Hello April! Don’t be fooled. We have a full list of exciting festivals, hikes, free art-workshops and Easter egg hunts in store for you! Get in the spirit of Spring with some live bluegrass music at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Celebrate Fallbrook heritage and enjoy some delicious avocado’s at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Head down to Balboa Park, celebrate Earth Day at the annual Earth Day Fair and be sure to check out the California Tower! The tower hasn’t been open to the public since 1935! Happy April everyone!
Are you looking to spice up your palette and try something totally new? Do you have a list of restaurants you have been meaning to try? Now is your chance. Join the community in celebrating local culinary flavors and local libations for Taste of Leucadia on Thursday, April 2nd from 5:30-8:30pm. This event will be featuring 18 restaurants with live music and poetry! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of. Spend only a few extra bucks and additionally enjoy 8 local beer and wine tasting “Sip Stops!”
Enjoy the best worldwide cinema at the new “Foreign Film Friday’s” film series at the Carlsbad City Library! Admission is free and seating is on first come, first served basis. Films are shown every other Friday every month! April’s shows: 4/3 – Volver (Spain, 2006, R) and 4/17 – The Rocket (Australia, 2013, NR). Visit the link for more details!
Car enthusiasts mark your calendars! Opening night of Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido is tonight from 5-9pm! This free event showcases over 500 cars as they line the streets of historic downtown Escondido on East Grand Avenue. Can’t make opening night? No sweat. Cruisin’ Grand runs every Friday night from April through September. Get ready for a roaring good time!
Grab those Easter baskets and get ready for some serious Easter egg hunting! Visit our blog for a full listing of fun Easter celebrations and Egg Hunts in North County San Diego!
Banjos and boundless fields of flowers? Okay! Talk about a field of happiness. The Flower Fields in Carlsbad is holding it’s annual Bluegrass Day on April 11th from 11am-4pm. Visit their site for the full line-up of bands.
Mark your calendars! The San Marcos Spring Festival is just around the corner. This festival is a huge hit! Nearly 20,000 attendees last year! Bring the whole family for a day of fun and community engagement. Date: Sunday April 12th from 9am-5pm.
Calling all families looking for a creative activity! Visit the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden on 4/18 for a free art-making workshop! These Family Open Studios are intended for the whole family. Enjoy the sculpture garden, and then create your own work of art. Professional artists are available for assistance and you can take the finished project home! Happy crafting!
Celebrate Earth Day at the Earth Fair located in the beautiful Balboa Park! Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 19th from 10am-5pm. In addition to a myriad of exhibitors , don’t miss the adorable Children’s Earth Parade. Show your earth arts and crafts at the eARTh Gallery. Oh and so much more!
Celebrate the agricultural heritage of Fallbrook at the annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival! Did we say “Avocado” Festival?!? We certainly did. Enjoy craft + food booths, artisan walks, beer garden, live bands, educational area and obviously a farmer’s market for you to purchase some of the goodness for yourself! Kids LOVE this festival! Kids can participate in the “Best Dressed Avocado” Contest, the “Avo 500 Races”, kids entertainment and so much more! Don’t miss this! Sunday, April 19th from 9am-5pm
Discover the history and tranquil beauty of this former working rancho, once owned by actor Leo Carrillo. Romantic hand-crafted adobe buildings and lush landscaping all set in a 27-acre canyon. This park is the perfect escape to free your mind and find peace from your daily routine. Don’t miss all the beautiful peacocks enjoying the park as well!
Did you hear?!? For the first time since 1935, Balboa Park’s California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man is open for public tours! If the weather is clear, you can see about 23 miles to the horizon! Visit the website for a full listing of all the views and for ticket information.