La Jolla Weekend Events May 9-11

Another lovely weekend – and Mother’s Day! – is already upon us, and it’s going to be a beautiful one. If you’re looking for something to do on Mother’s Day or otherwise, you’ve come to the right place! Check out this timeline of La Jolla weekend events May 9-11 to start planning now. 

Surfrider Foundation’s 14th Annual Art Gala

When: Friday May 9, 6pm-10pmLa Jolla Weekend Events

Where: Paradise Point Resort & Spa,1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA  

What: The event will feature live and silent auctions of artwork, vacation and spa packages, surf gear, and other luxury items. There will also be an interactive art project and live art installations from Wade Koniakowsky, Sean Dietrich, and Rodney Rodrigo Mccoubrey. Music will be provided by San Diego musicians Tristan Prettyman and Paul Cannon. Tickets include entrance to the event, food from Paradise Point and Jimbo’s; naturally, beer from Stone Brewing Co. and wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will be available! Paradise Point is offering a special rate of $155 for the night. Visit for more information.

ROC Race 2014

When: Saturday May 10, 8amLa Jolla Weekend Events

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA

What: ROC Race 5k is back in its hometown of San Diego for its 4th year with a course that’s bigger and better than ever before. Adding to ROC’s list of 12 epic obstacles – including the infamous Wrecking Ball – are the brand new Jump Balls and the larger-than-life Cool Runnings! Don’t miss out on this unforgettably fun experience and get ready for the craziest 5k of your life. Visit to register and buy tickets.


La Jolla Garden Club’s Gardeners’ Market

La Jolla Weekend Events When: Saturday May 10, 9am – 1pm

Where: 7777 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA

What: Join the La Jolla Garden Club for their annual Gardeners’ Market, just in time for Mother’s Day! Featuring blooming potted plants, succulent arrangements, sweet & savory baked goods, garden themed gifts, topiaries, and more. Proceeds support horticultural scholarships for local students.

‘Hi Sweetheart’ Gift Boutique Grand Opening

La Jolla Weekend Events When: Saturday May 10, 12pm – 3pm

Where: 7920 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla

What: Please join in the festivities on Saturday, May 10th! Snacks and celebratory bubbly will be served, and while you’re there, shop for Mother’s Day and get 10% off of any purchase. Head over to Hi Sweetheart on Ivanhoe Ave. for a fun afternoon of goodies, gifts, and snacks. 


San Diego Zoo’s Garden Festival

La Jolla Weekend Events When: Saturday May 10 -Sunday May 11, 9am-6pm

Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego

What: Celebrate the Zoo’s fabulous foliage with displays, tours and activities on Mother’s Day weekend! Discover how the horticulturists grow the Zoo’s 700,000 lush and rare plants, get gardening tips, take self-guided walking tours, join a scavenger hunt, enjoy kids’ activities and more. Explore the wealth of beautiful and fascinating plants at the Zoo and connect with garden experts who can give you the dirt on all things botanical and horticultural. Then enjoy special garden-inspired meals and snacks later on in the day. Visit for tickets and more information!

The Enchanted Island – 2014 Coronado Historic Home Tour

When: Sunday May 11, 11am  – 4pm

Where: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 

What: The Coronado Historical Association’s annual Coronado Historic Home Tour will again be held on Mother’s Day. Six enchanting examples of architecture will be featured, from the classic lines of an historic English Tudor style, to a Spanish Eclectic bungalow hideaway and the hidden treasures of a traditional Mediterranean courtyard home. One of the featured homes on the tour this year was a 2014 GEM Award finalist for its remarkable renovation. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Visit to buy tickets and for more information. 

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