Carlsbad Village (Carlsbad, CA)
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2021 Flicks at the Fountain in Carlsbad Village Summer is almost upon us and as things have opened up residents and visitors can probably expect some events that were canceled last summer due to the pandemic to re-emerge this summer, although perhaps somewhat differently. Here’s some good new…the annual Flicks at the Fountain are returning to Carlsbad after last year’s cancelation.  This popular summer event is hosted once again by the Carlsbad Village Association.   The titles have not yet been announced, but there will be 4 movies on Fridays in July and August, and the official the start date is still TBD.   If interested, residents are welcome to make movie suggestions by emailing the Carlsbad Village Association at event AT Carlsbad-Village DOT com. The Flicks at the Fountain are he...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Follow Your Heart Blown Glass Treasure Hunt~ Carlsbad Village February 2021 ~ Do you need something fun to do that will get you outdoors? I have an idea… The Carlsbad Village Association and Barrio Glassworks are sponsoring a cool treasure hunt beginning February 6, and running through Presidents’ Day February 15th. (Image links to the CVA website) This event seems pretty appropriate given February is Heart Health Month (a.k.a. American Heart Month), and Valentine’s Day is just 8 days away from the start date.  50 hand-blown glass hearts will be hidden in Carlsbad Village in popular locations. Each engraved glass heart is numbered and dated, and a collectible! Residents will be provided general clues on where to find the glass hearts, and once discovered should register their find on a ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
August 2 - 8 is National Farmers’ Market Week 2020Win a Prize in Carlsbad via Instragram August 2nd through the 8th is National Farmers' Market Week. And you could win a terrific prize here in Carlsbad. Read on to learn how. Having lived in New England for many years, moving to Carlsbad in 2005, I have truly appreciated being able to buy fresh produce and more at local farmers' markets weekly, and year round.  We certainly had farmers’ market in the Boston area, but they were not as prevalent as they are where I live in SoCal, as least when we lived there, and were only held for a few months during the year…for obvious reasons!! STATE STREET FARMERS' MARKET - CARLSBAD The State Street Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday on State Street in Carlsbad Village, from 3 to 6 pm (to 7 p...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Gelato & More Delivered to Your DoorFrom GelatoLove in Carlsbad GelatoLove was original founded as Gaia Gelato, in early 2015, at the Village Faire in Carlsbad Village, at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive just past the railroad tracks.  I discovered them soon after they opened and have been a loyal fan since, given the wide range of flavors available in several sizes – the pints are great for taking home!! It always makes me think of Italy and the gelato I’ve enjoyed there on multiple occasions. My fave is the Chocolate Sorbet - it's intense!! Business has been pretty good and they have expanded their offerings to include other desserts. There have been a number of classes to learn how to make gelato (before Covid-19 of course) at the lab and tasting room they opened at 5661 Palmer Way close ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
February 2020 Carlsbad Art Wall Mural The first Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) of 2020 was painted this past weekend, February 15 and 16, by Skechy_Art. Why not check out his Instagram site.  If you live in the area or have visited Carlsbad, it’s likely you have driven by the wall when heading toward the beach. Even if you don’t know the official #CarlsbadArtWall name you no doubt have noticed the changing murals on the east-facing wall of Senor Grubby’s on Carlsbad Village Drive, west of the train tracks and easily seen when heading to Carlsbad Boulevard. Carlsbad artist, Bryan Snyder, founded the Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) in 2015, in cooperation with the owner of the popular Mexican restaurant, Senor Grubby’s, in Carlsbad Village. The wall is an opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Village Holiday Window Display Contest 2019 Winners Announced As they have for the last 4 years, the Carlsbad Village Association sponsored a contest for retailers in the Village and invited them to decorate their windows for the holidays. 35 merchants took up the challenge and participated. Voting took place between November 30th and December 16th. Residents voted online for the People’s Choice Award, with 402 votes cast. The People's Choice winner was Handel’s Ice Cream. Two other winners were selected: one by 2 City Council Members (Cory Schumacher and Priya Bhat-Patel), with the top nod to Carlsbad Village Music, and the second, the Kid's Favorite Choice, by the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad, awarding their prize to Dollhouse Boutique.  If you haven’t seen the winning win...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Throwback Thursday: A Holiday Dog  This is a cute pic of a dog all decked out for the holidays, at last year's Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on December 2; sadly, the event was canceled this year due to the weather. My wife and I enjoy the celebration, festivities, music, and seeing a bunch of people and their pets all dressed up for the holidays. And yes, I did ask permission to photograph this cutie. His owner, I think, was flattered and said he had been well photographed all afternoon. He was pretty excited, though, and not particularly interested in posing for the camera.
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