Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 22

2017 Spring Walkabout

The KTBA is starting a new tradition of a neighborhood walkabout on Saturday, April 22 from 2-5 p.m.!

If you’ve attended one in South Park, you understand the concept: local businesses open their doors and encourage locals to stop by for special treats, discounts, activities, music, and more!

Take part in a fun-filled Saturday afternoon at the KTBA 2017 Spring Walkabout as we showcase the unique and independent businesses within Kensington and Talmadge.

Each participating business will be offering a complimentary treat, live entertainment, special offers, activities, and more!

Businesses along Adams Avenue will have their doors open to the community. Home-based and off-Adams businesses will have tables in the park, along the main route, or paired with brick-and-mortar locations. Everyone is welcome to attend!

It’s free for KTBA members to participate; for all other business participants the fee is $25.

Community participants (the walkers) will be given a map and stamp card to incentivize stopping in at each participating business. Businesses will initial the card, and participants who have visited each business will have a chance to win a selection of prizes in special raffles.

If you’re interested in participating, please complete our application and email it to Megan at For non-members, please mail your completed application and your payment of $25 to KBA at 4183 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116.

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Past Events

Tuesday, February 21 from 5-7 p.m.

February 2017 Mixer

Feel the Good Vibrations with your fellow Kensington & Talmadge business owners! We’re excited to announce our next KTBA mixer will take place on February 21, from 5-7 p.m. at Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet Dr. Joe Merlo and his wonderful staff if you haven’t yet met them.

It’s also a great opportunity for you to connect with other business owners. We love that new businesses keep showing up and expanding our business community! Please join us for drinks and appetizers as well as great company!

See you at Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic, 4060 Adams Avenue (next to Ponce’s).

Cost: Free for KTBA members; $10 for non-members

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Holiday Lights Bike Ride

Our third annual Kensington Holiday Lights Bike Ride will start and finish at Pappalecco this year. This family-friendly get-together will be both mixer and community event. Enjoy pizza, warm drinks, mulled wine, and bike decorations. We’ll meet at 4:30 p.m. at Pappalecco, start our ride around Kensington at 5:15 to see the spectacular lights and decorations, and get back to Pappalecco around 6:30 to enjoy hot-out-of-the-oven pizza!

Please email to RSVP so we know how much food and drinks to prepare.

Members: Free, $10 for family ($10 covers up to 3 additional people)
Non-members: $10 per person

Sponsored by Pappalecco and Megan Beauvais, Realtor.®

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Sunday, December 11 from 1-4 p.m.

Holiday on Adams Avenue

Adams Avenue Business Association Event
Kensington Park will feature snow, Santa, and caroling from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Snow from 1 p.m. until it melts, provided by Villainous Lair
Santa is listening to wish lists starting at 1 p.m.!
Peppermint ice cream and hot cocoa by Moosie’s Ice Cream
FREE all ages event

Saturday, November 26 from 2-5 p.m.

Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll

Adams Avenue Business Association Event
Ring in the holiday season during the second annual Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll taking place from 2-5 p.m. on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016. For a $24 ticket you get to sample holiday themed cocktails served in 14 Adams Avenue retail locations.The holiday themed cocktails are offered inside Adams Avenue retail locations, so you can sip while you shop the best of Adams Avenue.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-noon

Saturday Seminar

We’re kicking off our first Saturday Seminar series on November 5! In this 3 hour seminar, you’ll hear from 3 speakers whose valuable, real-world advice can be applied to your business right away.

• Discover the latest accounting apps and products that will free up your time to focus on your customers and business.
• Learn how to use social media to convert followers into customers.
• Save time and money by following bookkeeping best practices.

Ready to connect with other local business owners and learn how to streamline your marketing and accounting efforts?

Learn more!

Members: $5
Non-Members: $15

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, October 18 at 8 a.m.

Tuesday Morning Chat

The 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m., KBA is having an open table morning gathering of our business owners at VidaJuice (4067 Adams Ave.)

At our next meetup, we’ll be talking about the trends we’re seeing in the neighborhood and in our industries. Bring a trend you’re seeing to share with the group!

Open to all business owners in Kensington and Talmadge (brick and mortar business or home-based) as a time for general discussion on a variety of topics. Grab a juice or snack from Vidajuice and join us! No RSVP is necessary. Stay as long as you’d like! This is casual and a great way to meet fellow Kensington Talmadge business owners!

Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.

Food Truck Night in Kensington

Come to Franklin Elementary (4481 Copeland Ave, 92116) from 5-7 p.m. and grab dinner from Famoso Mexican Street Food. ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AND INVITED. 10% of proceeds from food truck sales go to Franklin Elementary – what a great way to enjoy a night out with your neighbors and supporting our local school at the same time!

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6 p.m.

September 2016 Mixer

Thank you to those of you who came out to our September Mixer! Thank you to our sponsors Elizabeth Ruch & Alison Fleming of Waddell & Reed for hosting us, as Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant for providing the food!

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 6 p.m.

KBA Summer Mixer

Thanks to those of you that came out for the KBA Summer Mixer. A big THANK YOU to Allard Jansen for sponsoring the evening’s food and drinks that were prepared by Stehly Farms. What a way to start summer!

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6 pm

KBA Fall Mixer

Kensington Guest House

4704 Vista St

KBA Fall Mixer

A big thanks to Red Door Investment & Management Guest House for hosting our Fall Mixer! Owners Rhianna and Reggie White were gracious hosts, filling us up with Chris Ono Grinds food, beer and wine!

View the photos on Facebook.


Tuesday, June 30, 6-8 p.m.

KBA Summer Mixer

Join us at Kensington Cafe on June 30, where we’ll enjoy tasty eats, sip on some adult beverages, and catch up on what’s happening in Kensington.

And yes, there’s always a lot going on! Please RSVP to or on NextDoor.

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, March 4, 6-8 p.m.

Kensington Dental Group Mixer

A big thanks to Kensington Dental Group for hosting us with a delicious spread and allowing us to check out their huge, state-of-the-art facility.

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, December 17, 6-8 p.m.

Annual KBA Holiday Lights Ride

Come deck out your bikes and we’ll hit the lights. Starts at Zen Sanctuary and ends at Ascent Realty. Libations, Hot Coco and Popcorn!