carlsbad things to do: 7th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival is March 10, 2018 in Carlsbad - 01/30/18 04:02 PM
Carlsbad 7th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival
March 10, 2018
 
The 7th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival, a popular event every year, will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (see photo below right) in Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad (off Palomar Airport Road at El Fuerte).
 
The 2018 Taste of Bressi Festival runs from 2 – 6 pm, at 2730 Bressi Ranch Way in the Bressi Village Shopping Center.
 
Bressi Ranch is a popular, and unique, master planned community in Carlsbad with its own shopping center (featuring State Bros., Trader Joe’s, Peets Coffee, Tommy Vs Urban Bar and … (17 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Summertime is Special in Carlsbad, CA - TGIF Concerts in the Parks - 06/10/15 11:17 AM
Summertime is Special in Carlsbad CA - TGIF Concerts in the Parks
 
I could easily say ANY time of year is special in Carlsbad, for one reason or another. There is so much to see and do, and for many just having the beach close by or at their dorostep is special enough.
 
One tradition that really makes Carlsbad special in the summertime, and has for many years, is the TGIF Concerts in the Park series. Indeed, 2015 is the 30th year of these special events
 
The TGIF Concerts in the Parks take place on 9 consecutive Friday nights from late June through mid August. Until … (16 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks 2014 - 06/18/14 03:03 AM


Carlsbad 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks 2014
 
It’s hard to believe the biggest holiday of the summer is approaching fast – just 2 weeks from this Friday.
 
As always there is a wealth of 4th of July celebrations and fireworks in and around Carlsbad to top off the holiday festivities, picnics and cookouts, beach fun, and gatherings of friends and family.
 
You can expect the Carlsbad beaches will be mobbed and parking will be a premium, so plan ahead and get there early to grab a spot. We’ll have plenty more visitors in town for … (6 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Benefit Fashion Show in Carlsbad to Aid in Saving America’s Horses - 07/27/13 03:53 AM
Benefit Fashion Show in Carlsbad to Aid in Saving America’s Horses  
A very special “red carpet” event is taking place in Carlsbad California next Saturday August 3 at Carlsbad British Motorcars on State Street.
 
The Bentlee Wear Fashion Show, a combination of red carpet Hollywood and the quaint charm of our seaside village is a first, with celebrity designer Jonathan Alogan and “IT” Fashion Show designer Karlene Keller, and benefits the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF).
 
Bentlee Wear recently partnered with WFLF in its efforts to “promote awareness for saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic … (3 comments)

carlsbad things to do: The Carlsbad Triathlon 2013 is Coming Sunday July 14 in Carlsbad California - 07/05/13 01:45 AM
The Carlsbad Triathlon 2013 is Coming Sunday July 14 in Carlsbad California  
The Carlsbad Triathlon has the reputation of being one of the longest-running triathlons in the world. This world class event attracting amateur and elite athletes from around the world will be held next Sunday July 14th in Carlsbad beginning at Tamarack Surf Beach at 3900 Carlsbad Boulevard about a mile south of the Village.
 
The Carlsbad Triathlon course consists of a 1K swim, a 25K bike ride (a two-lap course with rolling hills along the ocean – I have ridden around in his area myself and it’s … (10 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad Beach Fest 2013 in June 15th in Carlsbad California - 06/12/13 11:04 AM
Carlsbad Beach Fest 2013 in June 15th in Carlsbad California  
The 6th Annual Carlsbad Beach Fest is set for a 1-mile stretch of beach in Calrbsad just south of the Village this coming Saturday.
 
The 1-mile stretch of beach for the Carlsbad Beach Fest runs from Pine Avenue south to Tamarack, with a host of festivities, things to do, and of course a gorgeous stretch of beach in Carlsbad Village by the Sea.
 
This year’s Carlsbad Beach Fest offers a 1-mile Kid’s Run (you must pre-register), a beach clean-up, kite flying, competitive sports (5K beach run/walk, paddle races, … (3 comments)

carlsbad things to do: 25th Anniversary Celebration in Encinitas CA – Party at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas - 09/01/11 04:58 PM
25th Anniversary Celebration in Encinitas CA   Come to the Party at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas  
October 1, 2011 is the 25th Anniversary Celebration in Encinitas, with the festivities held at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas on Quail Gardens Road.
 
If you haven’t visited the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas this is a terrific time to see this wonderful local historical museum with a variety of preserved buildings, equipment, artifacts and more from the surrounding area.
 

 
Read More:
 
A Visit to the San Dieguito Heritage Museum
 
The Encinitas … (4 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Fireworks in Carlsbad California July 3rd and 4th 2011 - 07/03/11 06:15 AM
Fireworks in Carlsbad California July 3rd and 4th 2011  Residents and visitors will have 2 nights to enjoy fireworks in Carlsbad California. 
The best places, in my opinion, are the following: 
JULY 3 - Sunday
La Costa Resort and Spa. These fireworks can be seen close up on the golf course or from numerous vantage points (and homes) rimming the golf course and in the La Costa hills. Dine at Blue Fire Grill first, then hang around to enjoy the fireworks.
 
JULY 4 - Monday 
Legoland, between Cannon and Palomar Airport Roads about ½ mile east of the 5 freeway. … (8 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Cannon Art Gallery June - July 2011 Exhibit - "On Your Own Time" - 06/29/11 02:47 PM
Cannon Art Gallery June - July 2011 Exhibit - On Your Own Time  The latest William D. Cannon art gallery exhibit, "On Your Own Time," opened June 9 and runs through July 1 in Carlsbad.
"On Your Own Time" is an exhibition of art works by employees of the City of Carlsbad and their families, some of whom are professional artists. This is always a popular show, with a wonderful diversity and caliber of work from children to seniors in a broad range of mediums.
Prizes are awarded in several categories, which take the exhibit to a different level. And of … (17 comments)

carlsbad things to do: The Carlsbad Flower Fields Open Tomorrow, March 1, 2011 in Carlsbad California - 02/28/11 02:32 AM
One of the more popular Carlsbad attractions, THE FLOWER FIELDS , opens tomorrow, March 1.
The Flower Fields are acres and acres of colorful ranunculas on the hills overlooking the ocean near the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall off Palomar Airport Road. It's truly an amazing sight to behold, close up or from a distance.
The Carlsbad Flower Fields have been attracting visitors for years to the mass of color lasting for only a few weeks  from the beginning of March through early May.
Besides the hills of ranunculas, there are small gardens of roses and other flower displays to enjoy, with a host … (16 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 23, 2011 in Carlsbad CA - 01/14/11 03:05 AM
Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 23, 2011 in Carlsbad CA  The Tri-City Medical Carlsbad Marathon will take place next Sunday January 23, 2011 in Carlsbad, the site of several marathons and a triathlon each year. There will be a Half Marathon as well as a Kids Marathon Mile. 
Residents and those visiting the area should be aware that a number of roads will be closed in certain areas, or at least partially (e.g., east bound lanes of Palomar Airport Road from El Camino to the Coast Road) on or near the Carlsbad Marathon course. 
One of the neat things about the … (9 comments)

carlsbad things to do: The Carlsbad Village Faire is Coming to Carlsbad November 7, 2010 - 10/26/10 03:25 PM
The Carlsbad Village Faire is Coming to Carlsbad November 7, 2010  San Diego County's largest street fair, the Carlsbad Village Faire, is being held on Sunday November 7 in Carlsbad Village, from 8 am until 4 pm. 
The Carlsbad Village Faire is one of two major outdoor fairs held in Carlsbad Village each year, in April and November. 
The Carlsbad Village Faire is held along the main road, Carlsbad Village Drive, and spills over onto side streets including Grand Avenue. 100,000 or so attendees are expected, and around 900 vendors will provide more shopping opportunities than you can imagine. 
Or perhaps … (6 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Dog Days of Summer | Cardiff by the Sea’s Contest and Canine Festival in Cardiff CA - 08/10/10 04:36 PM
Dog Days of Summer Festsival in Cardiff by the Sea The Dog Days of Summer are here. 

The real canine variety, not the period of summer we know as that (want to know where the dog days of summer phrase comes from? Check out the link). 
The 5th Annual Dog Days of Summer in Cardiff is a contest and canine festival featuring man's (and woman's) best friend on Saturday August 14th from 10 am until 3 pm, on Aberdeen Drive where it meets San Elijo Avenue along the coast.
The festival is billed as "entertainment for dogs and the people … (10 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Park 2010 Series | Carlsbad California - 06/17/10 05:15 PM
Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Park Series 
A favorite things to do in the summer in Carlsbad, besides spending more time at the beach, is attending the Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Park Series. 
There are a number of reasons to enjoy the Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Park Series
The weather is great Concerts are free - who doesn't like free The music is great with lots of variety - blues, jazz, latin You can spend a few hours on a summer evening with friends and family enjoying music and outdoor dining in one of Carlsbad's many beautiful parks … (5 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Enjoy Spa Under the Stars | La Costa Resort and Spa | La Costa, Carlsbad CA - 06/03/10 05:40 PM
Enjoy "Spa Under the Stars" at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad   
Going to a spa, for many folks, is a popular thing to do. And it's easy, here in the San Diego area, as there are seemingly a zillion to choose from.
It seems that most major hotels have a spa (e.g., the Hotel Del Coronado, the Four Seasons Aviara, Marriott), there are resort spa destinations (L'Auberge in Del Mar, Estancia in La Jolla, La Costa Resort and Spa with the Chopra Center in Carlsbad), and a multitude of day spas, either stand-alone or attached to … (6 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad Beaches – Beauty Abounds Along the Carlsbad Coast: Sun, Surf and Sand - 04/23/10 02:02 PM
Carlsbad Beaches - Beauty Abounds Along the Carlsbad Coast: Sun, Surf and Sand
I love living close to the beach. Even better, I really enjoy spending time there. Or at least driving along it. And I especially like living in Carlsbad, the Village by the Sea.
READ MORE:  Carlsbad Village by the Sea
The Carlsbad beaches are beautiful, and draw residents and visitors alike for a host of reasons - surfing, taking walks, watching the sun set, al fresco dining (even better when the sun is heading to the horizon), building castles, swimming, kite flying, beach volley ball, napping and … (0 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad Flower Fields are Open Again in Carlsbad California - Don't Miss! - 03/04/10 01:21 AM
The Flower Fields in Carlsbad California are Open!
The famed Flower Fields in Carlsbad CA are open once again for viewing.
This very popular tourist attraction opened recently and 50 acres of extraordinary color are changing every day.
The Flower Fields are only open for a couple of months each year, generally from the beginning of March until mid May, and it is your opportunity to see an amazing collection of flowers (ranunculas) on a hillside overlooking the ocean. 
There is a large rose garden with over 170 varieties of roses plus a miniature rose garden, among other attractions. Group tours … (4 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad Arts – International Guitar Night 2010 in Carlsbad CA February 3, 2010 - 02/04/10 03:43 AM
My wife and I were treated to a very special evening of international guitar music last night by a good friend here in Carlsbad, CA. 
I continue to be impressed with the breadth and depth of the Carlsbad arts scene available for free or at low cost to Carlsbad residents and visitors - the free TGIF Jazz in the Parks concerts in the summers, the wonderful art exhibits at the Cannon Art Gallery at the Carlsbad Public Library, the outdoor arts and crafts fairs, Art Splash, and other offerings which included the International Guitar Night last night. 
This spectacular event was … (8 comments)

carlsbad things to do: The Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 24th 2010 in Carlsbad California - 01/14/10 11:39 AM
The poplar and well-known (perhaps even world famous) Carlsbad Marathon will be taking place on Sunday January 24th 2010 in Carlsbad California.
 
Runners from around the country and the world will be participating in the ___running of the Carlsbad Marathon course which takes them along our beautiful beaches as well as on some of the more popular areas roads, some of which have great views of the area. There will also be a half marathon (both marathons are sold out).
A number of roads will be closed at various times on the day of the marathon, so expect potential issues … (3 comments)

carlsbad things to do: Carlsbad Village Street Faire is This Sunday November 1, 2009 in Carlsbad Village, California - 10/27/09 03:53 PM
It's that time again, for the town of Carlsbad to host one of the largest outdoor one-day street fairs in the country, on Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Blvd. (the Coast Road) to Jefferson in the heart of downtown just a few blocks from the beach.                          
The Carlsbad Street Faire (there is also one held annually in May) generally attracts about 90,000+ visitors, practically the entire Carlsbad population, to 850+ vendors that are expected, many of whom return year after year.
IT'S LIKE A MEGA SIDEWALK SALE or GARAGE SALE!!
This year's Carlsbad Village Street Faire, in the 35th season, is once … (13 comments)

 
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