2015 Calendar of Special Events

Weekly Farmers Market
Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm

Visit our Farmers Market every Sunday from 11 am to 3pm. The market focuses on bringing together a large selection of high quality San Diego grown farm products and pairing them with a community gathering of artisans and premium prepared and hot food. Seasonal produce including fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and herbs will be available. This market fulfills the need for access to certified local produce in the active downtown area of San Marcos. The market accepts Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system and Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Fruit and Veggie Vouchers. The market is also equipped to accept debit and credit payments for any purchase at the market.


Rev Up Those Engines for Car Show Sundays!
First Sunday of Each Month - May thru November
11 am to 3 pm

Car Show Sundays at Restaurant Row is a unique event that is held in the parking lot area of Restaurant Row on the first Sunday of each month from May thru November. This is a free event for both exhibitors and spectators and cars of all types are welcome.

Each month, the show includes an exclusive section for exotic cars. This area, where additional security is provided, showcases a variety of exotic cars. In the past, attendees have enjoyed viewing a Ferrari Enzo, a Porsche Carrera GT, and a Lamborghini Gallardo. In addition to the exotics, Car Show Sundays at Restaurant Row features a great display of race cars, sports cars, hot rods, classics, top fuel dragsters, highly modified drag racers and more.

Those interested in bringing their car to this event should contact Steve Sherman at 951-551-5118. Sign up is free and just takes a minute. For more information about Car Show Sundays at Restaurant Row and links to photo galleries and stories written about the event, visit our friends at RallyWays Car Show Sundays San Diego Car Show page.

First Sunday of Each Month - May thru November
11 am to 3 pm

The annual ArtWalk dives into 2015 with new hours and a new location. Nestled between the high energy Car Show and the regional delights of the Farmers Market, local artists will come together on the first Sunday of each month, May through November, to showcase their invaluable talents. The ArtWalk is free for all ages. Special offers on dining and entertainment will be available for a variety of businesses at Old California Restaurant Row. Contact Christy Johnson, ArtWalk & Farmers Market Manager, 760-580-0116, christy@sdfarmbureau.org.

Free Easter Treasure Hunt &
Free Photos With the Easter Bunny

Sunday, March 29
Noon to 2pm

Your Child and the Easter Bunny. Now That's a Picture!
It's yours free just for supplying an email address.* And free balloon sculptures, too.

Easter Treasure Maps & Goodie Bags
Kids 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to pick up a free Easter Treasure Map at the Easter Bunny photo booth. Stop by each restaurant to have the map stamped. Then return it to the photo booth to receive a free Easter gift bag filled with candy and other goodies.

*A link for the photos will be emailed to participants.

A Taste of San Marcos
Saturday, August 29
2 pm to 5 pm

Explore the many tastes of North County restaurants and micro-breweries plus enjoy live music in the parking lot area of Old California Restaurant Row at this annual event. Tickets for this event, presented by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, are $35 at the door and $30 presale.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Chamber office at 760.744.1270 or Traci@smchamber.com.

Halloween - Free Trick or Treat
Sunday, October 25
3 pm to 5 pm

Children ages 12 and younger, dressed in costume and accompanied by an adult are invited to attend a free Trick or Treat. Stop by the registration table to pick up a free Halloween treasure map. Each restaurant will "stamp" the map and once all of the restaurant stamps have been secured, bring it back to the redemption table for a free Halloween Treat bag filled with candy and other treats. Plus, parents will receive a free coupon booklet that includes information about entertainment, Happy Hour Specials and offers from the restaurants.

Free Photos & Visits With Santa & Free Train Rides

Sunday, December 6
Noon to 2pm

Bring the entire family to enjoy a free photo* with Santa and then enjoy a free train ride on the holiday express. Santa will be giving away free holiday activity pads to every child sharing their Christmas wishes with him.


*Photos will be emailed, so email addresses will be required to receive the free photo.