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Upcoming Events

La Jolla Landmark Week

La Jolla Landmark Week takes place October 14-22, 2023 and offers something for every architectural enthusiast and preservationist! Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

La Jolla Modernism

La Jolla Modernism Home Tour - Saturday, October 14, 2023. Attendees will enjoy a rare invitation to explore stunning examples of Mid-Century architecture. This one-day tour will feature a curated selection of historic, Mid-Century Modern homes opening their doors to tour-goers throughout the day. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

LJHS After Hours

Wind down your week with a visit to Wisteria Cottage to explore the current exhibition every third Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. This event is free and no reservations are required.

Family Day

Mark your calendars each month to spend Family Day with us every second Sunday from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Each month's workshop for children of all ages reflect the current exhibition and will immerse the public in art and culture.

Colorful art image of an historic car from the 1920s shown on the side. In the background are two palm trees, a pink hotel and clouds. Bright colors in blue and green.

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance & Motor Car Classic

April 19 - 21, 2024

The La Jolla Concours d’Elégance & Motor Car Classic is presented by the La Jolla Historical Society each spring and is among the top automotive events in the world, with entries from collectors in multiple competitive classes.  This celebration of historic and contemporary automobiles and motorcycles is shared by visitors from throughout Southern California, as well as travelers from national and international destinations.  The span of history from which these vehicles are drawn covers that of the automobile itself.  The care and passion by which these classics are preserved celebrates the engineering and innovativeness by which they were built.  The La Jolla Concours d’Elégance is recognition of the value of this history and of the competitor’s excellence in preservation. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Society, brings commerce to the community during a period off-season of the summer tourist trade, and attracts thousands of visitors to San Diego.

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Painting of a tree in a walled garden setting with bench and blue skies.

The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla and Secret Garden Boutique

May 18, 2024 

The Secret Garden Tour extends a rare invitation to the public to stroll behind the garden gates of some of La Jolla’s loveliest secluded gardens, often concealed from view by mature trees, vines, or foliage. Visitors from throughout San Diego County and beyond have the opportunity to view private gardens in La Jolla during this important Society fundraiser.

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