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Five-day food truck festival rolls into Balboa Park this month

Posted: 12:05 PM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-11 19:10:53Z
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A bevvy of delicious foods will take over Balboa Park this month, as a caravan of food trucks make the park home for five days.

Balboa Park's Spring Fling Food Truck Festival will bring a variety of delicious culinary treats to the park, transforming the El Prado and Plaza de Panama into a massive, foodie festival.

Not only will San Diegans get to try a variety of type of cuisine, but several hands-on activities for kids, and live entertainment will be provided. Games like giant checkers, bowling, cornhole, and giant tumbling blocks will also be available.

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The foodie fun kicks off starting at 12 p..m. April 15 - 19, with live entertainment beginning at 4 p.m.

Nearby museums are also getting in on the action, with special hours set for festival attendees to enjoy a taste of San Diego's history and culture as well.

Here's a look the festival's food truck roster, entertainment and activities, and museum hours:

Activities

April 15 - 19 (12 p.m. - 7 p.m.): In honor of International Mud Day, take part in a "muddy" activity making seed bombs with wildflower seeds.
April 16 - 18 (2 p.m. - 7 p.m.): Capture your food truck adventure with photos from Fab Trailers Vintage Photo Booth.
April 19 (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.): San Diego Police's Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol Unit will offer kids free fingerprinting identification cards.
April 19 (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.): The San Diego Railroad Museum will offer free hands-on demonstrations about what makes arches so strong.
April 19 (4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.): Prize giveaways will be held by Star 94.1.

Entertainment

April 15: Theo and the Zydeco Patrol.
April 16: Carmen Murray Jazz Trio
April 17: Flavor Company Dance Entertainment
April 18: Bayou Brothers
April 19: Tavo & Mariachi 3.0

Museum hours

Fleet Science Center: Open until 6 p.m., April 15 - 19. Beer and wine available at the Fleet’s Cravelogy Café.
Japanese Friendship Garden: Open until 7 p.m., April 15 - 19.
San Diego History Center: Open until 5 p.m., April 15 - 19. Tables and seating available inside the atrium area for festival food.
San Diego Natural History Museum: Open until 4:30 p.m., April 15 - 19. Rooftop bar serving beer, wine and grab-and-go menu.
Spanish Village Art Center: Select art studios open until 6 p.m.
The San Diego Museum of Art: Open until 7 p.m. on April 16 and 18, until 8 p.m. on April 19. Admission is $5 after 5 p.m. on Friday. Closed on Monday and Wednesday.

Food truck lineup

April 15

  • American Flavors
  • Born in Brooklyn
  • Bosnian Grill
  • Devil Dogs
  • Devilicious
  • Goodness Baked Cookie Co.
  • Eat Your Heart Out
  • Haad Sai
  • Pierogi Truck
  • Pomodoro Rosso
  • Simply Fresh
  • Tacos y Mariscos El Jefe
  • Two for the Road

April 16

  • Beachin’ Boba
  • Cousins
  • Dang Brother Pizza
  • El Hueco
  • Lil’ Miss Shortcakes
  • Marcel Belgium Waffles
  • Mastiff Kitchen & Catering
  • Monster Crafts
  • Pierogi Truck
  • Pomodoro Rosso
  • Simply Fresh
  • Super Q
  • Sushi Uno
  • Yo Yo Bento

April 17

  • Born in Brooklyn
  • Devil Dogs BBQ
  • Eat Your Heart Out
  • Goodness Cookie Co.
  • Frida’s Cocina
  • Mastiff Kitchen & Catering
  • Monster Crafts
  • Pomodoro Rosso
  • Sushi Uno
  • Tacos La Mezcla
  • Two for the Road
  • Yo Yo Bento

April 18

  • American Flavors
  • Beachin’ Boba
  • Cousins
  • Dang Brother Pizza
  • El Hueco
  • Frida’s Cocina
  • Mangia Mangia
  • Marcel Belgium Waffles
  • Super Q
  • Sushi Uno
  • Tacos La Mezcla
  • Tacos Y Mariscos El Jefe
  • Yo Yo Bento

April 19

  • Beachin’ Boba
  • Bosnian Grill
  • Cousins
  • Dang Brother Pizza
  • El Hueco
  • Haad Sai
  • Lil’ Miss Shortcakes
  • Mangia Mangia
  • Marcel Belgium Waffles
  • Mastiff Kitchen & Catering
  • Monster Crafts
  • Pierogi Truck
  • Simply Fresh
  • Super Q
  • Tacos La Mezcla