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Encinitas 101 presents annual Spring Street Fair

The 33rd Annual Encinitas Street Fair, sponsored by Scripps Health (www.scripps.edu), returns to Downtown Encinitas on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Coast Hwy 101 will be closed from D St. to J St., from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m., to make room for more than 450 vendors, plus a Beer Garden, three stages, a brand new Adventure Zone, and a Dog Zone, along this award-winning main street.

Due to popularity, there will be an extended Beer Garden on Saturday, open two hours longer, from noon to 7 p.m. 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).

Five bands will rock the Beer Garden Stage, including the Karlos Paez Band (lead vocalist of the B*Side Players) and Ginger Roots & The Protectors (local reggae sensation). 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.

Thrill seekers can visit the newly added Adventure Zone at H Street, filled with summer camps, surf camps, scuba instruction, kayak lessons and other outdoor activities for all ages.

Canine companions get their own special treatment in the 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 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the 7-Eleven parking lot, at the corner of Hwy 101 and D St.

Electra Bike is 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


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