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TGIF Concerts in the Parks

Summer in Carlsbad means TGIF Concerts in the Parks – a tradition that has truly become an integral part of the community’s life. Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, the concert series began in 1986. Back then, four concerts were held, with about 150 people at each. Nowadays… well, let’s just say there are a few more folks out there enjoying each performance!

But there’s still room, so come out to a concert and join in the fun. You’ll find great music, plenty of room to dance, beautiful park settings for picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids – it’s the best in community programming. And it’s free.

The annual concert season begins in late June and continues every Friday evening through mid-August. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. and are free.

2014 Summer concert season

Our concert season offers great music, great dancing and great fun for everyone! Get the schedule, check out the terrific bands and learn more about our locations, activities, rules and regulations and how you can get involved by checking out the information below:

Band managers seeking to submit their ensembles for consideration as concert performers at TGIF must follow a specific process.

Contact Information

Cultural Arts Office
760-434-2904 arts info line
760-730-0329 fax

2955 Elmwood St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Mailing address
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

Business hours
Monday Friday
9 a.m. 5 p.m.