Past Events

Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.

February 2019 Mixer

Saluti! Join us February 12 for the New Year’s Mixer at Pappalecco. Experience a little bit of Italia at our next event. Imagine an evening in Firenze, Roma or Venezia, the romance, the food, the wine with new friends. Bring your Italian skills and prepare to be transported!

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

5th Annual Holiday Lights Bike Ride

130+ neighbors joined in on our annual holiday lights bike ride!

See more details.

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

October 2018 Mixer

Hosted by BENCH Home

Autumn may be only a state of mind with the heat still coming, but we’ll be ringing it in just the same on October 25 at one of Kensington’s newest businesses, Bench. Enjoy sushi and sake from Tanuki!

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

August 14, 2018

August 2018 Mixer

Our end-of-summer mixer will be held at Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic.

Where: Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic, 4060 Adams Ave
When: Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: free for members; $20 for nonmembers

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 2018 Mixer

If you haven’t been to Kensington Brewing Company, our June mixer is your chance to check out one of the newer businesses in Kensington. This mixer will be co-hosted by Kensington Brewing Company and Lime1Design.

Where: Kensington Brewing Company, 4067 Adams Avenue
When: June 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: free for members; $20 for nonmembers

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 Spring Walkabout

We are thrilled our second annual Walkabout was even more successful than the first! We saw around 500 people from every corner of San Diego in Kensington on April 14.

We showcased 30 Kensington and Talmadge businesses, and gave away tons of great prizes to attendees. Out of 155 total prize drawing entries we received, 36 attendees visited ALL 30 businesses!

See all the event details here.

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February 2018 Mixer

It’s a new year, and we’re expecting greatness from each and every Kensington and Talmadge business in our community! Join us to catch up at the next KTBA mixer on February 21 at Edward Jones from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Many of you have met David Tam and his colleagues at past mixers. He’s eager to share their recently expanded space with us and tell us what the company has in store.

Where: Edward Jones, 4134 Adams Avenue, Suite 104

Mixers are free for members and $20 for nonmembers.

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, December 13

2017 Holiday Lights Bike Ride

The Kensington Talmadge Business Association is thrilled to announce the 4th Annual KTBA Holiday Lights Bike Ride!

4:30-5:30 p.m. at Zen Sanctuary, 4183 Adams Ave
Check-in, Bike Decorating, Snacks, Complimentary Treatments from Zen Sanctuary, Bike Fixes from Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe

5:30-6:30 p.m.
3 Mile Bike Ride

6:30 p.m. at Clem’s Tap House, 4108 Adams Ave
Pizza and Drinks at Clem’s Tap House (Kid-Friendly!)

Members: $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids Under 12 Years
Non-Members: $20 for Adults, $5 for Kids Under 12 Years

Event is sponsored by Zen Sanctuary, Clem’s Tap House, Chris Brake Photography, and Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe.

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m.

October 2017 Mixer

Catch up on what’s happening with our businesses and partake in delicious food and drinks provided by mixer hosts the Copley-Price Family YMCA and Homegrown Energy Solutions.

Where: UrbanLife Cafe at Copley-Price Family YMCA, 4300 El Cajon Boulevard

This will be our last business mixer of 2017, so don’t miss out!

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

August 2017 Mixer

Let’s say goodbye to the summer at the next Kensington Talmadge Business Association Mixer. Hear what’s happening with your fellow business owners and make new connections.

This mixer will be hosted by Reggie and Rhianna White of Red Door Investments and Management and owners of Kensington Guest House along with local realtor Ami Lewallen of Joe Carta Realty.

They’ll be serving Greek chicken skewers from Olympic Cafe and dessert from Pappalecco along with wine and beer. Come hungry and ready to mingle, and stick around for tours of the two guest house units!

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

June 2017 Mixer

It’s time once again for another fabulous Kensington Talmadge Business Association Mixer on June 21! As always, this is your opportunity to meet and mingle with other business owners in the neighborhood, both on Adams Avenue and home-based.

We’ve seen our members refer business to one another, find ways to collaborate, and of course share ideas for growth. Throw in some great Italian food and beverages at Cucina SORELLA, and you have a great event!

Join us at Cucina SORELLA located at 4055 Adams Avenue.

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

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Saturday, April 22 from 2-5 p.m.

2017 Spring Walkabout

The Kensington Talmadge Business Association’s inaugural Walkabout showcased 41 Kensington and Talmadge businesses — brick & mortar and home-based. It was attended by an estimated 500+ community members.

More details:

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

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!