When it comes to events in and around Carlsbad and Coastal North San Diego, the options are as diverse as the landscape itself. From music and food and wine showcases to sporting events, flower shows, seasonal festivals and county fairs, there is something for every visitor and every age.
Here’s a look at some of the most popular upcoming events – all just moments from West Inn & Suites hotel. Each highlights the fun loving spirit and culture of the Carlsbad area, while giving visitors a wide range of opportunities to join the locals at play.
Oceanside Fireworks Show- Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show.
Red, White and BOOM! Rocks LEGOLAND- LEGOLAND® California kicks off summer with a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration of awe-inspiring fireworks and throughout the day.
San Diego County Fair Fourth of July- What better place is there to spend Independence Day than at The San Diego County Fair? Highlighting the day will be the traditional fireworks display.
Big Bay Boom!- Join over 500,000 people at the Big Bay Boom as San Diego celebrates the 4th of July with the largest fireworks display in the county.
Sea to Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks- SeaWorld San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July.
Athenaeum Summer Festival- The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 17th annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts will feature the works of Franz Schubert.
Point Loma Summer Concerts- Families, friends and neighbors will enjoy a picnic and settle in for free concerts at Point Loma Park. This year's lineup promises to please a variety of musical tastes.
11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am- The Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.
Summer Pops - Star Trek Into Darkness- Star Trek's bigger, badder 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness comes to Summer Pops. Captain Kirk and his crew match wits with super-genius and terrorist Khan as the San Diego Symphony performs Michael Giacchino's heart-pounding film score live.
2015 Annual Over The Line Tourney- San Diego's beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.
Green Flash, Bad Suns and Zella Day- Green Flash concerts pair live music with panoramic ocean views on Birch Aquarium's stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza.
Del Mar Racing Season- San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season
Festival of the Bells- A weekend celebrating the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, California's first Missions, with the the blessing and ringing of all five Mission bells.
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea- The family-friendly La Jolla Concerts by the Sea a great way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon in an idyllic setting overlooking La Jolla Cove.
Comic-Con International- Comic-Con has become a signature summertime event for San Diego; it is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.
San Diego County Fair- San Diego's annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar.
San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival- San Marcos will be rocking with 8 phenomenal bands, mouth-water barbecue and family fun at the Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival.
San Diego Greek Festival- St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invites you to share in Greek heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills.
Tchaikovsky & Premiere- LJS&C will be performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and a premiere by Jonathan Dove, There Was a Child.
2015 World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton- This course includes military obstacles that will get your juices pumpin'. Keep the traditions going strong by tackling the original World Famous Mud Run.
19th Annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic- As the BBB's only fundraiser of the year, proceeds from the tournament help the BBB Foundation, a 501(c)3, attain its mission to educate and expand the ever-growing array of services provided.
2015 Best Restaurants Kick Off- Celebrate San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants issue with an evening of indulgent bites and chef encounters, live entertainment, drinks, and product demos.
Fashion Week San Diego Viva La V Series- The FWSD Viva La V series showcases our designers in an informal setting to give the audience an up close and personal look at their signature collections.
Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow- Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the 19th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.
San Diego Oysterfest- Held at the beautiful Marina Embarcadero North by Seaport Village, San Diego Oysterfest will feature a superb line up of local and national bands and DJs.
The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival- The Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja California. When you find one you like, you'll be able to buy bottles to take home.
Flag Day Concert with Gary Sinise- Hotel Del Coronado presents a relaxing Flag Day BBQ and concert on The Del's scenic North Beach in support of Gary Sinise Foundation.
Craft Beer Dinner Series- Enjoy Chef Wiegand's select menu designed to complement AleSmith Brewing Company's selection of locally crafted beer.
San Diego International Boat Show- The San Diego International Boat show has it all with yachts, family cruisers, nautical gear, gadgets, paddle sports, and more.
San Diego International Beer Festival- Breweries from around the world will come with hundreds of beers for you to sample. We'll crown the Champion Brewery and Best of Show Beer during the Festival.
La Jolla Festival of the Arts- Juried art festival featuring nearly 200 artists displaying original work, as well as live entertainment and your choice of delicious cuisines, fine wines and craft beers.
Fairy Festival- Fairies! Come celebrate summer at the Hamilton Children's Garden. Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market.
Oceanside Independence Day Parade- Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more during the annual Oceanside Independence Parade in San Diego's North County.
Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival- Celebrate and sample distilled spirits and cocktails while you enjoy music, food and more!
Summer Safari Asian Celebration- Summer Safari is an extravaganza of dance, music, gymnastics and more. In honor of the Park's spectacular new Tiger Trail exhibit, this year's Summer Safari pays tribute to Asia!