The House of Pacific Relations (HPR), located in San Diego ’s Balboa Park , is a consortium of ‘houses’ representing 33 countries.
The HPR promotes multicultural goodwill and understanding through educational and cultural programs.
The park contains historic 1935 Exposition cottages plus 4 new
cottages where HPR member countries can offer visitors a window to their culture, history and traditions.
Explore our website for information concerning each of the countries represented, its cultural programs and events, as well as those organized by HPR as a whole.
Join us and stay informed! Updated information about news and events are posted on our
Open Houses: Houses are open for at least 4 hours between Noon-5:00 p.m. every Sunday, showcasing the national traditions from
Hall of Nations: Houses without cottages host in the Hall of Nations on Sundays and on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
The Hall of Nations is available for rental. See HON schedule for details.
THE HALL OF NATIONS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS.
(The completion date is estimated to be September 30, 2015)
Lawn Programs: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.
Each Sunday program is hosted by a member house which include from the following: music, dance, costumes, arts, crafts, and ethnic foods.
House of Turkey
Exploring Turkish Culture,
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Noon to 4 pm
House of Spain - Tour of the World
Monday through Friday, Click for flyer to see hours
Saturday, October 10, 2015 and
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Czech & Slovak Annual Lawn Programs 2015
Saturday, October 17 Noon to 3 pm and
Sunday, September 18, 2015 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Serving delicious food from Noon to 4 pm Serving Traditional Foods (Both Days)
Scotland Lawn Program
Sunday, October 25 Food service begins at 11 am
Entertainment begins at 2 pm
House of Ireland Celtic Art Classes
See flyer for dates
Annual Special Events: The annual Ethnic Food Fair and the
International Christmas Festival at Balboa Park's December Nights. Here all the houses come together to share their culture in an event where cottages are opened,
ethnic foods are available and an impressive assortment of dance & music throughout.
Download our 2015 Hosting & Events Schedule flyer.