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Local News | June 21, 2024

Dreamy Summer Activities in the Village by the Sea

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Nestled along the stunning California coastline, Carlsbad is a picturesque city known for its pristine beaches, charming village atmosphere, and vibrant community spirit. Now that summer is here, Carlsbad has come alive with a plethora of events that cater to all ages and interests. Whether you're a local resident or planning a visit, here are some of the best summer events in Carlsbad. 

TGIF Concerts in the Parks 

When: Friday evenings from June to August 
Where: Various parks around Carlsbad 

Kick off your weekend with some fantastic music at the TGIF Concerts in the Parks series. This popular event features a diverse lineup of bands, playing everything from rock and reggae to classical and jazz. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars. It's a great way to unwind and enjoy the beautiful summer weather while listening to live music.  

Art in the Village 

When: June 23, 2024 
Where: Carlsbad Village 

For art lovers, the annual Art in the Village event is a highlight of the summer. This outdoor fine art show features over 100 local and regional artists displaying their works in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. Stroll through the charming streets of Carlsbad Village, enjoy live music, and perhaps even find a unique piece of art to take home. 

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Carlsbad Lagoon Fun 

When: All summer long 
Where: Carlsbad Lagoon 

If you're looking for water-based activities that are a bit more adrenaline-inducing than what you can find on our private beach, add the Carlsbad Lagoon to your list. From kayaking and paddleboarding to jet skiing and wakeboarding, there’s something for everyone.  

Carlsbad Music Festival 

When: August 
Where: Carlsbad Village 

The Carlsbad Music Festival is a must-attend for music enthusiasts. This award-winning event showcases a wide range of genres, including contemporary classical, indie rock, and world music. With performances set against the scenic backdrop of Carlsbad Village, it's an immersive experience that highlights both the talent of the musicians and the beauty of the location. Keep an eye out on Facebook for the return of this beloved event!  

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Film Series 

When: Select Friday nights during the summer 
Where: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park 

Experience a touch of Hollywood history at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Film Series. Held at the historic Leo Carrillo Ranch, this event features outdoor screenings of classic films in a beautiful, rustic setting. Bring your own chair and blanket, and enjoy a night under the stars watching some of the silver screen's greatest hits. 

Flicks at the Fountain 

When: Thursday Nights from July 11 to August 8 
Where: Village Faire 

This family-friendly movie series is the perfect Thursday night activity for little ones. Bring a low-backed chair, blanket, and dinner picnic to enjoy before each film’s 8 PM start time! Featured flicks include: The Little Mermaid, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Trolls, Barbie, and Guardians of the Galaxy. 

From lively street fairs and concerts to serene lagoon adventures and art shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer in Carlsbad. Make the most of your summer by exploring these fantastic events and experiencing all that Carlsbad has to offer. Keep an eye on our Event Calendar for even more summer activities.