La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

By: Grande Colonial / 01 Apr 2023
La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

The La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, within Walking Distance of the Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

Beauty, elegance, and vintage cars intersect for the annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, which happens each spring at La Jolla Cove. There are many spectacular car shows in San Diego, but this one features one-of-a-kind automobile gems from all over the world, and every year avid car enthusiasts head to the coast for a display of vintage, unique, and timeless cars — a showcase that's been going strong for over a decade.

  • When is the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance? 
    • This year, the event will be held April 22-24, 2023. From specialty craft cocktails to the more than 150 specialty restored automobiles, we can't think of any reason not to attend this fantastic La Jolla car show.  The main car show event will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 23rd, but here is a breakdown of the 2023 Concours events:
      • Friday Night VIP Party: Enjoy the infamous opening night kickoff to the Concours d'Elegance at this party, which will feature live music, a live auction, fine cocktails, delicacies from more than 15 San Diego restaurants, a dance floor, and more. Fri, April 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Porsches on Prospect: Sat, April 22, starting at 5 p.m. until businesses close – Open to the public. Hang out on La Jolla's Prospect Street and see 75 stunning Porsches, as well as all the great restaurants, art galleries, jewelry stores, and shops throughout La Jolla Village. Restaurant reservations are strongly recommended.
      • The Main Event: See more than 150 stunning and unique automobiles from around the world. Sun April 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where is the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance?
    • This popular car show is held on the lawn at La Jolla Cove, which gives the car show attendees a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and the dramatic La Jolla coastline as a bonus to the amazing vehicles. 
  • How Do You Buy Tickets to the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance?
    • For more information and to purchase tickets for the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, visit their website. You'll be able to choose between general admission tickets, premium La Jolla Concours tickets, special events like Le Cabaret du Concours, and various VIP packages (although the closer it gets to the event, the more likely some of these ticket packages will be sold out). General tickets for Concours d'Elegance range start at $85, but children under 10 are free — which makes it a great opportunity to bring your children and create some great family memories. With so many classic cars ranging from vintage Rolls Royces to modern sports cars, it's the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  There are also pricing specials for active duty military and for children under 18.
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