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Hearts of Carlsbad Village


A total of 177 individually numbered blown glass hearts were registered as of 2:30pm on Feb 14. The winner of the “Private Glassblowing Experience” is Tracy McCarthy. The winners of three “Gold Heart” Village prizes are: Katie Baldwin, Rosie Rodriguez, and Amy Dunn. 

All winners will be sent an email. 

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy time in Carlsbad Village this past weekend. We appreciate your support of our amazing downtown!

On Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th, 2023, hundreds of people were on the lookout for unique, hand-blown glass hearts, courtesy of Barrio Glassworks.  

Two Hundred glass hearts were hidden over a period of two days at some of the most iconic and visited locations in downtown Carlsbad.

If you found a heart, be sure to register it, online, for a chance to win a private glassblowing experience courtesy of Barrio Glassworks.

The winners will be announced on the Carlsbad Village Association website and on our Instagram and Facebook pages. The winner will also be announced in the CVA eNewsletter (subscribe here) on Feb. 15th as well.

Thank you to all who participated, we hope you had fun and enjoyed exploring Carlsbad Village. We will see you again next year on Feb. 10th, 2024!

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 throughout the day over the two-day period (100 each day.)
  • Hearts are hidden, outdoors, in plain sight in Carlsbad Village; there's no need to look too hard.
  • A map is not required, but we have outlined general Village boundaries, below, to assist you.
  • Iconic locations might include historic sites, near public artwork, a park or public beach stairway entrance or overlook, outside a hotel, or common areas where you might sit for a while and relax, or where you might go to shop and dine.
  • Hearts will not be hidden at the train station or anywhere near the railroad tracks. They will not be hidden on the rail trails or 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. Glass hearts will be for sale at Barrio Glassworks.
  • One heart per person. We thank you for your cooperation on this! 

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