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 TEMPORAILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS.
(The completion date is TBA)
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.
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House of Palestine Special Celebration
January 25, 2015, 2 - 3pm
House of China Chinese New Year Open House
February 14/15, 2015, 12-4 pm
House of England Lawn program with
a Beatles Tribute Band
February 8, 2015; 2 to 3 pm
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 2014 Hosting & Events Schedule flyer.
Check out our brochure. Stop by a cottage or Balboa Park's Visitor Center for your copy.