La Jolla Hat Show returns, July 10

Event provides avenue for entrepreneurs to showcase their talents to La Jolla’s philanthropic community

Haute ladies and gentlemen are invited to party for a cause, when the La Jolla Hat Show returns, 7-11 p.m. July 10 at Madison Gallery, 1020 Prospect St., suite 130.

The popular fundraiser, now in its fifth year, is a pre-party for opening day of at the Del Mar Racetrack (July 16). This year’s event will feature an appearance by Storm and Spark, two rescued ponies from event beneficiaries Speak Loud Animal Protectors and TheraPony, local sanctuaries for abused and neglected horses.

Also featured will be a live performance by fashion designer Adam Saaks, known for his live T-shirt cutting performances.

Dress to impress, as eight attendees are chosen randomly from the audience to strut the runway. First- through third-place prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed guest, including two tickets to the Del Mar Racetrack and dinner at Eddie V’s steakhouse or The Hake Kitchen and Bar. The event includes food, as well as raffle gift bags valued at $500 each. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at