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April in Bloom

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Forum Shopping Center, 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad | get directions

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

From April 27- May 5, a variety of entertaining activities and shopping opportunities await visitors:



Instagram Garden -- Want to snap a selfie? Visit the garden filled with 27 giant pink and white peonies and two rose walls flooded with color.



Runway Fashion Show -- Saturday, April 27, 1pm

A high-energy fashion show staged just in front of the Apple store will highlight the latest in spring and summer styles from various Forum retailers. Complimentary lite bites will also be available along with 200 "April in Bloom" gift bags stuffed with goodies while supplies last.



Butterfly Encounter -- April 27- May 5, 10am – 5pm daily (11am. – 5pm Sundays): The parking area between lululemon and Paper Source will be transformed into a beautiful spring garden surrounded by towering flowers, rose walls and lush hedges. A perfect place for a selfie! The Butterfly Farms of Encinitas will host a live Butterfly Encounter each day where kids and adults can get up close and personal with these magical winged creatures. Entrance to the Butterfly Encounter is free, but donations to the Butterfly Farms, a 501c3 non-profit, are gratefully accepted. Hedge walls are sponsored locally by Evergreen Event Rentals.



Makers’ Market -- April 27- May 5, 10am – 5pm daily (11am – 5pm Sundays): Creative and unique handcrafted and vintage items from local entrepreneurs will also be for sale along the sidewalks. The Market will offer a mix of handmade Jewelry, hand poured candles, home décor, gifts and other accessories. This shopper's paradise will also feature ‘Make & Take’ craft stations, a free photo booth area and a free children’s DIY craft table inside the garden area. Crafts and classes will be offered for adults and children.



Fashion Week -- Also from April 27- May 5, Forum merchants will provide special "Fashion Week" discounts, offers and events.

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