The Park Social at Chollas Lake - Brian & Ryan

Watch as Brian & Ryan take over Chollas Lake Park for their first intervention "Can Phones Across the Water," in which the artists duo communicate with each other across the lake using specially designed can phones.

Jun 11 to Jun 26
Jun 11 to Jun 26

Reflexion Installation

Ellen Scripps Browning Park View Map

Reflexion - Art Builds

Interact with Reflexion, a series of three periaktoi composed of independently rotating mirrored sections. Park-goers can visually experience and manipulate each periaktoi to reveal varying reflections of their surroundings.

Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 11

Musical Playground

2:00PM to 6:00PM - Scripps Ranch Community Park View Map

2:00PM to 6:00PM

Scripps Ranch Community Park View Map

The Honeycomb Harmonies - Keenan Hartsten

Park Social artist Keenan Hartsten hosts a drop-in musical playground in the park. Park-goers can creatively express themselves through music and chalk drawing in an immersive environment inspired by bees.

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