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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MCASD - Treasures of The Tamayo Museum, Mexico City

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Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City brings to San Diego highlights from one of Mexico’s foremost museums of modern and contemporary art. In 1981, Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991) opened the doors of his eponymous museum, to which the Mexican artist donated both his own paintings and his collection of late-modernist and contemporary art. Tamayo built his collection of works by both Mexican artists and those in Europe and the United States with the goal of founding a museum that would promote the artists of his native country and bring Mexico City into a dialogue with the international art community.

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Shore Thing at MCASD


Every Thursday night, July 3 – Aug 28, 2014!
Treasures of The Tamayo Museum, Mexico City

This summer favorite is back for a second year. Mingle with old friends and make a few new ones in our beautiful Sculpture Garden this summer. The galleries will be open late and guests will enjoy cocktails on the terrace (cash bar), live music, tours of current exhibitions, and much more. Join us for art experiences, sunsets, and great tunes as you soak in the beautiful La Jolla coastline. Kick-off the holiday weekend at the first Shore Thing of the summer on July 3. This program is FREE!

Free Public Tour of Scripps Oceanography

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Interested in exploring Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla? Founded in 1903, Scripps is one of the oldest and most prestigious marine and earth sciences research institutions in the world and is affiliated with UC San Diego. The Scripps mission is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment.

Learn more about the research and discovery under way at Scripps Oceanography by joining a free, one-hour, outdoor walking tour offered from 12 noon - 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of every month (excluding UC San Diego holidays). View several buildings of historical significance and step foot on the 1,090-foot-long Scripps Pier, an active, working research pier that is otherwise closed to the public. Tours are outdoors only and do not go inside research labs.

Tours are free, but registration is required. Register online at 

Artist Brian D. Murphy at The Blue Azul Collection

Join artist Brian D. Murphy July 26th from 5-8 PM at The Blue Azul Collection® for an opening reception at 1237 Prospect Street, Suite U. For more information, Please visit us on Facebook/theblueazulcollection or call 858.412.4150 for more information.

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.

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

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Every Sunday afternoon July 13 through August 24 from 2 - 4pm, Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove is filled with the sounds of live music. These family-friendly FREE summer concerts are fun for everybody of all ages, offering a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s enjoyment in an ideal setting overlooking La Jolla Cove. Bullseye Kettle Corn and Hot Dogs will offer hot dogs, fresh lemonade, and kettle corn, with a portion of their proceeds going to support the concerts.

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July 20 - Theo & the Zydeco Patrol (Cajun Blues)
July 27 - Bill Magee Blues Band (Blues)
August 3 - The Mighty Untouchables (Rock & Roll)
August 10 - Scott Martin Band (Latin Soul Jazz)
August 17 - Todo Mundo (Latin/Raggae/World Fusion)
August 24 - Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra (Boogie Woogie/Swing)
Tags: Family, Free, Outdoors

SummerFest Under The Stars

Enjoy a free concert featuring Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, SummerFest artists and special guests, the San Diego Youth Symphony's International Youth Symphony.  

Precious Pooch Dog Contest

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Enjoy a "Wooftacular" Day at the La Jolla Community Center and visit exhibitors featuring Dog Accessories, Food, Toys, Veterinary Services and a Dog Contest!  

Support your community!  This event will benefit the LJCC and SNAP: Spay Neuter Action Project.

Contest begins at 11:30am and includes:  
*Ugliest Dog
*Best Tail Wagging
*Best Terrific Trick
*Best Puppy 
*Best Senior Dog
*Best Original Costume
*and MORE!


Dog Contest Entry is $6/category or $25/unlimited categories
(Please register by July 29th)

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"Hats Off"- Celebrating 25 Years at Africa and Beyond

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Africa and Beyond™, the La Jolla, California, African art gallery, is celebrating 25 years of showcasing high-quality ethnographic arts and contemporary fair-trade crafts as well as unique jewelry from around the world. To mark the milestone, the gallery is presenting the exhibit, “Hats Off,” opening August 2, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through October 19th, 2014.

Featuring an array of exotic African, Asian, Oceanic and Native American hats and headdresses, this veritable trove of “crowning achievements” is fashioned from colorful beads, basketry, shells, feathers, buttons, and more. Worn for protection or to make a statement of style, hats communicate much about our identity - how we see ourselves and how we’re perceived by others.

Attendees are encouraged to wear hats to the opening: A prize will be awarded to the hat that truly tops them all! For more information visit the Africa and Beyond website:

Tags: Art, Family, Free, Gallery

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 August 9 & 10 from 7-9pm. 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 

Green Flash Concert Series

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 Green Flash concerts, open to ages 21+, pair live music with panoramic ocean views on Birch Aquarium's stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Brought to you in partnership with 102.1 KPRi FM. Proceeds benefit exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Concerts are standing room only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts run from 6:45-9p.m.

August 20 Performers: Marc Broussard & Tyrone Wells

Enjoy savory food and drink and craft beers (for purchase). All exhibits will be open for viewing. 

Click here for tickets.

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. 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.

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Tags: Family, Wine