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What's On Tap For The Carlsbad Village Association

Blog Post - July 27, 2021

Category: What's New

The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) programs dozens of events downtown throughout the year, in addition to its weekly certified organic farmers’ market. These events are designed to keep Carlsbad Village relevant, enjoyable, and desirable in an effort to create community and enhance the business environment. Everything CVA does is to ultimately support the amazing small business in Downtown Carlsbad.

To that end, there's almost always something to do or look forward to in the Village, and this season is no different. Here’s a quick snapshot of what is on the calendar downtown; we hope you, your family, and friends will join us just two blocks from the beach in the heart of Carlsbad Village while summer is still in session!

July 22nd to August 12th - Flicks at the Fountain brings community together each Thursday night through August 12th with outdoor movies starting at dusk. While you might have missed opening night, there’s still time to catch Ghostbusters (July 29th), Frozen (August 5th), and Star Wars: A New Hope (August 12th). Great family fun for all ages.

August 4th – National Farmers’ Market Week will be celebrated at the State Street Farmers’ Market with its biggest market bounty giveaway yet. This is CVA’s way of saying thank you for honoring farmers’ markets in general and our very own market in particular. No purchase is necessary to be entered for a chance to be a winner.

August 14th to September 6th - Pop Up Art: A New Experience showcases artwork from 10 local artists in 20 different business locations in the Village. This temporary art activation between local artists and businesses is the second phase of a two-part project that is hosted by CVA and supported by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office. Painting, photography, mixed media, and even chalk art will be introduced during this three-week program called “Spirit of America.”

September 18th - "37th Annual" Coastal Cleanup Day organized by I Love A Clean San Diego, will help bring attention to our coastline and adjacent Village. Since all gutters lead to the ocean, this year we are focusing our efforts on Carlsbad Village with three cleanup locations on September 18th.

Even though summer officially ends on September 22nd, CVA already has so much more in store for the fall including a blood drive on September 25th and Taste of Carlsbad Village on October 14th, to name just two events.

For more information on how you can enjoy downtown Carlsbad and experience the Village in fun and meaningful ways, or to learn how to become a resident or business member of CVA, visit the Carlsbad Village Association at for details.