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Adobe's Special Events & Activities

Bluegrass & Ice Cream Social

Courtyard- 1The Friends of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe are happy to be brining Bluegrass back to the Adobe! Enjoy a summer afternoon in the Adobe courtyard for some foot stomping bluegrass music from Virtual Strangers Bluegrass Band.

Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats will keep you cool as you listen to some of the best bluegrass in San Diego. The band features Mike Tatar on banjo and vocals, Jon Cherry on mandolin, Yvonne Tatar on stand-up bass, and Kit Birkett on guitar.


  • When: Sunday, July 9th from 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Where: Rancho Buena Vista Adobe; 640 Alta Vista Dr.; Vista, CA 92084
    • Parking is available at the Vista Civic Center (across the street) @ 200 Civic Center Dr.; 92084
  • Cost: $15 through July 8th or $20 at the door. Tickets are available through VisTix online or over the phone (760) 724-2110. They can also be purchased at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gift Shop.
    • Each ticket includes either an ice cream sundae or root beer float.

This will be a fun afternoon, good for the whole family! 

Holiday Home Tour

Adobe HHT

Vista Community Clinic’s annual Holiday Homes Tour is the perfect kickoff for the season’s festivities. This year, we feature four breathtaking private residences in Vista and the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. A talented team of designers will add dazzling holiday décor to the homes with fresh flowers, wreaths, trees and ornaments. You will find plenty of inspiration on how to add holiday sparkle to your own homes. Shop for unique, handmade gifts at the Holiday Gift Bazaar which will be held at the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. Enjoy breakfast and lunch from a food truck. From 4 to 6 pm, stop by at Art Beat on Main Street for a complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Holiday Homes Tour benefits Vista Community Clinic’s Kare for Kids Fund to provide health services for underprivileged children. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.vistacommunityclinic.org/hht or by calling 760-631-5000 x1139.

Visit some of the most beautiful homes in the area, decorated for the season. The event is sponsored by the Vista Community Clinic, Friends of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and the City of Vista.

Event Date: December 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $20 Advance Purchase / $25 Day of Tour

Information:  760.631.5000 x 1139 or online at www.vistacommunityclinic.org/hht

Santa at the Adobe

Santa's Workshop

Santa is visiting the Adobe! Come take a picture with Santa and make a memorable holiday ornament. This is a great way to spend some quality time with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew! Join us and visit with Santa, take a walk around the Adobe and a step back in time! Tickets will be sold at the gate the day of the event only.

Event Date: December 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: $5/child