Event Calendar

Calendar of Events in Carlsbad and San Diego

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.

Upcoming Events:

September 2014

4th Annual Green Flash Treasure Chest Fest - Raise a Glass to Find a Cure

  • Sep 6, 12pm-6pm

Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium

10th Annual Chef Showdown

  • The 10th anniversary of the fantastic annual Chef Showdown will be on Thursday 18th September, 2014 at the San Diego Harley-Davidson Showroom. A highly anticipated & incredibly fun food tasting and mixology event, San Diego’s own version of “Iron Chef” features two teams of the area’s top chefs in a lively and highly entertaining culinary competition. This event brings together members from the restaurant industry, business leaders and philanthropists to raise awareness and funds to end domestic violence. 

11th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival

  • The Carlsbad Music Festival celebrates its 11th anniversary of “adventurous music by the beach” with its biggest and most exciting Festival to date on Friday-Sunday, September 19-21, 2014. This year's Festival will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Village Music Walk on Friday, all curated by Festival Founder and Director, composer Matt McBane. All concerts will take place in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad in walking distance of the beach, hotels, restaurants and the Coaster train station.

1st Annual Sriracha Festival

  • Sep 20, 3pm-6pm

Autumnal Equinox Dinner

  • Sept 20

La Costa Film Festival

  • Sep 18-21

San Diego Restaurant Week

  • Sep 21-26
  • San Diego Restaurant Week is back again for its 10th year, feeding foodies from prix fixe menus at restos all over town for six days. No tickets required, just pick from one of the 180 restaurants participating.

Carlsbad Art Splash

  • Sep 27 & Sep 28

11th Annual Spirits of Mexico Festival

  • Sep 28 at Del Mar Fairgrounds

October 2014

Carlsbad Beerfest 2014

  • Oct 5
  • Welcome to the Carlsbad Brewfest!
    Sample beers from over 20 local,regional, and national breweries.
    Sunday, October 5th at Holiday Park in beautiful historic Carlsbad, CA
    Beer tasting from Noon-4PM
    Music, Entertainment & Food Vendors
    CLICK HERE for list of breweries
    Tickets on Sale Now!


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

  • Oct 4 - Oct 25
  • 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 10th and 17th, the family theme park’s Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is filled with a variety of family activities including the interactive show “Mail Order Monsters,” Brick-or-Treat Trails and, of course, SEA LIFE® Carlsbad Aquarium gets into the Halloween spirit with its own Brick-or-Treat Trail Bonus station and special festive activities. Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat on the Brick-or-Treat Trail in the Enchanted Walk gathering goodies and tasty treats.

    Brick-or-Treat Party Nights features costume contests, nighttime trick-or-treating on one of two Brick or Treat Trails, festive music, entertainment, interaction with the “Boo Crew”, the animated light show “Spirits of Halloween” after sundown and fireworks cap off the night at 9 p.m.


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

  • Oct 12-13
  • The annual festival is bigger than ever. closing down Girard from Prospect Ave to Torrey Pines Rd with 150 artists, a silent auction, entertainment, and a beer and wine garden. This year they are getting beer in the mix with the BraveCort Brewfest event on Saturday night.

November 2014

"Bing Crosby Season" Opening Day Trackside Tables

  •  Nov 7-30

San Diego Beer Week 

  • Nov 7-16
  • Get ready for a full 10 days of brew-focused events celebrating our ever-growing craft brewing culture. Breweries and brewpubs will all be hosting events including a mountain biking excursion that ends at one of SD’s favorite brewpubs with a rare beer dinner.

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

  • Nov 16-23
  • Celebrating the best local chefs and cuisine that San Diego has to offer, unique dinners, special events, cooking classes, competitions, and tastings will be held all over the city with the Grand Tasting Event going down at Embarcadero Marina Park on Saturday the 22nd.

December 2014

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