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Meet inspiring professionals and build your network at San Diego Tech Hub, Startup78 or Carlsbad Tech Talks. Live music lovers can jam out the whole weekend at the epic Carlsbad Music Festival, or get the “Friday Feeling” at the summertime favorite TGIF Concerts in the Park. Foodies and craft beer enthusiasts—experience San Diego’s pride at the Carlsbad Brewfest and indulge your cravings at Taste of Carlsbad Village. Burn off those calories at the World fastest 5K–the Carlsbad 5000. Feel ambitious? Take it up a notch (or just be a spectator) at the epic Carlsbad Marathon and Carlsbad Triathlon.
- Tech & Startups
- Live Music
- Food & Culture
- Health & Fitness
A community of connectors and collaborators
Carlsbad prides itself on strong networks of like-minded professionals invested in making connections and growing the community. Get to know your peers at a monthly San Diego Tech Hub meeting, a movement committed to growing the San Diego tech ecosystem by leveraging resources and talents to build a stronger local tech scene.
Keep up to date on the newest tech trends at San Diego Tech Talks. This monthly meetup featuring engaging speakers on best practices in designing and coding great software is for anyone actively working in or interested in tech. This is the perfect place to meet some new friends or just a chance to meet other like-minded tech professionals.
Looking to grow that startup into a full-blown unicorn? From idea to prototyping to pitch, meet the players who turn ideas into reality at a Startup78 Quarterly meetup. You’ll get connected to resources and learn best practices with other entrepreneurs in North County.
This is your jam
It’s been said that after you attend the Carlsbad Music Festival, you’ll think that Carlsbad is the coolest place on earth. We don’t need a music festival to convince us of that. You’ll feel well equipped to show off your music buff cred after a full weekend of adventurous sounds by the beach.
Every summer Friday evening, TGIF Concerts in the Park presents rocking live music acts at different parks around the city– so you can boogie down or just take in the tunes to celebrate a job well done.
Bon appetite, friends
If you’re a craft beer fanatic or just enjoy a casual one here and there, you’ll love the Carlsbad Brewfest. You’ll get to taste craft beers from all over San Diego County and beyond as well as take in live music, entertainment, games, and delicious food.
Speaking of food, you’re going to want to save your appetite because at the Taste of Carlsbad Village, you’ll get to try out the best downtown restaurants and eating & drinking establishments. By the end of the night, you’ll be an expert on all the local hotspots.
True to the city’s roots in German culture, Carlsbad is one of the best places in America to celebrate Oktoberfest. Expect more than just beers and bratwursts at the Carlsbad Oktoberfest & Family Fall Festival. Belt out your best yodel or take your turn at polka dancing with fun for the whole family at Holiday Park.
A few things are fast paced here
An occasion that’s both “The World’s Fastest 5K” and the “Party by the Sea” is sure to be a blast. And we can attest–the Carlsbad 5000 is a weekend you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a full weekend of health and fitness, then race up and down the idyllic Pacific coast on a picture-perfect Sunday morning.
Ready to up the intensity? The Carlsbad Marathon & Half brings out world class runners and spectators alike among 26.2 miles of incredible views and great live entertainment along the way. The Carlsbad Triathlon features an exciting open ocean swim and a course among the city’s stunning beaches, hills and lagoons.