La Jolla Calendar of Events

Find out what to do in La Jolla today or the best events happening when you visit later in the year. Our event calendar features festivals, concerts, parades, classes, museum exhibits, food and wine tastings at restaurants and much more. Share your photos and posts using #LaJollaLove!

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Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting

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For five decades, Jack Whitten (b. 1939, Bessemer, AL) has kept time through his innovative studio process. In his canvases, he explores the possibilities of paint, the role of the artist, and the allure of material essence. As a child of the segregated south, he bears witness to expressions of evil and the resilience of the human spirit. As a diligent formalist, Whitten explores and exploits the newest acrylic and dry pigment media, the register of the image, and the edge of the canvas. As the New York artist, schooled in the sixties and maturing in the seventies, he balances on the fulcrum of the century that was and the century to come. He is an artist of his moment due precisely to his respect for the past and commitment to the present. Whitten creates in the moment in order to harness the essence of matter. From his first spectral canvases, as a graphic trace of a haunted soul, to his recent app for Obama, a key for complex, contemporary life, Whitten’s poetic and physically compelling compositions capture what is needed, what is left, what is remembered, and what is next. Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting surveys this enduring artist’s career with approximately 60 canvasses from the mid-1960s to the present.

11 AM – 5 PM daily. Closed Wednesday.
The Museum is free on the third Thursday of every month from 5-7 PM.

The Sculpture Garden is open to the public 11 AM-5 PM daily. Download the Sculpture Garden guide and plan your visit.


General Admission $10
Seniors $5
Students 26 and over (with ID) $5
25 and under Free (with ID)
Military and their families Free (with ID)

MCASD Members Free (Not a Member? Join Now!)

Admission is valid for 7 days at all MCASD locations.

25 and under free is generously supported by Qualcomm Foundation.

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Restaurant Week San Diego

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Dine at a discount as nearly 200 participating restaurants throughout the county offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus!  Admission ranges from $10-20 for lunch, and $25-45 for dinner.

Visit to find all of the locations, prices, and offerings.

The following restaurants in La Jolla Village are participating:

Aloha Sushi Lounge
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
Berninis Bistro
Bijou French Bistro
Brockton Villa
Chedi Thai Bistro
Crab Catcher
George's California Modern
NINE-TEN Restaurant
Prepkitchen La Jolla
Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Seasons 52 La Jolla
Tapenade Restaurant
The Hake Kitchen & Bar
The Marine Room
The Shores Restaurant

La Jolla Open Aire Market

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Every Sunday, the upper playground at La Jolla Elementary is transformed into a colorful, friendly and wholesome Farmer's Market. Come experience the community feel, live music, creative artisans, diverse food court, and local farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Consistently ranked as one of the largest and best farmers markets in San Diego, our Sunday Market in La Jolla has grown to become one of the premier weekly events for locals and tourists alike. Families and their kids can enjoy the live music, fresh air, playgrounds, and grass fields to run and play on.

Full Moon Pier Walk

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Walk along the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, normally closed to the public, on an exclusive moonlit tour October 7 & 8 from 6-8pm. Learn the history of Scripps and explore current research projects, while collecting plankton, performing experiments, and discovering the nocturnal habits of marine life. Ages 913 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

RSVP Required: 858-534-5771 or online here.
Members: $22 , Public: $25 

La Jolla Village Merchants Association Meeting

Regular monthly board meeting of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. Public and business owners from La Jolla Village are welcome.

At THIS meeting, we will be electing a new Board of Directors.  All voting will be done IN PERSON at this meeting. Please be sure to bring your ID and a copy of your current City of San Diego Certificate of Payment of Business Tax to verify your identity for voting purposes.

A "Meet the Candidates" event will be held at We Olive, 1158 Prospect Street, on September 30th, from 5-7pm, so that you may get to know the candidates before the vote.  Please join us!

Cuvier Club
7776 Eads Ave

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La Jolla Town Council Meeting

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Monthly meeting of the La Jolla Town Council.

Public welcome to attend!

For more info, visit

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La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

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The 2014 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its sixth annual season on October 11th and 12th in the heart of the village, on Girard Ave, between Prospect Street & Torrey Pines Road. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals in Southern California. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is free and open to the public.

Featuring the works of over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the LJAWF features something for everyone including a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the family art center and a wine and beer garden which will include premier wineries in addition to San Diego’s top breweries.

The festival was originally created by Friends of La Jolla Elementary, founders of the La Jolla Open Aire Market, and has most recently garnered the support and established a partnership with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local public elementary and middle schools. Since launching in 2009, the LJAWF has raised over $338,000.

Saturday, October 11, 10am-7pm
Sunday, October 12, 10am-6pm

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LJAWF Bravecort Brew Fest & Masskrugstemmen

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Join us for an evening of local craft beer, a beer stein holding competition,great food, live music and fun! The BraveCort Brew Fest is taking over the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival Wine & Beer Garden location for an event packed evening benefiting pediatric brain cancer research in San Diego.

This inaugural Brew Fest and Masskrugstemmen (beer stein holding competition) takes place October 11, 2014 from 8:00-11:00pm in the village of La Jolla on Girard Avenue between Wall Street and Silverado Street.

The BraveCort Brew Fest will showcase 15-20 carefully selected craft breweries from Southern California.  Attendees will also enjoy fine wine, great food pairings and live entertainment.  We hope you will join us as a participant in the beer stein holding competition -- or come cheer on your favorite team!

The BraveCort Foundation, in partnership with Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and the Beer for Brains Foundation, will donate all proceeds to pediatric brain cancer research within the San Diego region.

** All stein holding contestants must raise $250 to compete.

For more info visit:!brew-fest/c1fi9

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San Diego Triathlon Challenge

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What began more than 20 years ago as a fundraiser to help one athlete, Jim MacLaren, to regain his independence after a tragic second accident has grown to become one of the most highly-regarded and motivational events in the triathlon world. Since that first event, the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge has been instrumental in raising the funds that have allowed more than 8,200 challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line and inspired a new generation to realize they have no limits.

This is not a race or a competition. It is a triathlon event that tests the ability of even the toughest of athletes.  The challenge is great, but the rewards are priceless.

All courses Start and Finish at La Jolla Cove.

For course maps and more information on the event, visit:

St. Jude's Life Time Tri Oceanside

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Imagine a race where Hope marks the finish line. Make it a reality when you join St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through the Life Time Tri Oceanside. Swim, bike and run as you TRI all you can to support the lifesaving work being done at St. Jude. Participate as an individual or form a relay team to cross the finish line together for the kids! Not only will you be saving the life of a child, but there are also small rewards we can offer such as “race for free”. For more information please contact I 714.489.1081.

When you fundraise for St. Jude, your support helps us guarantee that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude—for anything—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from the public, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of the financial situation. This means doctors spend less time on paperwork and more time on lifesaving care. This means scientists spend less time on grant applications and more time on uncovering the next big breakthrough.

We won’t stop until no child dies of cancer—and we need your help.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Season Opening Concert

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Two works of sharp contrast open the 60th anniversary season of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus. Steven Schick conducts one of the mightiest of all symphonies – Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. David Chase opens the program, conducting chorus and 4 percussionists in the world premiere of a Sound uttered, a Silence crossed by composer Nathan Davis and librettist Laura Mullen.

Ticket prices: $15-$29. For more information or to purchase tickets call 858-534-4637 or visit our website at

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La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival

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The Farmers Insurance Open

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The Farmers Insurance Open is a professional golf tournament and the PGA TOUR stop in San Diego. 

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Concours d’Elegance

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It is fitting that when translated into Spanish, La Jolla means “the jewel,” because La Jolla truly is the diamond of the West Coast. La Jolla has become the embodiment of luxury, class and style in San Diego. The chic allure of La Jolla’s avenues has drawn the finest automobiles to this coastal town for the tenth year at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and The La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours.

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance features various types of fine automobile gems. Past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50’s classics, American sports cars (with a salute to GM on their 100th anniversary), and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. Spectators from all over the nation come to the breathtaking shores of La Jolla to view their favorite classics. This year, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be tipping its hat to some of the world’s finest Classics: Rolls Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Cadillac, and of course Duesenberg. We hope once again that if diamonds are forever, then cars are timeless.


According to Webster, “Concours” comes from the French, and means “a crowd or confluence of things; also a park promenade.” The term conjures up romantic visions of beautiful women in haute couture in a park-like setting surrounded by sparkling coaches, glistening groomed horses, gorgeous flowers, champagne, fine art and sculpture, and later, by the finest automotive art.

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La Jolla Half Marathon

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The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. After leaving the park, the course rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through the residential district of La Jolla Shores, and finishes in Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove.  The La Jolla Half Marathon is race #2 in the Half Marathon Triple Crown Series.


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