St. Michael’s By-the-Sea is the oldest church in Carlsbad, and one of the four oldest buildings in Carlsbad Village. The 1894 historic chapel now resides adjacent to a larger, newer chapel, both of which hold regular church services. Once a year St. Michael’s By-the-Sea hosts the Carlsbad Music Festival, an artist-led, grass-roots non-profit that features musicians from all over the world (including local) to showcase their “adventurous music by the beach”. Although the event is secular, St. Michael’s rector is on the board and takes part in the festivities. Carlsbad Music Festival attracts a crowd of eclectic individuals, united by eclectic music.