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La Jolla Village, in partnership with Disney’s musical production of Lion King, will host a variety of events to shine the light on environmental stewardship, family, and of course — the Akuna Matata, no worry attitude.  Broadway San Diego presents the triumphant return of the Tony Award-Winning musical on the Civic Theater stage from August 24 to September 11, 2022.  Tickets are on sale now but are likely to sell out.  Whether you are a roaring fan or have never experienced the visual and musical magic of the show you’ll want to mark your calendar and reserve your spot for these Lion King Themed Events to take place in La Jolla Village from

Simba’s Safari Scavenger Hunt – July 15 – August 7 – Discover La Jolla Village as you follow the clues to find actual Lion King masks that will be on display throughout La Jolla Village.  Enter to win show tickets, restaurant gift cards and the Grand Prize Package valued at over $1400 featuring a stay at the La Valencia Hotel, dinner,, brunch and of course tickets to see the Broadway production of the world’s most popular musical! Register HERE and a map and instructions will be sent directly to your inbox.

ManeTain the Trail – La Jolla Coast Walk Cleanup – Sunday, July 17, 9 AM to 11 AM. Gather your friends, neighbors and family as we honor the Circle of Life spirit of the Lion King by giving back to the earth and protecting our natural resources.  Whether you can help with light maintenance or assist with registration and other administrative duties — all are welcome to clean up our version of Pride Rock!  Volunteers will be treated to refreshments, prizes, games and much more! Click HERE to register.

Pool-side Screening of the original Lion King Animated Feature.  Tuesday, July 19, 8:00 PM. La Valencia’s poolside screening of the 1994 Academy Award-winning film will bring back memories and create new ones for all generations.  Click here to be added to the Interest List for this event and a pre-sale link to reserve your spot.

Circle of Life Art Contest Call for Entries – July 5 – July 20 (Show Opens August 5) – Amateur artists of all ages are invited to submit their best representation of The Lion King themes — from the African animals and scenery of the Savannah to symbols of love, family, adventure, coming of age and even betrayal — the sky is the limit!  All media are welcome but must be submitted digitally by July 20 for review by a panel of professional artists.  Three-dimensional pieces can be photographed from multiple perspectives.  Selected pieces will be displayed beginning August 5.  People will be able to vote for their favorite pieces both online and in person.  Artists will be responsible for transporting their art to and from the La Jolla Village location.

  • There will be three age categories: Twelve Years and Under, 13+ and Adult.
  • Any medium is welcome but size will be considered when choosing pieces due to space limitations.
  • Complete the interest form HERE. Details will be sent to you via email by July 10.

First Friday Art Walk. August 5, 4 PM to 7 PM. Akuna Matata is the theme of the August 5 Art Walk and will feature live music, sips, snacks, art demos, and over 16 galleries — many of which are dedicated to conservation and wildlife protection.  Join us for the Opening Reception of the Community Art Show where you can vote for your favorite piece and savor the creativity of artists of all ages.  Register for FREE and we’ll even throw in complimentary parking!