La Jolla Art & Wine Festival Returns

La Jolla Art & Wine FestivalThe La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, presented by Wells Fargo, returns to Girard Avenue on October 8th from 10am-7pm and October 9th from 10am-6pm for yet another year of paint, prestige, gourmet food, craft beers, Baja wines, and dazzling live entertainment. This two-day FREE art festival is home to over 150 artists who have been hand selected for their superb talent and unique artwork that will be featured across ½ mile of beautiful La Jolla Village. This family-friendly art festival is the perfect chance to unwind and enjoy a weekend of inspiration and creativity in “The Jewel” of San Diego. 

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is known for not only showcasing incredible artists, but also awe-inspiring performance artists that delight and amaze crowds of cheering fans. This year they are pleased to announce the first Parade of Stilt Walkers, featuring Zepto Space Sacred Cirque, where creative costumed performers are taken to new heights as they stroll through the festival grounds.

Take your taste buds on a tour of Baja as you sip and savor offerings from over 40 wineries in the Wine & Beer Garden. San Diego’s famous craft beer will also be front and center in the Wine & Beer Garden, offering delicious tastes from local breweries. Sway to the sounds of live entertainment throughout both days while enjoying “beer talks” from local brewers, shaded seating, and conversations with friends in between perusing artist booths.

On Saturday, October 8th, kick off the festivities while watching a flash-mob marching band performance by La Jolla High School. Once LJHS wraps up, head to the Beer & Wine Garden stage to enjoy the sounds of Vibhas Kendzi, Brad Perry, Jazz Pigs, Jimmy & Enrique and Mark & Armando. On Sunday, October 9th, LJAWF brings you Susie &Oh La La, Michael Tiernan, The Haskell Collins Band, and the Strength Funk Band.

In 2016, the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is proud to roll out the Geppetto’s Family Art Center, an even more extensive kid’s art area than ever before! The Geppetto’s Family Art Center will offer exciting art-centric adventures for all ages. Children will have the opportunity to paint a car, make their own beach glass necklace, learn about 3D printing, and more! The inspiration is endless and the fun is abundant in this free activity center.

All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at La Jolla public elementary and middle schools. For more information visit ljawf.com or call McFarlane Promotions, Inc. at 619 233 5008.