things to do in carlsbad village: The Carlsbad Village Faire 2019 is November 3rd - 10/10/19 02:21 PM
45th Annual Carlsbad Village Faire 2019
November 3rd in Carlsbad
 
Fall is a popular time for outdoor events in Carlsbad. We’ve already had the popular Oktoberfest Fall Festival and the Super Hero Obstacle Race this past weekend, with the Pumpkin Plunge at the Alga Norte Aquatics Center coming up on the 19th. Carlsbad’s Halloween in the Village takes place on the 26th.
 
Next on the Fall event agenda is one of arts and crafts lovers’ favorite fairs, the Carlsbad Village Faire, on Sunday November 3rd.
 
The 45th Annual Carlsbad Village Faire (it happens twice each year, also in May) is supposedly the largest … (10 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Spring Shop Hop 2019 in Carlsbad Village April 20 - 04/11/19 09:34 AM
Carlsbad Village Spring Shop Hop 2019
 
The 3rd annual Carlsbad Village Spring Shop Hop is happening in the Village on Saturday April 20th from 11 am to 6 pm.
 
The Carlsbad Village Association sponsors the Spring Shop Hop, with a focus on the many fine businesses in Carlsbad Village. You will find plenty of dining and shopping discounts, food samples and snacks, live music, plenty of fun, and an opportunity to win prizes from area businesses.
 
All you have to do to qualify is to check in for your Spring Shop Hop passport at 11 am at the Carlsbad Village Association Welcome Table, located … (14 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: The 2019 Carlsbad Eclectic Lawn Concert Series in the Village - 03/28/19 01:17 PM
The Carlsbad 2019 Eclectic Lawn Concert Series
 
Carlsbad abounds with things to do all year round, indoors and out, making it a favorite of residents and visitors!
 
And Carlsbad's reputation as an arts community – visual arts, music, theater – continues to expand, and much of it is FREE. You can’t beat that!
 
The Carlsbad Music Festival is pleased to present the outdoor Eclectic Lawn Concert Series in Carlsbad Village on 3 consecutive Sunday afternoons – March 31, April 28 and May 19 – at St. Michael’s by the Sea from 1 until 5 pm.
 
Here’s the line-up for this free concert series:
 
March 31
Sunny … (8 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Want to Play Chess in Carlsbad Village? - 01/04/19 09:09 PM
Want to Play Chess in Carlsbad Village?
 
 
If you have an interest in playing chess in Carlsbad Village, and don't mind, perhaps, being in the public spectacle, you can play with a life-size chess set in the courtyard at the well-known Carlsbad Village Faire in Carlsbad Village.
 
I go by this chess set regularly while heading to my favorite gelato store in the shopping center, Gaia Gelato, and on rare occasions see people playing...or kids fooling around with the large chess pieces. Who wouldn't have fun with this?!
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things to do in carlsbad village: Carlsbad Village Art Hop is March 22, 2018 - 03/14/18 06:23 PM
The Carlsbad Village Art Hop
Thursday March 22, 2018
 
Carlsbad has quite the reputation as an arts community, and for good reason - here are just some of the things Carlsbad is known for:
 
Art galleries including the city-owned Cannon Art Gallery
Multiple arts and crafts fairs
Plenty of public art including sculpture and wall mural
The Carlsbad Art Wall at Senor Grubby's (founded by Carlsbad artist Bryan Snyder) - see photo
The New Village Arts Theater
The TGIF Concerts in the Parks series in the summer
The Museum of Making Music
 
Carlsbad has a long-running art walk, and now art lovers can enjoy the first Carlsbad Village Art Hop on … (18 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: 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)

things to do in carlsbad village: 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)

things to do in carlsbad village: Baba Coffee in Carlsbad Village - 03/26/17 11:16 AM
Baba Coffee in Carlsbad Village
 
Baba Coffee is a newish coffee shop in Carlsbad Village (opened in June 2016 I believe), and despite driving by multiple times I haven’t stopped in to check it out until yesterday.
 
It was a gorgeous afternoon and I was in the Village running errands, and there was parking right in front, so it was the perfect time. Besides, I needed a caffeine boost and espresso sounded like the right idea.
 
I really like the urban vibe of this place, with plentiful seating indoors and out. There are garage-type doors that open up in several places to bring in … (21 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: The Foundry Artist Studios Presents C-Note February 23, 2017 - 02/19/17 04:09 PM
The Foundry Artist Studios Presents C-Note February 23, 2017
 
The popular Foundry Artist Studios at the New Village Arts Theater, founded in 2009,  is hosting an artists' reception and exhibit entitled C-Note on Thursday February 23 in Carlsbad Village from 5 until 8 pm.
 
Refreshments will be served and there will be live music! (click graphic to the right to go to their website - used with permission)
 
The exhibit is cleverly named C-Note because all displayed works of art are priced at $100 or less, affordable for most any budget, with a range of art that likely will capture the hearts of … (11 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Throwback Thursday: Alt Karlsbad Haus and Carlsbad Mineral Spa - 01/19/17 09:49 AM
Alt Karlsbad Haus Mineral Spa in Carlsbad
 
 
Mineral springs were discovered in what is now Carlsbad back in 1882 by a sea captain named John Frazier where the Alt Karlsbad Haus sits. It's now a California historic site and monument. You can still buy artesian alkaline mineral water here at a kiosk - bring your own container. A statue of Capt. Frazier stands nearby.
 
The Carlsbad Mineral Springs Spa is located in the Alt Karlsbad Haus on the Coast Road/Carlsbad Boulevard, in Carlsbad Village, where you can have massages, facials, and mineral baths in one of 3 treatment rooms. We haven't done that yet...some day perhaps...but … (15 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Carlsbad Village Night of Lights on December 3, 2016 - 11/27/16 07:30 PM
Carlsbad Village Night of Lights
 
The Carlsbad Village downtown area, including the Carlsbad Village Faire in the heart of Carlsbad Village, is a popular shopping and dining destination just blocks from the beach. You can enjoy a walk by or on the beach, then shop and dine to your heart’s content, with free parking throughout the holiday season.
 
Carlsbad Village and the Carlsbad Village Faire are festively decorated for the holidays and the wide range of retailers affords abundant shopping possibilities. And the holiday events are beginning.
 
 
Start off your holiday season in Carlsbad with the Carlsbad Village Night of Lights on December 3 … (12 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: What is the Carlsbad Village Lifestyle? - 08/18/16 04:23 AM
Experience the Carlsbad Village Lifestyle
 
The Carlsbad Village lifestyle can be as simple or complex as you wish, but know that there are plenty of options, whether it has to do with dining, shopping, fun stuff to do or just hanging out by the beach.
 
The Carlsbad Village Lifestyle
 
Of course when you think of Carlsbad Village you no doubt think of a lifestyle by the beach. With 7 miles of beautiful coastline, many people live here, or visit, to be near the ocean and enjoy a diverse lifestyle of activities in the water, on the beach, and close by in town.
 
Carlsbad Village is the business … (2 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Gelato Tasting and Italian Movies – A Fund Raiser in Carlsbad Village - 06/04/16 12:37 AM
Gelato Tasting and Italian Movies
A Fund Raiser for the San Diego Italian Film Festival
 
Gaia Gelato, my fave gelateria in Carlsbad (and for miles around, plus the owners are very charming!!) is hosting a fund raiser for the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) this Sunday, June 5, 2016.
 
You can read more about Gaia Gelato from my visit here last year after they first opened! I love this place – read more to find out why!
 
 
Join Gaia Gelato for a tasting of their wonderful gelatos and other goodies (been there, done that several times – I know they are wonderful) and … (21 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: The Carlsbad Village Faire is May 1, 2016 in Carlsbad California - 04/16/16 01:12 AM
Carlsbad Village Faire will be May 1, 2016
 
If you need something fun to do the first weekend in May, then this popular arts and crafts fair may be just for you.
 
San Diego County’s largest street fair, the Carlsbad Village Faire, will take place Sunday, May 1, in downtown Carlsbad Village by the Sea.
 
The Carlsbad Village Faire, the 43rd this year, is reportedly the nation’s largest 1-day outdoor street fair. As always, the fair will be held along Grand Avenue and will spill over onto adjacent streets including State Street in the heart of the Village.
 
The Carlsbad Village Faire, one of two each … (20 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Carlsbad Village Lifestyle – Friday Night Live Music in the Village - 03/30/16 02:57 AM
Friday Night Live Music in Carlsbad Village in Carlsbad
 
The Carlsbad Village Lifestyle embraces a wide range of activities – shopping, dining, playing on the beaches, public art, and now live music on Friday nights.
 
You can enjoy free Friday Night Live Music in the Village every Friday night from now through October (March 25th was actually the first night) in busker style – street musicians perform for gratuities, and of course audience appreciation!
 
There will also be some live music performances in December.
 
You’ll find musicians at the corners of State Street and Grand Avenue, and Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street. Performances … (19 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Carlsbad Village Lifestyle - Carlsbad 4th Thursday Art Walk March 24 - 03/22/16 03:41 AM
The Carlsbad 4th Thursday Art Walk Returns
Thursday March 24th, 2016
 
Carlsbad has a fine, and growing, reputation as a community that celebrates the arts.
 
There is much to celebrate about the arts in Carlsbad, especially the visual arts, including wall murals, the Carlsbad Art Wall, public sculpture, and more. It’s all part of the Carlsbad Village lifestyle!
 
This Thursday, March 24th, the Carlsbad 4th Thursday Art Walk returns, taking place on, you guessed it, the 4th Thursday of each month, from 5 – 8 pm. You may remember this event from the past – originally called Thursdays on the Coast - and … (15 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: Carlsbad Village Lifestyle – Whales, Dolphins, Seagulls & Pelicans - 02/16/16 07:02 AM
Carlsbad Village Lifestyle
Whales, Dolphins, Seagulls and Pelicans
Free Entertainment on the Beach
 
The Carlsbad Village beach is the northern-most beach of our 7 miles of coastline, and the crowds were out on Presidents’ Day to enjoy our gorgeous weather!
 
We’ve been enjoying spectacular weather for the last week, more spring and summer-like than normal, and the long weekend meant long hours at the beaches for lots of Carlsbad residents.
 
The beaches, of course, are a big draw for those of us living in Carlsbad and any time we can spend some quality time is a blessing, and when the weather is particular nice you … (20 comments)

things to do in carlsbad village: The Carlsbad Village Lifestyle by the Sea – Niche Blogging in 2016 - 01/29/16 03:46 AM
The Carlsbad Village Lifestyle by the Sea – Niche Blogging in 2016
 
Bob Stewart challenged us to think about the Year of the Blog and to declare what our niche blogging for 2016 was all about. And that means putting it in writing, not just having the vision.
 
My primary focus is, and has been for some time, on relocation (I'm known as the Southern California Relocation Dude) primarily with those moving to the coastal areas of San Diego, and specifically Carlsbad.
 
I know relocation, I’ve lived it 4 major times, and I write about it here and on my other blogs, with Relocation … (26 comments)

 
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