Three stages showcase local talent at Encinitas Street Fair


JB & the Movers perform at the Stone Brewing Beer Garden Stage on April 29, 2018, at the Encinitas Spring Street Fair. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)


By Charlene Pulsonetti:

Encinitas CA— Start the Encinitas Spring Street Fair day off right with alternative transportation options. Take the train to the Encinitas Station, 25 East D St., for easy access to the D Street festival entrance or rideshare and park at the Moonlight Beach or City Hall parking lots. Alternatively, take your bicycle or e-bike to either entrance to take advantage of a complementary bike valet sponsored by Electra.

On Saturday, vibe with reggae groups Maka Roots, DJ Rashi, SYNRGY and Party Foul on the Main Stage, guitar and drum duo Jimmy & Enrique and classic rock band The Smokin Guns at the Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, or several local dance and music schools including Kehulili o Kailani and Bach to Rock Music School at the Hansen Community Stage.

On Sunday, check out singer-songwriter Son of Kane, beats by DJ Mancat, and the unique sound of The Farmers on the Main Stage, father-daughter duo The TomiTom Sho and rock cover band Black Rock Candy at the Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, or more up-and-coming entertainment from Yael and Vlady, Moore Rhythm & Co. and others at the Hansen Community Stage.

Kids can play on amusementstyle rides at F and G streets, and doodle with chalk in the beer garden while adult guardians unwind with craft beverages and tasty bites by Frida’s Street Tacos.

This year, food vendors will be using eco-friendly packaging and collecting organic food waste in partnership with EDCO.

As the day winds down, don’t miss the beauty of Encinitas beyond Highway 101. As organizers say: “Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight.”

Charlene Pulsonetti is a North Coast Current freelance writer.