From the outset, our mission has been to share the culture, heritage and world-renowned hospitality of the people of Palestine by hosting various social events. These events have given us the privilege of showcasing folkloric dance (dabkeh), traditional dress, poetry readings, time honored music, arts, crafts, as well as the tantalizing foods of Palestine.

The House of Palestine’s Board of Directors and active members proudly participate in numerous cultural events throughout the year to share and celebrate our honored culture and traditions. Every year, we are represented in December Nights, the Ethnic Food Festival, our exclusive Lawn Program, and the La Jolla Christmas Parade.

December Nights and the Ethnic Food Festival are special events at Balboa Park that attract hundreds of thousands of visitor to San Diego from around the world as well as our local community. Every year, the House of Palestine participates in these community events, along with other international groups, by selling our famous falafel sandwiches and by performing traditional Palestinian dabkeh.

At our annual Lawn Program, the House of Palestine is exclusively represented, allowing us to create our own festival-like atmosphere for our members and visitors. We celebrate, share and display our world famous embroidery, music, dabkeh, cuisine, poetry and fine arts. We are lucky to have a talented volunteer base through whom to showcase our traditions and proud culture.


Our Events Schedule:

General Assembly – Our General Assembly Meeting will be held in the Hall of Nations at the House of Pacific Relations in Balboa Park on Sunday January 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm. 2191 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101. Coffee and sweets will be available. Please be prompt.

3 Board positions are up for election this year! Any outgoing board members will be available during the transition to support incoming members in their respective positions. Please consider yourself or someone you know for any of the following for 2018:

Membership/Volunteer Committee Chair

Hall of Nations Hosting:

Hosting will be held by the House of Palestine each weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and the fourth Tuesday for the month of March.

We encourage  members, family, and friends to help us by volunteering their time in showcasing our culture to the public within the hall. The hostings will be held in the Hall of Nations located within the House of Pacific Relations on the dates listed below:

Hosting Month: March 2018. Each weekend in March, the House of Palestine will be hosting in the House of Pacific Relations.

  • March 3rd & 4th
  • March 10th & 11th
  • March 17th & 18th
  • March 24th and 25th

Annual Lawn Program: Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 11am – 5pm.

Ethnic Food Festival: Sunday, May 27, 2017 from 11am – 5pm.

December Nights: Friday, December 7th & Saturday, December 8th, 2018.