Saturday April 25 & Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 9am-5pm is the 32nd annual Encinitas Street Fair.
When: Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: S. Coast Hwy 101 between D St & J St
The 32nd Annual Encinitas Street Fair, sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center (www.tricitymed.org), returns to Downtown Encinitas on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Coast Hwy 101 will be closed from D St. to J St., from 4:00am to 6:00pm, to make room for over 450 vendors, plus a Beer Garden, four stages, a Kids Zone, and a Dog Zone, along this award-winning main street.
New this year will be an extended Beer Garden on Saturday, open two hours longer, from noon to 7pm. Sunday’s hours will be the usual noon to 5pm. As always, the tasty brews on tap will be courtesy of Stone Brewing Company (www.stonebrewing.com).
Nine bands will rock the Beer Garden Stage, including MAIZ (featuring Karlos Paez of the B*Side Players) and Aquile (who appeared on The Voice). Meanwhile, five other acts will perform on The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, including the ever-popular Bayou Brothers, while up-and-coming stars will entertain crowds at the Hansen’s Community Stage and the Encinitas School of Music Stage.
Families will enjoy the Kids Zone at H Street, filled with interactive booths and activities for the younger set, including an inflatable obstacle course and a bounce house.
Canine companions get their own special treatment in the VCA Animal Hospital Dog Zone at I Street. They’ll find a variety of pet-centric exhibitors, plus free activities in the 2000 sq. ft. Dog Park.
The Encinitas Fire Department will kick things off with their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday from 7:00am to 11:00am in the 7-Eleven parking lot, at the corner of Hwy 101 and D St.
For the first time there will be free bike test rides, from the south end of the fair. Electra Bike is lending out their latest models, so fair goers can enjoy the sea breeze and amazing ocean views while cruising from Electra’s J Street booth to Cardiff and back. Also at the south end, Smart will be offering free test drives of their new electric-powered models.
Electra Bike is also sponsoring the free Bike Valet service at each end of the festival, so cyclists arriving at D Street or J Street can leave their ride in a secure spot while enjoying the festival.
Those not arriving via bike, on foot, or via the adjacent bus and train stations, could get a free ride with Uber. Encinitas 101 has partnered with the popular rideshare service to offer free rides to and from the street fair. To get a free roundtrip up to $20 each way, sign up online, or download the app, and enter the promo code ENCINITAS101 (new users only). For those arriving by car, parking will be available at Moonlight Beach, City Hall and North County Transit District Coaster Station lots (along Vulcan Ave. at D and E Streets).
For more information, including the full entertainment lineup, visit www.encinitas101.com