Spring Gala


The Annual Spring Gala is an amazing night for McKinley families, friends and the North Park Community to raise funds for McKinley Elementary. The 2018 theme is “Hoe Down!” First time going to the Gala? Check out how much fun it’ll be by looking at last year’s photos here.

When is it?

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 6:00-11:00 pm.

Where is it?

Queen Bee

Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center
3925 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104  – right in the heart of North Park!

How much is admission?

Early Special Pricing for the week of April 2 – 8th only!

1 for $40, 2 for $50, 3 for $90, 4 for $100

On April 9th, tickets will be $40 each. $50 at the door. So get your tickets early!


Or, download printable order form.

What will we do there?

Drink, Dance, Eat, Bid, Play Flip Cup, Darts, Corn Hole, Beer Pong! Or just hang out and socialize with McKinley friends and teachers. In addition, there will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and TWO signature cocktails this year.



You will be able to bid on student art and Teacher Experiences. And this year, for the first time, we will be selling Meal  Tickets for $10/person. Grand Old BBQ y Asada will be providing pulled pork sandwiches.


Want to know what’s available to bid on? Visit Bidding Owl (stay tuned!) to preview Teacher Experiences and Classroom Art Projects before going!

What will we do with the money that is raised?

All profits will go straight to McKinley!   We will use the money raised to fund our art, garden, running club and IB programs.

Will there be music?

Yes, a DJ! So come prepared to boogie!

Can anyone come?

Yes!  As long as they are 21 and up, bring your family, friends and neighbors!

What if I want to make a donation, or know someone with a business or just volunteer?

We are always looking for donations! Both monetary to underwrite the event, or items for the silent auction are welcome.  Please contact the Gala Committee for more information. We’d also love more volunteers to help us with the event! You can signup to help sell tickets and/or help decorate the day of the event.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com