Saturday night I checked out the South Park Summer Walkabout for the first time and I am so excited to write a review!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with San Diego, South Park is located south-east of Balboa Park [go figure!] and is a neighborhood I am slowly getting to know. If I were to choose a few words to describe South Park I would say: unique, community, hipsters, crafty and delectable. It is a hodgepodge of adorable homes, funky restaurants and independent shops. In essence, it’s a little gem nestled in the vastness of San Diego county.
Now, for the Walkabout review. South Park has four Walkabouts per year – one held each season. I honestly didn’t know what do expected as I headed down 30th towards the event. I found parking without a fuss and followed my ears to the festivities. Stores, gyms, offices, cafes and bars had their doors open until 10:00pm and welcomed the community to take a peek inside. Many locations even had complimentary wine and snick snacks to enjoy while meandering around. A variety of bands were sprinkled along the street and in cafes and stores. The music helped create a fun atmosphere, highlight local bands and kept the energy up as the night wore on.
My favorite pit stop was at Velo Cult. They had s’mores station outside their bike shop, complete with an open bbq to roast your marshmallow! This, along with numerous other street treats, were free with a suggested donation.
What a great way to bring a community together. For more information about this reoccurring free event, check out the South Park website here.