Presented by the Southern California Plumeria Society, our annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival offers live entertainment, an amazing Flower Show, along with one of Southern California’s largest and most extensive potted Plant Sale. This event is free and open to the public in the Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Thousands of people visit us every year!

Hours:

  • Saturday, September 3: 10AM – 4PM
  • Sunday, September 4: 10AM – 4PM

Annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival: Schedule of Events

Saturday

Potted Plant Sale in Room 101 and Patio A

  • 10AM: Potted plant sale opens
  • 4PM: Potted plant sale closes

Plumeria Gifts Sale in Room 102

  • 10AM: Plumeria gifts sale opens
  • 4PM: Plumeria gifts sales closes

Flower Show in Room 104

  • 8AM to 11AM: Entries accepted for the Flower Show
  • 12 NOON: People’s Choice Award voting opens at the Flower Show
  • 12 NOON: Flower Show judging begins
  • 3PM: People’s Choice Award voting closes
  • Please note that the Flower Show will open to the public once judging has concluded

Food and Entertainment in Patio B

  • 10AM to 4PM: Hawaiian food from Kalei’s Kitchenette, malasadas from Ho’onani Cakes, coffees from Kapu Coffee, Hawaiian shave ice from Hokulia Shave Ice and Filipino food from Gabina’s Cuisine.
  • 10AM to 4PM: Entertainment by Tipanie o Patitifa

Sunday

Potted Plant Sale in Room 101 and Patio A

  • 10AM: Potted Plant Sale opens
  • 4PM: Potted Plant Sale opens

Plumeria Gifts Sale in Room 102

  • 10AM: Plumeria gifts sale opens
  • 4PM: Plumeria gifts sales closes

Flower Show in Room 104

  • 9AM – 2PM: Flower Show winners on display
  • 2PM: Flower Show closes

Food and Entertainment in Patio B

  • 10AM to 4PM: Hawaiian food from Kalei’s Kitchenette, malasadas from Ho’onani Cakes, coffees from Kapu Coffee, Hawaiian shave ice from Hokulia Shave Ice and Filipino food from Gabina’s Cuisine.
  • 10AM to 1PM: Entertainment by The Cool Breeze
  • 2PM to 3PM: Entertainment by Motu Nehenehe Polynesian Dancers

Got questions? Take them to the Plant Sale FAQ or the Flower Show FAQ!

Here is some transit advice for the Festival

Ride sharing is a great way to visit the Festival. If you choose to ride share, please direct your driver to 1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. This will take you to the end of Village Place between the Casa del Prado and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Parking in Balboa Park lots is free. If you can’t find parking close to the Casa del Prado, it’s best to park in the Inspiration Point parking lot (on the east side of Park Blvd., between Presidents Way and the Balboa Park Activity Center) for easy access to the heart of Balboa Park via the free tram. Take the tram to the Plaza de Panama tram stop and walk to the Casa del Prado.

Here’s a map and full tram info:

https://www.balboapark.org/plan/parking

We’re happy to hold your plants for you until 3 pm while you enjoy Balboa Park. Plus, our plant runners will be happy to take plants to the loading zone (on the street east of the Casa del Prado) and wait with your plants while you get your car or until your ride share arrives.