Enjoy one of San Diego's best hidden gems during the late summer hours! As a participant in Balboa Park After Dark (BPAD), the Japanese Friendship Garden will be staying open until 8:00 PM, with last admission at 7:00 PM, every Friday starting Memorial Day weekend (May 26) until Labor Day weekend (September 1st)! Occasionally due to special events we have to close early so please be sure to click here to check for early closures.
BPAD is in it's second year with various museums extending their hours on Fridays during the summer. By further activating Balboa Park with extended hours at the museums, in conjunction with Food Truck Fridays, and public entertainment, we hope to make Balboa Park even more of a nighttime destination for locals and visitors.
Don't forget to visit our friends that are also staying late for BPAD: