• Art,  San Diego

    La Jolla Art & Wine Festiva – Live, hands-on art activities for all ages!

    The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival (LJAWF) will be returning to downtown La Jolla on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 2023, showcasing prestigious art, regional and international wines, craft beer and spirits, and family-friendly fun!

    Featuring more than 160 artists from across the U.S. and Mexico, their exquisite creations come in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, jewelry design, fine glass, ceramics, woodwork, mixed media, and photography.

    This Festival is not just for the art connoisseur; The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is also a destination where vino enthusiasts and craft beer lovers unite. The iconic wine and beer garden highlights over 35 international wineries, local craft breweries, and craft distilleries. Along with a two-day silent auction, 15 pet adoption stations and an all-star line-up of live entertainment and music, there is something for everyone.

    MISSION: The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival Foundation is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to bring needed funds to La Jolla’s public schools, art to the community and promote La Jolla and its merchants strengthening the vibrant community of La Jolla. All donations to the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival are tax-deductible.

    All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology and on-site medical care at all La Jolla public schools. Since its inception, the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival has donated more than $1,000,000 to these schools for the educational benefit of more than 4,000 children.

    Beyond attracting wine and art aficionados, La Jolla Art & Wine Festival beckons those who seek to awaken their inner artist through immersive, hands-on experiences. They are thrilled to announce the return of the Geppetto’s Family Art Center on Wall Street. This vibrant hub is brimming with an array of free, engaging activities designed to captivate both the youthful and the young-at-heart. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just discovering your artistic side, there’s a boundless realm of inspiration waiting for you. The Geppetto’s Family Art Center is again partnering with two local San Diego companies to bring fun and creativity to the weekend! The Geppetto’s Family Art Center.

    Artist Lulu Yueming Qu is going to paint live pet portrait during the two day festival event.

    Explore the stunning array of offerings at LJAWF23.givesmart.com and embark on a bidding journey featuring over 170 remarkable items, including awe-inspiring art generously contributed by festival artists. Imagine placing your bids on a private in home wine tasting from Wine Guy & Wine Gal or vying for a luxurious seven-night stay for two at Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort & Spa. The possibilities are endless!

    Bid with ease and convenience, utilizing your cell phone or computer for seamless electronic bidding. No matter where you are, the auction is at your fingertips, open for bids at any time until the closing moments. Stay in the know with real-time updates if you find yourself outbid. This is your opportunity to secure exceptional treasures and experiences, all while supporting the vibrant La Jolla community.


    The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival takes place on Girard Avenue in La Jolla, California.

    From 5 North

    • Exit La Jolla Parkway

    • Follow La Jolla Parkway down the hill

    • Continue straight as La Jolla Parkway changes name to Torrey Pines Road

    • Continue on Torrey Pines Road until it dead-ends at Girard Ave and the Vons Shopping Center

    • The festival will be to your right on Girard Avenue

    From 5 South

    • Exit La Jolla Village Drive

    • Right on La Jolla Village Drive (headed West towards the ocean)

    • Left on Torrey Pines Road

    • Veer right to stay on Torrey Pines Road when you get to the bottom of the hill

    • Continue on Torrey Pines Road until it dead-ends at Girard Ave and the Vons Shopping Center

    • The festival will be to your right on Girard Avenue


    There’s ample street parking, as well as paid parking facilities, available throughout La Jolla.

    • Access this link to take advantage of the plentiful and inexpensive (starting as low as $4.95 ALL DAY) off-street parking lots and garages located just steps away from La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.

    • Additional, paid parking options are available here for pre-booking.


  • San Diego

    San Diego Spirits Festival Announces VIP Passes and Initial Lineup of Luxury Brands for 14th Anniversary Event

    The festival, taking place Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8, has unveiled an initial

     lineup of more than 20 luxury spirits, including a new San Diego-based brand, an exclusive

    launch of Beattie’s Distillery, Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door and more

    San Diego Spirits Festival, a world-class cocktail and cultural event hosted at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (MCASD), has announced its initial lineup of industry-leading spirits and brand launches that will be featured at the event, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8. Tickets are available for purchase here, including passes for a luxe VIP experience.

    To complement the coastal La Jolla view, the upscale two-day event will offer novice cocktail lovers, experienced mixology professionals and restaurateurs the opportunity to sip exceptionally crafted cocktails and explore industry trends from more than 20 distilleries and counting. Vodka varieties will include a Southern California launch of Beattie’s Distillery, Beam Suntory’s launch of -196 Lemon Vodka Seltzer, and selections from Plush Vodka. Agave enthusiasts can revel in top-level labels including Sammy Hagar and Guy Fieri’s Santo, Padre Azul, Ate Tequila, Luna Nueva, Mezcal Union and El Cristiano. The lineup will also include whiskey and bourbon distillers such as Uncle Nearest, Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door, Old Hillside, Sukari flavored whiskeys and Natterjack Irish Whiskey. To add even more flavor, San Diego Spirits Festival will also feature fine spirits from Chinola Liqueur, West Peak Cocktails, Hive₂0 hard honey beverages, Distilleria Nardini and Above Board Cocktails, a new San Diego-based distillery that will be launching at the festival. More featured spirits and local restaurateurs will soon be announced, totaling more than 65 brands on display.

    The festival’s 14th annual event will provide an unparalleled experience beyond its spirits lineup. With entry, guests will also enjoy live music, thrilling entertainment, the opportunity to mingle among top industry professionals and take in MCASD’s panoramic views of the La Jolla coast. Guests may also watch the crowning of the San Diego Spirits Festival International Bottle Competition winners, including best overall and in categories for whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, vodka, agave spirits, liqueur and RTDs.

    Since 2009, the annual San Diego Spirits Festival has brought the best of the craft cocktail scene together and has been recognized as “one of the best cocktail festivals in America” by Fodors Travel Guide and voted “Must-Try Festival of the Year” by Premier Traveler. Now in its 14th year, the San Diego Spirits Festival has quickly grown into one of the largest cocktail festivals in the country.

    San Diego Spirit Festival will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. General admission single day tickets, which include unlimited cocktails and a one-day pass to return to MCASD, begin at $100 for individuals on Saturday and $90 for individuals on Sunday. General admission group passes are available for parties of five or more, beginning at $85 each for Saturday and $80 each for Sunday. VIP tickets, available exclusively for Saturday, are priced at $200 and include an annual pass to MCASD, access to an exclusive VIP area with tastings from top International Bottle Competition winners and more. All guests must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are now available online here.

    About The San Diego Spirits Festival

    The San Diego Spirits Festival is an annual world-class event where cocktails, culture and art come together for a stellar, two-day experience fueled by top spirits and bespoke cocktail brands in an exceptional venue. San Diego Spirits Festival distills the essence of the luxury craft cocktail and liquor market into a signature event; the creativity and design of the event space invites guests to be amongst world renowned brands and boutique distillers. For its 14th anniversary, the festival returns to the newly-renovated Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (MCASD). San Diego’s annual spirits extravaganza will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8. Tickets are now available for purchase via Eventbrite here. More information is available on the website at www.SanDiegoSpiritsFestival.com, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

  • San Diego

    Let it snow (and glow) in Del Mar for the holidays

    It is a truly one-of-a-kind winter wonderland event: brought to life by CBF Productions, visitors can trade-in their flip-flops and board shorts for some snow boots and mittens as Jack Frost lets the snow fall at Snow N Glow Holiday Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!

    The ultimate California Christmas holiday festival begins Saturday, December 4th. Guests are invited to enjoy 1 million+ holiday twinkling lights on display as they stroll and explore along with freshly-made SNOW that’s created daily (Friday – Sunday) by using over 50 tons of ice! Build a snowman, toss a snowball or snow tube down our 20-foot snow slide. If that’s not enough, families and friends can make memories and celebrate the holidays while sipping hot chocolate and roasting s’mores fireside in a private igloo.

  • Art,  Asian,  San Diego

    The 22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival Is Back!

    The San Diego Asian Film Festival is back in-theaters across San Diego County Oct 28 – Nov 6, 2021 featuring 130+ films, 20+ countries, 30+ languages! For more info or to purchase tickets, visit at sdaff.org

    Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) presents the 22nd Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) from October 28 – November 6, 2021, the most comprehensive portrait of Asian and Asian American cinema in North America. The festival is back in-theaters at the Ultra Star Mission Valley with additional screenings at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, and Angelika Film Center in Carmel Mountain.

    This curated lineup of films includes the best in both award-winning and cutting-edge cinema from around the world, including 22 premieres—15 West Coast premieres, 5 North American premieres, 1 US premiere, and 1 International premiere. Festival attendees will enjoy films, Q&A’s with filmmakers, and opportunities to meet cast and crew. In addition to films from the United States, the festival welcomes works from countries around the globe that showcase the diversity of Asian representation, including Argentina, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Colombia, India, Iran, Hong Kong, Japan, The Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea.

    All-Fest Passes On Sale Now


    Better than a boutonnière, buy an All-Festival Pass and get guaranteed access to 130+ films and the full festival experience for a fraction of the price!

    An All-Festival Pass is traditionally valued at over $500, but we want everyone to experience what our festival has to offer. So we price our All-Festival Pass at only $295 general ($195 for Pac Arts members)!

    Why Get an All-Fest Pass?
    GUARANTEED ACCESS* to 130+ films at all four of our venues throughout the entire 10-day festival. This includes Opening Night & Closing Night, Centerpiece, receptions, and more!

    COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM BOOKLET with detailed program notes and high-quality prints.

    FRONT-OF-LINE PRIVILEGES** to every film program and panel. No need to even wait in line for tickets.
    Simply arrive at least 15 minutes before your screening and you’ll be let into the theater before the general public.

    ACCESS TO post-film outdoor receptions.

    SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE. Each dollar from All-Fest Pass sales pays for venue fees, shipping, and projection costs, and keeps SDAFF bringing the very best in Asian cinema to San Diego.

  • Art,  food,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Flying Donut Art Show at Donut Bar Pacific Beach by Kids from US Arts Education Center

    San Diego Local Attention!

    Please check out the Flying Donut Art Show at Donut Bar Pacific Beach. The beautiful and whimsical artworks are created by Lulu’s students from US Arts Education Center, which is a well established art school in San Diego. They are only 6-9 years old. These kids are talented little artists who love art, as well as delicious donuts!

    Donut Bar proudly serves delicious food to the greater San Diego community. If you live in San Diego, you have to know this famous and well known donut shop, which is not a normal street donuts you see everywhere. Their donuts are next level. They look like a cute artwork, taste like a sweet heaven.

    Check the Flying Donut show out and grab a donut to enjoy.
    A happy day is simple, just enjoy cute art with yummy food!

    Donut Bar Pacific Beach Address: 1380 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109


    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 7AM–1PM
    Thursday 7AM–1PM
    Friday 7AM–1PM, 5–10PM
    Saturday 8AM–1PM, 5–10PM
    Sunday 8AM–1PM