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Cajun and zydeco dances occur weekly, monthly, and on special dates when bands are in town. Before most dances a dance instructor or experienced dancer will present a beginner's lesson lasting about a half hour, often followed by intermediate or advanced moves for fifteen minutes. Each month the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego hosts a dance on the Second Saturday in Balboa Park. A beginner's dance lesson begins at 6:20 p.m., and there is open dancing to a live Cajun or zydeco band 7-10:15 p.m. Check the displays on this home page or the "Calendar" page of this website for descriptions of future dances.
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Gator By The Bay
Gator By The Bay, held at Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay, is the yearly celebration of Cajun, zydeco, blues and country music as well as incredible Lousiana food. Each year the festival hosts some 60 Cajun, zydeco, blues and country bands playing continuously on five or more stages, two with tented wood dance floors each accommodating well over 100 dancers. The festival also features a dance instruction pavilion featuring a number of nationally prominent instructors. Make your plans to be in San Diego May 5-8, 2016. Visit the Gator By The Bay Website for more information as it is available, or check back here!
GATOR BY THE BAY BLOG
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December Nights in Balboa Park
Dec. 4 & 5, 2015
38th Year of San Diego’s Favorite Holiday Event Closes the Park’s Exposition Centennial
Balboa Park December Nights, San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will celebrate 38 years of bringing friends, families and the community together on Friday, December 4, from 3-11 p.m. and Saturday, December 5, Noon-11 p.m. This beloved event, co-produced by the City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy, closes “Celebrate Balboa Park 2015,” the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5 to 9 p.m. both evenings. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights will bring more than 350,000 visitors to the park to revel and enjoy the season over two days.
Dec. 4 Bands
5 p.m. --- Bubba McCoy Blues Band
6:40 p.m. --- Sue Palmer
8:30 p.m. --- Bayou Brothers
Dec. 5 Bands
12 Noon --- Rhythm & The Method
1:10 p.m. --- Flipside Burners
2:30 p.m. --- San Diego Cajun Playboys
3:50 p.m. --- Three-Chord Justice
5:20 p.m. --- Euphoria Brass Band
6:50 p.m. --- Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters
8:30 p.m. --- Theo and the Zydeco Patrol
This site is produced by Jim Hance,
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The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego is a member of the International Dance Association of San Diego County. Dance events in Balboa Park are sponsored in part by the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.