Encinitas 101 hosts Holiday Street Fair Nov. 20

The 26th annual Holiday Street Fair returns to downtown Encinitas on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beginning at 4 a.m., Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street for this event, which is presented by Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association and sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center.

With more than 450 booths to visit, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers, the street fair is a perfect opportunity for holiday shopping, and fair-goers can also enjoy live music and dance performances on three stages, including local favorite 2 Tone Sounds on the Beer Garden Stage.

Animal lovers of all kinds are welcome to bring their beloved companions to receive a “Blessing of the Animals” in The Lumberyard.

As a way of honoring the city’s roots, Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association will sell Poinsettias at its booth as examples of the rich farming history from 1920’s Encinitas and the Ecke Family.

Cyclists can leave their bikes at either end of the festival — D Street or J Street — thanks to the free Bike Valet service sponsored by Electra Bikes, and parking will be available in the Civic Center lots on the east side of Vulcan, between E and F Streets, and in the Moonlight Beach lot at Fourth and C Street.

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— Submitted press release