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Oct 4, 2014Carlsbad 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, 2014Oceanside 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, 2014Carlsbad 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, 2014Surf'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, 2014Grape 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, 2014Apple 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, 2014Leucadia 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, 2014TGIF 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, 2014Flicks 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, 2014Jazz 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, 2014Super 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, 2014Flicks 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, 2014San 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, 2014Oceanside 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, 2014San 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, 2014Conserve 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, 2014Looking 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, 2014Del 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, 2014Christmas 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, 2014TGIF 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, 2014San 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, 2014TGIF 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, 2014Del 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, 2014Touch 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, 2014Fiesta 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, 2014Museum 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, 2014Strawberry 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, 2014San 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, 2014Water-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, 2014Carlsbad 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, 2014Mother'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, 2014Blueberry 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, 2014Carlsbad 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, 2014Weekend 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, 2014Happy 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!
Apr 19, 2014Carlsbad Spring Festival
The City of Carlsbad’s popular EGGstravaganza Spring Festival returns Saturday, April 19, 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 separated by age from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To keep the scramble fun for all ages, one field will be arranged for children ages 6 and over who want to race for their eggs, and an identical one will be arranged for children ages 5 and under. A third field will have piles of eggs set aside for younger children, babies or those with special needs to collect at their leisure.
Apr 12, 2014Earth Day Festival
Earth Day Festival at Alta Vista Gardens. Connect with nature at this annual event that offers live music, a plant sale, vendors and kids’ activities that include planting for nutrition, recycled art, natural wreaths, games, pinwheel crafts and a fun-filled visit to the Children’s Garden. April 12, 10 am-3 pm. Free. 1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. For more information, visit their website.
Apr 5, 2014Project Wildlife Baby Shower
Come and see Project Wildlife's life-saving work as they prepare for another busy "baby season." Every year during the spring and summer when San Diego wildlife are nesting and raising their young, Project Wildlife takes in and cares for thousands of babies that are injured, sick or abandoned. With their help (and yours!) they get a second chance at life and are returned to their natural habitat. The event is free to everyone, a donation from their wish list is suggested, 10am-2pm. Click here for the list and to learn more.
Mar 29, 2014Ironman Triathlon in Oceanside
The triathlon will host nearly 3,000 athletes from around the world in Oceanside, the region where the sport originated! Additionally, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will be the Official Event Charity. As a part of that effort, more than a dozen members of the military will compete as part of CAF’s Operation Rebound, a program that provides funding and support to permanently injured service members and first. Click here to see where you can catch some of the action along the course.
Mar 24, 2014Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Carlsbad Strawberry Company is probably 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 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. Eating while picking is encouraged, so you are certain to get your money’s worth. They even give you some water to rinse off the berries before popping them down the hatch. For more information, go to their website.
Mar 23, 2014San Marcos Alive!
The City of San Marcos presents San Marcos Alive, a fine arts fair. Also include are craft vendors, art demonstrations and displays, a community mural painting project and plenty of hands-on art projects. Entertainment will include performances by local dancers and musicians Sunday, March 23, 10am-4pm. Admission and parking are free. San Marcos Civic Center.
Mar 15, 2014St. Patrick's Day Parade
The parade features floats, the Emerald Societies, marching bands, bagpipe contingents, and more. After the parade, treat the family to Irish fare, live entertainment, Celtic Village, kids’ activities and more. Sat., 9 am – 6 pm, Sixth and Juniper Streets, Balboa Park. Free fun for the whole family!
Mar 12, 2014Super S.T.E.M. Saturday
Super STEM Saturday (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) This interactive, educational event, held in partnership with California State University San Marcos and the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, allows students and their families to explore, learn, and discover science, technology, engineering, and math by utilizing interactive hands on events and activities. Saturday, 3/15, 10am-4pm. For more information, check-out the website.
Mar 4, 2014The Flower Fields Are Now Open
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 May 11, 2014- literally bringing the famous fields back to life. For hours and pricing, click here
Mar 1, 2014Happy Birthday Dr. Suess
Make your way to your local Lakeshore Learning Center for Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration. The day will include Dr. Seuss stories read every hour, an explore the globe game, hot air balloon making, and lots of Seussical crafts! To find your local store or for more information, click here.
Mar 1, 2014San Diego Mardi Gras
Fat Tuesday, March 4th, the Gaslamp, 5pm.
The first documented procession for Mardi Gras took place in 1837 in New Orleans, but it was very different then the parades seen there today. The first modern-styled parade didn't occur until 1857, and was arranged by a group called the Mystik Krewe of Comus. The floats were lit by torches and depicted scenes from mythology and literature. After the American Civil War ended in 1865, more krewes sprung up adding to the number of floats and balls.
Feb 23, 2014Tenant Portal Launch
By Monday, February 24th, all residents will be required to activate a tenant portal. This will be the only way to submit a non-emergency maintenance request. Look for an invitation in your email inbox, click on the Tenant Portal button on the upper right hand corner of this webpage, or contact us at 760-434-7373 x. 0. Thank you!
Feb 22, 20145K Paw Walk in the Park
2nd annual walk to benefit the San Diego Botanical Gardens and Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Saturday February 22nd 9:00 am.
Feb 10, 2014Best Restaurants in San Diego 2014
Just in time to make your reservations for Valentine's Day, San Diego Magazine has listed their 2014 Best Restaurants. From breweries to luxury destinations to patisseries to foreign fare, your voting voices were loud and clear about where you satisfy your need for great food and blissful times. Click here to see if your favorite made the list.
Feb 8, 2014Padres FanFest
Baseball is almost back and the only way to get ready is by coming to Petco Park for Padres FanFest! Padres FanFest presented by State Farm is set for February 8th from 10am to 4pm at Petco Park. Best part of FanFest is that it's FREE!
Make sure to follow the Padres on Twitter (@Padres) for all FanFest updates on February 8th. Make sure to include #SDFanfest in all tweets and instagram pictures. You might see yourself on padres.com after FanFest!
Feb 8, 2014Chinese New Year
The Fair will be open on both Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free, and all ages are invited. The celebration will include lion and dragon dances, continuous live performances on stage with martial arts demonstrations, acrobats, traditional Chinese music performances, folk dances,and taiko drumming.
Visitors can sample over 50 food and commercial booths. Children can make lanterns and masks in the Children Craft Area, and march in the Lantern Parade each day. A full schedule of events can be found at the Fair website
Feb 1, 2014February is Museum Month
Explore over 40 museums in February at half price by picking up a Museum Month pass at participating Macy's. The pass is valid the entire month of February and entitles up to four people to gain discounted half price admission to any of the San Diego Museum Council museums. Click here for more information and a list of participating museums.
Jan 26, 2014San Diego Restaurant Week Continues
Extended for a Second Week! Dine at more than 120 restaurants during January 26-31, 2014!
You can treat your taste buds to a night out, at San Diego Restaurant Week! From January 26-31, foodies will eat their way through more than 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego. Leave the cooking to someone else and join over 140,000 diners in the celebration of Restaurant Week and indulge in discounted prix fixe menus including two-course lunches priced at $10, $15, and $20 and three-course dinners are $25, $35, or $45. No tickets necessary for this event, just make reservations for any of the participating locations, show up, choose from their prix-fixe menu and let your taste buds enjoy! Click here to see participating restaurants.
Jan 23, 2014Farmer's Open Golf Tournament
Volunteers needed to help at the Farmer's Open Golf Tournament. A great way to see some of the greatest players in golf, plus all volunteers will receive a voucher for either two tickets to any networking sundowner or one ticket to the February Murder mystery dinner at Estancia in February. Click here to sign up!
Jan 19, 2014Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon
Carlsbad is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other. From the ideal weather conditions to the spectacular coastal course, the award winning event will wow you. To register, volunteer or find the course map in order to be a spectator, click here!
Jan 18, 2014Kids Marathon Mile - Legoland
Though created for kids ages 12 and under, everyone is welcome to participate! Moms, dads, and big kids are invited to join the fun in this non-competative 1-mile run/walk through LEGOLAND® California.
Registered participants (except those registered as a companion) will receive an event T-shirt and be treated to refreshments, fun activities, entertainment and more! Click here for more information.
Jan 12, 2014Kids in the Garden
Alta Vista Gardens, Vista - Discover bugs and butterflies with Farmer Jones! Kids will learn what makes an insect an insect; we will turn over rocks and investigate under logs to find the tiny creatures who live all around us. A close look at our compost will reveal sow bugs and other busy bugs. Because we have planted milkweed and passion vines, we will learn about the life cycle of our monarchs who come right to Alta Vista Gardens: the caterpillars who chew on the leaves and then metamorphose into butterflies who feed on our flowers. You will make a butterfly craft to take home. Sunday, January 12th 10am-12pm, free! Click here to visit the website.
Jan 6, 2014Carlsbad Farmer's Market
Come and enjoy fresh organic produce, locally prepared foods, handmade crafts, and live entertainment in the heart of Carlsbad Village - our own backyard! Every Wednesday from 3-7PM on State Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue.
Dec 26, 2013Christmas Tree Recycling
It's easy, and "green", to recycle your Christmas tree! If you need to know where and when to have your tree recycled, here is a list of San Diego cities and their recycling schedules, click here.
Dec 20, 2013Holiday Lights
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not visit some of the Holiday Light Displays throughout San Diego. From Oceanside to Chula Vista, check-out the map of a location near you! Click here and enjoy the light shows courtesy of San Diego Family Magazine. Happy Holidays!
Dec 11, 2013Meaningful Ways to Give Back in San Diego
Volunteering your time and sharing your resources is a great way to teach your kids to think of others and to give back to the San Diego community. Here are some ideas about how you can truly make someone’s holiday season ‘merry', Click here for ideas about how you can truly make someone's holiday season 'merry'! From pet adoption to serving meals to seniors - you can make a difference!
Dec 7, 2013Encinitas Holiday Parade
Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101. Grand Marshal Don Hansen will lead the approximately 100 entries, all reflecting this year’s theme: Encinitas 25 – Celebrating our Beginning. Don’t miss the tree lighting that precedes the parade. December 7th, 5-7pm
Dec 6, 2013December Nights-Balboa Park
San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will celebrate 35 years of bringing friends, families and the community together on Friday, December 6, from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, December 7, Noon-10 p.m. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5 to 9 p.m. both evenings. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights will bring more than 300,000 visitors to the park to revel and enjoy the season over two days. For more information click here.
Nov 24, 2013Encinitas Fall Festival
This festival is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun seekers. This year, fair-goers will enjoy a day where coastal breezes meet people gathering to shop, eat, be entertained and enjoy the community’s historical district.
Over 450 vendor booths showcasing various arts, crafts, gifts, food, live music and more. The 200 shops, 40 restaurants and eateries along the Coast Highway from D to J Streets will be open and ready for business.
Nov 15, 20133-Day Walk for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference. Since its inception in 2003, the Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure has raised well over $500 million which help pay for global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. It has helped pay for millions of breast screenings and has funded research, advocacy and community programs. Help encourage the walkers this weekend!
Nov 11, 2013Veteran's Day Parade
The San Diego Veterans Day Parade, Monday - November 11th, 11am. The 2013 Parade includes “A Tribute To Vietnam Veterans”, during the USA 50th Year Commemorative of the Vietnam War 1962 – 1975. For a map of the parade route and more information, click here.
Nov 9, 2013Christmas on the Farm
Start your holiday shopping early at the Bates Nut Farm “Christmas on the Farm” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair. Over 80 artisans will be selling a variety of handmade crafts and fine art. Enjoy live entertainment, Kids’ Zone and food while you shop. Sat-Sun, November 9th & 10th
Nov 8, 2013Seasons of the Heart Craft Faire
Fall & Christmas Decor, Crafts, ornaments, furniture and much more. The faire is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Admission is free, parking $9. Del Mar Fairgrounds - Fri, Sat, Sun - November 8th-10th
Nov 3, 2013Carlsbad Village Faire
Carlsbad Village Faire features over 850 unique vendors, making it the largest street festival of its kind in the county. The art fair offers a little of everything, including arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world, and more. Grand Avenue between Carlsbad Blvd and Jefferson St, and adjacent streets. Sunday, November 3, 2013, 8am - 5pm
Oct 26, 2013Halloween in the Village
Enjoy an early Halloween in the Carlsbad Village October 26th from 2-5PM. There will be costume contests (for all ages and pets), trick or treating through the village, a jump house, cookie decorating, and much more! Meet in the Danish Bakery / Arcade lot north of Roosevelt and Grand.
Oct 20, 2013Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest
6th annual “Howl-o-ween” Doggie Costume Parade and Contest on Sunday, October 20. Bring your dog to Bates Nut Farm in their favorite costume, and compete for prizes and bragging rights. Prizes will be awarded to the Top Dogs! Registration is from 9:00 – 10:30, with the parade and judging at 11:00.
Oct 11, 2013Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
The festival will include Mrs. & Mr. Oktoberfest Contest, the Sausage Toss, the Brat Trat Beach Run, the Beer Garden Band Slam on Friday night and all of the great live music, great food, beachside vendors and of course, Oopma Bands! October 11 & 12. Newport Avenue and Abbott St., Ocean Beach
Oct 5, 2013Carlsbad Oktoberfest
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is Carlsbad's premier family event. Plenty of musical entertainment throughout the day, Oktoberfest pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating contest, inflatable jumpers, face painting, antique fire truck and much much more! Admission is free, but dinner tickets must be purchased. Holiday Park noon-10pm Click here for more information.