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Encinitas Street Fair. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Cool on the Coast: From fairs to fundraising, April events spring ahead

Michele Leivas April 14, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido.
Encinitas Street Fair events included The Lumberyard shopping center as a venue April 24. (Photo by Michele Leivas)

Event Review: A family day at the Encinitas Street Fair

Michele Leivas May 3, 2016
Encinitas hosted its 33rd annual Spring Street Fair this weekend with sights and sounds for the entire family.
Visitors peruse vendors at the Encinitas Spring Street Fair, viewed from atop the Rock2You rock climbing wall at the corner of G Street and South Coast Highway 101 on April 26, 2014. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Food, music, thrills part of upcoming Encinitas fair

Michele Leivas April 19, 2016
Encinitas hosts its 33rd annual Spring Street Fair this weekend. Organized by Encinitas 101 MainStreet and sponsored by Scripps Health, the street fair will be held on Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street.
David McLean plays the conga drums with SantanaWays, a Carlos Santana tribute band on April 26 during the 31st annual Encinitas Street Fair.  (Photo by Scott Allison)

Weather was cool, but so was the fair: After blustery start, annual Encinitas event goes to the dogs

Ellen Wright April 30, 2014

The Encinitas Street Fair got off to a windy start April 26, delaying crowds until Sunday. The cold weather and strong winds that deterred visitors also made setting up difficult for vendors. “Tents...

Charlie Fitzsimmons and Ashley Benson take a whirl on the Sizzler, spinning around at the corner of E Street and South Coast Highway 101 at the 30th annual Encinitas Street Fair on April 28. The fair was held on Saturday and Sunday with live music, local arts and crafts and fresh food. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Children’s activities get positive feedback at Encinitas fair

Jessica LaFontaine May 3, 2013

Framed exotic insects, screen-print pillows, kettle corn, kids’ rides, and arts and crafts were just a few of the attractions that brought more than 100,000 people to the 30th annual Encinitas Street...

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair

Christopher Earley April 11, 2013

Downtown Encinitas is gearing up once again to play host to one of San Diego County’s most celebrated street fairs. Since its inaugural event in 1983, the Encinitas Street Fair has grown to host some...

Locals, fresh faces part of fair music lineup

Stephen Rubin April 11, 2013

Don Swanson, guider of the Retro Rocketts, has song selection tips that play especially well for bands new to street fairs. “You don’t want to play songs in the same key back to back. Let’s say...

Fair can be roadblock for some 101 merchants

Christopher Earley April 11, 2013

Downtown Encinitas will play host to the 30th annual Encinitas Street Fair this month. With 100,000 visitors and shoppers expected to fill Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets, there is some concern...

Scheduled 2013 fair performances

Stephen Rubin April 11, 2013

    Encinitas April Street Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and 28 South Coast Highway 101 between D and J streets Free admission Contact the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association...

Street Fair set to return this weekend

Ernesto Lopez April 24, 2012

The 29th edition of the Encinitas Street Fair is rolling into town April 28 and 29, and it promises, like every year, to showcase local talent, good food and unique items on sale from around the world. “This...

Diversity marks Street Fair music scene

David McAtee April 10, 2009

The Encinitas Street Fair is upon us again this spring, bringing with it a tight cross section of local music — from ambient-based indie rock to bluegrass and world music. The fair takes place the weekend...

Brats and beer: Big names back ’09 fair

North Coast Current April 10, 2009

If anyone doubts the growing clout of the annual Encinitas Street Fair, organizers can now do a little name-dropping to back them up. Now in its 26th year, the Encinitas Street Fair boasts two major sponsors...

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