Around Town: Coastal North County events, July 2016

July 7 – 16: Encinitas welcomes the annual iPalpiti Festival for the 5th consecutive year, featuring world-class young musicians from 18 different countries. The festival begins with four different concerts by seven virtuoso iPalpiti Soloists at the Encinitas Library and culminates in a concert July 16 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. For info on the five Encinitas concerts, visit

July 9: The Carlsbad Lifestyle & Fitness Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Avenue Community Park, 3333 Harding St. It features a family fitness zone, booths and activities. Free and open to the public, the event is held the day before the 35th annual Carlsbad Triathlon July 10. Both events are hosted by the city of Carlsbad. The festival will have nearly 50 vendors offering products and services from meditation and stress management to beauty and nutrition.

July 9: The city of Carlsbad Float and Flick takes place at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center. Attendees of all ages can bring a pool floatie and enjoy the movie, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” under the stars in a heated pool. The event begins at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Tickets are $8 per person; kids ages 3 and under are free.

July 14: The Nate Donnis Trio plays in Solana Beach’s “Concerts at the Cove” series. The free concerts bring local musicians to the Fletcher Cove Park stage at 140 South Sierra Ave. from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

July 16: Rubio’s CoastFest at the Oceanside Pier from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offers live music, free food and drinks, and activities for attendees young and old. In addition to participating in a beach cleanup hosted by I Love a Clean San Diego, guests can enjoy a beer garden with local craft selections as well as Rubio’s featured wines and Sangria; a music festival with one of Billboard magazine’s chart-ranking artists, The Mowgli’s, and other popular local bands; a Kids Zone filled with educational and experiential activities to teach children about the importance of protecting the ocean; and free onsite surf and stand-up paddle boarding lessons.

July 16: The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas led by a volunteer docent beginning at the 1883 Schoolhouse at 10 a.m. at 390 W. F Street.

July 17: The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will host the fundraiser Trivia Bee from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Junior Seau Beach Community Center at the foot of the Oceanside Pier. Teams of varying sizes, many sponsored by service organizations and local businesses, will get to use their knowledge of trivia to compete to win the coveted Seagull trophy. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Oceanside Public Library.

July 21: Tower 7 plays Solana Beach’s “Concerts at the Cove” series at the Fletcher Cove Park stage at 140 South Sierra Ave. from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

July 23: “Musical Melange” will take place at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, at 2:30 p.m. Six performance groups from the North Coast Symphony Orchestra include a string quartet playing “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart, a wind quintet playing the “Spanish Encores” arranged by Silvia Coricelli, one of the “London Trios” by Haydn featuring two flutes and a cello, and the “Trio Pathetique” by Mikhail Glinka for piano, clarinet and bassoon. Admission is free.

July 28: The Palominos play Solana Beach’s “Concerts at the Cove” series at the Fletcher Cove Park stage at 140 South Sierra Ave. from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Aug. 4: Ryan Hiller plays Solana Beach’s “Concerts at the Cove” series at the Fletcher Cove Park stage at 140 South Sierra Ave. from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Aug. 6 – 7: The Encinitas Relay for Life takes place at the San Dieguito Academy High School track (800 Santa Fe Ave. in Encinitas) beginning Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. and ending Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. An American Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay for Life celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and fights back against the disease. Teams will camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around the track during the 22-hour-long event.

Aug. 7: The Vista Village Business Association hosts the 27th Annual Vista Rod Run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vista’s Main St., and tree-lined surrounding streets, will be aglow with the shine from more than 350 classic show cars. While viewing these cars, hearing background sounds from the 1950s and 1960s, spectators and participants can enjoy this town’s antiques stores, breweries and more. A raffle benefits Vista Teen Outreach, Hunger Hurts. The event is free to spectators. The car participant’s fee is $25. Pre-registration prior to July 16 includes an event T-shirt. Car and vendor’s applications (and more info) can be found at, via email at or by calling 760-941-5075.


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