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Hot Rods & Cool Treats At Pine Park

by The Editors on April 12, 2024

Grab the whole family and come on out for some good old-fashioned fun at the Hot Rods & Cool Treats Carnival on Saturday, May
11, 2024 at Pine Avenue Park, 3333 Harding Street in Carlsbad, California.

We’ll have activities for the young and young at heart, including Can-Knock-Down, Ring Toss, Frog Hopper and more. Enjoy crafts, face painting and a Fun Zone. Build your own sundae at the ice cream bar and vote on your favorite car in the classic car show.
We’ve also got live music covering decades of sounds.

What else you going to do on an overcast Saturday morning in May?

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8 New Pickleball Courts, 0 New Skateparks

by The Editors on February 15, 2024

Proving once again that Carlsbad, California is a city owned and operated by a cartel of those well over 50 years of age, the City has shamelessly announced that (after decades of ignoring skateboarders in Carlsbad) the City Council has approved locations for the “design and construction” of eight new, outdoor pickleball courts and NOT ONE new skateboard park. Not one.

When approving the master plan last September, the City Council considered how to best meet the growing demand for pickleball courts, ultimately deciding against converting existing tennis courts or creating shared courts, even though those options could be completed more quickly than designing and constructing new pickleball courts. Feedback from tennis players and pickleball players alike led the City Council to opt for new, dedicated pickleball courts. The proposed eight courts will take about two years to complete.

Guess the pickleball players are loud in more ways than one. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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Santa Comes To Señor Grubby’s Carlsbad

by The Editors on December 7, 2023

Join the holiday party at Señor Grubby’s Carlsbad (377 Carlsbad Village Drive) on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 beginning at 6 PM.

Featuring photos with Santa, cookie decorating, face painting, music, food, drinks and MORE to raise funds and awareness for ‘Got your Back San Diego!’

As if we really need another reason to grab some fish tacos. Bring some canned soup to donate to a great cause.

[Link: Señor Grubby’s]

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Rotary Oktober Fest at The Strawberry Fields

by The Editors on September 20, 2023

Join your friends and neighbors on October 7, 2023 in celebration of the changing season (and beer) at the 41st Annual Oktoberfest Fall Festival sponsored by the Carlsbad Rotary Clubs.

The event, held at The Strawberry Fields at 1050 Cannon Road in Carlsbad, features authentic German meals from Tip Top Meats, kids and adult activities, live German music, and of course a biergarten! For all the details please click the link.

[Link: Octoberfest]

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Carlsbad Aquafarm Is Shucking Great Fun

by The Editors on May 31, 2023

Have you been on a tour of the Carlsbad Aquafarm in the Carlsbad Lagoon? If not, you should. They even have parking right off the side of Carlsbad Blvd. Here’s a little more about the shucking place from San Diego Magazine.

The aquafarm’s five acres yield about 2 million pounds of oysters and mussels per year. “If this were a grassland and we were raising cattle, we’d only have enough food to raise half a cow here,” says Matt Steinke, the farm’s general manager. (That’s about 180 pounds of beef.) Gruesome image of a bisected cow grazing its way to marketable chubbiness aside, the comparison contextualizes just how many resources go toward putting animal products on our tables.

While you’re there you’ll learn about how great the oysters are for the health of the lagoon, the ocean, and most importantly how tasty they are once you’ve learned how to shuck them properly. For the rest of the story, please click the link.

[Link: San Diego Magazine]

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Legoland Brick-or-Treat Starts Sept. 17

by The Editors on September 15, 2022

It’s that time of year again at Legoland. And the monsters have arrived for the annual Brick-or-Treat festivities.

Brick-or-Treat is included in a general admission ticket and select annual passes. The Halloween festivities begin Saturday, Sept. 17 and continue every Saturday through Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.legoland.com/california.

For the official word from Legoland, please follow the jump.
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Love To Ride SD At The Island

by The Editors on February 24, 2022

The City of Carlsbad is the next host city for the Love to Ride SD expo hosted by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition this Saturday, Feb. 26 at The Island at Carlsbad at 5806 Van Allen Way in Carlsbad, California.

The community is invited to this free, family-friendly event that will have interactive activities for all ages including:
     A guided family bike ride at 11 a.m.
     Helmet fittings
     Bike and scooter rodeo
     Ebike test rides
     Scooter test rides
     Bike repair services
     Live entertainment, food and drinks

Be sure to stop by the city’s booth to learn about electric bike rules of the road and other transportation resources for safely getting around town.

Love to Ride SD Expo – Free attendance
Saturday, Feb. 26
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Island at Carlsbad
5806 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad

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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 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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City of Carlsbad’s Epic Tween Night

by The Editors on January 29, 2018

Got kids who are in grade or older and want to dump them off somewhere for the evening where they will be entertained and by city staff and US Marin Corp volunteers? Then the City of Carlsbad’s Epic Tween Night on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 5 – p PM might be just the thing.

Activities include a black-light dance room, a game truck with a Rock Band stage, Zorb ball races, a movie, laser tag and more.

The evening cost only $10. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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