Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Presents: Discovery Gala 2021

August 28, 2021 - Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Choose your event! This year’s Discovery Grease Gala gives you the opportunity to choose your scene! Choose one site, two, or go with the Greased Lightening Ticket and visit 3 of the 4 settings. All venues except for the Malt Shoppe will view our traditional program and live auction. Featuring Pegasus Estate Winery Wine!

Honoring Cindy & Mike Metts. 

Gelson's Market Ticket Opportunity Drawing

Purchase a Discovery Gala Ticket (at any level) Tuesday 8/17/2021 thru Wednesday 8/25/2021 and be entered into a contest to win a $100 Gelson's Gift Card! Opportunity only valid if tickets purchased in the time frame of the above dates. Thanks to our Live Auction Sponsor Gelson's Markets! 



  • Hit: Register for the Auction in the Upper Right Hand Corner

  • Enter: First Name, Last Name, Email and Desired Password (this portal also allows you to view your other AHLF donations/memberships/events ect.)

  • Add a payment option --> Fill in all fields including address and payment option (you cannot bid without including your payment information)

  • --> Click save in the bottom right corner

  • Start Bidding! ~ Select on the item you’d like to bid. You can type in your max bid amount you are willing to pay. The bids are set by a calculated increment, which will automatically populate.

  • You can turn text notifications on to receive bid updates by text as well as email.

  • Thanks for supporting the AHLF!

  • If you have any questions please contact, or (760) 804-1969

(5:30pm – 8:15pm)

You’re the one that I want! The Carnival will be held outdoor on the beautiful Westin Carlsbad Resort’s Lawn and feature a plethora of carnival games, Laughing Pony Rescue’s Petting Zoo and more. You might even get to pie someone! Food offerings will be carnival style. Think pizza, french fries, cotton candy and popcorn. Drinks available for purchase.

Presented by:


Malt Shop
(5:30pm – 7:15pm)

Tell Me More! Experience Frosty Palace and share your sundae with your date. Enjoy mini milk shakes, ice cream floats, sliders, gourmet fries and sides. This is the VIP experience and includes alcohol and rockin’ surprises.

Presented by:

San Diego Gas & Electric

School Dance
(6:30pm – 10:30pm)

Greased lightnin', go, greased lightnin'! Dust off your dancing shoes and join your fellow Pink Ladies and T-Birds in the main Ballroom at the Westin. Appetizers, charcuterie and dessert will be served. Includes a Live Band to get down and hand jive.

Presented by:

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

(6:30pm – 10:30pm)

Hopelessly Devoted to You. Have your special date night and go back in time channeling Sandy and Danny while watching a movie from the comfort of your car.

Presented by:

The Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation

Gala Individual Ticketing Pricing:

Single Scene Tickets:

  • Carnival: $100 per person

  • Malt Shop: $200 per person

  • School Dance: $125 per person - SOLD OUT

  • Drive-In: 2 for $100

Multiple Scene Tickets:

  • Malt Shop and School Dance: $300 per person SOLD OUT

  • Carnival and School Dance: $200 per person SOLD OUT

  • Malt Shop and Drive-In: $225 per person

“The Greased Lightning Ticket”

  • (Hop from scene to scene via the Malt Shop, Carnival and the School Dance): $350 per person 

Members receive 10% off all ticket prices. Use code MEMBER10 in the form above to receive your discount code. (only applicable to current AHLF members in good standing)

If you have any questions, please email or call 760-804-1969

Thanks to our Rockin' Sponsors: AT&T, Believe in Signs, Borg Norris Attorneys at Law, Brubaker & Associates, Bumble Bee Seafood Company, California Water Sports, The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, and Affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, Easy Life Management, Gelson's Markets, Grand Pacific Resorts, Sandy & Carlton Lund, Phillips & Co., Poseidon Channelside a Poseidon Water Company, Project Management Advisors Inc., The Silva Group - Lynnell Talone-Honda, Stifel Carlsbad - Gary Endres, Wiegand Realty, Venture LLP

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