News and Events

Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Chamberlain Property Management, as well as our local community.

Apr 19, 2015
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of avocado lovers converge in Fallbrook to sample avocados, check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy bands, live entertainment and friendly beer gardens.

Come prepared to visit the many craft and food booths - you can never go hungry at the Avocado Festival. Colorful booths line Main and Alvarado Street featuring unique clothing, hats, arts, crafts, jewelry, and farm-fresh produce for purchase. A variety of bands and other live entertainment are offered for the pleasure of festival-goers. Beer gardens and numerous food vendors cater to every whim - and don't forget the guacamole! Sunday, April 19th, 9am-5pm. FREE!

Apr 13, 2015
Free Sprinkles Cupcake!
Help Sprinkles celebrate its tenth birthday! Stop by any of the store locations for a free red velvet cupcakes. Sprinkles North County location: La Jolla, Sprinkles, 8855 Villa La Jolla Dr., San Diego. April 13th, 9:00am - 9:00pm. FREE! Need more information on Sprinkles Cupcakes? Visit their website.

Apr 11, 2015
Earth Day Festival - Vista
Join the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens for a fun day for kids and families. Activities for children will include Earth Day ROCKS! Interactive educational displays, creative crafts, face painting, games and relays, planting for nutrition, a cotton spinning demo, worms and compost, music, and the Rancho Folklorico dancers. A big plant sale, vendor will sell a variety of wares and crafts. Creative Healing with vendors, exhibitors and music will be offered as well as yoga. 1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. Admission is $3 or free with a membership.

Apr 11, 2015
Free Shredding Event
Identity theft strikes more than 10 million Americans every year. Don't take a chance - attend this free Shredding Event! Cintas 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. - best of all, it's FREE! Your papers will be shredded on site - as you watch! Don't miss this Shredding Event on April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Carlsbad Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 7030 Avenida Encinas #100 (off Poinsettia Avenue at the north end of the Ralph's Shopping Center)

Apr 6, 2015
Save Water!
On April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order asking all Californians to cut water use by 25% as we experience unprecedented low amounts of water. Simple water-savings investments can help save gallons of water per day, learn how you can do your part, click here.

Apr 4, 2015
Looking for an egg hunt near you?
Here's a list of egg hunts and possible bunny sightings throughout north county! Click on the city name below for more information, including some fees:
Come celebrate spring with music, fun games, arts and crafts and a Fun Zone with bounce houses, a giant slide, obstacle courses and a chance to "soak the bunny." Collect eggs in the ongoing “egg scramble” activity. 10:00am - 1:00pm, Poinsettia Park.
This is an annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 4 to 11 yrs of age. There will be four egg hunt areas, prize tables, a magic show and photo area. 10:00am - 11:30am, Buddy Todd Park.
10:00am, Vista Optimist Club
11:30am, Brengle Terrace Park
San Marcos
Breakfast with Peter Cottontail and "Spring Egg Scramble". Come early to have your picture taken with Peter Cottontail, create free craft projects, and enjoy carnival games and party jumps 8:00am - 1:00pm, Walnut Grove Park.

Mar 28, 2015
Garden Bunny Spring Party
There’s fewer settings more ideal for a spring party than the San Diego Botanic Garden, and this year all little ones ages 2 – 6 are invited to the garden for an Easter celebration. Kiddos will get to visit with the garden’s gentle bunny, pet REAL bunnies and chicks and make colorful spring-themed crafts. Worried they’ll miss the traditional egg hunt? Let them know they’ll get to parade through the garden on a BUNNY hunt instead. We think they’ll forget about those plastic colored eggs in no time.

Dates: Apr. 4, Early Party 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Late party 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $18/non-member; $15/member (parties are limited to 50 guests, so pre-registration is required). San Diego Botanic Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

Mar 28, 2015
Chamorro Cultural Fest - San Marcos
The Chamorro people are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands, which are divided between the United States territory of Guam and the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The 2015 Chamorro Cultural Festival will be hosted at the beautiful and spacious campus of California State University - San Marcos. Invite the entire family for a fun-filled day of cultural celebration, education, entertainment, art and food! March 28th, 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Mar 28, 2015
Bunny Train
Looking for a new way to celebrate the Easter holiday with your family? Look no farther than the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum! Complete with a train ride, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and an Easter egg hunt, the Bunny Train event at the Museum is perfect for the whole family.
The celebration kicks off with a train ride. The Easter Bunny will board the train at the Campo Depot and visit with all of the passengers on the train as it travels toward the U.S. border. After enjoying the one-hour journey through San Diego County’s beautiful mountain terrain, the train stops at the Museum’s Display Building where more fun awaits. Egg hunting is available, where the children may turn in the plastic eggs they find to Museum volunteers for sweets and other prizes. The best part – entrance into the Display Building and both Easter egg hunts is included in the price of your train tickets! For pricing and to make reservations, click here!

Mar 21, 2015
San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo
The seventh annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO DAY. This is a mind-blowing day of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers, but everyone is welcome. EXPO DAY will provide fun interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids, families and teachers in science and engineering as well as illustrate how science and engineering is right in our own “backyard.” EXPO DAY is a culmination of the week long event that features exciting STEM activities and events all around San Diego County. Expo Day is Saturday 3/21, 10:00am-5:00pm, Petco Park. FREE for the whole family.

Mar 14, 2015
St. Patrick's Day Parades
North County - Vista
Enjoy the North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival with Grand Marshal is Celia Lawly. There’s the “Cutest Redhead” and “Most Freckled Kid Contest,” and much more including games, contests, food, a limerick writing and reading contest, a and entertainment. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Main Street, Downtown Vista

The Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade (largest Parade west of the Mississippi) will step off on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. on Fifth Avenue at Laurel Street as thousands of marchers and spectators gather to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland.

Mar 5, 2015
San Diego Bird Festival
The San Diego Audubon Society presents this annual event that offers an array of activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages. Featuring live bird programs, art workshops, the Birding & Optics Expo, San Diego River Estuary walks, movie screenings and free family activities.Mission Bay, Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego. March 5th-8th, 5am - 6pm. For more information and to register, call 858-273-7800.

Mar 2, 2015
Turn-off Your Sprinklers!
According to San Diego Water Authority, this recent storm brought a quarter-inch of rain to many parts of the county – and in some places well over an inch. After rainstorms pass, landscapes do not need to be watered again until the top one to two inches of soil are dry. Lawns that lose their lush green luster will rejuvenate with the next rain. To learn more from the San Diego Water Authority on water conservation, click here.

Feb 21, 2015
Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park
The City of Carlsbad presents a new teen event, Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Calavera Hills Community Center. Teens from 11 to 15 years old will enjoy age-appropriate activities, dancing, contests and more.

Only middle and high school students are allowed to attend, and participants must show a school ID. Marine volunteers will chaperone the event. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Tickets are $8 at the door. Save $2 by registering online in advance on the city's website.

Feb 21, 2015
Chinese New Year
This is a free two-day event fun-packed with various cultural performance including lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations and acrobatics, children's crafts, lantern parade and a wide variety of Chinese and Asian food booths.

Visit the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum to learn about San Diego Chinatown history, see our traditional garden with koi pond, and see what's new at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension, housing the museum's rotating exhibits. Free activities will be offered to museum guests including paper lanter making, wood block printing, and calligraphy. February 21-22 at 3rd and J St. downtown, 10am-4pm

Feb 21, 2015
Paw Walk in the Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for the 3rd annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden. Both organizations benefit from this event, so bring your furry friends and follow a 5K walk through our 37-acre garden. The route winds through some of the most spectacular areas of the Garden including California Native Plants, Australia, the Canary Islands, Hawaii as well as the bamboo, sub-tropical fruit and palm canyon areas. 9am-1pm. Entry fees and more information are on the website.

Feb 21, 2015
Artist of the Month
The Glass & Mirror Shoppe proudly presents a free event to showcase a local artist. This Saturday, February 21st, come and see our "junior" artists as the artwork of the kids from Carlsbad Boys and Girls Club is displayed.

Checkout the Shoppe's featured artist on the third Saturday of every month. 3095 State Street #G in the Village. Best of all it's FREE!

Feb 9, 2015
Museum Month
February is Museum Month! Sponsored by Macy's, Museum Month gives San Diegans a chance to discover what's new at 45 area museums with incredible savings. Participants can pick up a free Macy's Museum Month Pass at any local Macy's store to enjoy half-off admission to all of the participating museums through the entire month of February. Guests with a pass may bring up to three people to participating museums to receive half-off admission for the entire party. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions at participating museums. Each pass also features an exclusive $10 coupon off any purchase of $30 or more at Macy's.

Jan 20, 2015
San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego Restaurant Week is happy to celebrate 11 years of culinary excellence by offering an entire week of delicious discounted dining at some of San Diego County's finest restaurants!

For one week only, Sunday, January 18th through Saturday, January 24th, foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at over 200 participating restaurants that will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. Yes, you read that correctly! Saturday is now included with San Diego Restaurant Week and there are new price points for dinner giving you even more variety in your dining options! Check-out some of the menus here!

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Jan 18, 2015
Carlsbad Marathon and Half
The half marathon course is one of the fastest in the San Diego area and the U.S. It starts and finishes at the same location as the marathon; however, the races have different start times and the courses are not the same. After the starter's gun goes off, half marathoners will pass the Buena Vista Lagoon as they head out to Carlsbad Boulevard (Highway 101) and along the ocean to the turnaround point at Breakwater Road and back to the finish line. The out-and-back course is gently rolling, with no major elevation changes. Run this course and you will see why some of the fastest half marathon times in the U.S. are run here. Plan ahead for road closures in the area, click here.

Jan 18, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Celebrate San Diego’s diversity at the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. The event, which began as a small march in Lincoln Heights and has since grown into a citywide event, features floats, marching bands, dancers, speakers and more. There is also the Sheila Hardin Multi-Cultural Festival happening Saturday at Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Lane, Embarcadero. The free event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and brings storytellers from around the world, vendors selling global goods, international food, dances and music from various cultures and more. Details at

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Along Harbor Drive, Embarcadero. Free.

Jan 17, 2015
Kids Marathon Mile
Legoland California is host to a special, 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Before the doors open to the public, they're opened for participants to enjoy the sights and sounds of Legoland! You can run, walk, skip or stroll, or even be pushed in a stroller or carried on a back as they wind through the park. Each finisher is presented with a medal and treated to a fun post-event party with a DJ, activities, light refreshments and booths. The event concludes at 10 a.m. with the opening of Legoland, where registered participants 12 & under can enter the park for free and moms and dads can enter for 50% off admission.

Jan 10, 2015
Encinitas Community Park Grand Opening
The City of Encinitas presents a “Day in the Park” Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, January 10, from 10am-2pm, at the new Encinitas Community Park, located at 425 Santa Fe Drive. Festivities include ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the 13,000-square-foot skate park, 2-acre Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, and athletic playfields. Enjoy the day with a leisurely stroll along the park’s meandering pathways and read the many personalized pavers along the way; bring the family for a classic community picnic, complete with hot dogs, children’s games, pro skater meet and greets, youth sports demos, and a pet health expo. For more information call, 760.633.2740 or click here!

Jan 8, 2015
Carlsbad Sign Lighting
A recreation of the historic Carlsbad archway sign was installed Monday evening on Carlsbad Boulevard between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue. The design of the marker was modeled after a sign that was built near the site in the 1930s to direct traffic from Coast Highway to what was then Carlsbad’s central business district.

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will hold a brief ceremony to dedicate the sign and light it for the first time from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 8. Carpooling, biking, walking and taking public transit to the event are encouraged.

Jan 5, 2015
Farmers Insurance Open
The Farmers Insurance Open is the PGA tour's stop in San Diego, California. The Open has been played in beautiful San Diego since 1952 and for a twenty years, from 1989 through 2009, was known as the Buick Invitational. Torrey Pines Golf Course has hosted the tournament every year since 1968. Here at the 36-hole municipal facility, players split the first 36 holes between the North and South Courses, then play the final 36 holes on the South Course. Sitting on the coastal cliffs of California, Torrey Pines is a scenic course for both players and spectators alike. Tickets on sale now.

Dec 31, 2014
Carlsbad Welcomes New Sign
Have you noticed something new in Carlsbad? The Carlsbad archway sign spans Carlsbad Boulevard near the intersection of Carlsbad Village Drive. Its design was modeled after a sign that was built near the site about 80 years ago to direct traffic from Coast Highway to what was then Carlsbad's central business district, officials said.

Like its predecessor, the new sign will pay tribute to businesses and the importance they have played in the city's success, officials said. The entire sign stretches about 82 feet across the street and stands 29 feet tall.

Dec 27, 2014
Kid Friendly New Year's Eve
Ring in 2015 with The New San Diego Children’s Museum! Jam out in your jammies while enjoying a delicious dinner from local restaurants, New Year’s themed art-making activities, a balloon drop, and live music and dancing with Clint Perry & The Boo Hoo Crew! Adults can enjoy a hosted bar and bid on prizes in the silent auction. Dec 27 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec 15, 2014
Sprinkler Shut-Off
The San Diego County Water Authority urges residents and businesses to turn off their irrigation systems and leave them off for up to two weeks following a storm that is expected to deliver significant rainfall. A few rainy days can provide enough water for lawns to survive for weeks without irrigation, and they provide a valuable chance to save stored water supplies for next summer when water reserves will be even more important. - See more at by clicking here.

Dec 14, 2014
Hands on Hanukkah
Join Jewish Family Service, Shalom Baby and PJ Library for this fun Hanukkah celebration in your local bookstore! Families of all backgrounds are welcome! Come for Hanukkah stories, songs, arts and crafts, dreidel spinning and a photo with Danny the Dreidel. Saturday 3:00-5:00pm, Barnes and Noble Oceanside, Free for the whole family!

Dec 12, 2014
Christmas in the Valley
Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 3rd annual “Christmas in the Valley”. The event kicks off Friday evening, December 12th at 4:00. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:30, and at 6:00 the Christmas tree lights go on. The event will feature live entertainment, storytelling, Christmas carols and a Polar Express Hay Ride to visit Santa, all free of charge. Enjoy Christmas shopping at Bates, Farmer's Daughter, and with the vendors who will set up for the 2-day event. There will be plenty of unique gifts for each person on your gift list.

Dec 6, 2014
Garden of Lights
As the sun goes down, the San Diego Botanic Garden will be transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted Garden. Families can enjoy winter fun in the snow, so please bring your own sled (no metal runner please). Going on now through December 23.

Nov 23, 2014
Mother Goose Parade
The largest parade west of the Mississippi! This year the Mother Goose Village will be a 2 day event, finishing with the parade on Sunday. Mother Goose Village will be located in the Parkway Plaza. Hours are Saturday November 22, 2014 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday November 23, 2014 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM featuring a carnival and craft fair. Don't miss this San Diego tradition.

Nov 11, 2014
Veteran's Day Parade
Pay tribute to our past and present Veteran's by attending the 2014 San Diego Veteran's Day Parade! Viewers will see the Parade start on N Harbor Drive one block south of Grape Street, and proceed south past a long row of grand stands, and past Broadway, and past the USS Midway, and then continue on Harbor Drive one block east to Pacific. Tuesday, November 11th, 11:00am-1:00pm.

Nov 5, 2014
Del Mar's Exotic Bird Sanctuary
Your kids may already be fans of Rio or perhaps they just love anything that flies (birds, airplanes, superheroes - you name it). Feed two birds with one visit (well, at least one visit) to the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary where you'll have the chance to feed exotic birds in the picturesque tropical grounds. This hidden gem is tucked on the south side of the Del Mar Fairgrounds as you head into Del Mar Village and it's open seven days a week, making it the perfect escape for little bird lovers at heart.

Nov 2, 2014
Carlsbad Street Faire
The Carlsbad Village Faire will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 2, 2014. Each year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the faire in May and November. Now in its 40th year, the free event has grown to be so popular that it not only continually attracts people from all over Southern California, but also from other states. Some visitors even plan their vacations around the bi-annual event.

Nov 2, 2014
Del Mar
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its first "Bing Crosby Season" starting next Friday (November 7) led by a veteran team of racing officials. The 15-day stand, which carries through to Sunday, November 30, fills in a notable portion of the racing dates that previously were run at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park.

Oct 25, 2014
Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch
Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch is now open thru October 31. This Saturday they host the gourmet food truck, Urban Eats! Urban Eats is a community oriented Gourmet Food Truck focused on "Fresh Affordable Fare". It's honest food at a good value, using local ingredients! Some of their popular daily specials include the Natural Beef Burger, Crispy Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese, Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese, Pork Belly Burrito Cali Style, and Mesquite Smoked Chicken Sandwich. Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am-4pm, Valley Center

Oct 18, 2014
Halloween Pumpkin Plunge
Enjoy Halloween themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad's first annual Halloween Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center at 6565 Alicante Road on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The city's newest swimming pool will be transformed into a floating pumpkin patch where participants can catch a pumpkin with a hula hoop. Every child will receive a pumpkin to take home to decorate.

Come dressed in a swim suit and enjoy other fun and spooky activities including diving for treasures, collecting bones, catching mutant fish and more.

As the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special presentation of movie "Hotel Transylvania" on the giant outdoor movie screen. $8 per person, children under 3 free with a paid adult.

Oct 4, 2014
Carlsbad Oktober Fest
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is Carlsbad's premier family event. Start with a traditional German Dinner catered by Carlsbad's own Tip Top Meats, combined with World Famous Apple Strudel for dessert! Enjoy one of several fine beers, wine, or non-alcoholic drinks that are available. Enjoy plenty of musical entertainment throughout the day, including great dance music and the famed "Chicken Dance!" Children will enjoy the Oktoberfest pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating contest, inflatable jumpers, face painting, antique fire truck and much much more! Saturday, October 4th, Noon - 10pm, Holiday Park and it's free!

Sep 27, 2014
Oceanside Harbor Days
On September 27-28, 2014 the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with USAA and Genentech will present Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor. 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, free for the whole family.

Sep 19, 2014
Carlsbad Music Festival
The 11th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival will feature over 50 performances, from acts including David Lang, Dawn of Midi, Steven Schick conducting Renga, Art of Elan with Susan Narucki, Sacra/Profana, USC Thornton Edge, Donald Crockett, and Matt McBane.

Pulitzer-prize winning composer and Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang will be in residence and his music will be performed throughout the festival. Friday - Sunday, September 19-21. In the Village, 2930 Roosevelt Street.

Sep 7, 2014
Surf's Up - Canine Style!
Dog surfing in San Diego means more than just a great time - all proceeds help rescue pets, too! The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon dog surfing competition begins at 8 a.m., September 7, 2014, at Dog Beach in Del Mar.

This year will also feature the very first Paddle Paws Parade, a dog-friendly stand up paddle board parade that you're invited to participate in. Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon is a dog-friendly and kid-friendly summer event with lots of fun family beach activities in addition to the free-to-watch dog surfing competition, so come on down!

Sep 6, 2014
Grape Day!
Bring the family to the Escondido's Grape Day Festival and Parade. Enjoy a parade, marching groups, floats, bands, grape stomping, music, food, free walking tour, dancing and free grapes!
7:30 am 5K, Grand Ave
9:30 am Parade, Grand Ave
9:30 am - 4 pm Festival, Grape Day park
Parking: 3 hour parking along Broadway or unlimited parking in the lot just north of the park on Woodward, between Broadway and Escondido Blvd.

Sep 2, 2014
Apple Picking in Julian
It's U-Pick Season! Before the young ones start the barrage of requests for pumpkins and Halloween costumes, why not start the fall season by heading to Julian for apple picking. Julian is a small mining town famous for their apple orchards, apple pies, and old-fashioned fun. During the months of September and October, many orchards open up for u-pick apple visits. Because San Diego does not experience the glorious fall season changes that other parts of the nation enjoy, a Julian apple trip is a nice way to experience the fall season-Southern California style. For 5 U-Pick orchards to visit, click here. Happy Picking!

Aug 24, 2014
Leucadia Artwalk
Leucadia ArtWalk takes place along two miles of Hwy 101, between Encinitas Blvd and La Costa Avenue from 10am-5pm. The "Magic Bus" a FREE open air trolley to shuttle people along Hwy 101 and to our designated parking area at Encinitas City Hall, musical performances throughout the day at a variety of locations, local Craft Beer Garden with popular musical acts from our region! New and improved Kids Zone with mural painting and multiple art stations. A FREE, collectible retro "road" map of Leucadia showcasing sponsors, event locations and participating businesses locations.

Aug 22, 2014
TGIF Jazz in the Parks
The last concert of the 2014 season! The Mighty Untouchables - cover dance mix. Come out to the concert and join in the fun. You'll find great music, plenty of room to dance, beautiful park settings for picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids it's the best in community programming. And it's free. Calavera Hills Park. For information including shuttle information, click here.

Aug 22, 2014
Flicks at the Fountain
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. Bring a picnic spread or purchase a to-go meal from one of the many eateries nearby. So cozy-up, unwind and enjoy the best of Carlsbad Village this summer. The Fountain at Grand Avenue and State Street. Films begin at dusk, or around 8 p.m. Seating begins at 6 p.m. This week's movie, Frozen!

Aug 15, 2014
Jazz In The Parks
Only 2 concerts left for the 2014 season! Both at Calavera Hills Park - August 15th, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Cuban jams, afro-pop and a little salsa. August 22nd - The Mighty Untouchables - cover dance mix. 6-8pm.

The 29th season of TGIF Concerts in the Parks has received generous support from the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. Major support for the Opportunity Drawings, which are organized and conducted by the Friends, comes from Alaska Airlines.

Aug 8, 2014
Super Girl Pro Surfing Event
The world's top professional surfer girls return to Oceanside for another 3-day event August 8 10. A weekend jam packed with competitions that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female inspired vendors, activities and entertainment. The event is an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star event so it offers valuable points for surfers to qualify into the Women's Championship Tour in 2015. The event is free to attend! For scheduled times for the event, click here.

Aug 7, 2014
Flicks at the Fountain
Carlsbad Village Association has returned Flicks at the Fountain, a series of weekly family-fun films that show behind the Village's prominent fountain on the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. The free movies make their big screen debut on July 10 and continue each Thursday evening at dusk until Aug. 28, 2014. Thursday, Aug. 7th is Indiana Jones, Raider's of the Lost Ark. Seating begins at 6pm, the movie begins around dusk. Fun for the whole family!

Aug 2, 2014
San Diego Chargers Fanfest!
The San Diego Chargers will host FanFest 2014, presented by Bud Light, on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Qualcomm Stadium. It will be a special day for Chargers fans of all ages and, best of all, parking and admission are FREE.

It will mark the first time that fans will get to see the Chargers take the field at Qualcomm Stadium since last year's thrilling Week 17 overtime win against Kansas City that propelled the Bolts into the playoffs. After the stadium gates will open at 9:45 a.m., the morning will kick off with the debut performance of the 2014 Charger Girls, followed by a hard-hitting full-pads practice from 10:30-noon.

Aug 1, 2014
Oceanside Arts Walk
Join us as we celebrate our thriving arts district in the heart of downtown Oceanside. The First Friday: Oceanside Arts Walk will showcase live performances, music poetry, art education, culinary and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces.

Admission to all venues is free and open to the public.
The Oceanside Cultural Consortium (OCC) was established in 2013 with the goal of establishing Oceanside and surrounding communities as an important arts, culture, entertainment and tourism hub/destination. Its members include nearly 50 different Oceanside arts, community, business, and civic organizations. See more, by clicking here.

Jul 31, 2014
San Diego Botanic Garden
Thursday Family Fun Night
Now Through August 28, 2014

Funded in part by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.
Sponsored in part by The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club.

The Garden stays open until 8 pm on Thursday nights from May 29 August 28. The Garden will be open from 4:30 8pm with music in the Hamilton Children's Garden from 6 7pm. We will open on
May 29 with Hullabaloo, San Diego's own award-winning kid-folk duo, who will also perform on July 17 and August 28.

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership. Click here for a list of performers.

Jul 23, 2014
Conserve Water
San Diegans Waste No Water, All Ways. Always.

On July 1, 2014, the City of San Diego will enter a Level 1 Drought Alert condition - a heightened set of voluntary but very important practices, in addition to the permanent, mandatory restrictions already in place.

Please first review the permanent mandatory restrictions already in place, plus the Level 1 restrictions effective July 1, 2014. San Diego residents are also encouraged to report water waste by calling the Water Waste Hotline at (619) 533-5271. Read the specific restrictions, here!

Jul 21, 2014
Looking for a way to stay cool?
Sunset Park--Kids can safely dart around a foam floor as water shoots up beneath their feet. Put on your swim trunks and grab a bucket anyone who enters the "blue zone" is guaranteed to get drenched! This playground also features play structures that cater to older kids and a dog park, so it's a nice spot to keep the whole family busy while you watch the little ones in the splash pad. Weekends get really busy, so try to come on off days or first thing in the morning. There is a parking lot that fills up fast, 3337 La Mirada Dr, San Marcos, Ca 92078. Cost: Free / Hours: Sunrise 10 p.m.

Jul 17, 2014
Del Mar Race Track 2014 Season Begins
On your marks, get set, go! The 2014 Del Mar Racing season kicks off July 17 and this means the famous seaside track will be filled with the following: fancy hats, horses, close bets and concerts.

Racing takes place Wednesday through Sunday each week, with post time for the first race usually set for 2 p.m., except on Fridays when first post is at 4 p.m. The track is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The final day of Del Mar Racing is Sept. 3.

Jul 12, 2014
Christmas in July
The Oceanside, Mission San Luis Rey's Old Mission Montessori School is hosting its annual Christmas in July Artisan Fair & Carnival on July 12-13th, 2014.

This shopping extravaganza draws thousands of people offering handmade arts and craft items by over 150 artisans- with many Christmas themed items. The event will also include a rummage sale, bake sale, food court raffle, kids activity area and live entertainment.

The fair hours are from 9am-5pm on July 12th and 13th, 2014.

The festival has developed into the school's major fundraiser to supplement tuition at Mission San Luis Rey Parish's parochial school. For more information, click here

Jul 11, 2014
TGIF Jazz in the Parks
The City of Carlsbad's Summer Concert series continues tonight in the Alga Norte Park with "Mingo Fishtrap", a funk/soul/R&B sound! Jazz in the Parks has become a tradition that is an integral part of the community's life. Presented by the City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, the concert series began in 1986.

The concerts provide great music, great dancing and great fun for everyone! Get the schedule, check out the terrific bands and learn more about our locations, activities, rules and regulations and how you can get involved by checking out the website here!

Jul 4, 2014
San Diego Firework Displays
Looking for a place to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July? Check out this list of firework shows throughout San Diego County. In addition to the fireworks, click here for a map of other events, parades and celebrations! Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Jul 4, 2014
TGIF Jazz in the Parks
Friday's Concert is at Stagecoach Park and features Vaud & The Villians, a 19-piece "New Orleans orchestra and cabaret show" presents a bold range of parlor songs, rags and blues, spirituals and Mardi gras classics, with onstage pageantry that brings 1930s New Orleans to life.

If it's a clear night, stay and watch the various fireworks displays throughout north county! Have a safe and fun Independence Day!

Jun 7, 2014
Del Mar Fair
You know it's officially summer in San Diego when bright neon lights, live music and the wafting aroma of fried food lure you to Del Mar for the annual San Diego County Fair.
This year, the 24-day fair season begins June 7 at 10am, and runs through July 6. The theme is the "Fab Fair," which celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first visit to the U.S., sparking the British invasion in music and pop culture. Looking for some bargains at the fair? Click here!

Jun 5, 2014
Touch A Truck: Save A Life
Kids line up for this one day where every type of imaginable vehicle from big rigs to fire trucks is found at Qualcomm Stadium and unlocked for kids to climb into and explore. On Saturday, June 7, little drivers will fiddle with the turn signals, push every dashboard button in sight, and honk the horn to their little hearts' desire. And best of all, 100% of the admission ticket purchases go directly to childhood cancer research and clinical trials.
June 7, 10 am to 3 pm. Admission: $10/person (babies under 1 are free), Qualcomm Stadium. For more information on this great event, click here.

May 31, 2014
Fiesta del Sol
The Fiesta del Sol Music and Arts Festival features a special area just for kids with rides, games and hands-on activities, including the hair salon and face painter. The climbing wall is always a big hit. Bounce houses, arts & crafts and other fun activties designed especially for kiddos. The main stage showcases kid's dance groups, musicians and martial arts exhibitions. Sat and Sun, 9 a.m. 9 p.m., Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach, Free. All ages.

May 27, 2014
Museum of Making Music
The Banjo: A New Day for An Old Instrument. Check out a display of banjo artifacts and replicas, modern banjo instruments and illustrated drawings that detail the origins of this eclectic musical instrument.

May 27 - Jun 1 at 10 .m. to 5 p.m. The Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad. Cost: $5 - $8/person; free/5 and under. Check-out the museums other upcoming events and summer camps, here.

May 25, 2014
Strawberry Festival - Vista
The Vista Strawberry Festival is the only festival in San Diego County that celebrates all the joys of the Strawberry. Vista was once the "Strawberry Capital of the World" and still boasts many strawberry fields. Come enjoy our celebration of the "berry" as we bring over 200 vendors, athletic competition, pie eating, costumes, beauty, carnival rides, music, food, and much more together on Sunday May 25, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown Vista

May 23, 2014
San Diego Jazz Festival
This festival is a three day event taking place at
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa featuring performances by Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Charlie Wilson, and many more, tickets on sale now. May 23-26, 2014

For the entire lineup and parking information, go to their website

May 14, 2014
Water-Wise Gardening Class
The City of Carlsbad will host a free class about becoming a more water wise gardener! The class will teach residents how to save water in their gardens, including:

  • Using a holistic approach to gardening
  • Building a living soil sponge
  • Rethinking elements of your site
  • Putting the right plants in the right place
  • Using rainwater as a resource

May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Agua Hedionda Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

May 12, 2014
Carlsbad Residents - Clean-out your garage!
City of Carlsbad Household Hazardous Wast Collection Event! Saturday, June 14, 9am to 1pm by appointment only. Registration begins May 12, call 760-602-7559.

The event provides Carlsbad residents with a free disposal option for many common, but toxic materials. Some of the eligible items include: paint, computers, TVs, batteries, auto fluids, and many more chemicals. Appointments fill up fast, registration begins May 12. Thanks for keeping Carlsbad clean and green!

May 9, 2014
Mother's Day Events
What better way is there to say 'I love you' than to enjoy a day-out with mom!? There is a wide array of dining opportunities, day spas and outdoor activities throughout San Diego.

Here are some San Diego Mother's Day activities:

Brunch Cruise with San Diego Harbor Excursions: A perfect treat for mom on Mother's Day to cruise while enjoying unlimited champagne, made-to-order omelets, top sirloin and more.

Mother's Day Celebration at the Flower Fields - Bond with mom while taking a leisurely stroll through the vibrant Carlsbad Flower Fields.

Jazz Brunch on a Horblower Cruise: Take off on the newest Hornblower yacht and enjoy jazz music and uplifting sea views.

Mother's Day Brunch at Trellises Garden Grille - Enjoy brunch in the beautiful garden setting of Trellises Garden Grille located at the Town and Country Resort Hotel.

Mother's Day Kayak Tour - Moms kayak for free with a family of four at Hike Bike Kayak Sports La Jolla.

Mother's Day Concert - A special concert to honor all mothers at the Balboa Park Organ Pavillion.

May 5, 2014
Blueberry Picking
The just-opened Temecula Berry Company is the only blueberry farm in the area, and it's ready to welcome hungry kiddos (and parents) with u-pick action and fun on the farm.

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.

The u-pick blueberries are open 7 days a week, from 8am 6pm. The cost for picking berries is $5 per pint, with one bucket of blueberries equaling approximately 2 pints. Be sure to bring cash or a check; the farm does not accept credit cards. For a calendar of events happening at the farm, click here.

May 4, 2014
Carlsbad Village Street Faire
The Carlsbad Village Faire will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4, 2014. Over 900 vendors will sell just about everything, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. The children's area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, face painting and arts and crafts.

Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, and all of the cross streets in between, will be closed for the event. To make parking more convenient, complimentary shuttles will run to and from the faire. Shuttles will pick up and drop off passengers at the Poinsettia Coaster Station and the northwest corner of Sears at Westfield Plaza Camino Real.

Apr 26, 2014
Weekend Events for North County
Escondido Renaissance Faire
"A living history experience!"arts & crafts, live costumed re-enactors, live music, continuous entertainment, battles, food and more! Felicita Park, Escondido. April 26th & 27th, 10am - 6pm. Click here for more information and pricing Fun for the whole family!

2nd Annual Oceanside Days of Art
Oceanside Days of Art is a juried fine art festival featuring over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more. Other attractions include a High School Art Show, street chalk artist, Angelique the Living Music Box, and a children's art activity area. In and around the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, Coast Highway and Pier View Way, Downtown Oceanside-For more information call 760-433-3632

Apr 22, 2014
Happy Earth Day!
April is Earth Month! Grab the family for North County's largest Earth Day celebration! Located in downtown Oceanside, the Earth Festival has free and exciting attractions for everyone! With even more booths, you'll enjoy the Children's Eco-Zone, environmentally-geared booths, delicious food and dazzling entertainment. Sunday, April 27, 10am - 5pm. In addition to Sunday's Earth Festival, other North County Earth Month activities include the Create to Educate Performance Showcase of students on April 25, Loma Alta Creek Cleanup on April 26, Compost Bin Design Workshop on April 26. Celebrate Mother Earth!