Save the Date

  • Aug
    3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Celebrity Chef Showcase
    Location: Veterans Association of North County - View Map

    Join us for an unforgettable evening with all-inclusive art and musical performances, along with a selection of fine foods, craft beers, wine and spirits in proud support of our active military and veteran community.
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  • Aug
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Haute With Heart Fashion Show
    Location: Hilton Bayfront San Diego - View Map

    Haute with Heart Fashion Show

    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    This year will mark the 44th show of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s Haute with Heart fashion event. Haute with Heart – one of SMSC’s signature events – features a fashion show, special up-lifting performances by our students, delicious luncheon at the beautiful Hilton San Diego Bayfront, live auction, silent auction, opportunity drawing, and fabulous boutique shopping.


    St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center provides programs to adults who have developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. While there are no cures for developmental disabilities, people with these cognitive disorders can still achieve personal and professional fulfillment.  It is our mission at SMSC to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential.
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    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Shelter To Soldier
    Location: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe - View Map

    10th Anniversary Be The Light Charity Gala to be held on August 13th at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

    About Us

    Shelter to Soldier™ is a CA 501c3 nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The program also places emotional support animals (ESAs) with active duty military and veterans, and deploys the STS Canine Ambassadors, a team of certified therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers, to provide visits of love and comfort to local military, veterans and their families.
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  • Aug
    6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    The Jewel Ball - Las Patronas
    Location: La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club - View Map

    The South Seas

    About the Ball:

    This year we will sail into the uncharted islands of the South Pacific. Get swept away in the warm breeze and exotic beauty of The South Seas for an enchanted evening full of tropical landscapes and a few playful surprises.

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 20, 2022, for a celebration of Las Patronas’ nonprofit beneficiaries and generous supporters. 

    After a globally uncertain year, Las Patronas is hard at work, helping San Diego nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions. Our worthy beneficiaries provide valuable community services, and their critical needs right now are greater than ever.

    Las Patronas was founded in 1946 by fourteen members who contributed handmade decorations to the first Jewel Ball. Today, the fifty active members of Las Patronas proudly carry on the traditions of our founding members by building the ball design elements by hand and transporting them, piece by piece, to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club to create one of San Diego’s best fêtes.

    Las Patronas thanks all of you who were able join us and support us for the 75th Anniversary Jewel Ball, Diamonds Are Forever! In classic James Bond style, Diamonds Are Forever exuded elegance, exhilaration, excitement, and intrigue, while incorporating a nod to the past. Guests arrived dressed to kill, and were taken on a mission like they’ve never experienced . . . and won’t soon forget. 

    Revelers enjoyed unsurpassed food and drink worthy of a mission accomplished, provided by Behind the Scenes Catering, while dancing the night away to music by Wayne Foster Entertainment. It was an evening filled with reconnecting with friends new and old, while supporting critically needed grants to local nonprofits. 

    The James Bond themed Jewel Ball was the first in-person event in two years and netted $1,049,041.68 for San Diego nonprofits, a milestone not achieved since the 70th Anniversary Jewel Ball, Shangri-La.
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  • Aug
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Bow Ties & Sandals Gala
    Location: Hotel Del Coronado - View Map


    Magic hour, a moment when the sun is gone, but the light is not. A moment when the sky burns in beautiful hues and erases the division of light and shadow, creating equality in luminance. A rarity sought by the world’s most keen eyes and appreciators of beauty.

    In cinema, the magic hour is the most honored hour of the day. Just ask those in our Film and Media program. It’s the time of day when you can capture that magic shot. A moment compelling enough to stop and take in the beauty of liquid oranges, pastel pink blushes, swirling corals, and soft hazy purple shadows.

    Thirty-five years ago, we embarked on a path toward creating universal social equality, much like what this hour achieves with light. Our impact has been considerable, but our continued success depends upon your patronage. This year we honor our donors the way cinema honors the magic hour. Celebrate our most generous patrons and raise a glass at the timeless Hotel del Coronado with us.

    This year’s proceeds will benefit our Film & Media program by upgrading our studios and productions to meet ever-evolving industry standards, employ emerging media professionals with I/DD, and make a more significant impact in our community by sharing the voices and stories of other populations that share the historical challenge of feeling excluded.

    Saturday, August 27, 2022

    Hotel del Coronado
    1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Cocktail reception
    6:30 PM: Dinner, sunset toast, live auction, and dancing on the Windsor Lawn, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

    Join us in an evening of culinary delights, and in empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in gaining independence to live their best lives. Options For All is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and our federal tax ID is 83-0471805.

    Attendees of the Options For All Bow Ties and Sandals Gala at the Hotel del Coronado will be required to follow all applicable county, state, and local health and safety guidelines that may be in effect on August 27, 2022  for hotels, food service, and entertainment establishments. All tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to another person by notifying Options For All at at least three days in advance of the event.

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  • Sep
    10 - 11
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Festival of the Arts
    Location: San Diego Surf Sports Park - View Map


    Follow Your Art and join us in celebrating our 36th festival at the San Diego Surf Sports Park in Del Mar, California on Saturday and Sunday, September 10th - 11th. 

    Experience 150+ juried artists, world-class live music and entertainment, wine, craft beer, and cocktails plus a variety of cuisine to please every palate. Tickets, silent auction, and beer & wine sales all benefit adaptive sports programs for local adults and children with disabilities. $2.7 million has been raised through this primary fundraiser since 1987. 

    We look forward to meeting you there. This year's event is 21 and up.Interact with 150+ critically acclaimed fine artists from around the country while enjoying live music, the gentle ocean breeze and the scenic landscape. Guests will appreciate an array of palate-pleasing cuisine from San Diego’s favorite restaurants while sipping local craft beer, fine wine and spirits throughout the venue. The new location boasts plenty of on-site parking for $12 per vehicle for the day or $20 for both days. Prepaid parking is available when you purchase your ticket online. Parking collected online and onsite go to the venue.

    Get presale tickets online through midnight on Friday, September 9. · Single day presale: $13/ Day of event: $15 (plus taxes & fees) · Two-day presale: $17/ Days of event: $20 (plus taxes & fees) Tickets are available online and at the door both days of the event or pay cash at the door with no additional fees. Active Military with proper ID are free! Please upload a copy of your ID at checkout. Dogs on leash or carriers are welcome. Kindly clean up after your pets. Event is 21+

    Covid-19 Notice: Protocols are subject to change as new federal, state, or county guideline updates occur. As a reminder, any large gatherings do increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. While we can do our best to prevent the spread, we cannot guarantee it will not occur. Attendees, partners, vendors, and staff are participating in the event at their own risk and neither San Diego Magazine nor San Diego Festival of the Arts Foundation Inc., is liable for any event participant or attendee contracting COVID-19. Please feel free to message the Event Manager with any questions or concerns.

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  • Sep
    5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Dream On Concert Gala
    Location: Private Home La Jolla

    Dream On Concert Gala

    Presented by Kevin and Raegan Prior

    Monday, September 12, 2022

    Join Promises2Kids for an exclusive evening of dinner and music to benefit foster youth hosted at the La Jolla estate home of Joan Waitt.

    Our annual Dream On Concert Gala is attended by over 600 philanthropists, community, and business leaders dedicated to creating a brighter future for foster children™.

    Join us for this extraordinary event featuring a sunset cocktail reception, and elegant dinner. 

    The private concert will follow immediately. 

    Each year is a sell out and raises critical funds benefiting San Diego County foster youth of all ages.

    For more information, email
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  • Sep
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Art Of Fashion 2022
    Location: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe - View Map

    This year’s event marks the 18th year of our partnership with South Coast Plaza. The annual runway show and luncheon, held for 67 years at the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, highlights the latest trends from the fall/winter collections of a carefully curated selection of the center’s renowned retailers. We hope you can join us!
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  • Sep
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Power Women SD®
    Location: Hilton Del Mar - View Map






    Having received rave reviews from the 2nd Annual Power Women SD® held on September 19th, 2021 our 3rd Annual Power Women SD® with the innumerable embellishments planned for entertainment, cuisine, fashion, hosted wine bar and over $15,000 in give-aways is certain to provide for a festive evening of fun and networking opportunities whilst celebrating San Diego's accomplished women who are achievers within the San Diego community as business owners or career professionals.

    The evening will be in celebration of all Honorees who will be introduced during the presentation of awards. Choose to be on Cover of one or more of the Power Women SD® editions scheduled to September/October 2022, which includes Cover, 2 page interview, insertion within the magazine as a lead in to the Power Women SD® layout, 2 entry tickets to the gala, a presentation of the Honoree plaque and inclusion within the forthcoming November/December 2022 issue highlighting all Honorees. Covers and Honoree full 

    The September 2021 gala included live entertainment by members of the the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra, the Caprice Strings Violinists with Cello, bass, and Viola, a solo enlivened performance by Amy Serrano electric violin, Ben Silver, San Diego's Finest Magician, together with restauranteurs offering samples of their finest cuisine, fashion vendors offering their finest designs and jewelry, and a modeling fashion show with an array of fashion designs for 2022 by renowned fashion designer Ugochi Iwuaba.

    The festivities concluded with the presentation of over $15,000 worth of give-away prizes.

    Learn more about Discover Magazines, and the 2nd Annual Power Women SD® by visiting our website: and viewing photos from the 2021 gala:

    Reserved Tables & Sponsorship Opportunities:

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  • Sep
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Make A Wish Wine & Roses Gala
    Location: Fairmont Grand Del Mar - View Map


    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA, 92130

    Delve into a world of wonder and join us for our posh and playful WINE & WISHES GALA. 

    Enjoy culinary delights and a limited selection of fine wines from California winemakers. You’ll have the chance to bid on exciting auction items and help put a smile on a child's face through the joy-filled power of a wish.

    Black-Tie Gala | Hosted Bar | Seated Dinner | Live Entertainment | Dance Floor | Complimentary Valet

    Thank you to our partner Meritage Wine Market for making this event possible! 

    Please see below for ways to participate in our gala:


    SANDIEGO.WISH.ORG/WINE or call 858.707.9474 

    Questions? Contact Grace Johnson, Special Events Manager:
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  • Sep
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Serving Seniors Gala
    Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - View Map



    Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 5:00pm

    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101

    This year's annual Sunshine Gala will be set along the beautiful San Diego Bay. Join us for a memorable evening with Serving Seniors legacy of 50+ years of compassionate service to disadvantaged seniors and support our life-changing programs.

    Anchored by an engaging and moving program, the event will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, wine grab, live auction, and Raise the Paddle. It will conclude with a live outdoor concert with the stunning, San Diego bay as a picturesque backdrop!

    Gourmet Dinner & Program

    Live Auction & Raise the Paddle

    Live Entertainment

    Cocktail Reception

    and more!


    LIVE Performance by The Fab Four

    The Fab Four, Beatles Tribute BandIf you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute.The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.


    Become a Sponsor!

    Serving Seniors invites you to consider sponsoring this elegant and memorable event. The Sunshine Gala is a unique opportunity to reach hundreds of affluent potential customers and supporters who share a passion for helping older adults thrive.


    For questions about the Sunshine Gala, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

    Kimberly Jenks |   |   619-487-0702


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  • Oct
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Fur Ball
    Location: San Diego Humane Society - View Map

    The 36th annual Fur Ball seeks to break the record in collections for animals in need. From the red carpet welcome to the evenings guests and amazing auction items to be offered during the evening, with puppies on stage and the celebratory after-party, the night will be filled with energy, compassion and joy! 

    Thank you to everyone who plans to join us the evening of October 1st to celebrate the magic of changing lives.
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  • Oct
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Vroom Gala - SD Auto Museum
    Location: San Diego Auto Museum - View Map

    Buckle Your Seatbelts and Vroom into San Diego's Auto Museum's Next Great Event

    Saturday October 8, 2022, on the grounds outside the auto museum, find your selection of hosted bars with a dinner seating under the stars to celebrate the newly renovated auto museum.

    Honoring Papa Doug & the Manchester family, the evening's entertainment will include Mark McGrath and his SoCal rock band Sugar Ray, with Joe Everson creating live-action artwork on stage, and KUSI morning anchors Paul Rudy. and Lauren Phinney hosting as Masters of Ceremonies.

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  • Oct
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    USO Stars & Stripes Gala
    Location: US Coast Guard Sector San Diego - View Map


    Join USO San Diego for its annual Stars & Stripes Gala, in Spring 2022, to celebrate 80 years of the USO’s mission to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

    The USO San Diego Stars and Stripes Gala promises to be a unique and intimate event hosted at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, with an extraordinary view of the San Diego harbor and our downtown skyline. A USO show style celebration of our military, community leaders, including a special line-up of entertainment, comedians, and special guests, it will be an event you won’t want to miss.

    For Stars & Stripes Gala information, sponsorship, table and tickets, please email Gaby Coyle at

    The USO is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and not a part of the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security. (EIN/Tax ID: 13-1610451) For USO’s State Disclosures, visit For USO’s Privacy Policy, visit The United States Coast Guard does not endorse fundraising on behalf of the USO.

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