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Carlsbad Village Flicks at the Fountain 2024

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2024 Carlsbad Village Flicks at the Fountain


Summer is only a few weeks away. That means several popular events in Carlsbad are coming soon.


One long-time favorite (since 2013) is the annual Flicks at the Fountain. This popular outdoor movie series is hosted by the Carlsbad Village Association. 


The Flicks at the Fountain take place on 5 consecutive Thursday nights. The series starts July 11th and ends August 8th.


Carlsbad sign in the Village


Movies (rated G and PG) were decided by popular vote from residents. Here’s the 2024 list of movies – dates for each movie will be announced soon:


Barbie (PG-13)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G)

Trolls (PG)

The Little Mermaid )G)


Carlsbad residents can still vote for the 5th movie here (either one of the 5 choices or email a write-in).

Flicks at the Fountain are held on a big screen in the parking lot by the Fountain. The parking lot is at the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. Seating begins at 6 pm and movies start at dusk, about 8 pm or so and end around 10 pm.


You will want to bring blankets for chilly Summer evenings by the beach, along with comfortable low-back chairs.


Plan to bring some food/snacks and drinks, too. Or you can make life easier and buy take-out food at one of the nearby restaurants in the Village. You could also have pizza delivered to the parking lot!




Don’t forget the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar. Opening day is June 12th and the Fair runs through July 7th!


The Art in the Village Fair is Sunday June 23rd from 9 to 5 in Carlsbad Village.


The free TGIF Concerts in the Parks series starts June 21st and takes place over 9 consecutive Fridays through August 16th at 3 of Carlsbad's community parks.

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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

This looks like a great Community Event that kids will love ! Carlsbad is a cool place to live ! ..

May 28, 2024 04:47 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's a very popular event in the summer Michael J. Perry .

Carlsbad IS a pretty cool place to live and we love being here.


May 28, 2024 07:36 PM
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

How fun!

May 28, 2024 06:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

We've not been but would go if our grandkids were around, KAREN SANCHEZ . It seems to be very popular.


May 28, 2024 07:44 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

How neat is that to have all family friendly movies and under the stars.

May 28, 2024 07:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's been a very popular event every year for some time, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, and the price is right!


May 28, 2024 07:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jeff- I love the outdoor flicks!!! I think it takes me back to my childhood when we'd go to the Drive-in theatres. 

May 28, 2024 07:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Ah, yes, those were good old days Kathy Streib  Outdoor movies are very popular around here in the summer, in Carlsbad and in other communities around San Diego.


May 28, 2024 07:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff Dowler, CRS  I thought after Memorial Day weekend it is officially summer?:)Endre

May 28, 2024 10:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 

I think most people think of Memorial Day as starting off the summer season but officially (per the calendar) summer starts June 20.


May 29, 2024 09:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

May 29, 2024 04:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you for the kind words Roy Kelley  I hope you and Dolores are well. Have a good week!


May 29, 2024 09:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jeff,

So many people love to attend the outdoor flicks and I'm sure this Carlsbad Village Out door flicks at the fountain will be attended by many.

May 29, 2024 04:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

While we have not been I have heard it's very popular and well attended. And it's free, too! Sure to be a draw.


May 29, 2024 09:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. Here in Chicago outdoor movies on the lawn are very popular. As we exit for the suburbs I have been told that my new town also dies the same. A popular summer event. Enjoy your day.

May 29, 2024 05:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Outdoor movies and concerts have gotten very popular in the summer in lots of places Wayne Martin  Hope your move goes well and you can enjoy getting to know your new community better. Sounds like a big change for you and your wife.



May 29, 2024 09:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I see a couple of movies that I would be down to see at the fountain, but a couple that I would pass on as well, haha.

May 29, 2024 05:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Brian England 

That's probably true for a number of people. I've seen Willy Wonka a number of times over the years with the kids and grandkids but have no desire to see the other movies.


May 29, 2024 09:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... sounds like a good line-up of movies for families with kids.

May 29, 2024 07:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker 

It's a pretty diverse line-up that should appeal to a wide range of adults and kids.


May 29, 2024 09:40 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff I would love for my town or one of the near by towns to start doing this.

May 29, 2024 01:40 PM