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Local Happenings

CarlsBad Village

With more than 100 buzzworthy spots for dining & drinks, boutique shopping, arts & culture, and adventure, Carlsbad Village is a true wonderland. Here are some of our favorite upcoming events happening in our own front yard:

All Month | New Village Arts, The Roomate

Our local professional theater recently reopened following a $2.8 million dollar renovation. Check out their premiere of a The Roommate, a 'fresh dark comedy' written by Jen Silverman, opening April 1-23. 

Every Wednesday | State Street Farmers' Market 

Stroll over to State Street to enjoy local cuisine, fresh produce, and more from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Every Sunday | Jazz at St. Michael's By-The-Sea

Enjoy a unique blend of exceptional jazz right across the street, beginning at 4pm.

Now-May 14th | Blooming Season at The Carlsbad Flower Fields

Experience the beauty of our local blooms, a favorite seasonal attraction that brings people together from far and wide.


Late March | Strawberry Season at Carlsbad Strawberry Company 

 Visit and hand-pick the freshest strawberries to bring back to the beach.

April 1st | CRY Holi: Festival Of Colors 2023

Child Rights & You (CRY) America, Inc. is bringing the Holi-Festival Of Color to the beautiful Flower Fields, an event of colorful celebration with great music to dance to and Indian market food.

April 2nd | Carlsbad 5000, The World's Fastest 5k

Established in 1986, the Carlsbad 5000 road race has been a beloved spring tradition in Southern California and features a full weekend of running festivities. Tie up your laces or support the runners as they take on the coast.

April 22nd | Earth Day Makers' Market 

Shop eco-friendly products and support businesses with eco-friendly practices at this local market in Carlsbad Village. 

May 7th | Carlsbad Village Street Faire

As the largest one-day street faire, this event features over 750 unique vendors ranging from the arts to antiques, unique clothing, tasty bites, and more. 

June 25th | 25th Annual Art in the Village

Stroll our charming Village streets and take in amazing artwork, live music on stage, performance art, demonstrations, and interactive displays.

July 6th | Flicks at the Fountain

Every Thursday starting July 6th until August 3rd, the community comes together to enjoy a movie at dusk outside at St. Michael's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, right across the street from us. Bring your own blankets and snacks for the big screen!

September 9th-10th | Carlsbad Artwalk 

Take a stroll in the sunshine and browse some of the finest artists from Southern California during this local event.

October 12th | Taste of Carlsbad Village

Enjoy our community food tour full of tasty bites featuring our local favorites. 

November 25th | Carlsbad Small Business Saturday

Spend the day in the Village and help support our community's favorite local spots! Gift cards, tote bags, and more Carlsbad swag will be given away 
to attendees. 


Beach Terrace is part of a thriving local scene, including up-and-coming Oceanside to the North and trendy Encinitas to the South. Take a short drive or hop on the train to catch these upcoming regional events:

Year Round | LEGOLAND California

Did you know we're just 5 miles away from LEGOLAND® California, now featuring a Theme Park, Water Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium? 

Year Round | San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Experience wildlife closer than ever before and visit one of the most beloved zoos in the country! 

April 29th | SoCal Asian & Pacific Islander Festival 

Free to the public, this festival in downtown Oceanside will have 40+ cultures represented, delicious food vendors, martial arts demonstrations, performances, and more!  

April 29-30th | Encinitas Spring Street Fair

Ongoing since 1983, the Encinitas Spring Street Fair showcases delicious food, children’s rides, four live stages, and the craft brewery beer garden guarantee that there will be fun for the whole family. 

June 3rd | 20th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival

Savor the best eats, sweet treats, and drinks from local restaurants and caterers in Encinitas! Must be 21+ to attend. 

June 7-July 4th | San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Enjoy exhibits, live music, entertainment, rides, animals, and more at San Diego's favorite county fair.

June 17th  | Encinitas Beach Festival

Join 17,000+ attendees for a free, family-friendly community giving movement event to enjoy a whole day of surf contests, live concerts on the beach with Grammy award-winning rock band Switchfoot, special guests, brand activations, vendor booths, green initiatives, and more.

July 28th | San Diego Surf Cup

Attend this premier summer tournament for youth soccer, featuring the top teams in the nation and drawing the attention of thousands of spectators while attracting more than 500 college coaches and scouts.


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