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Dec 3, 2016Carlsbad Village Night of Lights
Please join us this Saturday, December 3rd for the inaugural Village Night of Lights. Merchants will be staying open late for holiday shopping and welcoming you with refreshments and snacks. The Carlsbad High School Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra will treat us to their spectacular holiday musical program on the lawn at Choice Juicery (corner of Carlsbad Village Drive & State Street). Contemporary and classic Christmas songs will be sung at the corner of State and Grand. The first 50 participants to check in at the Welcome Table on State Street will receive a Village Swag Bag. Saturday, December 3rd, 6pm-9pm.
Dec 2, 2016Balboa Park - December Nights
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday, December 2 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December, 3 from noon-11pm. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5-9pm. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to revel and enjoy the season.
Nov 26, 2016Surfin' Santa at Seaport Village
Take the kiddos to see Santa in his board shorts and flip-flops, take photos with him on his giant surfboard and 6-foot wave, make crafts, shop for unique gifts and enjoy live sidewalk entertainment. Saturday, 11/26. For more event information, click here!
Nov 23, 2016Shop Small Saturday
With hundreds of businesses in Carlsbad Village including everything from fine dining to taco shops, day spas, hair salons, men, women and children's boutiques, antique malls, specialty stores, art galleries, theatres and professional services, why go anywhere else? The merchants of Carlsbad Village thank you for shopping small today, tomorrow and always!
Nov 7, 2016Tee Time for Pets
FACE’s 5th Invitational Golf Tournament kicks off at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club to benefit San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Golfers are invited to bring their furry friends to the course to enjoy a day of fun. Participants will be joined by special VIP guest and baseball legend Fred Lynn, a longtime supporter of the organization. This year’s tournament will honor the late Dennis Green, the former NFL coach and running back who passed away this summer, and the Green family’s dearly loved rescue dog, Isabel. FACE Executive Director Brooke Haggerty says, “We feel privileged to honor Denny and his beloved Isabel at this year’s event in gratitude for his service to animals, families, and the San Diego community.” 858.450.3223, www.face4pets.org
Oct 29, 2016Halloween in the Village
Join your fellow ghosts and goblins Saturday, October 29th for some scary fun in the Village. Sponsored by C3 Community Causes and its generous supporters, they will have a bounce house, costume contest and more. Merchant Trick or Treating takes place from 3pm to 6pm. Come have a scary good time! Princesses always welcome!
Oct 29, 2016Family Fall Festival
Come and celebrate the season with fall themed activities, like pumpkin decorating, fall crafts, a petting zoo, and pony rides in the Eucalyptus Grove. Little Catbird will perform a feel-good, toe tapping, interactive music show that's fun for the whole family inside the Ecke Building. The O-Truck will offer a variety of farm-to-table entrees. Children are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costume and participate in a costume contest. Sorry- no adults in costumes please.
Don't forget to stop in and have a photo taken with the Big Pumpkin!
Free with admission or membership.
Two kids 12 and under free with Museum Month Coupon and one paid adult. October 29th, 10am-2pm
Small fee for craft activities, petting zoo and pony rides, if desired.
Oct 22, 2016Hilarious Halloween Hunt
The colorful, interactive, and child friendly marionette puppets, with animated moving eyes, mouths and eyebrows, stand about 18-20 inches tall and perform right out in front of the audience. The Franklin Haynes Marionette Puppet show ‘Hilarious Halloween Haunt’ is free and open to children of all ages. Kids who wear their Halloween costumes will receive a special treat! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. October 22, 3-4pm, FREE!
Oct 14, 2016Fallbrook Harvest Faire
Join us on Main Avenue in Downtown Fallbrook on Sunday, October 16 from 10am-4pm for the Fallbrook Harvest Faire! Handmade crafts, local foods and treats, petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin contest, pie baking contest, scarecrows on display, beer and wine garden with music and much, much more! For more information, contact the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, 760-728-5854.
Oct 1, 2016Kids FREE in October!
Kids are free in San Diego again this year! During the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation. Click here to browse through the 100+ local offers.
Sep 24, 2016Oceanside Harbor Days
All are invited to Oceanside Harbor on September 24-25, 2016 for the annual Oceanside Harbor Days celebration. The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. This two day event will be an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities including the new sandcastle competition, entertainment stage, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, and more. Harbor Days is free to the public. For more information, click here!
Sep 20, 2016Best Pumpkin Patches
Fall is just around the corner! While it may be tempting to spend a few bucks at your local grocery store to bring home a few jack-o-lanterns, why not give your kiddos a pumpkin-picking adventure they’ll remember for years to come? If you’re looking to pick a few pumpkins, enjoy a hayride, or navigate a corn maze, there’s something for everyone at one of San Diego’s many pumpkin patches and u-pick farms throughout the county. Click here to see the list!
Sep 17, 2016Coastal Cleanup Day
The City of Carlsbad is seeking volunteers for the 32nd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at Tamarack State Beach. Volunteers can reduce waste at this year's cleanup by bringing a bucket, work gloves and reusable water bottle.
Cleanup volunteers not only pick up trash, but also collect data on types of trash and debris found. This data is used to educate the public, businesses, industries and government on pollution prevention.
Volunteers can sign up online by clicking on the map for the cleanup at Tamarack State Beach or any of the other registered sites. All volunteers are required to sign a waiver to participate, and participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The waiver form is available on the website or at the event.
Aug 28, 2016LeucadiART Walk
Local artists will be displaying original art along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. Free open air trolley rides, 6 stages for live music, dance and art demonstrations. The Craft Beer Garden will feature beers from The Lost Abbey and popular musical acts. Children's Art Pavilion and much more! Sunday, August 28th, 10am-5pm.
Aug 11, 2016Donut Day at Del Mar RAcetrack
Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing. Track announcer Trevor Denman will host the festivities, which include question and answer sessions with famous jockeys and trainers while watching the horses during their morning workouts.
Donuts Day is held July 16 and August 13 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Seaside Cabana area at the West end of the Grandstand. Park in the main parking lot off Jimmy Durante. Trams will transport to West end of Grandstand. Free!
Other activities include a meet and greet with the Del Mar Mascot Pony Boy along with face painting, entertainers, and free prizes for the kids. Also, enter to win a Family Fun Pack.
Aug 10, 2016Flicks at the Fountain
Don't let the summer slip away without seeing Inside Out under the stars at this week's Flicks at the Fountain. Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature in 2015, Inside Out appeals to audiences of all ages.
Adults and kids alike can bring their low-backed chairs and blankets, snag a cozy spot and enjoy some free family entertainment under the stars. For those looking to have their dinner al fresco, choose from a variety of options, including bringing a picnic spread or purchasing to-go meals from one of the many eateries nearby. Consider having a delicious pizza delivered to your seat! So cozy-up, unwind and enjoy the best of Carlsbad Village this summer.
Where: The Fountain at Grand Avenue and State Street
When: Thursday nights from July 7 to Aug. 25, 2016
Start Time: Films begin at dusk, or around 8 p.m. Seating begins at 6 p.m.
Jul 16, 2016CoastFest
Rubio’s presents its 5th annual CoastFest in celebration of the ocean with complimentary food and drinks, a beer garden, live music by The Mowgli’s and children’s band Hullabaloo, and dozens of activities for guests of all ages. The festivities will kick off at the Oceanside Pier at 10am with a beach cleanup hosted by I Love a Clean San Diego. 10-11am Beach Cleanup, 11am-2pm the after party!
Jul 15, 2016Del Mar Race Track - Opening Day!
More than 40,000 race fans are expected to attend what's defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west - Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. Fashion-minded guests may participate in Del Mar's annual tradition, the Opening Day Hats Contest where entrants compete for cash prizes and judged on creativity and style. The summer season runs July 15th thru September 5th. No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays (except Labor Day).
Jul 7, 2016Jazz in the Park
For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office has presented live music events throughout the city. When summer rolls around in Carlsbad, everyone gears up for TGIF Concerts in the Parks! The 2016 season runs Friday nights from June 24 through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. (all fields open at 4 p.m.) and features great music, food and a chance to dance the night away with friends and neighbors in a beautiful outdoor setting.
This Friday, July 8th, "The Mighty Untouchables" in Alga Norte Community Park. For more information, click here.
Jul 2, 2016Free Fishing Day!
If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you. California Dept of Fish and Wildlife offers two Free Fishing Days each year.
Jun 28, 2016Firework Shows in San Diego
Get out your flags and the red, white and blue wardrobe! It’s time to celebrate the 4th of July. Start your Independence Day celebration before dark with plenty of parades, carnivals, and activities throughout the County. There are plenty of places to watch the fireworks crash over the night sky, even if you want to avoid the crowds. Click here to see where you can celebrate the July 4th holiday in San Diego. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!
Jun 24, 2016Summer Movies in the Park
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (PG-13) at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre, Friday June 24, 8:00-10:00pm. The movie is free with a pre-movie bounce house. Hot dogs, popcorn, coffee, hot chocolate and candy will be for sale.
Jun 24, 2016Free Bowling!
From June 1 through August 31, kids 14 and under receive one free game of bowling every day at Tavern+Bowl!
Your JR. KINGPIN CLUB PASS gets you one free game per day, Monday – Friday, Open – 4p.m. Shoes are not included. To be eligible, children must be 14 years of age or younger. Reservations are not accepted; good for walk-ins only. Fill out the information on their website, then, start bowling at any of their four locations: Costa Mesa, North County, East Village, and Eastlake, Tavern + Bowl.
Jun 18, 2016Blackberry Festival
It is blackberry time! Head to the Blackberry Festival where you’ll be treated to a farm tractor tour guided by owners, Noel and Jerome Stehly. Enjoy our petting zoo, corn maze, little train ride and playground. With each paid admission you will receive a container to pick your own berries. There will also have food for purchase – tacos, salad, flatbread pizza’s, gelato and smoothies. For pricing and more information, click here!
Jun 17, 2016Summer Reading
The City of Carlsbad’s Summer Reading Program for adults, teens and children begins on June 22 and runs through Aug. 7 at all Carlsbad library locations. The program is free for all ages. The city also offers a program for babies and toddlers, from birth to age three. Parents and childcare providers perform reading activities with little ones to earn a prize. For more information: Keith Gemmell, 760-602-2024, [email protected]
Jun 10, 2016Carlsbad Music Festival
Here are the details of this year’s Village Music Walk!
Join us on Saturday, June 18th from 2:30pm – 10:00pm for a day of adventurous music and fun by the beach. Over 30 performers will take the stage at locations around the Village, plus here will be a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and much more.
Jun 7, 2016Curious George
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for the KPBS Kids Workshops featuring Curious George. Celebrate Dad and family in this hands-on workshop by making a special Father’s Day project. Special visit by a costume character.
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to announce the return of KPBS Kids Workshops for 2016! Join Wild Kratts, Lorax, Clifford, and other special guests as we explore the world around us through science, math, and literacy. For more information and to see the calendar of workshops, click here.
Jun 3, 2016Family Fun Day!
San Elijo Lagoon - Here in the Great Outdoors, children can uncover cool mysteries and amazing facts about nesting birds, animal tracks, and the Kumeyaay people. Each adventure-filled Family Fun Day features hands-on crafts, TRACK Trails activity guides, and the opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Sunday, June 5 - Nesting Birds. Get an up-close look at the various ways birds build their nests and create your own to take home. Click herefor more information and to see the calendar of events at the lagoon.
Jun 3, 2016Del Mar Fair is Back!
Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.) For more information and to see the "What's New" page, click here!
May 21, 2016Wild West Fest
Leo Carrillo Ranch is the stage for a re-creation of the days of the "wild west," when cowboys ruled. Shop at the trading post, ride the bucking bronco in the Fun Zone, and create a cowboy hat to take home. Real cowboys will demonstrate shoot outs, rope tricks and much more. Plus - pony rides! Activity cards are required for some activities and can be purchased for $6 each. Food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for an additional cost. Saturday, May 21st, 11:00am - 2:00pm.
May 21, 2016Armed Forces Day - Oceanside
On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military.
Thousands of active duty military and their family members are treated to a day of free food, carnival rides and entertainment at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre.
May 20, 2016Bike to Work Day - Carlsbad
The official bike to work day in Carlsbad is Friday, May 20, from 6:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Then, come to the Pit stop party! Join thousands of cyclists this Friday for the annual Bike to Work Day, organized by SANDAG iCommute program as part of National Bike Month. Stop by one of the seven pit stop locations in Carlsbad for snacks, beverages and other giveaways! Enjoy live music at the Island in Carlsbad food court from 11-1 p.m. For more information and pit stop locations click here!
May 17, 2016Get Ready for Summer!
Check-out your city's parks & rec department to see what summer camps and lessons are available for your kiddos this summer.
The City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department operates 40 parks and maintain nearly 50 miles of trails throughout the city to provide accessible outdoor recreational opportunities and conserve open space for residents and visitors. In addition, the department offers a variety of programs and services to promote health and wellness. Class & Camp Schedule.
The City of Oceanside is committed to providing the highest quality of service to its residents. Operating and maintaining close to 40 community attractions, the City of Oceanside works hard every day to maintain the high level of service. Class & Camp Schedule.
The City of San Marcos Community Services Department is committed to serving and enriching our community by creating and providing exceptional programs, facilities, parks and trails that support and enhance quality of life. The department provides recreational activities for all ages. Programs include preschoolers programs and youth day camps, sports, senior services, enrichment classes, special events, cultural and performing arts programming, aquatics, hikes and nature center activities. Class & Camp Schedule.
May 14, 2016Ramona Rodeo & Parade
The annual Ramona Rodeo and Parade in Ramona, May 14-17, 2015. The rodeo will be held in the Fred Grand Arena at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center. Cowboys will compete for cash prices in barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and bareback riding. Rodeo queens, entertainers, vendors, food, music, and livestock. At Kids Day, children will get a free bandanna, hat or rope, as supplies last. The first 300 youngsters are admitted free with a paid adult.
Take photos with cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo clowns and queens, as well as an autograph session. Visit the encampment area that celebrates the Old West, complete with Mountain Men, Civil War era soldiers, cowboys and others, temporarily living in their camps at Ramona. It will be a great way to learn about history. The Ramona Main Street Parade will take place at 10am on May 16, 2015.
May 11, 2016U-Pick Blueberry Season is Open!
Temecula Berry Company is run by the father and son team, Ray and Mike Graesser, who planted 10 acres of southern highbush blueberries. Kids love wandering through the rows of bushes picking big, ripe, tasty blueberries to fill their buckets. Parents love blueberries because the fruit is high in anti-oxidants, a good source of fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K, and are a great snack for kids.
The u-pick blueberries are open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The cost for picking berries is $5 per pint, with one bucket of blueberries equaling approximately two pints. Be sure to bring cash or a check; the farm does not accept credit cards.
May 4, 2016Mother's Day Inspirations
It's not too late! Dine out this Mother's Day Sunday, May 8th, 2016. Let us help you make this Mother's Day special with delicious specials to celebrate the ladies we love.
From complimentary mimosas to prix-fixe menus for brunch, lunch or dinner, read on to find the perfect place to celebrate the mom in your life. 134 Restaurants with Mother's Day offers! Click here to make your reservation!
May 1, 2016Family Fun Days San Elijo Lagoon
Kids will get closer to nature! Join our monthly program, part of TRACK Trails: Kids in Parks. Kids in Parks provides a national network of family-friendly trails that encourages visitation of public lands to reconnect our nation's youth with nature, for their health, and the health of our parks.
Sunday, May 1, "Hey, Pollinator"
Learn why plants and pollinators need one another through an interactive song, dance and activity. 11:30-1:30, $1 suggested donation.
Check-out all of the Lagoon's Family Fun Days, the first Sunday of every month, here!
Apr 22, 2016Encinitas Street Fair
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus three entertainment stages, children’s rides, Dog Zone, Adventure Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden! Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight.
Adventure Zone has free family activities. Savor craft beers and soak up the sun while listening to the best bands in San Diego rock out at the Beer Garden Stage, open til 7pm Saturday! There is even fun to be had for your four-legged companion in the Dog Zone, featuring free canine activities in the dog park. April 23-24, 2016 – 9am to 5pm
Apr 21, 2016U-Pick Strawberry Season
Carlsbad Strawberry Company is the largest and oldest u-pick farm in San Diego County and the berries are undoubtedly some of the best around. Located just east of the 5 freeway off of the Cannon Rd. exit, you’ve probably driven by this field many times. It will cost you $10 for a small basket and $20 for the larger size. They even give you some water to rinse off the berries before popping them in your mouth. There’s truly nothing tastier than a berry right off the vine. Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1000 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad.
Apr 17, 2016Fallbrook Avocado Festival
The Festival’s celebration of Fallbrook’s heritage! Exhibits include the new Avocado Central area, the Guacamole Contest, Holy Guaca-Moly booths, the Art of the Avocado Contest on display, the Avo 500 children’s car race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. A variety of avocado products are also found all along the Festival streets in the product and food vendors alike. It is a fun-filled way to celebrate our heritage and be entertained at the same time! Sunday, April 17th, 9am-5pm, free admission!
Apr 10, 2016San Marcos Spring Festival
On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is hosting it’s 24th annual street fair, the San Marcos Spring Festival. Expect up to 15,000 to 20,000 attendees throughout the day. Come out and meet and support your San Marcos neighbors and local businesses.
Via Vera Cruz will be lined with booths of food, arts, crafts, local businesses, kids games and family fun.
Sunday, April 10th 9am-5pm.
Apr 2, 2016Free Shredding Event
At this free Shredding Event, Shred-it Document Management will have a commercial shredding truck on hand to shred all those boxes of personal papers that you've been storing in your attic, garage or office. Your papers will be shredded on site - as you watch!
As a community service, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is sponsoring a
FREE shredding event. Shred-it will have a commercial shredding truck on hand to shred all those
boxes of personal papers that you’ve been saving and storing in your attic, garage or office. (No CD’s, plastic or metal, please) Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 10:00am to noon. 7030 Avenida Encinas #100, Carlsbad. 760-822-8690.
Mar 26, 2016Carlsbad Eggstravaganza
The City of Carlsbad’s popular EGGstravaganza Spring Festival returns Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road.
The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts. Groups of approximately 20 to 30 kids will run out to collect all the eggs on the field. Then the field will be reset for the next group. Parents are welcome to join their kids. To keep the scramble fun for all ages, one field will be designated for children ages 6 and over who want to race for their eggs, and an identical one will be for children ages 5 and under. There is also a noncompetitive field for young children, children with special needs, and for families wanting to pose for a photo opportunity.
Attendees can also enjoy a family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, a fun zone with bounce houses, a giant slide and a chance to “soak the bunny.”
Mar 26, 2016City of Encinitas Spring Festival
Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive. 10:00am-1:00pmThe City of Encinitas will present its annual Easter Egg Hunt Festival on Saturday, March 26 2016 at Encinitas Community Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Egg hunt times are: 10:15, 11:00, 11:45. Free children’s activities will be hosted by the City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department. We invite you to make a day of it and enjoy the beautiful new Encinitas Community Park. Please bring your own basket or bag for eggs.
Limited parking is available on-site at the park. Auxiliary parking is available at the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas lower parking lots, accessed off of Devonshire Drive. For more information, please call the City of Encinitas Parks & Recreation Department at 760-633-2740.
Mar 26, 2016San Marcos Peter Cottontail Breakfast
Walnut Grove Park 8:00 a.m.; San Marcos Peter Cottontail Breakfast & Holiday Egg Hunt. Pancake Breakfast with Peter Cottontail 8 – 10 a.m. $5 adult; $4 age 10 and under. At 10:15 a.m. when the breakfast service closes shop, toddlers through 5th graders are invited to the community Holiday Egg Hunt. Hidden eggs will reveal great prizes once they are uncovered, captured and opened up. The eggs will be well hidden by the bunny himself! Come early to have your picture taken with Peter Cottontail, create free craft projects, and enjoy carnival games and party jumps. Bring a bag or basket for each child. There is a special prize for every child who hunts. Kids & parents — bring your baskets to gather the eggs.
Children should bring their own egg baskets. Participation in the egg hunts is a suggested $5 donation per family. Saturday, March 26
Mar 13, 2016Spring Forward on Sunday!
This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., but you don’t have to spring out of bed and move the big hand on your clock ahead an hour. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.
If you’re still using an analog alarm clock, you’ll probably want to move it ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday, or when you wake up the next morning.
The start of DST is also a good time to change the timer on your sprinklers - especially since we have rain in the forecast!
Mar 2, 2016Art Walk Returns to the Village
With longer days starting mid-March, the Carlsbad Village Association is pleased to announce the return of a much beloved event. Originally called Thursdays on the Coast, the new Carlsbad Village Art Walk will take place on the fourth Thursday of every month, beginning March 24th from 6pm to 8pm in collaboration with Cruising the Art Scene held at the Village Faire Shopping Center. This self-guided tour will introduce you to the wonderful stores, galleries, and even restaurants throughout the village that feature art by local and regional artists.
Mar 1, 2016Carlsbad Flower Fields
The Flower Fields will be open March 1st through May 8th, 2016 9am to 6pm daily.
For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of north San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in southern California.
Feb 27, 2016Weaving for Kids
The tradition of weaving traces back to Neolithic times. Even before the actual process of weaving was discovered, the basic principle of weaving was applied to interlace branches and twigs to create fences, shelters and baskets. Head to the San Dieguito Heritage Museum every weekend in February, where kids can learn the basics of weaving on a rustic loom made of wood and nails, or cardboard, or for the younger set, on a paper plate loom. Free for kids 4 and up! Encinitas Heritage Museum, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm.
Feb 20, 20165K Paw Walk in the Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for our annual
“5K Paw Walk in the Garden.” Both organizations will be benefiting from this event.
Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37 acre garden with their dog/s in tow. The route winds through spectacular garden areas including California Native Plants, Australia, the Canary Islands, Hawaii, bamboo, tropical fruit, and palm canyon.
There will be pet products, food (for people), treats (for dogs), lots of great information for dog lovers, and
(of course) dogs and puppies! Saturday, February 20th, 9am-1pm. San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas
Feb 12, 2016Live Music in the Village!
What could be more romantic than strolling the Village of Carlsbad with your sweetheart and stopping a while to listen to the smooth sounds of the Moonlight Ramblers of North County? From 6pm to 8pm this Friday, enjoy this fantastic, local ensemble featuring unique acoustic stylings of popular and original music spanning bluegrass to blues.
Friday Night Live “Valentine’s Edition” will bring music to the Village with the Moonlight Ramblers at the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street and local artist Alan Land at the corners of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street.
Come down to the Village for a lovely evening, and enjoy live music, at no charge, from 6pm to 8pm. Happy Valentine’s Weekend from the Carlsbad Village Association!
Feb 5, 2016Oceanside Valentines Week
Celebrate all things LOVE in Oceanside, CA for the inaugural Oceanside Valentine’s Week from February 5- February 15, 2016. Businesses and attractions throughout the City of Oceanside have planned a special 10-day celebration just for you, all centered around the theme of love. From romantic dining specials and sunset harbor cruises to a family-friendly movie night at the Oceanside Pier and a Valentine themed fun run & bike event… celebrate with those that you love during Oceanside Valentine’s Week.
The celebration will launch in a grand fashion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 4th revealing what could be America’s largest heart, a gigantic 25 foot heart-shaped balloon! The balloon will be making appearances throughout the week at different community events. Don’t miss the opportunity to show your love for Oceanside and take a photo in front of our very own inflatable heart. For more information, click here.
Jan 31, 2016Super Salsa Sunday
Salsa the dance, that is! Join Dance Essence in Carlsbad for a Salsa Dance lesson with Maria & Larry from 7:30-8:30 and stay for the dance party, 8:30-12:00. $8 cover, includes dance lesson, food, dance party and fun!
Dance Essence in Carlsbad offers an array of dance classes - our Chamberlain employees just took a lesson and it was a blast! For the complete calendar of dance classes, click here.
Jan 29, 2016Chinese New Year Festival
It's the year of the monkey! Kick-off the festivities by starting at the Lunar New Year Festival happening from Jan. 29 – 31. This pan-Asian festival costs $5 for adults and $4 for kids. There is free admission for anyone dressed in a complete military uniform. This festival at Qualcomm Stadium includes 16 carnival rides, games, contests, live entertainment and food from all over Asia is available for guests to enjoy. Friday 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm.
Jan 22, 2016Monthly Beach Cleanups
The first Saturday of each Month, the Surfrider Foundation hosts a Beach cleanup. Supplies will be provided, but please bring your own reusable bag, bucket and work gloves if you have them. Unless otherwise noted, all cleanups will be held from 9 am to 11 am. Meet on the north side of the Oceanside pier. - See more information and other beach cleanup locations here.
Jan 17, 2016San Diego Restaurant Week
Kick off the new year with San Diego Restaurant Week, this January 17 through 24, offering 8 days of price fixed dining at over 180 restaurants throughout San Diego County! Celebrating 12 years of culinary excellence, San Diego Restaurant Week will be offering delicious discounted dining where foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at a long list of participating restaurants including unbeatable price options and, best part - no reservations necessary! The pricing includes three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. Click here to see if your favorite restaurant is participating!
Jan 17, 2016Carlsbad Marathon
The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon are scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Over 10,000 runners and walkers from all over the United States and many foreign countries are expected to participate in the race weekend festivities, announced In Motion, Inc., the event organizer.The race weekend also includes a three-day Health & Lifestyle Expo and Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND. Geared for children age 12 and under, the Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND is a one-mile, noncompetitive, age-staged run/walk that winds through the LEGOLAND theme park, located at One LEGOLAND Drive in Carlsbad. A Diaper Dash, entertainment and other fun activities will take place immediately following the kids’ races. The Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, starting at 8 a.m.
Jan 16, 2016WSA Championship Tour
This is a surfing competition at the beautiful Oceanside South Harbor Jetty beach to qualify young competitors to the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Events & any World Team Events. Check out these young rippers who may end up on the pro-surfing tour one day! Sponsored by Western Surfing Association with the City of Oceanside, Parks & Recreation, Special Events Dept. Free and open to the public, all ages will enjoy! January 16th & 17th, east of 300 Harbor Drive
Jan 8, 2016Be Storm Ready!
With heavy rains hitting Southern California this month, I hope you will find the resources below helpful in navigating the next storm. To report an emergency, including downed wires, call 9-1-1.
Ready San Diego - emergency preparedness information for San Diego County residents.
San Diego County’s Twitter feed - updates on San Diego County storm conditions.
Camp Pendleton Weather Advisory - information for people who are in or near Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Caltrans QuickMap - real-time map of current traffic conditions including lane closures and CHP incidents.
San Diego Gas & Electric - power outage information for local customers. To report an outage call 1.800.411.7343.
Be Storm Ready - a webpage from our State Senator's website that links to other resources.
Jan 7, 2016Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off
The City of Carlsbad is offering free, curbside pickup and drop-off bin locations for Christmas trees from Saturday, Dec. 26, to Saturday, Jan. 9. The trees will be recycled and converted into mulch that will be used throughout San Diego County.
Curbside tree pick up will take place on residents’ normally scheduled collection days. Drop off locations in Carlsbad include:
- Calavera Hills Community Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive
- Stagecoach Community Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches
- Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road
- Fire Station 1, 1275 Carlsbad Village Drive
Jan 5, 2016Christmas Recycling
Be "Green" after Christmas! Here's a way to help save the planet:
Christmas Light Recycling
Ace Hardware offers free holiday light recycling. Simply drop-off your burnt-out and broken strands of lights at any Ace location so they may be recycled now through December 31. Find an Ace Hardware near you, click here.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Waste Management customers: Christmas trees are collected curbside for the first two weeks following Christmas on your regular collection day. Trees taller than six feet must be cut in half and placed next to your green waste cart. When possible, residents are asked to cut down the tree so that it fits inside the green waste cart, with the lid closed for collection. Please remove all decoration including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands. Flocked trees cannot be recycled, and must be disposed of through regular trash service. Flocked trees must fit into the trash cart, with the lid closed for collection.
Thanks for helping to make 2016 more green!
Dec 21, 2015Garden of Lights
There is still time to enjoy the Garden of Lights! After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland! More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5 – 9 pm for a magical holiday experience.
Come out and experience the holidays ‘Southern California Style’ at San Diego Botanic Garden’s Garden of Lights!
Dec 11, 2015Christmas in the Valley: Bates Nut Farm
Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 5th annual “Christmas in the Valley”, presented as a gift to the community by Valley Center businesses, organizations, schools, churches and volunteers. Local non-profit Promote Valley Center is the sponsor. The event kicks off Friday evening, December 11th at 4:00. The evening's highlight will be the arrival of Santa by fire truck at 6:00, escorted into the farm by the Valley Center High School marching band. The Valley Center High School choir will lead the crowd in singing Christmas favorites. There will be live entertainment, the "Christmas Voice" singing contest, and a Polar Express Hay Ride to visit Santa, all free of charge.