Posted on July 11, 2019 by La Mesa Village Association
June gloom is behind us, and La Mesa Village is in full swing for summer! Bring the family, or plan a date night, and explore what the downtown Village of La Mesa has to offer.
If you haven’t checked out the La Mesa Classic Car Show, be sure to get it on your schedule! This fun and free community event has something for everyone. Each week, an array of unique cars line La Mesa Blvd. offering guests an up close view of these marvelous vehicles. Dance the night away on special nights when live music is played on the back of a La Mesa Lumber & Hardware flatbed truck! Or, visit with a variety of local car clubs throughout the month such as the MOPAR Club of San Diego and Autoworks Parts Int’l. Satisfy your taste buds and wet your whistle by ducking into one of the many La Mesa Village restaurants & bars in downtown La Mesa. From American fare, to Scottish delights, and everything in between, you’re sure to find a flavor to fill your tank. And, don’t go home empty handed, many retail shops stay open late featuring antiques, hand crafted furnishings, home goods, used books, art and much more. The La Mesa Classic Car Show is every Thursday night from 5 – 8 pm through August 29th. A full schedule of events and live music for each week can be found on the La Mesa Village Association website.
Another fun and free thing to do during summer is visit the La Mesa Village Farmers Market. Stroll down the middle of La Mesa Blvd. between Palm Avenue (by Por Favor Restaurant) to 4th Street (by Johnny B’s) and you will find a variety of vendors selling everything from fresh seasonal produce, unique packaged food products, fresh cut flowers, arts and crafts, as well as delicious food vendors. La Mesa Village shops and restaurants are also open and fun to explore. The Farmers Market is a great way to start the weekend and support local business at the same time. The La Mesa Village Farmers Market is every Friday from 3 – 7 pm.
La Mesa Village Businesses Offer Fun, Monthly Activities & Events:
Let your artistic side shine this summer at Nainsook Framing & Art by taking one of their fun “Wine + Paint” Art Classes. These highly popular events are a great way to get a group of friends together and let your creativity come to life! Visit the Nainsook Framing & Art website to view upcoming classes.
Step into the unique world of Amethyst Moon, a mystical and spiritual gift shop, and their sister store, Sacred Sun! Discover something new at one of their unique classes, including astrology, clairvoyance, numerology, palmist, and tarot, plus essential oils. They also offer tarot card readings among several other services. For class schedules and more information, visit the Amethyst Moon & Sacred Sun websites.
Nightlife in the Village - Check out a few La Mesa Village hot spots for their live music line up:
Fourpenny House offers live music every Thursday night in July! This authentic Scottish pub & brewery features a full bar with in-house brews and delicious menu items. For more information, visit their website.
Public Square Coffee House offers a monthly “Soul Sunday” event on the first Sunday of the month (catch it in August), as well as Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 7 pm. The Soul Sunday events feature an intimate concert showcasing local neo-soul, funk, and jazz artists. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit their website.
Hoffer’s Cigar Bar has live music during their “Blues in the Alley” event featuring guest artists every Saturday night, 7:30 – 10 pm. For more information & ticket info, visit their website.
Centifonti’s Bar & Restaurant features live music every Saturday from 7 – 9 pm, Sundays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. This family-owned restaurant is a staple in La Mesa Village, offering homemade gelato and chocolates, a full bar with local draft beers, and a great selection of entrees. Check out their Facebook Page for the live music line up.
There’s always something happening in La Mesa Village, especially during the summer months. Visit the La Mesa Village Association Business Directory to explore the wide variety of unique businesses to explore. We hope to see you soon!