The following table lists events with their dates for the years 1998-2002. See Current Yearly Events for this year's dates.
- Antique aircraft are displayed on the last Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the transient ramp of the Fallbrook Airpark. (Note: I'm not sure if this is still ongoing, since I haven't heard anything about it for several years.)
- The Fallbrook Vintage, Classic Car and Street Rod Car Cruise is held on the first Saturday of each month, "with an occasional exception". One such exception is in December, when it is moved to the second Saturday to avoid conflict with the Christmas Parade. The cruise always starts in downtown Fallbrook near The Packing House Restaurant and Saloon. For further information, call Scottie Haynes at (760) 728-5810.
- In May and June, Sunday barbecues are held at the Village Square from noon to 4 pm.
- From June through September, downtown Fallbrook merchants host five Hot Summer Nights on occasional Fridays. See entries below. Only 500 tickets will be available for each event.
- From June through December, Art Walk evenings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Attractions include the Art & Cultural Center, the Art Works (including its foundry), the Art Studio (formerly the Art Institute), art galleries such as Pinnel and Brandon, and street musicians. Contact Colleen Aichle at 728-0700 for more information.
|March 3||Annual Open House at the De Luz Ecology Center, 10 am - 2 pm. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, with very impressive natural history exhibits, and hike the trails.|
|March 3-5||March 8-9||March 9-10||Art in Bloom. Begins with an evening reception on March 9 at the Pala Mesa Resort, honoring the participating artists and floral designers. A social and luncheon will be held on March 10. The second day is usually open to schoolchildren, who will see the floral designs and art, and try a hands-on activity involving design or painting. Sponsored by Rally for Children. Contact B.J. Maus, (760) 723-2497.|
|March 8||March 13||4th annual Tree Planting Festival in 1999|
|April 18-19||April 18||April 16||April 22||April 14||
|April 18||April 29||April 21||April 20||The 12th Fallbrook Land Conservancy / Rotary 5K Run/Walk Trail Race in 2002.|
|April 25-26||April 10-11||April 29-30||April 21-22||April 20-21||The Fallbrook Garden Club's 71st Annual Standard Flower Show America the Beautiful in 2002 at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane. Sat: 2-6 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm. Admission free. Information (760) 728-6373.|
|May 5||April 27||Annual Spring Celebration at the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve. Free guided tours, displays, and information about SMER.|
|April 26||April 25||April 30||April 29||April 28||The 8th annual Arts in the Park in 2002, sponsored by Rally for Children.|
|May 2-3||May 1-2||6th Annual Wildlife Art Show in 1999.|
|April 18||April 24||April 15||May 5||May 4||6th Annual Country Garden Tour of A.A.U.W. 1-5 pm in 2001. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the tour beginning at the Art & Cultural Center at Main and Alvarado Streets or by mail at 760-728-6373.|
|May 20||May 12||postponed||This was postponed in 2002 due to the Gavilan Fire in Fallbrook in Spring 2002. Santa Margarita River Day 2001 on the public Santa Margarita River Trail. Guided tours for hikers and horseback riders, a poker hand, a raffle ticket, and lunch for a $15 donation for trails. This is the 3rd annual Fallbrook Land Conservancy Trails Committee fundraiser in 2002, formerly called the Walk/Ride on the Wild Side.|
|May 22||May 20||6th annual Rainbow Days Picnic in 2000 at Vallecitos School in Rainbow, from 10-4.|
|May 16-17||May 22-23||May 20-21||May 19-20||46th annual Fallbrook Youth Fair in 2001 at Fallbrook Union High School.|
|May 24||May 30||May 28||May 26||The 35th Fallbrook Vintage Car Show in 2000, at Fallbrook High School. The date is always the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.|
|June 15||Art Walk Evening|
|June 24-25||June 22-23||1st Gourd Art Show in 1997 at Fallbrook Art & Cultural Center.
Sixth annual Welburn Summer Gourd Fest in De Luz at Welburn Gourd Farm, 40787 De Luz Murrieta Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 22 and 9-4 on June 23. $6 admission to Gourd Fest in 2002, which includes parking. 40,000 people attended in 1999. 760-728-0269.
|Mountain Warehouse Classic V. 5, 12 or 20 mile mountain bike course in Camp Pendleton, beginning and ending at Lake O'Neill. Highlights include two crossings of the Santa Margarita River, extremely varied dirt road conditions, and steep dirt ascents and descents. June 28 in 1997. 619-273-7300 or 752-1414.|
|June 24||43rd Old Timers' Picnic of Fallbrook at noon on June 24 in 2001, held outside of the Fallbrook Historical Museum. The Picnic is always on the last Sunday of June at noon. Everyone is welcome. Bring something to eat and enjoy the great food and company! 723-4125.|
|June 26||July 2||July 7||June 29||Hot Summer Nights - Youth Night. 6-8 pm. Tickets $?? at door, $15 pass for all 4 events in 2000. 760-728-0700.|
|July 31||Aug. 6||Aug. 4||July 13||Hot Summer Nights - Classic Cars and Hot Roads Cruise Main Street I. 6-8 pm. 760-728-0700.|
|July 20||Art Walk Evening|
|May 29||June 4||June 2||July 27||Hot Summer Nights - A Taste of Fallbrook. Samples from Fallbrook caterers, bakers and restaurateurs along with Big Band Music. 6-8 pm. Tickets $?? at door, $15 pass for all 4 events in 2000. 760-728-0700.|
|July 31||Aug. 6||Aug. 4||Aug. 10||Hot Summer Nights - Classic Cars and Hot Roads Cruise Main Street II. 6-8 pm. 760-728-0700.|
|Aug. 21||Aug. 27||Aug. 11||Aug. 31||Aug. 23||17th annual Concert on the Green in 2002, at the lovely Grand Tradition, sponsored by the Fallbrook Music Society, 760-723-2640. 2001 pricees: $15 adults; $5 ages 12 and under. Bring beach chairs or blankets. Bring a picnic or purchase a BBQ dinner for $10. Performers:
1997: the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra.
1998 and 1999: the Coastal Communities Concert Band.
2000: Frankie Laine and the Benny Hollman Orchestra.
2001: the High Society Jazz Band and the Benny Hollman Orchestra.
2002: the High Society Jazz Band and the Fabulous Mar Dels.
|Aug. 17||Art Walk Evening|
|August 28||Sept. 3||Sept. 1||Aug. 31||Hot Summer Nights - Chili Cookoff. 6-8 pm. Tickets $?? at door, $15 pass for all 4 events in 2000. 760-728-0700.|
|Sept. 21||Art Walk Evening|
|Oct. 1||(cancelled)||The Chamber of Commerce voted on 1/23/01 to cancel the Farmers Festival for 2001 because it takes too much work and does not yield as many benefits as the Avocado Festival. A committee was appointed to raise money and get volunteers to help run a similar festival in the future. It costs $50,000 and requires 200 volunteers for the Festival.
8th annual Farmers Festival (formerly the Harvest Hoedown & Pumpkin Festival) in 2000, sponsored by Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. Every year a different crop is featured, with macadamias in 2000. There are 200 booths along Main Street, a Farmer's Market, Culinary Contests, Farmer Exhibitions, Stage Entertainment and Farm Tours available. There were 30,000 attendees in 1999.
|Oct. 19||Art Walk Evening|
|Oct. 21||First annual Fallbrook / Bonsall home tour in 2000, to benefit EYE Counseling and Crisis Services, $25 per person. Information or reservations: Peggy Byrne 760-723-5681.|
|June 22||Camp Pendleton's semi-annual Mud Run. (June 17, 2000 was said to be the 7th, and October 21 the 9th, so maybe they count each as a separate series), 6.2 miles, beginning at Lake O'Neill at 8:30 a.m. Runners hurdle obstacles, climb walls, crawl through tunnels and slide through "the best mud pits anywhere". $25 for civilians. 760-385-4921. The run is now capped at 3500 participants, after reaching 4700 in 1999!|
|Oct. 22||Oct. 14||Stagecoach Sunday, benefiting the Fallbrook Land Conservancy.|
|Oct. 26-27||Fallbrook Haunted House in the Boys and Girls Club Gym, 7:30 - 10:30 pm, put on by 40 cast members. $5 for adults and children; $4 for Club members; not recommended for children under 5.|
|Nov. 16||Art Walk Evening|
|The annual "Farmer and Adele" Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m except 12-4 on 11/24, begun in 1989. Over 30 crafters, inside a house with an indoor waterfall, which you traverse on a bridge after you enter the house! There are 4 waterfalls on the property, including the one in the house. Trains run overhead, fresh cookies are baked continuously, and pianist Charlie Sneller plays. Charlie will also compose, play and record a song just for you for free; you may purchase a tape of the song.
From East Mission, take Willow Glen Road to the end of the double yellow lines (300 yards past the North end of Willow Glen Rd where it turns to Stagecoach Road). 760-728-0055.
|Dec. 5||Dec. 4||Dec. 2||Dec. 1||20th Annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade in 2001 on Main Street at 5:00 pm.|
|Dec. 5-13||Nov. 27|
- Dec. 8
|Bonsall Woman's Club's Magic of Christmas Grand Opening Party, Victoria Teas, and display of 10 fabulously decorated Christmas trees.|
|Dec. 6-7||Annual Elizabethan Yuletide Feaste at the Grand Tradition. Fallbrook High School's Madrigals and Avenue Singers, stage an elaborate feast, beginning with carolers and a cup of wassail, followed by a welcoming procession highlighted by the presentation of the Yule Log. The $35 dinners sell out every year.|
|Dec. 10-20||5th Annual C.A.S.T. Productions' Scrooge live theatre production in 1998.|
|Dec. 21||Art Walk Evening|
|Dec. 31||6th annual De Luz Heights Yacht Club's Parade of Lights on Ross Lake in 1998.|
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