Balboa Park is home to the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ at Spreckels Organ Pavilion. It was first played in Balboa Park in 1915; thus, the organ is celebrating its 99th anniversary this year. Today, it continues to attract audiences with its grandiose appearance and its beautiful music.
Best of all, the organ concerts are free. Currently, daytime performances are held every Sunday at 2 p.m. Many San Diego residents come to the park to enjoy an afternoon picnic with live music.
During the summer, from mid-June to mid-August, is the International Summer Organ Festival, featuring free performances on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. as well as free mid-day performances. This year’s festival will run from June 23 to August 25.
The Spreckels Organ Pavilion is a captivating on-of-a-kind attraction that should not be missed.