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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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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.

Barcourts at Harcourts

Please join us April 9th for our Spring Barcourts at Harcourts
7938 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla, CA.

Kindly RSVP by 4/1/15
Tiffany Torgan Philips or Erin Figi @ (858)459-5478
Brian J. Lewis (619)300-5032

There will be a complementary beer/wine/tapas/music and business networking! This is a free event and all tips will go directly to Smile Train! There will be incredible Raffle Prizes and Auction Items that will include Fancy Dinner Packages and chances at several Weekend Getaways.

Sponsors include Shannon Leder at Elite Escrow and Chris Kavaioosi at BANC Home Loans

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame but more importantly have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities.

Tags: Family, Music

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.

Tags: Family, Outdoors

Free UC San Diego Bus Tour

What: Free UC San Diego Bus Tours
When: Recurring every Sunday (except the first Sunday of the month).

Upcoming dates:
April 12, April 19, April 26, May 17

Where: UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla

Time: 2p.m. to 4 p.m.

Description: Take a scenic ride across UC San Diego, with stops at landmarks including the Theatre District, Rady School of Management, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Qualcomm Institute and east campus medical facilities including UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center and Thornton Hospital. The tour also features visits to several Stuart Collection sculptures, like the iconic “Sun God” and 180-ton granite “Bear,” as well as an opportunity to explore Geisel Library. Bus tours present a comprehensive look at how our 1,200-acre campus has taken shape, including its history, art and architecture.

Website: Reservation required.
Sign up here:
Admission: Free

Contact: Corlyn Vance, , (858) 534-4414

Tags: Family, Free, Tour, UCSD

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.


Tags: Family, Outdoors, Run

Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla

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The La Jolla Secret Garden Tour is fast approaching. There are six spectacular gardens throughout La Jolla bursting with a flowering array of color and delightful surprises on this tour. The Tour is celebrating their seventeenth year of sharing the unique beauty of La Jolla, as they support the La Jolla Historical Society's mission of research, preservation and programs.

La Jolla Secret Garden Tour
May 16, 2015
10am - 4pm

or call The Society at

Self-Guided Tour:
$50 ($40 members)

Platinum Tour:
$150 ($140 members)

Tags: Outdoors

Relay for Life of La Jolla - American Cancer Society Event

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Relay for Life of La Jolla, and event of the American Cancer Society, will be held June 13th and 14th at Muirlands Middle School, located at 1056 Nautilus St, La Jolla, CA 92037.

It's a 24 hour event to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society and it runs from 9am on the 13th to 9am on the 14th.

There will be different ceremonies throughout the event to honor those who have been affected by cancer, as well as a variety of entertainment and fundraisers.

The idea of Relay for Life is to get together of team of 8 - 20 people, though we have had teams with less, and the participants on the team take turns walking, or running, around the track for the 24 hours. Each team gets a campsite and we encourage the teams to camp out overnight.

We are also always looking for volunteers and new committee members for anyone wishing to get involved. And of course, any businesses that are willing to do sponsorships or donations (either food items or items for our raffle) are always welcome!

For more info, please contact:

Jennie Degraffenreid
Event Lead
Relay For Life of La Jolla

To REGISTER or Donate:

Padres La Jolla Day at Petco Park

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The La Jolla Village Merchants Association invites you to join us at Petco Park for La Jolla Day on Sunday, June 14th at 1pm, San Diego Padres vs. LA Dodgers in the Toyota Terrace Reserved Section 217.

Tickets for this special event are offered at $34, of which $5 of each ticket will be donated to La Jolla Village Merchants Association for reinvestment back into LJVMA's Sparkle & Shine #CleanLaJolla Program.

We hope you will join us for our second La Jolla Community Day at Petco Park.

You can purchase your tickets from your favorite merchant in La Jolla Village, or stop by the La Jolla Village Information Center at 1162 Prospect Street, between WeOlive and Haagen Dazs, at Ivanhoe Avenue.

For payment information or questions, please call Brad Dwight at 619-795-5117.

Or mail or return form with check payable to LJVMA or credit card information to:
Sheila Fortune, Executive Director
La Jolla Village Merchants Association
La Jolla Village Information Center
1162 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA  92037

Tags: Family, Outdoors

Fashion Week San Diego

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Fashion Week San Diego ® is a traditional fashion week to celebrate fashion & beauty industries by showcasing and highlighting the pulse of these entrepreneurs and what they are creating. Fashion Week San Diego is not just a week of runway shows, but a whole year of events. Check out the calendar. - See more at:

Fashion Week San Diego® takes an innovative and progressive approach to traditional fashion weeks by being open to the fashion industry & general public. This creates a fruitful environment for our emerging designers and can help create demand by the consumer. - See more at:

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Tags: Music, Outdoors, Wine

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

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The 2015 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its seventh annual season on October 10th and 11th 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 10, 10am-7pm
Sunday, October 11, 10am-6pm

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