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Hearts of Carlsbad Village

On Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th, 2023, CVA's 3rd annual blown glass treasure hunt will return to downtown Carlsbad for a weekend of fun!

Be on the lookout for unique, colorful, hand-blown glass hearts, created by Barrio Glassworks when you are out and about, exploring and enjoying Carlsbad Village. A total of 200 glass hearts will be hidden over a period of two days at some of the most iconic and visited locations in downtown Carlsbad. 

If you find a heart, you are done with the hunt, and it is all yours to keep! But don't forget to register your heart, using the instructions on the heart's label, to be entered into a drawing for some fabulous local prizes.

Hearts of Carlsbad Village is supported by Visit Carlsbad, the official tourism marketing organization for the City of Carlsbad.


  • The hunt starts at 10:00am on the morning of Saturday, February 11th and runs through 4:00pm on Sunday, February 12th. If all hearts are found and registered prior to 4:00pm, we will update this page accordingly.
  • Hearts are hidden in plain sight in Carlsbad Village; there's no need to look too hard.
  • A map is not required, but we will post the general Village boundaries on this page prior to the start of the hunt (so check back before heading out.)
  • Hearts are hidden throughout the day over the two-day period (100 each day.)
  • Iconic locations might include historic sites, near public artwork, a beach entrance, outside our local hotels, or at common areas where you might sit for a while and relax.
  • Hearts will not be hidden on or anywhere near the railroad tracks or the rail trails. They will also not be hidden on the beach.
  • Hearts will not be hidden inside or on the Barrio Glassworks property, although please do visit their art gallery and retail store and watch glassblowing in progress and learn more about the artform.
  • One heart per person. We thank you for your cooperation on this! 


We use the term “hide” loosely; we want these treasures to be found! When you find a glass heart, return to this page to register your treasure by entering its three-digit engraved number below. Your registration submission will enter you into a drawing for a private “glassblowing experience” at Barrio Glassworks. 

The drawing will take place on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th and the winner will be announced on the Carlsbad Village Association website and on its Instagram and Facebook pages. The winner will also be announced in the CVA eNewsletter (subscribe here) on Feb. 15th as well.


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