San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 16th & 17th

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It’s Father’s Day weekend! Come celebrate the special man in La Jolla and San Diego. Here’s a list of some fun things going on in town! Maybe we’ll see you around.

Saturday, June 16th:

Hillcrest Classic Car Show 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pride Park
Kick off Father’s Day weekend at the Classic Car Show in Hillcrest. Each third Saturday of the month car collectors bring out their classic models to show off at to Pride Plaza. See some beauties, and enjoy Hillcrest this beatiful weekend! 
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre
The Mainly Mozart Festival is celebrating its 30th year, and you don’t want to miss it. Cellist Johannes Moser joins the orchestra on stage at the Balboa Theatre to perform Mozart and other renowned composers. Tickets start at only $30.

Sunday, June 17th:

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Father’s Day Beatles Brunch 
12 to 5 p.m., Quartyard

If you get by with a little help from dad, let him know this Father’s Day by taking him to Quartyard. The Baja Bugs, a group of four musicians will be performing the Beatles’ hits at the Quartyard this Sunday. Come have some drinks and listen to great music. The event is free before 5 p.m. and $5 after!

Celebrate Father’s Day in La Jolla

How about that special dad in your life? This Father’s Day, why not treat him to a special occasion? Let’s eat, stay, and play! Where? Where better of a location than the La Jolla Shores Hotel, right on the ever beautiful Pacific Ocean!

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For more than four decades, the exclusive La Jolla Shores Hotel has been welcoming and embracing guests from around the globe for short getaways and enjoyable extended vacations. Conveniently situated on the stunning California coast with the beach as its welcoming mat, the hotel is also near the astounding and ever popular village of La Jolla and mere miles north of downtown San Diego.

Visitors have the option to choose from 128 rooms, including many with kitchenettes and sweeping as well as all-encompassing views of the scenic Pacific coastline.

Better yet, why not give the gift of love to dad and enjoy the very best in contemporary American cuisine in the hotel’s family-friendly Shores Restaurant, all the while soaking up the hotel’s appealing old-world atmosphere?

For in excess of 40 years, the La Jolla Shores Hotel has been the continuous beach haven of choice for families and holidaymakers. Nestled smack dab on the Pacific Ocean in the ever popular La Jolla Shores community, the hotel’s sociable, heartfelt and hospitable staff is just one of the many highlights of an experience guaranteed to be remembered long after your stay. Unlike most hotels, the rooms at La Jolla Shores Hotel are more than just a place to lie one’s head for the evening. Indeed, they are an annex of the immaculate Pacific Ocean right outside your door. From the wide-ranging views, to the vivacious breezeways and balconies, to the tranquil beach vibe, every room is permeated with the well-known laid-back spirit that is California.

So why not celebrate your special father by ordering a great meal at The Shores? The beachfront restaurant extends extensive views of La Jolla Shores and furthermore provides patrons with an opportunity to feast mere steps from the sand.

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Father’s Day Brunch Buffet – Thank the father in your life for all he has done and continues to do with an extraordinary and unforgettable oceanfront repast for the entire family. Named “Best Sunday Brunch” by the La Jolla Village News, The Shores’ Sunday à la carte brunch will be specifically tailored for Father’s Day with an astonishing buffet with menu highlights that include the following:

  • Appetizers: Fishermen’s Catch, American Cheese and Charcuterie Board and Seafood Trio on Ice.
  • Main Courses: Seafood Paella, Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and St. Louis Style Natural Pork Ribs.
  • Side Dishes: Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Hickory Smoked Bacon, Italian Sausage.
  • Children’s Station: Turkey Meatballs Marinara, Mac and Cheese. What kid doesn’t like macaroni and cheese, especially when prepared by amazing chefs?
  • Desserts: Rocky Road Brownie, Triple Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake and Hazelnut Coffee Opera.

Forget the diet and splurge because you and your wonderful father deserve it!

Conversely, The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and esteemed coastal treasure for over 75 years offers sweeping, panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, culinary superiority and uncompromising service. You’ll simply be astonished by the incontestable ocean-front experience The Marine Room offers this summer for Father’s Day celebrations and the continuation of our signature High Tide Dinner season.

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Father’s Day – Gather up the troops and give special thanks to dad for all he does with an unforgettable oceanfront meal this Father’s Day. Exceptional dinner dishes will be served all weekend, including Line Caught Local Swordfish and Wild Caught Prawns, American Kobe Beef New York Steak and Country Meadow Rack of Lamb.

And why not consider starting a family tradition and pamper dad and the family in an amazing Father’s Day Brunch with menu highlights that include:

  • From the Bakery: Hazelnut Chocolate Brioche French Toast, Felix’s Farmer’s Market Vegetable Frittata, Baked Stone Fruit Blintz.
  • Starters: Fisherman Smokehouse, Butcher Block Charcuterie and Heirloom Baby Tomato Salad.
  • Entrées: Cracked Pepper Cacao Nib Crusted Angus Ribeye, Berkshire Pork Cheek Casserole, Agave Ancho Chile Smoked Mary’s Farm Turkey Breast and Saffron Vermouth Braised Petrale Sole.
  • Patisserie: Spicy Mayan Chocolate Squares, Marine Room Spindrift Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise and Raspberry Linzer Tart.

Additional information and the entire menu is available here.

The Father’s Day Brunch buffet is available this Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The price is a mere $58 per person with special pricing for children. For kids 6 to 12 years of age, the price is $29, and $4 for kids ages 5 and under. La Jolla Shores is conveniently located at 8110 Camino Del Oro, in scenic La Jolla.

If you’re looking for a great place to shop for dad, celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a few of his favorite things from Hi Sweetheart! Hi Sweetheart carries stationery, jewelry, home decor, tabletop, books, kitchen goodies, children’s items, and more and features brands from Los Angeles and Newport Beach. Gift cards and wrapping available too! Wednesday through Saturday 10am-6pm.

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La Jolla Events | Weekend June 14 – 16, 2013

Looking for something fun to do with your dad for Father’s Day weekend? Check out what’s happening in and around La Jolla!

2013 San Diego County Fair – Game On!
Are you ready to play? “Game on!” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair! The summer of 2013 promises to be filled with fun and games galore for 24 days. The San Diego Fair runs from June 8 thru July 4th.

Bessell-Warhol Show @Herringbone
Just in time for Father’s Day, Herringbone in La Jolla is hosting a three day event during Father’s Day weekend to showcase the original work of contemporary artist, and La Jolla native Tim Bessells. This showcase runs from June 14-16th. Reservations are recommended.


San Diego County Fair Wine Festival
Want to taste the best wine California has to offer? Then check out this years San Diego County Fair Wine Festival Featuring award-winning wines from the SD Fair Wine Competition! Please check website for times and ticket information. Saturday June 15th 11am – 6pm.

Jeffrey Ross @The Comedy Store – La Jolla
The Comedy Store in La Jolla is proud to present, Jeffrey Ross, known as the Roastmaster General on Comedy Central. Jeffrey Ross will have two shows in La Jolla June 14 & 15. Please visit The Comedy Store box office for ticket information.

Animal Advocates of the United States Adoption @Muttropolis La Jolla
Looking for a new furry addition to the family? Animal Advocates of the United States will be at our Muttropolis La Jolla location with adoptable pets. Stop in and maybe you’ll find your new best friend! Saturday June 15th from 11am – 2pm.

Big Bite Bacon Fest @SD Fair
Calling all San Diego bacon lovers! Big Bite Bacon Fest will be the first and only bacon event of its kind across the nation, transforming the massive Del Mar Arena into a bacon and beer paradise. Please check website for times and ticket information. Sunday June 16th noon – 8:30pm.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Sales in La Jolla

Looking for a special gift for Father’s Day? You don’t have to look far in La Jolla Village, where you’ll find several great ideas within easy walking distance.

For fathers who enjoy tinkering and working around the house, or in their “man cave,” consider a new tool from Meanley and Son Ace Hardware on Girard Avenue. June is one of the best sale months for tools and Meanley and Son is offering many specials this month on their line of Craftsman tools. The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Meanley and Son will help you pick out the best tools for the fathers in your life. In addition, the local hardware store is a good source of related shop accessories such as storage containers and vacuums and other household items such as barbecues and lawn mowers.

Another great gift idea – especially for those fathers who man the barbecue or mow the lawn – is a gift certificate for a massage. Massage Envy on Girard Avenue offers special spa gift cards. You can select from a variety of massage types, such as Swedish, deep tissue or sports. You can also purchase massages of different lengths, from an hour to an hour and a half, with or without additional products. Massage Envy’s Signature Service is the ultimate in pampering, complete with hot stones.

Does your father or husband like to read? Then stop in at Warwick’s on Girard, the country’s oldest family-owned and operated bookstore. If you need a recommendation, the staff at Warwick’s is happy to help, with a diverse background of reading expertise and interests. The bookstore holds more than 150 author readings per year and stocks many autographed copies of authors’ books for sale. At Warwick’s, you’ll also find a unique assortment of cards and gift items, including office gadgets, desk accessories, pens and stationery.

Several of the men’s clothing stores in La Jolla are offering specials for Father’s Day. You can either ask for ideas in the stores or browse online. Ralph Lauren on Girard has many recommendations for fathers, including their line of Polo cashmere sweaters (crewneck, v-neck or cardigan), polo and custom-fit shirts, fragrance sets, and accessories such as hand-blocked vintage ties, bow ties and pocket squares. Ralph Lauren also offers many personalized gifts. You can add monograms to shirts, bags, robes, bottles of fragrance, pocket squares and silver boxes.

The Ascot Shop on Girard has been keeping La Jolla men well-dressed since 1950 and is a unique combination of traditional elegance and modern taste. The men’s clothing store sells more than 75 brand names, from Agave and Allen Edmonds to Zagiri and Zanella. Consider a gift card if you cannot decide on a specific item. The Ascot Shop also offers complete wardrobe packages and wardrobe consultation.

The well-dressed fathers in your family might also enjoy a gift card or item from Brooks Brothers on Herschel Avenue. With a reputation for quality and excellent service, Brooks Brothers has fathers covered, from hats, scarves and sunglasses to slippers, socks and shoes. The friendly staff will help you pick out the right Father’s Day gift. Currently the store is featuring their Legends seersucker shirts, button down shirts, madras pants, navy blazers, polo shirts, suits, sleepwear, swimwear and shorts. In addition to their high-quality clothing, Brooks Brothers also offers fragrance, pens and stationery, cuff links, watches, ties, luggage, wallets, belts, umbrellas, sunglasses, books and golf clothes.