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Grubby’s 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

by The Editors on April 30, 2019

Señor Grubby’s, makers of our favorite Carlsbad fish tacos, is happy to announce their 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot party, taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1-6pm.

The event is free & open to the public, all ages are welcome; however, the team Olympics are designed for teams of 2 with players ages 21+. The parking lot games will consist of corn hole, ladder golf, flip cup & more, plus an inflatable slide to end the obstacle course. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners with prize packages; along with ‘Best Team Name’ & ‘Best Costume’.

Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Trouble in the Wind at Eclectic Lawn

by The Editors on April 17, 2019

On April 28, 2019 from 1 – 5 PM the Carlsbad Music Festival presents afternoon two of their free Eclectic Lawn concert series at St. Michaels-by-the-Sea with Sibarg Ensemble, Matt McBane + Build, Diana Gameros, and Trouble in the Wind.

For more info, please click the link (warning it’s a facebook link). If you’d like to help the Carlsbad Music Festival put on events like this, please volunteer to help. You can get more information on volunteering here.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]

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Cindy Lee Berryhill On The Eclectic Lawn

by The Editors on March 28, 2019

The Carlsbad Music Festival’s Eclectic Lawn (a three-Sunday series) kicks off this Sunday, March 31, 2019, with North County’s own anti-folk legend Cindy Lee BerryhillThe Red Fox Tails, Son de San Deigo, and Sunny War will follow her on the lawn. Concerts are from 1-5 PM at the St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Lawn. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase at a beer garden & food trucks. For more information please click the link.

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8th Annual Taste of Bressi March 9, 2019

by The Editors on February 12, 2019

On March 9, 2019 join supporters of the Carlsbad Boys & Girls club as they help raise money for the organization with the 8th Annual Taste of Bressi event.

Serving some of San Diego’s finest ales, lagers, wines, and all sorts of spirits from 20 plus adult beverage vendors. In addition, an array of local restaurants will be in attendance passing out taste treats. Restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries are being added daily – an up-to-date list of all the participants and can be found on the event website.

For all the details on what is one of Carlsbad’s best fundraisers and how you can buy tickets, follow the jump.
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Cellist Ashley Bathgate At St. Michael’s Chapel

by The Editors on February 7, 2019

The Carlsbad Music Festival Presents Sonic Chapel with cellist Ashley Bathgate Friday, February 15, 2019.

The desire to create a dynamic energy exchange with her audience and build upon the ensuing chemistry is a pillar of Bathgates’s philosophy as a performer. Her affinity to dynamism drives Bathgate to venture into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques, breaking the mold of a cello’s traditionally perceived voice. Collaborators and fans alike describe her vitality as nothing short of remarkable and magical for all who are involved. Bathgate is a member of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed sextet Bang on a Can All-Stars, the chamber music group HOWL, and is also a founding member of TwoSense, a duo with pianist Lisa Moore, and Bonjour, a low-strung, percussive quintet.

For more info and to buy tickets, please click here.

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Celebrate Holiday At The Rancho 2018

by The Editors on November 14, 2018

Blending holiday spirit with a bit of western history, the City of Carlsbad will celebrate the season at its Holiday at the Rancho event Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m., at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane. The event will feature a 14-foot tree lighting, train rides, games, crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating and more. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Fall Street Faire Nov. 4, 2018

by The Editors on November 1, 2018

This Sunday, November 4, 2018, the nation’s largest one-day street faire returns to the Village of Carlsbad. What better way to kick off the Holidays.

From 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., more than 100,000 people will have the pleasure of exploring the seaside city’s unique artisan offerings, reveling in scrumptious international eats, and live entertainment from over 900 vendors, including Timber Wave, Sunset Bay Candy Company, Kona Ice Central North County SD, Coppersmith Studios, Thai & Thai BBQ, Stay Cheesy, and Tri-City Medical Center.

This family-friendly function will entertain parents and youngsters alike with games, super slides, and rock climbing walls, for kids.  The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will continue its more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot. The meal, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, will be served between 7 a.m. and noon. Furry friends are also welcome at this eight-hour extravaganza. See you there!

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Carlsbad Music Festival Gets Large Grant

by The Editors on June 1, 2018

The Carlsbad Music Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary during its annual weekend festival set for August 24-26, 2018. In recognition of this milestone, the Sahm Family Foundation has awarded the Festival a $40,000 grant including $20,000 of matching funds for new and increased donations as a means to encourage community support of the festival for years to come. This is the single largest source of funding in the Festival’s history. 

“This grant from the Sahm Foundation is a transformative moment for our organization. It provides a tremendous opportunity to grow our organization’s community of support to ensure the Festival’s sustainability and longevity. It is an honor to have such incredibly generous funding for our community of musicians and music lovers that gather every year to celebrate music with open minds and ears. I’m thrilled to share another year of adventurous music by the beach in August and look forward to 15 years more.”

This is great news! For more information visit CarlsbadMusicFestival.org. For the official word from the Carlsbad Music Festival, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Street Fair Is May 6, 2018

by The Editors on May 2, 2018

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 the streets of downtown Carlsbad will be transformed into a walking plaza packed with all your friends and neighbors along with booths from 800 vendors as part of the The Carlsbad Village Faire.

The Carlsbad Village Faire – the largest one-day street fair in the nation – will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The fair stretches 14 blocks. Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, and all of the cross streets in between, will be closed for the event. Each year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the fair in May and November. Now in its 44th 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.

We used to visit the Carlsbad street faire every year. To see what Carlsbad Village Faire looked like nearly a decade ago, click here for 2011 or here or 2009. For the official details from the Carlsbad Village Association, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Songwriter Releases New EP

by The Editors on March 7, 2018

Marklyn Retzer, a Carlsbad, California based singer, songwriter (and surfer) has released a collection of new songs titled, Dandelion Tattoo. The five track EP features songs that range from the uplifting and affirming, gospel tinged vibe of Fly Free, to heart filling pop love songs like She Calls Me Love, to light hearted metaphorical reflections on love and loss in the title track. The EP, produced by San Diego’s Ben Moore features Matt Lynott on drums, Chris Swann on bass, and backing vocals by Lacy Younger and Krista Richards

Marklyn will be hosting a CD release party/show from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on March 24, 2018 at The Pour House in Oceaside. Here are the details from Marklyn: 

I’m playing with my trio featuring Rhythm Rose Turner on drums and vocals, and Chris Swann on bass. I’ll have special guests stopping by to play some of their songs or to jam with me including Nina Francis, Savannah Philyaw, Sarah RogoDave Boodah, and others to be added. This will be a fun night of music and friendship. CDs will be available for purchase for those of us who like a physical thing of music to hold.

Check out Dandelion Tattoo on Spotify or click the link for all the details.

[Link: Marklyn Music]

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