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What To Do In California - Carlsbad Events & Festivals

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27 Jun - 21 Aug

TGIF Concerts in the Parks

Price: Free

Venue: TGIF Concerts in the Parks

Category: Music, Theater & The Arts

Summer in Carlsbad means TGIF Concerts in the Parks – a tradition that has truly become an integral part of the community’s life. Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, the concert series began in 1986. Back then, four concerts were held, with about 150 people at each. No...

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1 Jan - 31 Dec

State Street Farmer's Market

Price: Free

Venue: Carlsbad

Category: Food & Wine

IN THE HEART OF CARLSBAD VILLAGE Welcome to the new State Street Farmers' Market in Carlsbad Village! Enjoy fresh organic produce, locally prepared foods, handmade crafts and live entertainment in the heart of Carlsbad Village! Join us every Wednesday on State Street between Carlsbad Villag...

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23 Jul - 3 Dec

Adventure Run

Price: Free

Venue: Road Runner Sports Carlsbad

Category: Sporting Events

Carlsbad Road Runner Sports Adventure Run is a fun, 60-minute scavenger run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and beer garden. It’s awesome. The idea is you run to fun checkpoints near your Carlsbad Road Runner Sports store to grab as many free raffle tickets as you...

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25 Jul - 6 Sep

Return To The Forbidden Planet

Price: Varies

Venue: Carlsbad Village Theater

Category: Music, Theater & The Arts

Return To The Forbidden Planet is a summer blockbuster musical that is a part sci-fi B and part inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest. Packed with rock 'n' roll classics and stunning special effects, you won't want to miss this special showing at the Carlsbad Village Theatre.  Preview: ...

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8 Aug - 9 Aug

Snores & S'mores

Price: $25 or Free for Children under three

Venue: Aviara Community Park

Category: Community Events

Pitch a tent and camp the night for an outdoor movie night experience with the family. Enjoy s'mores and popcorn while watching the box office hit digital animation, Wreck It Ralph. Then wake up to a continental breakfast complete with coffee, hot chocolate and juices.  Pre-registration r...

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22 Aug

Float N' Flick

Price: $8.00 for children over three

Venue: Alga Norte Community Park

Category: Community Events

Enjoy the Disney classic, Jungle Book, under the stars while floating in our warm water pool. Water rings, tubes, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Spots are limited, pre-register now. Children three years and younger are free. 

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28 Aug - 30 Aug

12th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival

Venue: Carlsbad Village

Category: Music, Theater & The Arts

The Carlsbad Music Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary of “adventurous music by the beach” with its biggest and most exciting Festival to date on August 28-30, 2015. This year's Festival will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater...

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10 Sep - 13 Sep

3rd Annual La Costa Film Festival

Price: Tickets Vary in Price

Venue: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Category: Music, Theater & The Arts

"Art inspires our creativity, expands our opportunities, and enhances our quality of life." The 3rd Annual La Costa Film Festival of Carlsbad aims to deliver a new cultural experience to North County that fosters a greater appreciation for the art of film making.  The film festival sh...

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12 Sep

2nd Annual Carlsbad Brewfest

Price: $35 to $45

Venue: Holiday Park Carlsbad

Category: Food & Wine

The 2nd Annual Carlsbad Rotary Clubs Brewfest will take place in Holiday Park in Carlsbad on Sunday, September 12, 2015, from noon to 4:30 p.m. New Belgium Brewing Company is our special partner helping to launch this inaugural event and we're excited to have a nationally recognized craft brewe...

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26 Sep - 27 Sep

Carlsbad ArtSplash

Price: Free

Venue: Carlsbad ArtSplash

Category: Music, Theater & The Arts

An art-filled weekend of creative fun dives into Armada Drive's scenic site above the blue Pacific Starting at 10 am on Saturday, September 26th when The Carlsbad ArtSplash family-friendly festival kicks off its 13th anniversary celebration. This alfresco community draw runs through 6 pm on Sunda...

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3 Oct

Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest

Price: $12 Advance Tickets, $15 At the Door

Venue: Holiday Park

Category: Community Events

The 3rd year in a row, ViaSat Corporation is proud to be the title sponsor of this year's Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, Carlsbad's premier family event. Event features: • Live entertainment by DJ Efraim Nunez and local favorites Faith Page, Bluebirds and The Last Call. • The "Chicken Danc...

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3 Oct - 30 Oct

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is Back at LEGOLAND® California

Venue: LEGOLAND California Resort

Category: Attractions

LEGOLAND® California Resort is gearing up for the biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego, Brick-or –Treats Party Nights.  Every Saturday night in October and Friday 30th, the family theme park’s Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is filled with a variety of family activities in...

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21 Nov - 29 Nov

Carlsbad Classic

Price: $15 and up

Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Category: Sporting Events

The Carlsbad Classic, a WTA 125K Series Event, will feature top-ranked WTA players and new rising stars, a 32-player singles main draw, an 8-player qualifying draw, and an 8-team doubles draw. American-Idol finalist Kimberly Caldwell will host the world class tennis tournament for all day and night ...

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