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Taste of Carlsbad Village

Taste of Carlsbad Village tickets are SOLD OUT. We want to thank everyone for the overwhelming community response to this amazing culinary event. We are humbled by the support and very proud of our downtown dining and beverage scene. Thank you!

Truly an Evening to Remember!

Taste of Carlsbad Village returns for its 6th year on Thursday, October 12, 2023!

This event has sold out every single year! That's why it's important to Save the Date and be sure to follow us on all channels - newsletter, Instagram, and Facebook, so you don't miss when tickets go on sale.

On Monday, September 4th at 9AM, the Carlsbad Village Association will go live with ticket sales for the 6th Annual Taste of Carlsbad Village, the culinary and beverage event of the year in downtown Carlsbad! Tickets will be on sale at With 39 sampling opportunities and 16 sip stop locations, live music, and the most festive atmosphere we've ever created, this is an event you do not want to miss. Taste of Carlsbad Village takes place on Thursday, October 12th from 5pm to 8pm.

Carlsbad's most inspired food and drink event, hosted by Carlsbad Village Association.

From the essential culinary must-haves to the hottest new eateries, Taste of Carlsbad Village presents the best restaurants, chefs, wineries, craft brew, and specialty drinks the Carlsbad food scene has to offer. Carlsbad Village Association limits the number of tickets sold to 1,000 to ensure a quality experience for all involved.

What to Expect

This self-guided tour of our amazing downtown, complete with local musicians playing along the route for awesome ambiance, is fun for everyone! Whether you are dining solo, are a couple out for a night of fun, on a group date night or a girls night out, or even a family adventure, Taste of Carlsbad Village is the place to be.

With a passport to guide you and a reusable, monogrammed stainless steel spork (and sip cup if you are purchasing a Food + Sip Stop ticket) in hand, you will navigate your way through downtown Carlsbad, meet the restaurant owners, managers, and chefs, and enjoy tasty bites at each location you visit. For those with an upgraded Food + Sip Stop ticket, you will also be able to enjoy craft beer, wine, and cocktails provided by local beverage companies that will be located in retail locations along the route. The retail locations host the Sip Stops allowing you to browse, shop, and discover new small businesses that are sure to become your new favorites.

Ting Internet VIP Experience

The VIP Experience has been reimagined for its 3rd year and you don't want to miss it! Generously sponsored by Ting Internet, the VIP Experience includes your Food & SIP ticket for the Taste of Carlsbad Village, but elevates the event for 100 lucky guests!

Start your evening an hour prior by picking up your ticket to the event and enjoying a special VIP-only champagne reception hosted by Barrio Glassworks. VIP guests will enjoy on-site reserved parking and savory Carlsbad Cookie Company shortbreads and Chuao Chocolatier truffles paired with champagne options presented by Fig & Feather Bar Co. Your Ting Internet VIP gift bag includes a custom blown cocktail glass from Barrio Glassworks, a shortbread cookie from Carlsbad Cookie Company, and a sweet gift from Chuao Chocolatier!

All Star Line Up

Check out our amazing list of participants for this year's epic culinary adventure below: