Public Events

Come and visit us!

Open House Girls

The open house showcases the national traditions of France. During open houses, the House of France is open free of charge to the public. Refreshments are served. Donations are welcome.

January 2015

Open house on Sunday January 11th from noon until 4PM

February 2015

Open house on Sundays February 1st and 8th from noon until 4PM

March 2015

Open house on Sundays March 1st and 8th from noon until 4PM

April 2015

Open house on Sundays April 5th and 12th from noon until 4PM

May 2015

Open house on Sundays May 3rd and 10th from noon until 4PM


Ethnic Food Fair on Sunday May 24th from 10am to 5pm. During the Ethnic Food Fair most cottages serve ethnic food and free entertainment is presented. The house of France sells French food (e.g., quiche, pastries).

June 2015

Open house on Sundays June 7th and 14th from noon until 4PM


music festMusic Fest on Saturday June 20th from 5pm to 8pm.

The Fête de la Musique is an annual music festival taking place on the summer solstice (June 21st). It originated in France in 1981 and is now celebrated in 110 countries around the world.

The House of France, in coordination with other French organizations, invites you for an evening of free music in front of the cottage. Bring your blanket, picnic and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

July 2015

Open house on Sundays July 5th and 12th from noon until 4PM


Lawn Program Sunday the 12th. The House of France features music, dance, traditional costumes, arts, crafts, and traditional French foods. If you know of any French singers, dancers or if you want to participate in the program on stage, please let us know.

August 2015

Open house on Sundays August 2nd and 9th from noon until 4PM

September 2015

Open house on Sundays September 6th and 13th from noon until 4PM

October 2015

Open house on Sundays October 4th and 11th from noon until 4PM

November 2015

Open house on Sundays November 1st and 8th from noon until 4PM

December 2015

Open house on Sundays December 6th and 13 from noon until 4PM


International Christmas Festival at Balboa Park’s December Nights on Friday December 4th from 5pm to 11pm and Saturday December 5th from 12pm to 11pm. During December Nights all the houses come together to share their culture in an event where cottages are opened, ethnic foods are available for purchase with an impressive assortment of dance & music throughout. The House of France sells onion soup, crepes and pastries.