ENCINITAS —The 31st annual Encinitas Street Fair returns to Downtown Encinitas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 and April 27 on Coast Highway 101 from D St. to J St. This year will offer 450 arts, crafts and food vendors, plus a beer garden, four stages, a Kids Zone and a Dog Zone.
Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street, starting at 4 a.m. 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).
The Encinitas Fire Department will kick things off with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 26 in the 7-Eleven parking lot at D Street. The Beer Garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Four stages will feature local entertainment, including The Simpkin Project, Brothers Gow, The Earful, SantanaWays, Bayou Brothers, Trouble in the Wind, Kainga Music, and Trevor Green.
The Jump N Ride Kids Zone will be at H Street with interactive booths and free activities, including a mini skate park. The Dog Zone, at I Street, will include a dog park, an agility course and a variety of pet-specific exhibitors.
Cyclists can leave their bike at either end of the festival, at D Street or J Street, thanks to the free Bike Valet service provided by BikeWalkEncinitas.
The Presenting Sponsor is Tri-City Medical Center. For more information, visit encinitas101.com