Preview: La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Kids Painting a car at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
Kids Painting a car at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Family Fun at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. Photo: Steve Simpson

The 2012 La Jolla Art and Wine Festival returns to La Jolla October 13th and 14th and takes place in the heart of the village, between Prospect Avenue and Kline Street. The two-day juried art show has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art and wine festivals on the west coast.

The free festival is open to the public and will feature over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond. Visitors will enjoy a little bit of everything from a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace along with a beer and wine garden, which will include premier wineries from around the world in addition to San Diego’s top breweries. Families can enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts, games, musical entertainment, even a car to paint!

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival Information

Where: Girard Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Kline Street, La Jolla (map)
Dates: October 13-14
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free

Event Parking and Shuttle Information

Valet parking will be located at the entrance on Kline Street at Girard Avenue for $10. There will also be free shuttles with stops at Muirlands Middle School as well as in front of the Holiday Inn Express on La Jolla Boulevard.

Benjamin Eastman

Obstacle Races in San Diego – Are You Tough Enough?!

Having just recently completed the Southern California Spartan Race Temecula, my interest in obstacle races has piqued. Who else out there enjoys torturing themselves by running miles and miles while climbing over/under walls, jumping fire, dodging gladiators and in general just beating your body to a pulp? I certainly didn’t think I was going to be “that guy,” but I challenged myself to do the Spartan this year as a motivator to improve my fitness and health in 2012 – and ended up enjoying it (did I just write that?!).

So for those who are already into these types of races, or those that would like to challenge themselves, here are a few other San Diego obstacle races that are happening in the not too distant future: Continue reading