365 things to do in carlsbad: Eat Chocolate, Give Blood – Fun in Carlsbad Village February 10 - 02/08/18 04:04 PM
Eat Chocolate, Give Blood – Fun in Carlsbad Village February 10
 
Carlsbad Village is the place to be this Saturday, February 10, if you are interested in eating chocolate, or giving blood, or both!
 
First, the Inaugural Heart of the Village Blood Drive will take place from 10 am until 3 pm, sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association. There continues to be a strong need for blood, and this is your opportunity to donate at the Bloodmobile. Donations will be taken in the Visitors Center Parking Lot (the former train depot) adjacent to the Choice Juicery, at 400 Carlsbad Village Drive.
 
D O N … (11 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Holiday Tree Lighting in Carlsbad Village on December 3, 2017 - 11/25/17 07:10 AM
33rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Carlsbad Village
on December 3, 2017
 
 
It’s getting close to holiday tree lighting time in downtown Carlsbad Village in Carlsbad. This fun event, our 33rd annual lighting, will take place from 2 – 5 pm Sunday, December 3, just 1 week from now!
 
 
Join all the fun with other Carlsbad residents at the Carlsbad Village Faire in the heart of Carlsbad Village on Carlsbad Village Drive just a couple blocks from the ocean for this fun and memorable annual event that is sponsored by the Carlsbad Rotary Club.
 
 
The Carlsbad Village Holiday Tree Lighting starts at 2 with … (4 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: 2017 Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Carlsbad Oct. 28 - 29 - 10/10/17 05:17 PM
Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Carlsbad 2017
 
 
Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park is a wonderful place to visit in Carlsbad, with a number of special events during the year – a movie night, a wild west festival. And this Halloween season they have added a Dia de los Muertos Celebration, the “Day of the Dead.” [top photo is a Dia de los Muertos altar at the Westin Hotel in Cancun from a visit in 2009]
 
 
This popular holiday is a celebration of life, a time when the spirits of the departed return to visit their families on October 31 and leave on … (12 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Oktoberfest 2017 in Carlsbad CA is this Saturday October 7 - 10/03/17 08:30 AM
2017 Oktoberfest in Carlsbad California
Saturday October 7
 
Fall is now officially here in Carlsbad, which of course means it’s time for the annual Carlsbad Oktoberfest, North San Diego County’s longest running Oktoberfest.
 
 
The Carlsbad 35th Annual Rotary Oktoberfest is on Saturday, October 7 at beautiful Holiday Park, the usual setting, with the fun beginning at 12 noon and ending at 10 pm. [logo links to the website]
 
 
For those who don't know, Carlsbad’s Holiday Park is easy to find. Just head south on Pio Pico from Carlsbad Village Drive (just east of the 5 freeway) and it will be on the left between … (17 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: 2017 Art, Rhythm and Wine Festival in Carlsbad at the Forum - 09/29/17 09:16 AM
The 3rd Annual Art, Rhythm and Wine Festival
in Carlsbad October 2017
 
 
It’s time again for the Art, Rhythm and Wine Festival in Carlsbad, being held at the upscale shopping mecca, the Carlsbad Forum, in South Carlsbad.
 
 
The 3rd Annual Art, Rhythm and Wine Festival will be held on Saturday October 14th from 11 am until 7 pm, and on Sunday October 15th from 11 am until 6 pm (photo links to website).
 
 
This juried art show will feature more than 50 local and regional artists and craftspeople with works of art in a wide range of styles and media – pencil, oil, mixed … (7 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: The 2017 Taste of Carlsbad Village is Thursday October 12 - 09/28/17 08:44 AM
Taste of Carlsbad Village is October 12, 2017
 
 
It’s almost time for the Taste of Carlsbad Village and it’s sure to be a fun and tasty time.
 
 
Tasting events have gotten very popular in our area, and the Taste of Carlsbad Village is no exception.
 
 
You’ll have the opportunity to spend 3 hours on THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 from 5 until 8:30 pm tasting your way around our charming Village, enjoying samples from more than 25 different well-known and popular restaurants.
 
 
You can also enjoy craft beer and wine from 10 Sip Stops around town (21 and over only, of course!).
 
 
As you probably know parking … (9 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: The 2017 Carlsbad Brewfest is Around the Corner! - 09/01/17 05:17 PM
Carlsbad Brewfest 2017 is Almost Here!
 
Beer and micro-brew lovers, if you are not already aware, here’s some great news! The 2017 Carlsbad Brewfest is just a little over a week away.
 
Carlsbad, and nearby, has become a hotbed of craft breweries and places serving all sorts of beers, ales and micro-brews. Carlsbad’s very popular Brewfest on Saturday September 9th is a awesome way to check them all out…well, about 66 of them, all in one place, from 33 area craft breweries. (logo links to website)
 
 
 
The Carlsbad Brewfest 2017, as in the past, will be at Holiday Park on Pio Pico near Carlsbad … (14 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: The 2017 Carlsbad Triathlon is Sunday July 9 - 07/06/17 05:22 PM
The 2017 Carlsbad Triathlon is Sunday July 9
 
The Carlsbad Triathlon , by all reports, is one of the 5 longest-running triathlons in the nation. This world class event, the 36th one this year, attracts talented first timers, amateurs, and elite athletes from around the US and the world.
 
The 2017 Carlsbad Triathlon is Sunday July 9th and you can still register online but time is running out. The Triathlon starts at 7:30 am at Tamarack Surf Beach, located at 3900 Carlsbad Boulevard (the Coast Road/Historic Route 101) about a mile south of Carlsbad Village.
 
The 2017 course for the Carlsbad Triathlon begins at … (15 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 27, 2013 in Carlsbad CA - 01/13/13 02:12 AM
Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 27, 2013 in Carlsbad CA
 
It’s time again for the annual Carlsbad Marathon.
 
The Tri-City Medical Carlsbad Marathon will take place on Sunday January 27, 2013 in Carlsbad California.
 
The Carlsbad Marathon is popular both with world class runners and viewers, a main reason being that a significant portion of the marathon course is along the beautiful Carlsbad coastline on historic Route 101/Coast Road (a.k.a. Carlsbad Boulevard).
 
And of course how many places can you run a marathon in January and not freeze your you-know-what?! Although given our recent chilly weather … (9 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: The 9th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival 2012 - 08/28/12 12:59 PM
The 9th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival 2012  
It’s time again for one of the most popular musical events in our area, the 9th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival 2012.
 
The Carlsbad Music Festival 2012 will be held on September 21- 23, billed as “adventurous music by the beach.”
 
Carlsbad has a long and rich reputation as a center for the arts, with multiple arts and crafts fairs and festivals, ArtSplash (also in September), the city-owned Cannon Art Gallery, the TGIF Jazz in the Parks 9-concert series in the summer, the Museum of Making Music, and so much more.
 
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365 things to do in carlsbad: Mercury Insurance Tennis Open Starts July 14, 2012 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad CA - 07/14/12 01:19 AM
Mercury Insurance Tennis Open Starts July 14, 2012 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad CA  
Tennis buffs, the popular Mercury Insurance Tennis Open begins TODAY at the famed La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, and continues through next Sunday July 22, 2012.
 
Watching world-ranked tennis players always seems to attract lots of attention, and the La Costa Resort and Spa is a terrific venue for the women’s Mercury Insurance Open, with top seeded players including Marion Bartoli, Angelique Kerber, Sabine Lisicki, Dominika Cibulkova and Jelena Jankovic, among other leading tennis players.
 
Gorgeous summer weather, cool … (8 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: The NEW Carlsbad Chocolate Bar in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad CA - 06/19/12 05:29 AM
The NEW Carlsbad Chocolate Bar in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad CA    
The NEW Carlsbad Chocolate Bar in downtown Carlsbad Village, at the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive, is amazing.
 
It isn't REALLY new since they relocated to the new location some months ago, but not having been in - can you imagine?? - it was NEW to me.
 
Take everything from the old Carlsbad Chocolate Bar, enlarge the space, add more goodies, outdoor seating and a corner location, and you have one of the best places to oooh and aaah over chocolate in the area, … (36 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Carlsbad Village by the Sea – A Community Profile and Tour (slideshows and videos) - 03/24/12 01:14 AM
Carlsbad Village by the Sea – A Community Profile and Tour
Carlsbad Village by the Sea.
 
What an appropriate name for a charming seaside town about 35 miles north of San Diego and 2 hours south of Los Angeles in Southern California.
 
The California desert cities are a little over 2 hours away to the east and mountains for skiing not much farther.
 
Carlsbad is far from being a quiet coastal community, despite the relaxed atmosphere that is readily apparent. Indeed, visitors, and residents, are often surprised at how much there really is to do and see in this town of more … (12 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: The Carlsbad Flower Fields Open March 1, 2012 in Carlsbad CA - 02/28/12 08:56 AM
The Carlsbad Flower Fields Open March 1, 2012 in Carlsbad CA  
The ever-popular, and beautiful Carlsbad Flower Fields will be opening for the spring blooming season this Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Carlsbad.
 

 
The Flower Fields, quite simply, are one of the most amazing arrays of flowery color on the hills overlooking the ocean just behind the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall on Paseo El Norte.
 
Acres of colorful ranunculas will amaze you, whether seen from a distance, a stroll along the perimeter, the outlook on Armada Drive to the east or on a tractor-drawn cart through … (13 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Sunset Watching in Carlsbad by the Sea - 02/23/12 12:22 AM
Sunset Watching in Carlsbad by the Sea  
Sunset watching in Carlsbad is a popular activity, especially when the weather is gorgeous, as it was yesterday, and the sky is relatively clear.
 
People line the Carlsbad boardwalk and the beach, stare from their homes or hotel rooms along the coast road, park along the bluff, or sit on the jetties, cameras in hand, to relax for a few moments as the sun makes its way below the horizon.
 
Best Places to Sunset Watch in Carlsbad California and Nearby
 
The Santa Ana winds brought the winter coastal temps well … (11 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Carlsbad Arts – Catch a Wave at Catch in Carlsbad Village on February 29, 2012 Featuring Glass Artist Cherrie La Porte - 02/16/12 01:35 PM
Carlsbad Arts – Catch a Wave at Catch in Carlsbad Village on February 29, 2012 Featuring Glass Artist Cherrie La Porte  
February 29, 2012 is a special day.
 
Yes, it is a leap day, the once-every-4-years calendar switcheroo where our shortest month gains a day.
 
But MORE importantly, it is a special art exhibit opening taking place at CATCH, a newish sushi restaurant on Carlsbad Village Drive featuring a wonderful mosaic glass surfboard collection by the well-known glass artist and co-owner of the Glass Ranch in Escondido, CHERRIE LA PORTE.
 
MOSAIC GLASS SURFBOARDS
 
This wonderful exhibit … (3 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Carlsbad Arts – The Cannon Art Gallery 2012 Invitational Art Exhibit in Carlsbad CA - 02/04/12 01:03 AM
Carlsbad Arts – The Cannon Art Gallery 2012 Invitational Art Exhibit in Carlsbad CA  
The Cannon Art Gallery continues its reputation for exhibiting outstanding works of art at the newest exhibition, the winter 2012 Invitational show running from January 22 until March 11, 2012.
 
Carlsbad has garnered quite a reputation as an arts community and the Cannon Gallery, a City-owned gallery, is certainly a vital part of that tradition, with multiple shows and events related to those exhibits (e.g., family open studios, live performances) throughout the year.
 
The Cannon Art Gallery 2012 Invitational showcases a wide range of … (1 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Carlsbad Arts - International Guitar Night in Carlsbad CA January 23, 2012 - 01/11/12 04:14 AM
Carlsbad Arts - International Guitar Night in Carlsbad CA January 23, 2012  
The 12th Annual International Guitar Night, sponsored by the Museum of Making Music, will be held in Carlsbad CA on Monday January 23 at the Ruby Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Public Library.
 
The founder of International Guitar Night, Brian Gore, will be featured along with 3 other internationally-known acoustic guitarists for solos, duets, and quartets.
 
Lulo Reinhardt (son of famed guitarist Django Reinhardt), Adrian Legg and Marco Pereira along with Gore will showcase their talents in a variety of musical styles – Latin jazz, fingerstyle, … (3 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: Why I Like Living in Carlsbad CA - 01/09/12 09:41 AM
Why I Like Living in Carlsbad CA  
It’s easy for me to help buyers who are moving to Carlsbad, because I know the community well.
 
But I also really like living in Carlsbad so it’s easy to be enthusiastic about all the great reasons to live here.

So that, in many ways, is at the basis of how I choose what to write about - to share what I love, the things I enjoy doing, and what I think others will find interesting. If you were considering moving to Carlsbad, woudn't you want to know why people enjoy … (36 comments)

365 things to do in carlsbad: It’s Oktoberfest Time Again…In Carlsbad California on October 1, 2011 - 09/27/11 01:45 PM
It’s Oktoberfest Time Again…In Carlsbad California on October 1, 2011  
It’s time again, already, for the popular Carlsbad Oktoberfest.
 
The Oktoberfest in Carlsbad will be happening this Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Holiday Park in Carlsbad from Noon until 10 pm. Holiday Park is located along Pio Pico and the freeway between Pine and Chestnut.
 
The Carlsbad Oktoberfest, an annual event in 1982 and attended by about 8,000 every year, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, and the funds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad, the Women’s Resource Center, the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club … (9 comments)

 
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